CBD Balm is a high-quality CBD (cannabidiol) balm for relieving pain in the muscles, joints and skin. Made from the leaves of Cannabis sativa and completely free from THC, it contains an exceptional level of CBD (7%), much higher than most CBD creams or balms on the market.
Its high coconut oil content helps the cannabinoids to penetrate more deeply into the various layers of the skin for unbeatable efficacy.
What benefits can you expect to see from using CBD Balm?
CBD Balm soothes, relaxes and nourishes skin tissue. It helps relieve:
- muscle pain;
- joint pain (especially arthritic);
- bone pain (particularly that related to fractures);
- cramps and aches;
- pain associated with scarring;
While pain in its various manifestations is the key target of the CBD in the balm, its properties also extend to improving skin hydration and helping skin to repair.
What is in CBD Balm?
CBD Balm contains an extract of hemp leaf standardised to 88% CBD, as well as several natural ingredients designed to optimise its efficacy and produce a satisfactory and easy-to-use texture:
- coconut oil. For its softening, conditioning and soothing properties;
- beeswax. This plays a key role in naturally improving the balm’s texture;
- essential oil of eucalyptus. Recognised for its ability to relieve rheumatic pain;
- essential oil of tea tree. The ‘go-to’ essential oil for any inflammatory problem affecting the skin or mucous membranes;
- essential oil of peppermint. A menthol-rich oil with remarkable analgesic properties;
- essential oil of lavender. Its main active principles (linalol, linalyl acetate, terpinen-4-ol) have proven pain-relieving effects. They act on muscarinic, opioid and dopamine receptors;
- vitamin E. This helps protect both the precious ingredients in CBD balm and the body’s cells against oxidative stress.
What are CBD’s mechanisms of action?
CBD is a natural substance which is very similar to the endocannabinoid messengers produced by the body to trigger various responses such as pain control (1-2) and relaxation (3). So similar is it that it can bind (to varying degrees) to the same receptors, triggering the same kind of chain reactions. These receptors (CB2) are primarily found on the surface of neurons, central nervous system cells, as well as on cells that make up skin tissue.
The responses triggered by the binding of CBD and endocannabinoids to CB2 receptors are (4-7):
- a decrease in the inflammatory response (and thus temporary pain relief);
- activation of vasodilation (an increase in blood vessel diameter, typical of relaxation);
- reduced sensitivity to pain, due to modulation of certain genes involved in pain transmission;
- a direct analgesic effect through decreased transmission of nociceptive fibres;
- a reduction in intensity and impact of symptoms related to anxiety or chronic stress (stress exacerbates pain);
- a decrease in the reactive oxygen species (ROS) and lipid peroxidation associated with cellular ageing.
Applying the CBD balm to the skin aims to encourage the cannabinoids to bind to the relevant skin cell receptors. It’s this binding that triggers the desired reactions. It is not designed to transport the cannabinoids into the bloodstream (transdermal absorption) as happens with certain medicinal creams. The effects of application are localised and long-lasting. Numerous studies have demonstrated the benefits on pain perception of topical application of natural cannabinoid extracts (8-10).
According to the April 2019 edition of the journal Clinica Terapeutica, B. Palmieri and his research team concluded at the end of their clinical study that "the topical administration of CBD ointment (without any THC) is a safe and non-invasive alternative for improving the quality of life of patients with skin disorders of an inflammatory nature (11)".
How should CBD balm be used?
Using CBD balm is very simple.
- Put a small amount on your fingertip.
- Apply directly to painful areas.
- Massage gently using circular movements until fully absorbed.
We suggest combining it with an anti-inflammatory supplement such as CBD 25mg or a natural extract of Boswellia to systemically boost and prolong the pain-relieving effect.
It can also be combined with a hydrating supplement to increase the hydration and health of skin tissue.
How is CBD produced?
The CBD in this formulation is extracted from the leaves of the Cannabis sativa plant, using SC CO2 extraction. This is an alternative method to the potentially eco-harmful organochlorine solvents normally used in extraction processes. It’s a very environmentally-friendly approach which ensures there are no solvent residues in the end product and helps preserve the chemical integrity of the heat-sensitive molecules.
Five good reasons why you should try CBD Balm now
- It’s a highly-promising natural alternative for controlling the kind of pain for which conventional medicine remains largely ineffective.
- It contains an unequalled level of CBD: the hemp extract used is standardised to 88%. Yet again, Supersmart has prioritised excellence.
- It’s packaged discreetly and elegantly allowing you to take it anywhere and use it as required.
- It’s 100% natural, containing no parabens, artificial colourings, toxins, heavy metals, chemical additives, hormone disruptors or other synthetic compounds often found in pain relief creams.
- It has an attractive woody, terpene aroma, and feels pleasant on the skin.
Note: unlike the narcotic drug of the same name, the cannabis used here does not contain THC It thus has no psychotropic effect on the user and has an excellent safety record in humans.
CompositionCBD Balm 7%
| Cannabidiol (CBD) non-psychotropic extract of hemp leaf standardised to 88% CBD
|Other ingredients: coconut oil, beeswax, essential oils of eucalyptus, tea tree, peppermint and lavender, vitamin E.
Directions for useCBD Balm 7%
Adults. Apply to the skin whenever necessary, massaging gently and concentrating on dry or painful areas.
Read the instructions before use. Contains no psychotropic substances. For external use only. Keep out of children’s reach. Not recommended for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. In case of contact with eyes, mouth or mucous membranes, rinse thoroughly with water. In case of irritation, seek medical advice. Do not use on wounds, skin lesions or irritated skin. Do not smoke. Do not use this product other than for its intended use. Always wash your hands with soap and water after use. In case of ingestion, contact a doctor or poison control centre immediately. Close the jar firmly after use. Store away from light, heat and humidity.
