CBD is mostly known for its ability to help manage aches and pains. There are a few different ways CBD could help regulate pain: by increasing your natural endocannabinoids, decreasing your inflammatory response, and desensitizing your pain receptors. Endocannabinoids are natural signals in your body that help maintain homeostasis by detecting and regulating hunger, pain, mood, and memory. CBD helps elevate your natural levels of pain-relieving endocannabinoids by blocking metabolism as they’re moving around your body. This means that as the CBD muscle gel penetrates the layers of your skin, it actively dulls pain signals, making it an effective pain reliever.