You can take a CBD extract, swallow a pill or vape it. But some people find that cannabinoids are most effective when directly applied to the skin.
As an increasing amount of research is conducted on CBD as well as the endocannabinoid system, new and novel ways to use CBD-based products are now being developed.
This includes the use of the largest organs of the human body, our skin!
CBD topicals include salves, lotions, oils and balms that have been infused with active cannabinoids; these products are applied to & absorbed directly through the skin. Today, CBD has made its way into everything from massage oils, and cosmetics to lubricants and balms.
Our hemp-derived CBD topicals are non-psychoactive, which has led to their popularity among people that want to enjoy the therapeutic effects of cannabis without the associated “high”. They are non-psychoactive because the cannabinoids in these topical applications bind firmly to CB2 receptors just near the skin. While this activates the endocannabinoid system, the CBD never gets absorbed into the bloodstream.
Due to the fact that human skin has a very low-absorption rate for topical cannabinoids, the dose and coverage need to be much larger to overcome this barrier. This is also why it is recommended that CBD topicals be applied “liberally” to the affected area.
There are a number of uses of these products such as:
• There is significant documentation on the effectiveness of cannabinoids in the management of chronic & difficult pain, because of the manner in which they interact with the endocannabinoid system.
• The medical content that has been published online and in various journals indicates that cannabis-infused balms and salves are non-psychoactive. They affect only the area to which they are applied, which makes them the most effective application of CBD for localized relief from inflammation, pain, muscle ache, and tension.
• Topical CBDs are also effective in relieving chronic pain from rheumatism and arthritis.
• Many athletes have found that CBD topicals provide physical relief without the various detrimental side-effects of prescription painkillers.
• The use of these products does not result in intoxication, which means sportspersons are able to perform at their peak levels.
• These balms, salves, lotions, and oils aren’t detectable on drug tests like the ones conducted the World Anti-doping Agency (WADA), which is the world’s largest drug-testing agency for sports.
• Over time, exercise & athletics can cause damage to the human body, such as muscle tears, oxidation of cells etc. The antioxidant properties of CBD topicals can help prevent oxidation. The anti-inflammatory & analgesic properties of these products can help with the pain of overexertion and soreness.
• Athletes can fight their physical pain by soaking in CBD oil-infused baths and getting massages using these products.
• These topical applications also help in regulating the skin’s immune responses as they offer enhanced activation of the body’s natural endocannabinoid system.
• Topical CBDs also benefit the skin due to their immunity-modulating, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Rashes, eczema, burns, skin infections and psoriasis, can be relieved with the regular and regulated us of these topicals.
The products can also be effectively applied for a number of other skin-related ailments for faster-acting and more focused relief than when CBD is ingested. As you can see, there are a number of uses and benefits to using CBD topicals; its little surprise that these products are increasing in popularity at such a rapid pace.
• Pain creams, used for joint and muscle pain
• Lotions and moisturizers
• Bath products, including CBD bath-bombs
• Mists and sprays
• & more!