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  • by Nicola Boulton December 13, 2023 5 min read

    How Fast Does CBD Cream Work?

    CBD cream is a topical cream infused with Cannabidiol concentrations of various potencies. Though it is well tolerated and safe for most customers, the results manifest differently. Here is an explanation for that. 

    Cannabidiol (CBD) cream is a topical cream infused with Cannabidiol concentrations of various potencies. The specialists in the topical industry have designed this product with exceptional expertise, making it rank high among the best topical in the 21st century. It comes with the potential to hydrate and rejuvenates your skin. 

    Besides, its Cannabidiol content has anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and anti-oxidative properties. Massage your preferred CBD cream specifically on the afflicted area to enjoy these amazing deals. Doing so allows cannabinoids to penetrate the skin to work wonders on your health. However, the consumers will experience the results at different periods. The topical manifestation is a function of multiple factors, including but not limited to the potency of the product and its cannabis profile.

    What Is CBD Cream?

    According to Martinelli et al. (2021), CBD cream is a topical cream infused with Cannabidiol concentrations of various potencies. Manufacturers have designed this product for topical use in areas with discomfort. Doing this ensures that beneficial and therapeutic product ingredients penetrate the skin to address the problem. The cream contains:

    • Water and Cannabidiol-like essential oils.
    • Fatty acids.
    • Proteins.
    • Vitamins that significantly improve skin wellness.

    With such elements, it rejuvenates and hydrates the skin excellently. 

    Since this product is administered topically, it does not go through digestion to cause impacts. Rather, it absorbs into the subcutaneous skin layer to address any discomfort; this means the cannabinoid does not penetrate the bloodstream making it difficult to determine its bioavailability. However, the effects manifest within no time after smearing the correct dosage on your skin, though it varies with individuals. 

    Why CBD Cream?

    With tinctures, pills, and other Cannabidiol products flooding the marketplace, why would customers prefer CBD creams? For beginners, Cannabidiol cream is intended for localized discomforts and pain, like arthritis. Usually, inflammation targets the tissue beneath your skin. So, the fastest and most convenient way to that cartilage or tissues is through your skin. In this regard, Cannabidiol creams are the best options to counter such tissue problems. 

    If you administer a Cannabidiol pill orally, it must enter through the digestive system. This process requires several hours, particularly after you have consumed it immediately. Although the results persist longer, the cannabis derivative will spread greatly through the bloodstream; as a result, the product will have low effectiveness for localized pain. 

    Since CBD cream is applied topically, it does not undergo the digestive system. While smearing it around the discomforted area, the Cannabidiol penetrates the subcutaneous layer through blood vessels. Doing so allows it to influence the afflicted part directly, thus delivering calming and relieving effects. 

    Does CBD Cream Work?

    Cannabidiol is a non-psychoactive and essential cannabinoid derived from the cannabis plant. This herb contains over 113 cannabinoids, similar to what the human body generates. The central and peripheral nervous systems have CB1 and CB2 neurotransmitters, respectively. Unlike tetrahydrocannabinol, a psychoactive molecule, CBD uses an indirect mechanism to interact with these receptors. 

    The human endocannabinoid system (ECS) controls several body processes, such as immune response, pain sensitivity, metabolism, stress, body balance (homeostasis), appetite, fertilization, and mood. Although scientists have yet to discover how this system interacts with phytocannabinoids fully, users have reported several benefits. 

    CBD has anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidative, analgesic, and antifungal properties. The inflammation arises when particular proteins stimulate immune cells, leading to vasodilatation and spiked blood circulation around the afflicted body. This explains why inflammation prompts redness, pain, and swelling. According to Barrie & Manolios (2017), Cannabidiol lowers immune response, lessening pain and inflammation. It also decreases inflammation severity and controls how the body reacts to pain. 

    How Fast Does CBD Cream Work?

    According to Morris et al. (2021), the body's reaction toward CBD cream is influenced by several factors. For example, your dosage, your body tolerance, and the interval of CBD cream usage. These factors affect the onset period of the results. For regular users, the effects can manifest within an hour. However, some are relieved almost instantly though it depends. For example, those treating arthritis pain experience relief around the painful part within ten-twenty minutes.

     As established, the onset period differs with people. So, you should apply the product and determine when the effects manifest. As a general rule, start with the lowest CBD cream dose and increase depending on your body's response and health desires. 

    Does the Application Method Affect CBD Cream Strength?

    Cannabidiol creams functions when it enters into the sub-dermal and dermal layers under human skin. It interacts with cell neurotransmitters in the joints and muscles in those regions. Generally, the method you employ to administer a product affects the final results. For instance, slapping thin product layers on your body causes different impacts than when you take time to rub it into your skin. 

    Centner et al. (2020) stated that massaging helps the product to enter your skin faster, thus hastening the absorption into the ECS. Patients who utilize Cannabidiol to address arthritis or other skin problems must maintain consistency in application. Subscribing into the regular lifestyle and using a minimal amount two to three times daily is excellent for maximum results; it functions better than administering a greater amount sporadically. 

    Are CBD Creams Legal?

    The legality of Cannabidiol items is tailored to the THC amount present in a particular product. For any product to become legal, it must contain 0.3%THC or below in the USA. In the 2018 Farm Bill, the federal government legalized hemp farming, manufacturing, usage, and possession. Hemp contains high Cannabidiol concentration but negligible THC, unlike marijuana. Thus, hemp-derived CBD creams are legal at the federal level. 


    CBD creams are excellent topical products that give customers exceptional health experiences. The user needs to smear the desirable product on the afflicted body area; this allows cannabinoids and other essential ingredients to penetrate the sub-dermal and dermal layers to address the health problem. Unlike pills and other oral products, CBD creams do not enter the digestive system; you cannot determine their bioavailability. Also, customers experience results at different times; some feel the effects after an hour, while others see the results within 10-20 minutes. 


    Barrie, & Manolios (2017). The endocannabinoid system in pain and inflammation: its relevance to rheumatic disease. European journal of rheumatology4(3), 210.

    Centner,Bhide, & Salazar (2020). Nicotine in senescence and atherosclerosis. Cells9(4), 1035.

    Martinelli, Magnavacca, Fumagalli, DellʼAgli, Piazza, &Sangiovanni (2021). Cannabis sativa and skin health: dissecting the role of phytocannabinoids. Planta Medica.

    Morris, Kitts-Morgan, Spangler, Gebert, Vanzant, McLeod, & Harmon, (2021). Feeding cannabidiol (CBD)-containing treats did not affect canine daily voluntary activity. Frontiers in Veterinary Science8
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