CBD products are not only popular but they are easier to get than THC products. There are a wide range of ways of taking CBD, CBD topicals are one of the most accessible. However, you have to be well informed before making a purchase.
CBD is a cannabinoid found in cannabis plants. There are more than 100 cannabinoids found in cannabis plants. Unlike THC which is a psychoactive compound, CBD does not make its users high from using it.
CBD topicals such as lotions, balms,and gels are infused with CBD oil. CBD topicals are most commonly used for the management of pain and inflammation.
CBD topicals enter into the skin to provide targeted relief , without reaching the bloodstream. This is why it is a great choice for those people who do not want to feel the effects throughout the body. CBD topicals may help with :
Experts believe that CBD topicals are a fantastic preventative medicine. Using topicals on the affected area regularly increases the possibility of building a higher level of CBD in that area and prevents worsening inflammation.
Some CBD topicals may contain shea butter, coconut oil, avocado, jojoba, or vitamin E as base. These nourishing ingredients are good for skin. Furthermore these add extra benefits with CBD oil. While lotions are water based, creams are usually fat based. Balms have beeswax as base.
Water based CBD topicals get into the skin faster and oil based CBD topicals take some time to reach deeper into the skin. Gels can be useful for easier thicker applications. Moreover it is suitable for patients suffering from arthritis.
Unfortunately the CBD market is not well regulated yet and the market is oversaturated. This is a reason why all the CBD topical products will not show the same desired results. CBD can be derived from both the hemp and marijuana plants.
There are a few things you can look into before purchasing a CBD topical product. You should be able to read the label. You can read our article on how to read the CBD label.
Know where the hemp was grown. Hemp is a bioaccumulator which means it absorbs almost everything from the soil. From pesticides to heavy metals everything. These toxins and heavy metals may end up in the derived CBD oil. Hemp grown in the USA are of the best quality.
Look into the levels of CBD your product contains. Always look for third party lab test results. Reputable companies have their products tested in individual laboratories to ensure the consumers what they are getting and what is promised. You can read our other article on how to choose the right CBD oil.
There are plenty of CBD topical products available in the market. You need to choose wisely. Since the market is not yet regulated by the FDA scammers may take a chance on you. Do your research extensively before buying each product.