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Cannabidiol (CBD) is a type of cannabinoid, one of many compounds found naturally in cannabis plants. Some people with chronic pain use CBD products, such as CBD oil or topical CBD creams, to help manage their symptoms. CBD oil may reduce pain, inflammation, or overall discomfort related to a variety of health conditions. Unfortunately, due to the restrictions on testing on cannabis more research is needed to verify the pain-relieving benefits of CBD oil, but the research on CBD products and pain management has been promising. The research suggests that CBD could offer an alternative for people who have chronic pain and rely on medications, such as opioids, that can be habit-forming and cause dangerous side effects.

What are the best CBD products to help with pain relief?

CBDSupermarket offers a wide range of Bulk CBD and Wholesale CBD products which can aid with pain relief from various conditions. Depending on your needs, different products may suit you better. For some CBD oils may be the most simple and effective method for daily wellness, while others may prefer to use a CBD pain cream or balm for topical relief.

For general pain relief, for example if you are suffering from chronic widespread pain or you are recovering from a painful illness, we would recommend you try a CBD oil or CBD capsules. These are an easy way to control your dosage and CBD oil for pain is a popular consumption method as it is the most efficient way to get the CBD into your bloodstream. We offer Bulk CBD Oil if you would like to sell our premium oils made from organically grown CBD, to help customers suffering from chronic pain.

For targeted pain relief, for example arthritis or pulled muscles, we recommend you try our CBD pain creams or for a more intense, targeted approach to your pain relief. You can apply these products as much or as little as you wish, and these can provide fast acting, long lasting relief to the areas you need it in most. We also offer CBD balms perfect for targeting inflamed or painful muscles at any time, particularly after an intense workout or a long day on the move. With such a great product on offer, why not consider starting your own white label CBD brand. We also offer all of these products as Wholesale CBD options – if you’re looking to sell our products, please don’t hesitate to get in contact with us to answer any questions you may have!


Yes! We offer a wide range of CBD products which can aid in pain relief, not only in our CBD shop, but also in our Bulk CBD and Wholesale CBD ranges. We also offer white label services to anyone looking to purchase our products and market them under their own brand; if you would like more information on this, please email phil@cbdsupermarket.co.uk, or you can chat to us in the chat box at the bottom right of your screen where we would be happy to answer any of your queries about our products and services. You can check out our range of White Label CBD Services here.

Not only do we offer white label, wholesale, and bulk CBD, but we also offer services such as CBD Dropshipping should you require this. CBD Pain Creams are a great addition to any CBD brand line up, and provide your customers with an effective CBD product for topical pain relief. All of our CBD pain creams and balms use natural ingredients such as eucalyptus, which provide all sorts of benefits.

If you would like to create your own oils, we also offer CBD Isolate and CBD Distillate in bulk, which you can purchase from us to begin creating your own products! We offer both CO2 extracted and cold-pressed CBD, so the choice is all yours as to how you want your CBD. You won’t need to look any further for great CBD products for pain relief.


CBD, short for Cannabidiol, is a chemical compound naturally occurring in the hemp plant, Cannabis Sativa. It can be taken orally (as a tablet, capsule or gummy), sublingually (under the tongue as a tincture) or topically (applied to the skin as a cream) to deliver a wide range of benefits.

CBD or Cannabidiol is legal in the UK, provided it comes from an industrial hemp strain that is EU approved and contains no THC, but you need to make sure you are getting it from a trusted source. Hemp Well organic CBD comes from EU certified hemp grown at our own farm, processed and lab tested to make sure it is pure and contains accurate dosages. We control the process from seed to shelf so that you can be confident you are getting a high quality, fully traceable product.

The human body contains a complex network of neurotransmitters and cannabinoid receptors known as the endocannabinoid receptor system (ECS). Research suggests that cannabinoids and the ECS may play a role in many bodily processes including anxiety, stress and mood.


Pain is something that is experienced by everyone at some point in their lives. Chronic pain can be uncomfortable to live with at best or debilitating at worst. Common treatments for pain include opioids but people all over the world are looking for alternatives because they can be habit-forming and have serious side effects. Opioid-related deaths have even been called an opioid epidemic by the US Center for Disease Control (CDC). In 2019 over 70% of drug related deaths in the USA involved an opioid. It is understandable that people are increasingly looking for pain management alternatives.

Some people believe CBD to be an effective pain reliever as the research on CBD products and pain management has been promising. Human studies on CBD and pain are lacking, due to restrictions on the use of and research on cannabis, and more research is needed in this area, but the studies we do have show some encouraging results. In the first human experimental pain study on CBD, the research showed that CBD has real pain-relieving properties in humans. The authors of the study expected it to show that the anecdotal pain-relieving effects of CBD that are reported are from people experiencing the placebo effect. However, the researchers found that CBD had real pharmacological effects resulting in pain relief. The lead researcher Martin De Vita said: “we found improvements in pain measures caused by the pharmacological effects of CBD (…) it was pretty remarkable and surprising”

There are several ways to take CBD for pain relief:

Ingesting it via a capsule, tablet or gummy. These are absorbed via the bloodstream after being digested, this can take up to two hours. Absorbed sublingually (under the tongue) via a CBD oil. Letting the product absorb under your tongue rather than subjecting it to the digestive tract preserves more of the CBD, and you’ll feel results faster.

