There are many types of CBD products, but perhaps one of the easiest to find and administer are CBD topicals, like CBD cream. When it comes to these products, it helps to be an informed consumer. This informative article will provide insights into topicals before you make a purchase.
What Are CBD Topicals?
Also known as cannabidiol, CBD is a natural compound derived from the cannabis/hemp plant, much like THC. Unlike THC, it isn’t psychoactive, so it doesn’t produce a high.
Topicals come in the form of lotions, balms, gels, and creams. They are made with ingredients that are compatible with the skin, some of which can provide additional benefits. Infused with CBD, these topicals are used for their various medical properties.
Common conditions treated are skin conditions, chronic pain, and inflammation.
How Effective Are Topicals?
Many people do experience pain relief when using these products. Topicals work by penetrating the skin and treating the affected area, but it doesn’t enter the bloodstream. Because it’s a form of targeted treatment, people who suffer from musculoskeletal pains and disorders have had many positive experiences. Therefore, you should consider buying CBD topicals if you have the following conditions and conventional treatment, such as NSAIDs were ineffective:
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Muscle / Tendon strain
- Ligament Sprain
- Tension Neck Syndrome
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Bone Fractures
CBD cream and other topicals can be applied to the joints, targeting a specific area. It isn’t a systemic treatment, so you won’t feel any effects of CBD throughout your body.
How Do They Work?
When you buy high-quality CBD products, such as Superior Hemp Oil’s CBD Pain Cream, it can temporarily decrease or completely get rid of the pain. This is because of the high concentration of cannabinoid receptors present in the skin, and throughout the body that are associated with several functions, among which is pain. Topical CBD (and even THC) applied to the skin interacts with cannabinoid receptors, allowing it to stop or hinder pain, decrease overabundant markers, and improve other effects.
When you purchase CBD Cream from Superior Hemp Oil, it won’t permanently get rid of your pain, but it will provide significant pain relief to improve your quality of life.
Can CBD Help Skin Conditions?
If you don’t struggle with any of the previously mentioned disorders, but you struggle with common skin conditions, you can still benefit from using CBD cream and other topicals.
Topicals infused with cannabinoids can improve common skin conditions in some, however, everyone is different, so the effects won’t be the same. Its anti-inflammatory properties can help treat acne, psoriasis, eczema, and can even moisturize the skin and relieve itching. Many of these products harness other natural ingredients that can benefit skin conditions, such as shea butter, carrier, and essential oils.
Lotions and creams are both therapeutic, but lotions tend to be water-based, while creams will have a base made of oil and fats, like shea butter. As a result, creams (balms, too) will be thicker, and won’t absorb into the skin as quickly as lotion. However, the skin absorbs it more easily and travels deeper into the skin.
As hemp products become mainstream, more companies are selling products marketed as “natural” and “organic” when, in fact, this is far from the truth. Some don’t even contain CBD at all.
As a consumer, you need to be wary of companies that make outlandish claims and do your research before making a purchase. This is because products containing CBD are not currently regulated by the FDA. It’s up to you to learn what you can about the company and the product they’re selling before you buy.
Some helpful tips include:
- When you buy CBD cream online, ask for a certificate of authenticity, which is a document that proves their products were tested in an independent, third-party lab. For example, all products we sell at Superior Hemp Oil are certified third-party lab tested.
- Research the product you want to buy and avoid impulse purchases. Many of the products you see claim they have CBD, but this isn’t always true. As a result, people spend hundreds of dollars buying butter and oils.
- Check the ingredients list to make sure the ingredients are natural and don’t contain parabens and allergens. If you’re buying CBD cream online and don’t see ingredients, contact the company.
- Ask your doctor before you buy, especially if you take medication and have an underlying medical condition.
Contact Superior Hemp Oil
Now that you’re more informed about CBD topicals, contact Superior Hemp Oil to learn more about our CBD cream and oils. To get in touch, you can fill out our form or call 617-309-9204.We are social, follow us!