Topical CBD is a product which is applied anywhere on the skin. Topicals come in many forms, including face cleanser, body lotion, foot lotion, massage oil, and so on. There are also variations in topical CBD form. They can come as standard lotion, cream, salve, oil, or muscle freeze. Topicals are a popular way of using CBD because one can easily replace their current face cream or body lotion with a CBD-infused product. There are many variations of topical CBD, each one designed for a few specific niches. If you are having trouble knowing which topical CBD is right for you, give us a call at (702) 514-4042 where we are more than willing to help.
Topical CBD is excellent for targeting the CB2 receptors in particular areas. One of the most common reasons for using a CBD-infused cream is for relieving pain caused by arthritis. Often, there is a greater relief found in applying a CBD topical directly to the hands, wrists, knees, or other joints, than in taking a CBD tincture for example. Remember, CB2 receptors are one of the two primary receptors used by the endocannabinoid system and are the receptors for CBD in particular. Topical CBD is also excellent when utilizing transdermal technology. This allows CBD to absorb through the first layer of skin (hence trans-dermal) and into the fat or muscle underneath. For targeting muscle soreness, this is an excellent way to go. CBD applied topically has a bioavailability of 34 – 46 percent when utilizing transdermal approaches. However, that percentage is much lower with a standard topical because our skin is built to keep bad stuff out, so cannabinoids are not easily absorbed.
Because the absorption of topical CBD is low (except in transdermal applications), it is necessary to apply the CBD topical liberally. When administering a decent amount the pores on your skin will open up and accept some of the CBD. A decent rule often used is to use two fingers to scoop out some lotion, cream or salve, and massage it into the afflicted area. There is no such thing as using “too much” CBD, so apply as needed. Sometimes, oil or lotion may be applied to or near the face. In such cases be careful not to get any content into your eyes or mouth. If you do, wash the affected area out with water.
Topical CBD is valuable because it allows you to target specific ailments that may be otherwise difficult to relieve with other types of CBD products; such as dry skin, eczema, psoriasis, arthritis, and joint pain. Don’t stop taking a prescription your doctor has given to you and let them know if you are going to try CBD. Topical CBD often works fine in tandem with medicines one may currently be on. Topical CBD is essential for hitting those CB2 receptors that may otherwise not get much attention. Sometimes the body has trouble regulating the right chemical balances, and activating the CB2 receptors with topical CBD helps address this issue.