At Canodyne, we’re in the business of providing safe, effective relief to patients experiencing pain. We introduced our CBD gel in the wake of a national opioid overdosing epidemic that has taken the lives of more than 130 people a day in the United States. About one in five adults have chronic pain, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. Chronic pain is pervasive, but relief doesn’t need to come in the form of lethal and highly addictive prescription opioids; it can come in the form of CBD. A 2018 review by researchers at the University of Belgrade concluded that CBD was effective in managing various types of pain, including chronic pain.
After being given bad information by pharmaceutical companies that opioids weren’t addictive back in the 1990’s, doctors today are rightfully very careful about what they will recommend to patients for pain relief. We created Canodyne to offer health care providers a trusted solution and are proud to work with doctors from the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons and the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society.
CBD has exploded in popularity as a pain relief alternative, but unfortunately its growth has also drawn several impostors to the market looking to capitalize on the trend. A 2017 University of Pennsylvania study found that only 30 percent of CBD products purchased contained an actual CBD content that was within 10% of the amount listed on the product label.
It’s important that patients make sure their CBD vendors use third-party testing facilities to ensure quality. Certificates of Analysis should not be conducted internally. At Canodyne, each batch of our product is third-party lab tested and guaranteed to be free of contaminants like heavy metals, bacteria, microbial life, mycotoxins and pesticides.
One of our major differentiators is we use FDA monographed active ingredients that are FDA-registered over-the-counter topical medications. Our gel is produced in a CGMP FDA-registered facility to ensure the highest quality standards.
One ingredient we use is menthol, which is used to treat minor aches and pains, including arthritis and sprains. Menthol works by causing a cooling and heating sensation on skin, which counteracts deep pains in muscles, joints, and tendons. Other than skin irritation for certain patients with sensitive skin, menthol’s side effects are minimal.
The other FDA-approved ingredient we use is camphor, which also helps relieve pain and inflammation when applied to the skin. A 2015 study found that when sprays containing natural ingredients including camphor and menthol were applied to joints, shoulders, and lower back areas for a period of 14 days, they were effective in relieving moderate pain.
Camphor products have shown to be effective in relieving pain, inflammation, and swelling due to arthritis. Similar to menthol, the heating and cooling sensations it creates when applied to the skin counteracts joint and muscle pain.
Though CBD itself, like all dietary supplements, is not currently regulated by the FDA, Canodyne patients can rest assured they are using a product with FDA-monographed active ingredients.
As always, check with your doctor to see if topical CBD is the right pain relief option for your condition.