If you live in the U.S., chances are you’ve heard this phrase all too often: “ow, my aching back!” According to the Mayo Clinic, 80 percent of Americans will experience lower back aches at some time. Not only does this chronic condition cause significant discomfort, it also costs a lot of money. It’s estimated that lower back issues cost American businesses a staggering $100 to $200 billion.
Considering how prevalent this issue is, it’s no surprise people are searching for all-natural solutions. Thankfully, it appears CBD might offer patients with frequent soreness some relief. Let’s take a closer look at how CBD might help those struggling with this chronic condition.
The Science Behind CBD and Muscle Discomfort
It wasn’t until a few decades ago that scientists discovered humans have an “endocannabinoid system” (ECS). Like the nervous or digestive systems, the ECS is a natural part of our physiology that plays a significant role in regulating homeostasis. Interestingly, cannabinoids like CBD are the only plant-derived compounds that seem to interact with this system.
To understand how CBD works on symptoms like back aches, you have to recognize we all have ECS receptors throughout our nervous system. Indeed, recent research suggests these receptor sites extend to our skin.
So, when you apply CBD directly to your back, receptors all along your skin can absorb this cannabinoid. Many rat studies now suggest CBD could relieve nerve hyperactivity, which could translate to relief from chronic muscle stiffness.
But CBD isn’t the only compound that shows excellent potential for patients suffering from aching muscles. Many ancient herbs like Boswellia Serrata, menthol, and Arnica Montana seem to have relieving properties as well.
To bolster CBD’s effectiveness, we use a blend of all-natural herbs and essential oils in all of our formulas. Be sure to read through this previous blog post to learn more about some of our superstar supporting ingredients.
Back Aches Keeping You Up At Night? CBD Could Help!
But CBD doesn’t stop working once you hit the hay. Indeed, many studies suggest CBD might have a beneficial impact on our sleep cycle. You could read more about CBD’s effect on sleep in this previous blog post.
This is a significant finding because patients with back aches often struggle to get high-quality sleep. Recent reports now show over 50 percent of people with lower back problems struggle to get high-quality sleep every night.
To take advantage of CBD’s sedative potential, we formulated our Deep Sleep Capsules with 20 milligrams of hemp-derived CBD. In addition to our organic CBD, customers can also experience the benefits of the sleep hormone melatonin and relaxing herbs like chamomile.
If your back is keeping you up at night, we encourage you to take a closer look at this page for more details on our Deep Sleep Capsules.
Soothe Your Back Muscles with Aspen’s Maximum Relief Salve
Anyone who struggles with chronic back stiffness should look into our highest-potency CBD topical: Aspen’s Maximum Relief Salve. The cooling effect of menthol can give you instant relief, as our BioNano™ CBD seeps into your tired skin cells. If you’d prefer something you can easily store in your desk drawer, we also offer our powerful formula as a roll-on.