Are CBD topicals right for you?

CBD topicals are similar to your regular topicals that can be applied on the skin. They penetrate skin through transdermally to provide relief to the area of application. All of the CBD is absorbed through the skin without entering the bloodstream, making it a very viable choice for anyone looking for targeted, focused healing. CBD topicals provide targeted relief, without making the effects reaching anywhere else throughout the body.

CBD Topicals can be used as a preventive measure. So far, several animal studies suggest that topical application of CBD can help relieve specific pains associated with arthritis. However, there is FDA approval for the same.

Ingredients in CBD Topicals

Some CBD topicals may have bases such as shea butter, or oils like coconut, avocado, jojoba, or vitamin E. These nourishing ingredients are great for the skin, adding to the beneficial properties of CBD.

Aquaphor Based

Many traditional lotions or products can use a water base to build on their products.
Water-based lotions absorb more quickly into the skin

Fat or Oil Based

While lotions are most likely to be water based, creams are fat or oil based.
Oil-based CBD topicals are more easily absorbed and get into the skin

Beeswax Based

Balms, gels and wax use beeswax as a base to build on their product. These products can be useful for thicker application, making them preferable to those with reduced mobility.

What constitutes CBD Topicals

There are different kinds of topicals available on the market today. Before using any cannabis product, it would be helpful to go through some dosage guidelines so you know exactly how to use cannabis in various forms. With that out of the way, let’s go over some common topicals that you can get today:

  • CBD Cream
  • CBD Lotion
  • CBD Patches
  • CBD Sprays
  • CBD Balm

Isolate, Broad Spectrum or Full Spectrum

CBD Isolate Full Spectrum CBD Broad Spectrum CBD
Isolates are the most pure form of CBD. Flavorless and often colorless they are devoid of any additives to CBD. They are perfect for first time users willing to get the most of what they want from a CBD. Full Spectrum CBD products contain many types of plant extracts like terpenes, essential oils and even other cannabinoids. They have less than 0.3% of THC, which is the highest allowable limit for any CBD extract in accordance with the 2018 US Farm Bill. Broad Spectrums are similar to Full Spectrum in every extent, except for the fact that they don’t have any traces of THC in them.

Benefits of CBD Topicals

Targeted Relief Inflammation Reduction Soothes Skin
As CBD topicals are used for point specific pain, they only affect the area they are applied to, without affecting the nearby area. Studies suggest that CBD has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties which help reduce swelling and inflammation. As per research, CBD can help soothe several skin problems and provide topical benefits.


How do CBD Topicals work?

CBD topicals enter through the skin via transdermal procedures to provide specific relief and can help deal with occasional skin problems.

Can topical CBD show on drug tests?

All CBD products are made in accordance with the 2018 US Farm Bill. Keeping in mind that there is little (0.3%) to no THC in these products, it is a long shot that one could fail a drug test.

Do CBD topicals make you sleepy?

CBD topicals have a relaxing property to give targeted relief, along with a soothing effect. It will not make you sleepy, but help you sleep by interacting with your Endocannabinoid System (ECS).

Are CBD topicals absorbed in the bloodstream?

All of the CBD is absorbed through the skin without entering the bloodstream, making it a very viable choice for anyone looking for targeted, focused healing.

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