From the formulators of our very own Superior CBD Oil, renown for its testimonies of pain relief, comes a new, mega-potent topical CBD: Morpho. The market is flooded with cannabidiol (CBD) creams and ointments, and most are carbon copy variations that distort the benefits of CBD with cooling (menthol) or heating (methyl salicylate) mechanisms.
Morpho’s topical formulation goes beyond anything you’ve ever seen, combining art with science and creating an alchemy of plant extracts and herbs that aim to address the root cause of pain.
Where Superior CBD works internally to provide all the benefits of CBD, Morpho works externally to provide the same results and more at centralized locations. Just like Superior, Morpho uses liposomal cannabidiol (CBD) in a botanical extract liniment — except Morpho is formulated to deeply penetrate the epidermis. It effectively delivers full-spectrum CBD oil in complete formulation with other potent therapeutic plant extracts that provide the “entourage effect” to address severe muscle, neuromuscular, joint, and skin pain commonly experienced by people with fibromyalgia, neuropathy, MS, CRPS (Complex Regional Pain Syndrome), and lupus — as well as arthralgias, injury, and inflammatory skin conditions.
How Morpho Topical CBD Works
The high-grade hemp-derived CBD oil in this topical is encapsulated in liposomes that easily cross the skin barrier to reach the underlying muscles, nerves, and tissues. The phytocompounds in the formula also increase penetration through the skin, enhancing the effectiveness and potency. A little Morpho goes a very long way, providing you with an all-natural solution that lasts.
Pain is the body’s warning system. Chronic disease wrecks the nervous system into a state of hyper-vigilance. The body becomes stressed to the point where it just can’t stop screaming in warning. Biochemically, the body is so strung and worn out that it just simply loses its cool — and then chronic pain sets in.
Morpho CBD Topical is a soothing balm that tells the body, “Calm down, it’s okay. Relax, you’re safe!”
There are many basic, well-known approaches to addressing uncomplicated arthritis and bruises/injury, but few that effectively target the more complex muscular/neuromuscular, arthralgia, and autoimmune conditions. Morpho CBD Topical is a powerful anti-inflammatory liniment that supports the body in correcting the underlying causes of these painful conditions with vasodilative and antioxidant action.
Crucially, Morpho includes organic and wildcrafted botanicals that are shown to down-regulate hypersensitivity pain in addition to providing meaningful analgesic support and relief. CBD is intrinsically transdermally bio-available at 10x the rate of TCH; and our formulation potentiates delivery with a range of permeation enhancing ingredients and features.
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Morpho’s Pain-Morphing Ingredients:
All ingredients are GMO-free; and free of irradiation, ethoxylation, sulphonation, and chemical extraction. We use certified organic ingredients when they exist; when not, we use certified therapeutic grade materials. Morpho is vegan, gluten-free, not tested on animals, 100 percent plant-sourced, and all ingredients are natural and naturally processed.
Here are 12 key ingredients that work cohesively to make Morpho the best topical CBD on the market.
1. Hemp (Cannabis sativa) Oil Derived Liposomal CBD/ Cannabidiol
Research shows CBD possesses potentanti-inflammatory, anti-oxidative, and neuroprotective activity with a wide range of potential therapeutic effects. A study on CBD used topically on patients who suffer from neuropathy, demonstrated that localized CBD application inhibited inflammatory pain and peripheral sensitization. They concluded that not only is CBD a safe therapeutic for treatment of localized pain, but it also provides anti-inflammatory relief for the acute inflammatory flares that stimulate joint neuropathy and complicate arthritis.
CBD is shown to be effective in the treatment of:
- Similar neurological and neuromuscular ailments
- Arthralgia (joint pain)
- Oxidative stress
- Multiple sclerosis
- Muscoskeletal inflammation
Another recent paper explained, “Given that the endogenous cannabinoid (that is, endocannabinoid) system modulates neuronal and immune cell function, both of which play key roles in pain, therapeutics targeting this system hold promise as novel analgesics.” Additionally, cannabis or cannabinoid-based medications have been shown to relieve pain from diseases such cancer, multiple sclerosis, and fibromyalgia.
CBD is extremely effective at combating hyperalgesia (chronic pain that fails to down-regulate) that many experience while suffering from conditions such as:
- Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS)
- Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), lupus
- Multiple sclerosis
- Neuropathies of all types
- Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Stagnant anxiety and depression.
There are also reports of people with rare skin conditions self-treating with CBD and achieving success far beyond that with the use of conventional therapies.
One interesting study on transdermal CBD in neuroprotection (alcohol-induced) may suggest CBD’s more general neuroprotective activity. Another study examined the use of topical CBD in an experimental model of autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE), the most commonly used model for MS. Researchers report, “Daily treatment with topical one percent CBD-cream may exert neuroprotective effects against EAE … and by ameliorating histological score typical of disease … in spinal cord tissues.” Not only does CBD provide pain relief, but it may very well reverse neuropathy in some conditions.
