Using an Elysium CBD Topical Balm Stick
When it comes to relieving the pain of achy joints, many people reach for a pain-relieving pill like aspirin or ibuprofen. There may be a better way. When the source of pain is close to the surface, applying a cream, gel, patch, or in this case Elysium’s CBD Topical Balm Stick that contains a pain reliever right where it hurts can ease pain and help avoid some of the body-wide side effects of oral pain relievers.
The Canabidol (CBD) found in Elysium is a natural compound of the hemp plant, and is legal to purchase and posses anywhere in the United States. It is non-psychoactive, meaning that it cannot get you ‘high’. CBD has been traditionally used for thousands of years to treat various types of pain, but has only recently begun to be studied again by the medical community.
These CBD Topical Balm Sticks work best for more superficial joints like the knees, ankles, feet, elbows, and hands. “In those areas, the medication can penetrate closer to the joint,” says Dr. Rosalyn Nguyen, a clinical instructor in physical medicine and rehabilitation at Harvard Medical School.
Elysium contains a proprietary blend of eight organic and essential oils. This combination is optimized to relieve pain, ease tension and nourish the skin. It provides a deeply soothing sensation and has a pleasing, mild scent so that it can be applied at home, at work, or anywhere without any medicine smell.
The advantage of using a topical analgesic is that the medication works locally. Targeting pain more precisely using a medication applied to the skin can help skirt the side effects of oral drugs. This can be a boon for people whose stomachs are sensitive to NSAIDs. (Keep in mind that a small amount of the medicine still enters the bloodstream and ends up in the stomach and elsewhere, so a topical analgesic isn’t a guarantee against NSAID-related stomach irritation.)
Elysium CBD Topical Balm Stick can be applied two to four times a day to control mild to moderate pain. Make sure to wash your hands thoroughly after use so you don’t smear the drug into your eyes, nose, mouth, or other mucous membranes.