Super Boswellia is a 100% natural Boswellia Serrata supplement for improving comfort of the joints. Its enrichment with active principles (20% AKBA) and superior absorption make it one of the best supplements on the market, along with Joint Support Formula.
Who is Super Boswellia aimed at?
Super Boswellia is designed for several groups of people:
- those suffering from joint pain or stiffness;
- those experiencing discomfort in particular joints;
- those with inflammation (in the joints or elsewhere) ;
- those affected by decreasing flexibility in certain joints.
What is Boswellia serrata?
Boswellia serrata is a tree indigenous to India, the Middle East and Africa which belongs to the Burseraceare family. The resin it produces is one of the most popular natural health products available today, especially with those plagued by joint problems.
An oleo-gum resin known as ‘olibanum’ or ‘incense’ is produced by resin-secretory structures in the tree, and tapped from incisions made on its trunk. This resin solidifies on contact with air and releases a pleasant scent when burned. It is teardrop-shaped, around 2cm in diameter, amber-brown in colour with a very brittle consistency.
It is held in particular esteem by the world’s principal traditional systems of medicine. In Ayurvedic medicine, it is known as ‘Salaï Guggul’ or ‘Shallaki Guggul’ (1).
Super Boswellia is formulated to contain up to 20% AKBA, a much higher than normal level. It is made from the Boswellia serrata tree, as this is the richest source of AKBA (2). Extract of Boswellia serrata generally consists of 5-10% essential oil (including primarily α-pinene, α-thuyene, myrcene and sabinene), and also importantly, four boswellic acids including AKBA and KBA, the tree’s major active principles.
Where does Boswellia serrata come from? How is Super Boswellia made?
The Boswellia serrata tree grows mainly in the dry regions of India, tropical Africa and the southern Arabian peninsula (Yemen, Oman). In summer or autumn, a few months after deep incisions have been made in the tree’s bark, the oleoresin gum is collected. Once it has solidified in the open air, it is scraped off as amber-coloured teardrops and the collected resin is then made into a dry extract and produced in vegetarian capsule form. Trees from the Boswellia species cannot go on producing good quality resin indefinitely: after three consecutive years of harvesting, they must be allowed to ‘rest’ for a few years.
Super Boswellia is produced by the Laila Impex Research Centre, in India, an establishment recognised by the country’s Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR) and affiliated to a number of university programmes.
What are Boswellia serrata’s mechanisms of action?
Boswellia serrata was used by the Persians, Greeks, Romans, Indians, Chinese and other civilisations for ‘purifying the soul of the departed’ during ceremonial rituals, as well as for its medicinal properties. Ayurvedic texts credit its use with a wide range of benefits, especially improving joint health (3).
These benefits are due to the two ingredients mentioned above, KBA and AKBA. A number of in vitro studies show that KBA and AKBA inhibit 5-lipoxygenase (5-LO), an enzyme which plays a role in inflammation and thus joint discomfort. AKBA is potentially the more effective of the two because of its acetyl group which gives it greater affinity with 5-LO. Other mechanisms of action are also under investigation (TNF, IL-1, MMP3…).
Frequently-asked questions from internet-users
How does Super Boswellia compare with other such supplements?
Super Boswellia has been specifically enriched with AKBA, the boswellic acid with the most pronounced effect on 5-LO. While many supplements are produced from other Boswellia species such as Boswellia carterii, Boswellia frereana and Boswellia bhau-dajiana, Super Boswellia is made from Boswellia serrata, the richest source of boswellic acid.
What’s more, it has been shown to be better absorbed (by around 52%) than other extracts on the market.
Why is the boswellia not grown in Europe?
It is not possible to harvest from boswellia grown in Europe because the overly-humid conditions produce a coating on the resin which makes its extraction very difficult and causes the resin to be impermeable to solvents.
Do the incisions made on the trunk cause serious damage to the tree?
Boswellia is a robust tree which can easily withstand the cuts made to the bark when harvesting the resin. Having said that, it has to be allowed to rest for several years after three consecutive years of harvesting.
What is the preferred dose?
The suggested daily dose is one 100g capsule, to be taken with the most substantial meal of the day.
With which other supplements can Super Boswellia be combined?
While the bioavailability of boswellic acid is relatively low, it can be significantly increased by combining it with lipids. Eating food that’s high in fat (the healthy kind, of course) will thus increase the absorption of Super Boswellia, which is why it’s advisable to take it with a meal.
Turmeric/curcuma supplements such as Natural Curcuma and Super Curcuma also help reduce inflammation and combining them with boswellia is likely to have a synergistic effect. There are two other supplements worth mentioning here: Smart joints creamUC II® 10 mg, a undenatured type II collagen supplement.
This product should not be used as a substitute for a varied, balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle. It’s important to follow the guidelines on how to take it and the recommended dose, and to use it by the ‘best before’ date. It is not recommended for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, or for children under 15. Keep out of children’s reach. Store in a cool, dry place.
CompositionSuper Boswellia 100 mg
|Daily dose : 1 capsules
Nombre de doses par boîte : 60
|Amount per dose
[Extract of Boswellia serrata standardised to 20 % 3-0-acetyl-11-keto-beta-boswellic acid (AKBA)]
| Other ingredients :Acacia gum, rice flour.
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Directions for useSuper Boswellia 100 mg
Adults. Take one capsule a day.