We often take our feet for granted and don’t notice them until they start to hurt. Whether you wore that pair of heels you know you shouldn’t have, spent all day on your feet at work, or went for a long run, foot pain is no fun.
While many people turn to cannabidiol (CBD) topical creams and salves, it’s not always the best option for certain parts of your body like your feet—no one wants to be walking around with slimy, slippery feet. Pain that starts in your feet often radiates up your body to your legs, hips, and even back, and topicals can take up to an hour to be absorbed into your skin. Unless you want to lather up your whole body in CBD cream and turn into a human Slip ‘N Slide, you may want to stick to taking CBD oil or edibles orally instead of using topicals.
Taking CBD oil orally offers a convenient and much less messy way to relieve minor aches and pains in your feet. Here’s everything you need to know about CBD oil for achy feet, including how to use it, how much to take, and how it works in your body.
While CBD oil is always taken orally, there are several ways to take it. You’ll usually find CBD in a dropper-style bottle—this allows you to portion out the exact amount of CBD you’d like to take and ingest it as you please. Many people like to put it in their coffee or tea, smoothies, and meals. Although, experts believe that one of the most effective ways to take CBD oil is by taking it under your tongue.
Taking CBD oil under your tongue enables maximum absorption as well as quicker absorption compared to edibles. CBD can be rapidly absorbed underneath the tongue through small capillaries in the oral mucosa, or mucous membrane, allowing it to directly enter the bloodstream.
Here’s how to take CBD oil under your tongue:
Fill the dropper with your desired amount of CBD oil.
Use the dropper to squeeze the oil out directly under your tongue.
Hold the CBD oil under your tongue for 30 seconds before swallowing.
When it comes to CBD, the amount you should take depends on a variety of things like the ailment you’re looking to relieve, the severity of the ailment, your tolerance to CBD, and your unique body chemistry and endocannabinoid system (ECS), a network of receptors that supports neuronal activity and plays an important role in the regulation of processes and functions, including sleep, mood, inflammation and pain, and memory.
Things like mild anxiety typically require smaller amounts to be effective compared to sleep—doses for minor aches and pains tend to fall somewhere in between the two.
Everyone’s perfect dose, even for the same ailment, is unique—a CBD dose for aches and pains can range anywhere from 20 to 120 mg. We usually recommend starting with 30 mg then assessing how you’re feeling and increasing or decreasing the dose until you feel the desired effects.
CBD experts and researchers believe that the pain-alleviating effects from CBD oil are provided through several interactions and modulation of your body’s endocannabinoid system. CBD isn’t some magical potion that directly reduces inflammation and eradicates pain.
It does however have the potential to promote a normal inflammatory response in the body. The interaction between CBD and your body’s endocannabinoid system may promote a normal inflammatory response through two potential mechanisms:
The ECS can regulate feelings of pain and the inflammatory response, so as CBD can act as a weak activator of endocannabinoid type II receptors (CB2), it affects the inflammatory response.
CBD can increase anandamide levels, enhancing CB2 action and therefore reducing the inflammatory response.
At Feals, we believe you deserve a better way to feel better. We’re dedicated to providing you with the purest, most potent, and highest quality CBD oil possible. Our products are thoughtfully made with only the purest ingredients and go for rigorous third-party testing for quality and safety.
If you’re new to CBD oil or are looking to understand how to use CBD oil for achy feet, we’re here to help you along your journey and help you feel at your best.
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. This article is for informational purposes only. It is not, nor is it intended to be, a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment and should never be relied upon for specific medical advice.