As more and more studies are performed on the effects of CBD as alternative medicine, the incredible advantages of this century’s old medication become clearer. We now know that cannabis owes its therapeutic properties to the special compounds it produces, called cannabinoids.
Two of these cannabinoids have received considerable attention for their unique effects. THC, tetrahydrocannabinol is the psychoactive cannabinoid that also has many specific health benefits. But, the most therapeutic and medicinal compound is CBD, cannabidiol, and the topic of our reading today.
CBD is known to soothe stress and anxieties, reduce inflammation and is an analgesic as potent as any pharmaceutical on the market. CBD can be introduced into the body in a number of different ways, and each is better suited to different treatments. For today’s article, we will be looking at CBD Cream Benefits and Conditions.
How Do CBD Topicals Work?
CBD topical and creams are applied directly to the largest organ of the human body, the skin. Here it will traverse the protective epidermis and reach the living tissues below where it can provide relief. Once CBD molecules have been delivered through the membranes of the skin they can be delivered to the cannabinoid receptors where they will begin reducing pain and inflammation.
CBD creams and other topicals can provide fast-acting relief to a wide variety of inflammatory or painful conditions that can spring from old injuries or even occupational strains and pains. While there are plenty of analgesic properties in oral or sublingual applications, transdermal use comes with some specific benefits.
Unfortunately, CBD creams deliver to small a dosage to effectively address the moods of balance emotions, but they provide localized relief that can be especially effective in some conditions.
Cannabinoids directly affect the way the individual interfaces and manages pain. While CBD isolates and concentrates can be ingested for a similar effect, when it comes to dealing with localized discomforts, transdermal delivery offers a focused advantage.
-Localized Pain Management
CBD is one of the oldest pain relievers cultivated and applied by humans. As a topical solution, CBD creams provide relief to the inflammatory conditions like arthritis, acne or dermatitis. But, CBD can also be used to relieve painful bowel conditions and even the discomforts experienced during women’s monthly cycle.
CBD creams and topical can also be used to ease the latent discomforts and pains associated with older injuries. Muscle builders and fitness enthusiasts can apply CBD creams to reduce the inflammation and muscle strain associated with heavy lifting. This may lead to improved results during the after burn phase.
-Treats Mild Skin Irritations
While this is not a generalization as different products may contain ingredients that should not be placed on an open wound, there are CBD creams that can effectively improve the healing process when addressing small scrapes, wounds or minor burns. CBD concentrates in oil form have been found surprisingly effective at clearing up fungal invasions in the skin as well.
Final Notes on CBD Topicals
While CBD creams and topicals are effective at treating pain locally, for especially painful conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, doubling up is often a good idea. For a potent pain relief to such chronic conditions, an oral or sublingual option provides a baseline of analgesic compounds. Then a CBD cream can be used to address acute pains more directly.