The selection of CBD products seems to be infinite, with the CBD products range expanding every day. Pain relief and skin care are two of the most famous benefits of CBD and a wide range of CBD products specialise in these areas. Designed to add the benefits of CBD in skin-friendly products, several options are available in the CBD topical category.
What are the different types of CBD products for local application?
Most often, the factor that differentiates different CBD products is the water content of the product. CBD-based ointments do not contain water.
CBD lotion is a mixture of oil, water, a suitable emulsifier and, most importantly, a CBD extract. The higher ratio of oil to water (7:2) in CBD Lotion is characteristic of the thicker consistency of CBD Lotion compared to CBD Cream.
Like lotions, creams are made by adding a CBD extract to a mixture of oil, water and emulsifier, but the ratio of oil to water is not the same as for CBD lotions. In creams, the ratio of oil to water is 1, which makes them finer than CBD lotions.
How do these CBD local applications work?
The body's endocannabinoid system regulates various bodily functions such as mood, sleep, sensation of pain, etc. and CBD works in our body by interacting with the many receptors in the system. The receptors are present in different parts of the body and the skin is no exception. It has a high concentration of endocannabinoid receptors.
CBD topicals applied directly to the skin penetrate the skin layers and interact with endocannabinoid receptors to provide the desired relief. The CBD contained in topical products, as well as all CBD products, virtually does not bind to cannabinoid receptors because it has no particular affinity for the receptors. On the contrary, it influences body functions through indirect actions. CBD activates TRPV1 receptors, which are involved in the regulation of body temperature, pain and inflammation. In addition, cannabidiol inhibits Fatty Acid Amide Hydrolase (FAAH) which leads to higher production of endocannabinoids such as anandamide which is involved in generating a feeling of pleasure that makes you feel good.
What are the advantages of CBD local applications?
CBD topicals are known for their targeted pain relief benefits, which is why their use in the treatment of muscle pain is well known. Diseases such as arthritis are often associated with symptoms of severe pain, and topical CBD products are an excellent option for relieving pain in target areas, usually the joints.
A report published in 2019 by the Arthritis Foundation found that of the 2,600 arthritis patients surveyed, 79 % were considering starting to use CBD for pain relief and many have already tried. CBD-based topicals are proving effective in relieving the pain symptoms characteristic of a number of diseases.
The anti-inflammatory properties of CBD make topical CBD products an excellent option for treating the symptoms of skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema. Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease characterized by an abnormal division of skin cells that causes the skin to thicken in different areas of the body. White scales and red or pink spots on the skin are among the most common symptoms of this disease. The soothing properties of CBD's topical products help reduce the typical symptoms of psoriasis, saving patients the embarrassment of walking around with visible spots and scaly skin.
CBD-based products are increasingly used in the skin care and cosmetics industry. These products utilize the moisturizing and antioxidant properties of CBD which can effectively help slow down aging and keep skin hydrated and healthy.