Nonconventional Pain Relief: Morpho CBD
Though this product was a gift all views and opinions remain my own. I’m also not a doctor and do not take anything I say as medical advice.
Recently I was able to test out a topical CBD product derived from hemp oil called Morpho, It’s a spray-on CBD and it’s made by a company called Honey Colony.
CBD is short for Cannabidiol. Cannabidiols act on the endocannabinoid system to produce changes in the body. While THC is a cannabinoid like CBD, CBD doesn’t make you feel “high”. Hemp is naturally high in CBD and incredibly low in THC, usually around 0.3%-1.5% if grown correctly. CBD also is used to treat nausea, anxiety and also have anti-inflammatory effects. As well as pain related to arthritis, muscle pain, muscle spasms, Fibromyalgia and Peripheral Neuropathy.
The CBD in Morpho is surrounded by something called a liposome so it can more easily go through the skin. A liposome is a tiny phospholipid sac that something (and in this case CBD) is inside of so it can cross through the skin and get into the deeper tissues in the body. It’s also a powerful anti-inflammatory, which can help things like arthritis and general injuries. The CBD in Morpho works along with other herbs to try and make the body not as hypersensitive to pain. The also generally help with inflammation and pain.
- Hemp Oil Derives CBD/Cannabidiol which is shown to be effective for Fibromyalgia, joint pain and neuropathy
- Boswellia (Boswellia Serrata) A powerful anti inflammatory, a pain killer that can inhibit cartilage loss, potentially able to alleviate Asthma, useful for bruises and swelling
- Japanese Knotweed Root good for joint pain, muscle pain and traumatic injury
- Angelica Root (Angelica sinensis) is good for blood circulation and pain relief
- Black Cohosh Root (Acatea racemosa) is known for it’s anti-inflammatory, sedative and pain relieving properties. It’s good for Neuropathy, Bursitis, Trigeminal neuralgia Nerve pain and Fibromyalgia
- Red Root Sage is good for arthralgia, strains and muscle pains
- Tienqi Root (Panax notoginseng) is good for alleviating bruising, inflammation and pain
- CoQ10 (Ubiquinone), Liposomal antioxidant is good for potential reduction of symptoms of people with Fibromyalgia, antioxidant support
- Terpene A-Pinene There are a few studies on the Simply Transformative website (scroll down near the bottom) that you can look at that shows the benefits of this Terpene
- B-Caryophyllene is another terpene when used topically its a good local anesthetic and good for reducing pain
- Lavender Essential Oil is good for neuralgia relief and wound healing
- Ginger Essential Oil (Zinger official) Good for arthritis and pain aggravated by cold weather, sciatica and Raynaud’s Syndrome
*Note that this isn’t a substitute to actual medical care
**Most of these ingredients have other benefits, but I’m focusing on the pain related aspects go here for more info
Morpho also uses organic herbs and is Vegan, Gluten free and not tested on animals!
I suffer from a variety of conditions such as Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, muscle spasms/stiffness, pain due to dislocations/subluxations and sacroillitis, I tried Morpho for a few weeks and did experience an improvement in my pain. I use two pumps 2-3 times a day depending on what I did that day and what part of me is hurting. I also gently massaged it in, but thats just a preference.
The directions say ‘1-2 pumps onto skin and either massage gently or allow to penetrate.'
My average pain when I get up in the morning is around a 7-8, then my pain meds knock it down to a 5.5, then adding the Morpho knocks it down a 4. Now while this didn’t happen consistently because some days I’m more active than others or there are weather changes. I would say around at least 3-4 days out of the week I can mostly keep my pain at a 4 if I stay really on top of it.
It also smells nice so thats a good factor. I know a lot of things like this can be scented with artificial scents, which can irritate my skin and potentially trigger an Asthma attack.
Overall I’d recommend this to people that like to try different CBD products or potentially can’t tolerate oral CBD products. Or people that are trying other ways to manage their pain with or without prescription drugs.
If you guys would like to buy Morpho or look at other products they have go over here