Pain relief in a roll-on? Pain management has a new super-hero

CBD new super hero for pain relief

Convenient Relief on the Go: The Power of CBD Roll-On Sticks

The advent of roll-on CBD presents a significant stride towards efficacious relief. This specialized application of cannabidiol in harmony with other pain-relieving ingredients encapsulated in a convenient, easily administered form, is targeted pain relief at your fingertips! Throw it in your gym, tennis, or golf bag, or keep it on your nightstand. When the pain starts, roll on for instant pain relief. 

In the article, The Effectiveness of Topical Cannabidiol Oil in Symptomatic Relief of Peripheral Neuropathy of the Lower Extremities.The study concludes: Our findings demonstrate that the transdermal application of CBD oil can achieve significant improvement in pain and other disturbing sensations in patients with peripheral neuropathy. The treatment product was well tolerated and may provide a more effective alternative compared to other current therapies in the treatment of peripheral neuropathy.1  The explosion in use of CBD for pain among athletes, and the general public is based on anecdotal reports of effectiveness. This alone is a promising sign about the effectiveness of CBD in a wide audience of users.

How CBD Roll-on Sticks Work?

CBD roll-on sticks provide localized relief by combining CBD (cannabidiol) and other active ingredients in a roll-on application method. 

Here's how they work:

  1. CBD as an Active Ingredient: CBD is a non-psychoactive compound found in the cannabis plant known for its potential therapeutic benefits. It interacts with the body's endocannabinoid system, which plays a role in regulating various physiological processes, including pain perception, inflammation, and immune response.
  1. Topical Application: CBD roll-on sticks are designed for topical application. When you roll the stick onto your skin, it deposits a layer of CBD-infused gel or oil directly onto the targeted area. Allowing you to paint the pain area, easily covering large or small areas.
  1. Localized Application: The key to their effectiveness is the localized application. Unlike CBD products that are ingested and distributed throughout the body, topicals like roll-on sticks provide relief to specific areas of the body where they are applied.
  1. Absorption through the Skin: The skin is an effective barrier that prevents many substances from entering the bloodstream. However, it is also permeable to certain compounds, including CBD. When you apply a CBD roll-on stick to your skin, the CBD molecules penetrate the skin's outer layer (epidermis) and reach the underlying tissues, including muscles and joints.
  1. Interaction with Endocannabinoid Receptors: Once absorbed, CBD can interact with the endocannabinoid receptors in the localized area. This interaction may help modulate pain signals, reduce inflammation, and promote relaxation in the targeted area. Due to its relaxing effects, applying CBD to tight muscles before stretching can be helpful to release tension in those muscles. 
  1. Additional Ingredients: Many CBD roll-on sticks also contain other beneficial ingredients, such as essential oils, menthol, or camphor. These ingredients can enhance the soothing and pain-relieving effects. For example, menthol can provide a cooling sensation, which may help alleviate discomfort.
  1. Convenience and Precision: Roll-on sticks offer a convenient and mess-free way to apply CBD topically. The rollerball allows for precise application, so you can target specific areas of discomfort.

    Power of cbd roll on sticks

CBD is Effective in Treating Pain

Ensuring the quality and potency of supplements and medicinal products is essential for your health and safety. 

As argued in the article, A Balanced Approach for Cannabidiol Use in Chronic Pain. Front Pharmacol2, CBD is effective in treating pain, but without regulations in place, the consumer is responsible for discerning which CBD products are pure, potent and free of toxins. For this reason, reputable CBD companies turn to third party testing to prove their products are of the highest quality, pure and potent. As a consumer it is highly recommended that you seek out companies that offer proof of third party testing. Transparency is important.

Here are some steps you can take to determine if the products you are buying are of high quality and potency:

  1. Check for FDA Approval (if applicable): In the United States, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates dietary supplements and some medicinal products. Look for products that have been approved or registered with the FDA. However, keep in mind that not all supplements and herbal products are regulated by the FDA. CBD is NOT regulated by the FDA.
  1. Look for Third-Party Testing: Many reputable supplement manufacturers have their products tested by third-party laboratories for quality and potency. Look for products that display third-party testing certifications on their labels or websites. Common third-party testing organizations include NSF International,, and USP (United States Pharmacopeia).
  1. Read Labels Carefully: Examine the product label for information about ingredients, dosage, and serving size. Make sure the product lists active ingredients, their amounts, and any other relevant information. Be wary of products with vague or incomplete labels.
  1. Research Ingredients: If you're unsure about a particular ingredient in a product, do some research to understand its safety and effectiveness. You can use reliable sources such as the National Institutes of Health's Office of Dietary Supplements or consult with a healthcare provider.
  1. Consider Price: While price alone is not a definitive indicator of quality, extremely cheap products may be of lower quality or contain subpar ingredients. Compare prices with similar products from reputable brands.

The Pros are Using Roll-ons

Major League Baseball has endorsed CBD use by its athletes, and endorsement deals by its teams, is big news. Other leagues have already made CBD legal for their athletes, including the NFL in 2020 and the Olympics via the World Anti-Doping Agency in 2017.

Both anecdotal and research studies show promising results for pain relief from CBD roll-on application. The people behind these endorsement decisions are athletic trainers, physical therapists and sports medicine doctors, they are advocating for the use of these products because they see the results in treating pain and injury with the athletes they serve. 


Both scientific research and anecdotal evidence are showing promising results for CBD roll-ons as targeted relief for discomfort and inflammation. Easy to use and accessible CBD roll-ons are what many people are looking for in pain relief. The pros use it, why shouldn’t you?

It's important to note that the effectiveness of CBD roll-on sticks can vary from person to person, and the concentration of CBD, as well as the quality of the product, can also impact the results. As with any CBD product, it's advisable to start with a low dose and gradually increase it if needed while monitoring your body's response. If you have any medical conditions or are taking medications, it's a good idea to consult with a healthcare professional before using CBD products.



1.Xu DH, Cullen BD, Tang M, Fang Y. The Effectiveness of Topical Cannabidiol Oil in Symptomatic Relief of Peripheral Neuropathy of the Lower Extremities. Curr Pharm Biotechnol. 2020;21(5):390-402. doi: 10.2174/1389201020666191202111534. PMID: 31793418.

2.Argueta DA, Ventura CM, Kiven S, Sagi V, Gupta K. A Balanced Approach for Cannabidiol Use in Chronic Pain. Front Pharmacol. 2020 Apr 30;11:561. doi: 10.3389/fphar.2020.00561. PMID: 32425793; PMCID: PMC7204604.