2. Boswellia (Boswellia Serrata)
Otherwise known as Indian frankincense, boswellia serrata is extracted from a tree that’s native to India and parts of Africa. Traditional Asian and African folk medicine made a resin from the extract for disease treatment — this was highly prized during the peak of Roman and Indian civilizations.
- a powerful anti-inflammatory in the treatment of diseases like osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and inflammatory bowel disease.
- a painkiller, that can help inhibit cartilage loss.
- able to alleviate asthma.
- useful for sprains, bruises, swelling, traumatic injury, and can also be useful to combat fungal infections, when applied topically.
- comprised of compounds that specifically target the immune system to support healing, according to a major study that researched the use of Boswellia in chronic inflammatory disease.
- essential for inflammatory/free radical cellular destruction.
Many products boast about the presence of Boswellia but use essential oils that contain no boswellic acid or only a powdered fraction. In Morpho Topical CBD we begin with raw Boswellia and expertly extract the necessary compounds to obtain a complete profile of boswellic acids and terpenes — this provides the benefit of anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects as well. The complete composite of boswellic acids makes is what makes Boswellia a natural therapeutic.
3. Japanese Knotweed (Polygonum cuspidatum) Root
Native to Japan, Korea, and China, Japanese Knotweed is a large, perennial herbaceous plant that historically holds a significant cultural, medicinal, culinary, and ceremonial place in these countries. The active ingredient that gets this herb so much attention is its high content of resveratrol — the beneficial chemical found in red wine.
This powerful herb is traditionally used topically in:
- arthralgia (joint pain)
- conditions of blood stasis
- muscle pain
- traumatic injury
- alleviating dermatological conditions
- healing burns, psoriasis, shingles, abscesses, and thrush/yeast
Research shows that the topical application of an extract of the root results in significant reduction of oxidative stress and inflammatory cytokines while increasing dermal elasticity, dermal hydration, and antioxidant capacity. Another study compared the topical anti-inflammatory effect of Polygonum with Trans-resveratrol and a control. Polygonum reduced inflammation by between 52-65 percent (depending on dose) compared to the control, while trans-resveratrol only reduced inflammation by 35 percent compared to the control.
4. Angelica (Angelica sinensis) root
Called Dang Gui in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the root extract is valued in formulas for women’s reproductive health in the treatment of menstrual irregularity, fibroids, and ovarian cysts. It’s also used in cardiotonics (heart treatment) and for constipation. Its mechanism of action is in relieving the blood stagnation that is involved in each of these conditions, which is also the feature that makes it so useful in topical formulas for arthralgia (joint pain), bruising, and injury. One study specifically documented the range of terpenes present in a classic Dang Gui pairing value for its ability to promote:
- blood circulation
- dispelling of blood stasis
- inhibition of mast cells to cause inflammation and itchy, tender skin
- pain relief
This circulatory stimulating and vasodilating effect contributes to the relief of neuropathies, fibromyalgia, and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, all of which are associated with vasoconstriction in the muscles and underlying tissues. Another recent study indicates that topically applied Dang Gui inhibits the mast cell activation that causes inflammation.
5. Black Cohosh (Actaea racemosa) root
For thousands of years, Native Americans used Black Cohosh root to treat all manner of gynecological problems as well as sore throats, kidney problems, and depression. Today it’s known for its anti-inflammatory, sedative, and pain-relieving properties.
When applied topically, black cohosh can help treat:
- trigeminal neuralgia
- nerve pain
- low back pain
For years, nobody could identify the active ingredient responsible for the plants’ healing properties. A recent discovery of a significant ferulic acid combined with N(omega)-methylserotonin, revealed why this plant is so effective at treating conditions that entail muscle fatigue, thermodysregulation, and chronic pain. N (omega) methylserotonin is a 5-HT(7) ligand, so it modulates the effect of this potent serotonergic active principle, a key target in the treatment of Central Nervous System disorders.
6. Red Root Sage (Salvia miltiorrhiza) root
Red root sage has been used for centuries to help treat a wide range of medical concerns, such as high cholesterol and type 2 diabetes. In TCM, this herb is known as Dan Shen and is lauded for its healing properties. It’s a traditional topical remedy in the treatment of:
- conditions of blood stasis
- muscle pain
- traumatic injury from swelling.
Red root sage also:
- regulates histamine response
- inhibits oxidative stress
- regulates immune inflammation
- treats hives and atopic dermatitis
One study explored a mechanism of action with Dan Shen in relation to brain health. The ability of neurons to regenerate is largely due to the amount of surrounding non-neuronal components, in particular, Schwann cells. “Schwann cells play a crucial role in endogenous repair of peripheral nerves because of their ability to dedifferentiate, migrate, proliferate, express growth-promoting factors and myelinate regenerating axons.” The paper concludes that Dan Shen can be used to induce Schwann cell proliferation and may even “enhance neuron regeneration.”
Additional study of Dan Shen in cardiovascular and cerebrovascular conditions suggest its use in conditions characterized by neuromuscular ischemia/low vascularization.
