Fibromyalgia, also known as FMS, is a condition that causes widespread pain across the whole body. The condition also typically causes an increase in pain sensitivity, muscle stiffness, and fatigue. Although there is no known cure for FMS, sufferers use pain-relieving medicines to cope with the condition.
As well as pain killers and relaxation techniques, FMS sufferers are now turning to other holistic alternatives, like CBD. The cannabinoid compound has been shown to reduce pain and inflammation. But what is the best CBD cream for fibromyalgia? In this buyers’ guide, you will find our most recommended and favorite topical CBD products. Without further ado, let’s dive in.
The benefits of CBD cream for people with fibromyalgia
CBD is a cannabis molecule with a lot of benefits for people with fibromyalgia. For example, CBD has been shown to relieve pain—both in the short and in the long-term. CBD can also be taken to relieve insomnia. Multiple studies show that taking CBD on a daily basis can give you deeper sleep and ward off sleeplessness. Since chronic pain often causes insomnia in people with fibromyalgia, CBD can be a great product to use. Finally, CBD has been shown to relieve anxiety and improve overall mental health. Unfortunately, many people with fibromyalgia suffer worse mental health because of their condition. Using CBD can help them not just with pain, but also to improve their mood.
Compared with CBD oil, CBD cream is often a better option for pain because it works faster. Just 5 to 10 minutes after applying CBD cream for fibromyalgia, you can expect to experience less pain and discomfort. It’s actually a product that you can combine with CBD oil: taking CBD oil daily for mental health and chronic pain and applying CBD cream throughout the day for pain and discomfort.
How to use CBD cream for fibromyalgia
Using CBD cream for fibromyalgia is deceptively simple: just take a few dollops of CBD cream and run them into your skin. You can apply CBD cream to any areas where you experience pain. You can also massage it into your temples for an immediate feeling of relaxation.
Whatever you do, it’s important to take a few moments to massage the product in. This not only helps it work faster but also increases its bioavailability. And how do you choose the CBD cream that is right for you? It depends on a lot of factors, like your skin type, your pain levels, etc.
Below is a selection of very diverse, high-quality CBD creams that will work wonders for people with fibromyalgia.
1. Endoca Hemp Salve 750mg
With its gentle, thick texture, it’s easy to apply on any part of your body. Although it’s made with a lot of deep-moisturizing oils, it does absorb very well and won’t leave an oily residue on your skin.
In terms of ingredients, this is one of the purest products you can find. It contains hemp oil, coconut oil, CBD extract, vitamin E, lemon peel oil, and vanilla. The product technically qualifies as “food-safe”: you could eat it if you wanted to! The vanilla and lemon peel oil give it a pleasant, refreshing scent that isn’t too sweet. Once on your skin, the scent does go away relatively quickly.
With 750mg of CBD in a small, 30ml jar, this is a high-potency product that’s perfect for people who deal with pain day to day. It’s also guaranteed organic, GMO-free, and third-party tested for quality. The hemp extract is CO2 extracted to give you the best possible purity, and the product’s certificates of analysis are very easy to access. If you’re looking for a simple product with quality ingredients and a high potency, we highly recommend this one.
- 100% natural ingredients
- Pleasant lemon and vanilla scent
- High potency
- Very dense texture which could be hard to spread
- More expensive than other products on our list (but still great value for money)
2. Endoca Whipped Body Butter 1500mg
Made with whipped shea butter, cocoa butter, and coconut oil, its texture is beyond compare. It feels very aerated and is very pleasant to apply to the skin. Whether you’re covering small or large patches of skin with it, it remains one of the easiest products to use that we’ve found so far.
The whipped butter comes in two different strengths: 300 or 1500mg of CBD in a 100mL jar. Most fibromyalgia sufferers will be satisfied with the lower potency version, but the high-potency version can be a good option for those who struggle with a lot of pain or inflammation.
In terms of quality, it’s a product that checks every box. It’s made using organic, GMO-free CBD. The extract is CO2 extracted for the best possible purity, and third-party tested to guarantee quality. In fact, you can easily find the certificate of analysis for this product on Endoca’s website, and see for yourself what cannabinoids and terpenes it contains.
If you’re looking for a product that isn’t just effective but also a joy to use, this incredibly creamy whipped body butter is our favorite pick.
- 100% natural ingredients
- Creamy texture that’s very easy to spread
- Hydrating ingredients like shea and cocoa butter leave your skin softer
- Comes in a large tub that’s not travel-friendly
- Some people could find its vanilla scent too sweet
3. CBD Muscle Balm by CBDfx
Made with 750mg of CBD and ingredients like Sunflower Oil, Jojoba Oil, Beeswax, Shea Butter, Coconut Oil, Tocopherol, Peppermint Oil, CBD Rich Hemp Oil (750mg), Wintergreen Oil, it mixes together natural ingredients that are known to relieve that sort of pain.
