CBD Topical Cream & Its Infinite Potential
With more and more research being done into this exciting field every day, the potential for CBD and other cannabinoids is near-infinite. CBD topical creams are no exception, with early research suggesting numerous benefits. Let’s explore the many possible benefits of CBD cream. We’ll start with the skin and work our way into the body.
Before we dive in, it is important to mention that CBD topical creams do not penetrate through the skin and into the bloodstream the way a transdermal cream does. If you’re wondering about CBD transdermals, keep in mind that the molecular weight of CBD does pose its challenges, but it has been done. Here, we’ll focus on the benefits of CBD creams that are non-transdermal.
Hemp Creams & CBD
We need to make sure that we address the following issues upfront. Not all hemp creams contain CBD. But CBD topical creams are made with cannabinoids derived from hemp. This is important, so let’s explore this a little further.
Hemp creams are often made from hemp seeds, which are teeming with their own unique blend of health benefits. However just because the packaging has a hemp leaf on the front and has the word “hemp” in the description does not mean it contains CBD. So pay particular attention to the label of your hemp cream to determine if it contains CBD.
It may simply contain a hemp seed component. That said, there are a variety of CBD topical creams on the market that contain hemp seed as well as CBD. This is why it’s important to read the labels to know exactly what you are purchasing.
That said, there are a variety of CBD topical creams on the market that contain hemp seed as well as CBD. This is why it’s important to read the labels to know exactly what you are purchasing.
CBD & The Skin
Now let’s get into the nitty-gritty about the application of CBD topical creams on your skin. We know that there has been research on the possible benefits of CBD topical creams and certain skin conditions. And while the research is ongoing, the results have been quite promising.
Many inflammatory skin conditions, such as psoriasis and eczema are treated with topical steroids in an effort to reduce inflammation. This steroid treatment comes with the concern of side effects, especially in areas of thinner skin. However, CBD topical creams present a promising alternative. As we know, CBD shows promise as an anti-inflammatory. And topical creams containing CBD appear to have the same anti-inflammatory effects.
CBD creams’ possible anti-inflammatory effects may also reduce pain and itchiness associated with certain skin conditions. They may also act in a restorative capacity to help repair oxidation damage to your skin’s cells, as well as hydrate your skin. And perhaps the best news about trying creams containing CBD is that you can try them with relatively low risk, however, if irritation occurs be sure to consult a dermatologist.
Keep in mind, that you don’t want to put creams containing CBD, or any other creams not prescribed by a doctor on open wounds.
Getting Under Your Skin
As we mentioned, CBD topical creams don’t actually enter the bloodstream and affect your Central Nervous System. Yet somehow, CBD topicals are purported to alleviate joint pain and other aches associated with arthritis and other conditions. This may have to do with your skin having a wealth of cannabinoid receptors.
We have said before that CBD doesn’t interact with the CB1 and CB2 receptors of your endocannabinoid system the way THC, another phytocannabinoid, does. CBD actually interacts with other systems which interact with your endocannabinoid system. And when it comes to your skin, there is a large quantity of “Transient Receptor Potential” which can act as cannabinoid receptors. These receptors are directly related to pain and itch sensations. And just like the endocannabinoid system, they are responsible for maintaining homeostasis of the skin.
Once again, there isn’t enough research to address how creams containing CBD can positively impact joint pain. But reports of this effect could find validation in the evidence which supports the benefits of CBD creams potentially helping to treat inflammation.
Your Largest Organ
The skin is the largest organ of your body. It protects your bloodstream and other organs from a barrage of bacteria, chemicals, and more. Oftentimes we find ourselves attempting to protect our health by eating right and exercising. But we may fail to remember that our skin needs our attention just as much, maybe even more than other parts of our bodies.
Think of your skin as your armor. If that armor is to do its job, it must be given the proper resources to maintain itself and endure. Be gentle on your skin. Provide it with the proper nutrients to restore and rejuvenate it. You may even want to try a topical CBD cream to explore how creams containing CBD can help invigorate your skin as it is exposed to the elements.
Your body is made up of what you put in it, as well as what you put on it. The cannabinoids derived from hemp can be found in Sound CBD’s line of full-spectrum oils and full-spectrum topical CBD creams. We craft our products with quality ingredients so you can be confident that they will be valuable additions to your wellness routine.
You are welcome to explore our products and we encourage you to reach out so we can assist you in selecting the product that would be right for you. Becoming part of the Sound CBD family means you have us as your partners in wellness.