How does CBD work?
The human body is equipped with something called the endocannabinoid system. It’s a part of our nervous system that utilizes cannabinoids to help the human body reach stasis. The body naturally produces cannabinoids to stimulate the endocannabinoid system, but adding CBD to your life gives that system a serious boost.
In the case of a topical, since it does not reach the bloodstream, it works on a more surface level to provide anti-inflammatory effects for pain relief. If you want that endocannabinoid support, you’ll have to either go with a more traditional CBD option or find a transdermal solution that will absorb through the skin and into the bloodstream.
What can topical CBD do for me?
The most common use of CBD topicals is for muscle pain and aches. People have found that by applying the CBD directly to the skin can help with soreness in the muscles, and can provide regenerative properties to damaged and irritated skin. Many men are using CBD lotions as a post-shave skin treatment to avoid razor burn.
Whether it’s for frequent use to keep your hands, elbows, and knees moisturized, or only used when the muscles are aching after a workout, CBD can bring relief to your life however you need it to.
How do I apply a CBD topical?
There are a few different ways you’ll apply CBD in the topical form, the most common is probably a rather straightforward body lotion. These body lotions are nice for general and frequent use, as they’re easy to apply and can have rejuvenating effects on the skin and muscles.
You will also find CBD-infused balms that are often used for muscle aches because their somewhat oily finish on the skin allows users to continually massage the muscle. This makes balms ideal for people that will end up using it for back rubs and foot rubs. If you’re trying to find a gift for your partner, a small jar of amazing back rubs might just be what you need.
Will CBD get me high?
No, cannabidiol is a non-psychoactive compound that’s found in cannabis. It’s only when it’s paired with THC that intoxication occurs. While both THC and CBD are both cannabinoids, their effects on the human body when consumed are quite different.