And because Of peppermint oil’s invigorating scent and natural painkilling properties, it’s also a great balm that you can apply to your temples when you suffer from headaches.
Like other CBDfx products, this cream is formulated with only natural ingredients, including natural oils like sunflower, jojoba, olive, and coconut. At first glance, this is a thick balm that stays compact in its travel-friendly case. But once warmed up in your hands for a few seconds, the texture gets thinner and it becomes easy to apply all over.
Certified organic, third-party tested, and GMO-free, CBDfx uses some of the highest-quality CBD extracts on the market. You can get the 2oz for $39.99.Considering the quality of the ingredients and the great invigorating scent, we think it makes this product well worth the price
- High potency
- Great value for money
- Essential oils give it a pleasant scent
- Cooling sensation thanks to peppermint essential oil
- Dense texture which can be hard to spread
- Not as hydrating as other products from the same brand
4. Premium CBD Salve 500mg by Joy Organics
It contains 500mg of CBD in 1oz of product, a medium concentration that is ideal for daily use.
Take a minute to read the ingredients list of this product:
Organic MCT Oil, Organic Beeswax, Phytocannabinoid-Rich Hemp Extract, Organic Lavender Essential Oil and Organic Eucalyptus Essential Oil.
It’s very simple and one of the things that we like the most about it. No fuss, just CBD extract, a good carrier oil, and natural plant extracts.
MCT oil is a neutral-smelling, hydrating oil made from coconut or palm. Beeswax helps give it a thicker consistency, and the essential oils add both scent and some additional benefits. The CBD in this product is very high-quality, in keeping with Joy Organics’ established reputation. It is third-party tested, organic, GMO-free, and U.S.-grown. In terms of quality, it’s some of the best you can get.
What we like the most about this cream is that it really has calming properties thanks to its essential oils. For example, lavender oil is a natural stress reliever that also relieves pain and has anti-inflammatory properties. Fresh smelling eucalyptus is also a powerful anti-inflammatory that lowers pain and could even help you to breathe better!
If you’re looking for a simple cream that does exactly what it says, this lavender and eucalyptus salve will work a charm!
- Organic ingredients and CBD extract
- Very simple list of natural ingredients
- Comes in a few potency options
- No international shipping
- Dense texture which could be a little hard to spread
5. Elixinol Full-Spectrum Hemp Balm
You can get it in a 50mg version, a 250mg, or a 500mg version. We think most people with fibromyalgia will benefit from the 250mg version, but it can be worth trying the higher potency if you experience more pain.
Being a full-spectrum product, this cream contains not just CBD, but all of the other cannabinoids found in cannabis too. This includes THC which is great at relieving pain and promoting healthy sleep, CBG which relieves nausea, and many others.
Alongside full-spectrum CBD extract, this balm contains rare and unique ingredients like ucuuba butter, candelilla wax, andiroba oil, and Blue Mallee eucalyptus essential oil. But not to worry, all of these products are natural and suitable for all skin types. The ucuuba butter has deep moisturizing properties, as do grapeseed oil, and organic sunflower oil. Nerolidol, copaiba, and eucalyptus essential oil give this product a pleasant fresh smell. Meanwhile, calendula flower extract and wintergreen essential oils have soothing properties and add another layer of pain relief.
If you’re looking for an organic, third-party tested CBD product that contains something a little more unique for a great price, this full-spectrum balm is your first option.
- Fresh, natural scent thanks to essential oils
- 100% natural, high-quality ingredients
- Comes in a few potency options
- The low potency options might not relieve muscle pain
- Long shipping times
6. Charlotte’s Web Massage Therapy Pain Relief Oil
Using a CBD-infused massage oil on your body may be one of the best ways to fight fibromyalgia pains, relax your muscles, and lower anxiety. This pain relief massage oil by Charlotte’s Web is a high-quality product with a great texture and gentle ingredients.
In it, you will find simple and natural ingredients like jojoba oil and argan oil. You’ll also find some more unique ones, like menthol and camphor. These two ingredients have pain-fighting properties and are frequently used in topical products for pain. When you apply them to the skin, they have a cooling and slightly numbing effect which produces immediate relief. In this product, this means that you’ll be able to feel relief from these ingredients before the CBD even kicks in.
In terms of texture, it’s similar to any high-quality massage oil: it spreads very easily and absorbs fast, without leaving an oily residue on the skin. Whether you want to massage yourself or get somebody else to massage you, this product guarantees an enjoyable experience. It even has a pleasant smell that comes from myrrh and frankincense essential oils.
GMO-free, third-party tested, and CO2-extracted, it’s a product that delivers on quality. So if you’re looking for something that isn’t just effective against pain but also pleasant to use, this is one of our favorite picks.
- Very pleasant texture
- Absorbs rapidly without leaving a residue
- Rich scent
- Broad-spectrum CBD extract
- Contains only 200mg of CBD
- Spend minimum for free shipping