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Which CBD Product Is Better For Sports Injuries? Topical Or CBD Oil?

CBD approved for Sports Injuries
Written by Dr. Leah Zachar

Question: I tore my right medal meniscus. I can still play baseball, but my knee is swollen and painful. Will CBD cream or CBD oil help?

Answer: Topicals are 100% dependent on the solvent used. Higher dosages are required
because more material is needed to prepare a topical agent to cover the area.
If the CBD is designed to be delivered not as a cream or oil, but as a patch, the botanical agent will be absorbed through the layers of skin and subcutaneous tissue and may get into the bloodstream.

The dose of topical CBD needed is a function of the area to be covered. For instance, psoriasis, involving both arms and legs, would require a much higher dose than inflammation of the right knee. Once absorbed through the skin, the effects may last four to six hours. Topicals are usually applied 1-4 times a day. If very high doses are needed, an oil should be used instead of a cream, and it should be applied directly to the skin and then covered with a clean bandage. Reapplication with CBD oil should be done periodically, and each time the area should be covered with a clean bandage.

Topical benefits: There are no psychoactive effects. The creams help peripheral symptoms.
Creams are easily portable. There is no cannabis odor. It is moderately long lasting at 6-8 hours. It has a long shelf life, as the vehicle is alcohol.

Disadvantages: When used as an oil, it can be messy. The topicals have a variable range of
potency. Topicals are not beneficial for internal symptoms, and they can be costly.

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1 Comment

  • CBD oil and cream has its way to help and heal the injuries. It is also important to know the proper dosage needed in every apply. It is important to be aware of its advantages and disadvantages as well.

About the author

Dr. Leah Zachar

Dr. Leah Zachar, M.D. is a physician who worked for nearly thirty years in Internal Medicine.
She currently is a scientific adviser to CBD Testers. Dr. Zachar believes that there is much that medical cannabis, and cannabidiol in particular can offer to traditional medicine.