Different methods of CBD consumption are creating new opportunities for treating a variety of health issues and for maintaining overall health wellness. One of these consumption methods comes in the form of CBD topicals.
What Are CBD Topicals?
Are you suffering from sore muscles? Do you have reoccurring joint pain that you need relief from? What about sore muscles after a workout or even arthritis? These are the types of issues that CBD topicals are a perfect remedy for.
CBD topicals are essentially CBD-infused lotions, balms, and oils that are absorbed through the skin for localized relief of pain, soreness, and inflammation, as well as some inflammatory skin rashes and bacterial skin infections. Cannabis extracts have been used topically and in creams to relieve pain and treat skin rashes in India and Latin America for hundreds of years. They are non-psychoactive and a completely natural and non-toxic way to treat pain and maintain healthy skin.
Like we mentioned, CBD creams and topicals have a wide range of potential uses. Here are some common applications for CBD topicals:
- Muscle pain
- Inflammatory skin conditions
- Itchy Rashes
- Joint pain (arthritis pain)
- Joint swelling
- Neck and back pain
- Contact dermatitis
- Nerve pain
- Bacterial infections (MRSA)
How Does CBD Cream Work?
Several types of our body’s cannabinoid receptors, CB1 and CB2, have been found throughout the skin. This has led to the thinking that our body’s endocannabinoid system plays an important role in the immune response processes of our skin. And since improper immune response can result in inflammation and other skin conditions, and because CBD interacts with our body’s endocannabinoid system, there has been a great deal of interest in researching CBD topicals and CBD-infused creams as anti-inflammatories for inflammation-related skin conditions.
Other important functions of the endocannabinoid system in the skin include regulation of cell growth and wound healing.
When you rub a CBD topical into your skin, it penetrates the tissue and interacts with the sensory nerve fibers and adnexal structures in human skin. This is where the CBD is able to access the CB1 and CB2 cannabinoid receptors and assist your body in dealing with and regulating the inflammation, pain, rash, or whatever skin, muscle, or joint issue you may be suffering from.
Leave your skin feeling smooth and nourished with CBD Body Butter, a natural pain-relieving topical infused with pure hemp-derived CBD. Beneficial effects include:
Do CBD Topicals Have Side Effects?
CBD skin products are generally safe to apply liberally to the skin and are not likely to cause side effects. These topicals are non-psychoactive and do not breach your body’s bloodstream.
However, it is always a good idea to test a small amount on your skin first before applying liberally to the affected area. Allergic reactions are always possible when trying a new cream or wellness substance and you need to test yourself to see if you are allergic.
If you do have an allergic reaction, it may not necessarily be an allergic reaction to CBD or one of the cannabinoids. Instead, you may be having an allergic response to an additive in the product you are using. Check product labels and try to find products which only contain CBD, all natural additives, and the base that acts as the carrier – i.e. coconut oil or hempseed oil.
For example, at Urban Roots Hemp Co., our CBD Body Butter includes only all-natural, organic, vegan ingredients to make it a safe and effective product for daily use. It contains: distilled water, shea butter, rice bran, vegetable emulsifying wax, coconut oil, mango butter, cocoa butter, glycerin, optiphen plus, xanthan gum, magnesium, warm vanilla sugar fragrance, and hemp oil.
CBD cream is unlikely to cause any adverse drug interactions with any medications you are taking, however, if you feel the need to consult your doctor before using CBD products, there’s no harm in discussing it with them. But generally, after making sure you are not allergic, you can liberally apply CBD lotion to any place you have pain or skin irritation.
CBD Cream as an Effective Remedy
Like all CBD products, researchers are just breaching the tip of the iceberg when it comes to grasping all the positive health effects that CBD can produce. With topicals specifically, CBD has a proven track record of helping people with everything from joint pain to rashes. And with no known or proven adverse side-effects, CBD topicals are a welcome alternative to the host of other damaging drugs and narcotics that people currently use to treat similar ailments.
Take your health and wellness into your hands and see if a CBD topical can help you feel better. There’s nothing to lose and everything to gain by giving it a try.