7. Tienqi (Panax notoginseng) Root
Commonly referred to as Chinese Ginseng, this native Chinese herb has dark green leaves and a red cluster of berries in the middle. In TCM, it is believed that aches and pains are often caused by poor circulation. Notoginseng is said to improve blood flow, making it useful for pain relief.
Tienqi has been shown to help with the following:
- stopping or slowing down of bleeding (esp. in nosebleeds, vomit or cough with blood), or blood in the urine or feces
- reduce swelling and blood pressure
- boosting energy and ability to exercise
- reducing muscle soreness following exercise
When applied externally, tienqi works:
- to alleviate blood stasis, bruising, inflammation, and pain.
- to provide relief for suffers of osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and conditions of ischemia.
- to remove blood stasis by working as a hemostatic, traumatic, and cardiovascular medicine.
- as a wound-healing accelerator via multiple processes, “including promoting fibroblast proliferation, enhancing angiogenesis, and attenuating inflammatory response.”
8. CoQ10 (Ubiquinone), Liposomal
CoQ10 is an antioxidant that every living creature naturally generates. It was only discovered in 1957, and we’re still discovering how important it truly is. It is largely responsible for our energy levels and it is believed that that a major reason why energy levels begin to dwindle over the years is due to a decreased production of CoQ10.
When topically applied, CoQ10 provides:
- total body replenishment
- augmentation of cellular energy metabolism
- antioxidant effects
- anti-aging support
- increased mitochondrial function and increased cellular energy
- substantial reduction of DNA-damaging oxidants
- reduction of symptoms for fibromyalgia sufferers
- potent antioxidant support
9. Terpene A-Pinene
Alpha-pinene is a terpene found in a number of coniferous trees and is naturally-occurring in cannabis. It has a woody and earthy aroma, with clear cedarwood and pine tones. This terpene is used in a number of different applications, including in aromatherapy.
A 2012 study showed that alpha-pinene was a potent anti-inflammatory agent against acute pancreatitis — an inflammatory disease with an unknown cause. A 2011 study showed how alpha-pinene, along with all the different cannabinoids and terpenes found in cannabis, interact synergistically and amplify anti-inflammatory activity. Thus, alpha-pinene has been proven to be helpful in managing inflammation for diseases such as arthritis, Crohn’s, and MS.
Beta-caryophyllene is another terpene found in cannabis. Its distinctive flavor contributes to the spiciness of black pepper and can be found in high amounts in cloves, hops, and rosemary. In the past decade, it was discovered that beta-caryophyllene is itself a dietary cannabinoid that directly activates cannabinoid receptors. Thus, this terpene helps support the medicinal effects of CBD in our endocannabinoid system.
When used topically, it has shown the ability to:
- be a potent local anesthetic.
- reduce pain.
- enhance the pain-reducing strength of low-dose morphine.
- have analgesic, anticancer, and antinociceptive effects.
11. Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) EO
Exceptionally aromatic and among the most beloved of all nervine essential oils, lavender is widely considered a fine topical treatment for:
- relief of neuralgia, sores, varicose veins, hemorrhoids, ulcers, minor infections, burns, and scalds.
- wound-healing by promoting collagen synthesis and differentiation of fibroblasts, accelerating the formation of granulation tissue, and remodeling tissue by replacing collagen and contracting the wound.
- providing potent anti-inflammatory activity.
- regulating prostanoids, NO, proinflammatory cytokines, and histamine.
- providing antiseptics in wound care, by “inhibiting the growth of both MSSA and MRSA.”
12. Ginger (Zingiber officinale) EO
Ginger is one of the most well-traversed medicinal plants. As a valuable vasodilator, ginger:
- enhances peripheral circulation and moves congealed blood.
- is effective for treating conditions such as cold/damp arthritis, sciatica, lumbago, cold/damp musculoskeletal pain, and Raynaud’s Syndrome.
- improves vasodilation to provide relief from fibromyalgia, which is is associated with impaired oxygenation to tissues.
Research supports the indication of ginger, demonstrating its “marked vasoprotective effects and free radical‑scavenging activities.” Additional research indicates that ginger EO is highly active in inhibiting “reactive oxygen species (ROS) production in human neutrophils”, supporting the use of ginger EO in the topical treatment of oxidative stress-related conditions.
Apply 1-2 pumps of liniment directly onto skin and either gently massage or allow to penetrate. Alternatively, spray into the palm of the hand and apply with fingertips.
Use as needed; but sparingly. A little goes a long way.
Why We Love It:
- Highly bioavailable CBD facilitates for maximum healing
- A stellar combination of traditional medicinal herbs known for pain relief when taken topically
- Rejuvenates, nourishes, and supports inner tissues
- Calms the nervous system down
- Treats fibromyalgia, lupus, MS, CRPS, and other “untreatable” chronic conditions
- Natural anti-inflammatory
- All ingredients are GMO-free
- Stabilizes the gut-brain connection
- Organic herbs
- Vegan (100 percent plant sourced)
- Not tested on animals