With increasing popularity and all the hype and research surrounding it, CBD is slowly becoming the go-to solution for different kinds of body pain. Scientifically referred to as cannabidiol, CBD is a commonly occurring cannabinoid in the marijuana plant, second only to THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol. However, unlike THC, CBD produces no psychoactive effects, which means it doesn’t cause the typical euphoria and high associated with marijuana.
CBD has proved to cause extensive healing and an array of medically advantageous abilities. It helps manage pain anatomically by targeting the endocannabinoid system of your body directly. This causes your body to produce some cannabinoids by itself, which are called endocannabinoids (ECS). ECS plays a solid role in specific body processes, such as immune system responses, pain control, and sleep regulation.
With CBD consumption, which causes an increase in cannabinoids in your body, your body becomes better equipped to administer the already existing endocannabinoids a lot more efficiently. This, in turn, leads to greater regulation of your sleep patterns, pain, and immune system. This explains why many have found the phytocannabinoid helping with their pain.
What are CBD Topicals?
A CBD topical is essentially a topical lotion, such as CBD oil. These topicals are used commonly by people who have joint and bone pain, and also nagging discomforts from past injuries or existing conditions, such as insomnia, anxiety, stress, epilepsy, and nausea. They are directly applied to the skin, providing almost instant relief from pain in the areas affected.
Most CBD topicals are infused with natural ingredients and nutrients too that help moisturize damaged and/or dry skin. The added ingredients could be soothing substances, such as cocoa butter, aloe vera, mineral oil, and coconut oil. These ingredients help target and attenuate high-pain spots, besides offering a pleasant scent that veils the CBD smell.
CBD topicals are usually available in tubs that contain a few ounces of the lotion. There are different companies making and selling CBD topicals, and the efficacy of these depend on the topical’s CBD concentration. High-concentration topicals would be ideal if you have excessive and/or chronic inflammation, skin issues, and other discomfort-causing conditions.
Using CBD Topicals
CBD topicals can be used for alleviating discomfort and pain associated with joint and muscle inflammation, cramped and/or sore muscles, insect stings and bites, eczema and similar kinds of skin ailments. Kindly note CBD topicals must not be administered on open wounds or cuts, since that could increase infection risks. Such applications would also expose the dermis to the topical, thereby causing an adverse reaction.