Topically – this means designed to be applied directly to the skin. CBD creams are supposed to be absorbed into the skin, topicals are a great choice when it comes to treating localized pain. If you are treating a painful area then the physical motion of massaging the cream in may provide additional benefits.


It is well known that Cannabinoids are potent anti-inflammatory agents (Source) and therefore could provide real benefits to help relieve inflammation, swelling and pain commonly associated with arthritis.

Arthritis.org say: ‘Animal studies have suggested that CBD has pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory properties, but these effects have not been validated in quality studies in humans. Anecdotally, some people with arthritis who have tried CBD, but not all, report noticeable pain relief, sleep improvement and/or anxiety reduction.’

In 2016 a study on rats showed that both pain and inflammation of arthritis was significantly reduced by CBD and in 2018, this study on the treatment of osteoarthritis in dogs demonstrated that CBD resulted in a significant decrease in pain, and increase in activity in the dogs tested. There are over 30 clinical trials being undertaken in Europe at the moment for a range of conditions, we hope there will be results from research into CBD for arthritis in human patients soon.

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It is no surprise to hear that exercise puts a lot of stress on our bodies, to both positive and negative effect. Training stress leads to adaptation and increased performance (such as being able to run further or lift heavier weight) but physical trauma and prolonged wear and tear can also lead to injuries and pain. Searching for alternative pain relief and effective sports recovery athletes are turning to CBD, but how can it help?

If you regularly exercise there has probably been a time that you needed to turn to pain relief, whether due to injury or for another reason. Both preclinical and clinical studies have indicated a potential benefit of CBD use in chronic pain, athletes could therefore benefit from pain-relieving effects of CBD if taken. Some over the counter pain relievers known as Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs – NSAIDs (ibuprofen being one example) can actually be dangerous to athletes, particularly ultra-distance athletes as there is increased risk of gastric trauma, especially if taken as a prophylactic. This can range from relatively benign dyspepsia, to potentially life-threatening events such as upper GI bleeding. It is unsurprising that athletes are looking for alternative treatments. We know that Cannabinoids are anti-inflammatory and therefore could provide real benefits to athletes to help relieve inflammation, swelling and pain, especially those recovering from injury. With both pain relieving and anti-inflammatory properties, CBD could therefore provide a safer alternative to NSAIDs for some athletes.

FAQs: CBD for Pain

Can CBD make pain worse?

CBD has anti-inflammatory properties that generally ease pain. CBD is not known to increase pain per se. There are some findings to suggest high frequency use of marijuana can lead to increased and prolonged pain, albeit not attributable to the CBD compound and not the case with hemp-derived CBD usage.

How much CBD should I take for pain after surgery?

While it can differ between people and circumstance, a medium dose of 25-50mg might be a good place to start. One study showed that CBD was effective at providing pain relief after surgery. In this study patients were given 25 or 50mg of CBD, with the best results deriving from those who took 50mg. 

What CBD products are best for pain?

To tackle specific pain, such as a bad knee or arm, a topical cream would be a good choice. CBD is absorbed by the skin and delivered to the target area to help reduce inflammation. CBD oil can be a good choice to get CBD into your bloodstream which can then help your body to provide relief where needed. Customers may chose to use CBD Oils to address back pain for example, where applying a cream can be difficult and pain may not be localised or close to the skin surface.

Is CBD legal in the UK?

CBD is legal in the UK. UK regulations state that CBD oil is legal so long as it contains no THC. Our CBD is regularly checked by third party labs to make sure our products are safe and legal. These reports are always available to view on our website, and we’re proud to be one of the first companies to have their products listed on the FSA’s new approved CBD products list. When you buy CBD from HempWell, you can rest assured that you’re receiving high quality, ethical CBD products.

Is CBD safe to use?

CBD is completely safe. Our CBD isolate has a guaranteed purity of at least 99.9%. We extract our CBD from hemp we grow ourselves, so we know exactly what it’s made of! We regularly have our oils tested by third-party labs to make sure there’s quality in every bottle. 

Can I take CBD for pain while on medication?

Consult your doctor if you’re thinking of taking CBD while on medication.

How long does CBD take to work?

CBD has short and long term effects. In the short term, depending on how you choose to take CBD, you will begin to feel effects from anywhere between 10 minutes and 2 hours. However, CBD can also have a longer term effect on you and your body. As you continue to take CBD, some will stay in your body, and slowly build up to further help your endocannabinoid system. As a rule of thumb, we recommend that you use CBD consistently for at least 2 weeks to begin to see the full effects of our products.

Can I give CBD to my pet?

You can give CBD to pets, but be aware they need a much smaller dose than humans. CBD is becoming increasingly popular to help pets with pain relief, however be aware that much less research has been done into CBD in animals than in humans. If you are planning to give CBD to your pet, start with an extremely low dose, and increase slowly up to a full dose if required. We do not recommend giving CBD to any animals smaller than cats. We recommend consulting with your vet before giving CBD to animals.