The demand for CBD topicals has been on the rise because of the convenient way in which they deliver the goodness of CBD to the users. As CBD is a cannabis-derived compound and full-spectrum and broad-spectrum contain cannabis compounds like THC, some would be worried if CBD products might generate any euphoric effects. The euphoria or the high associated with cannabis is attributed to its THC content.
As per the legal guidelines, CBD products should be derived from hemp and contain less than 0.3% THC. THC levels this low cannot cause a high in the users. However, it could lead to a positive drug result. CBD topical users need not worry about that as the topicals are for external application and their contents never reach the bloodstream.
What Are CBD Topicals?
CBD topicals are exactly what their name suggests, topicals infused with CBD. In addition to CBD, they contain other cannabis (and non-cannabis) compounds.
Topicals are entirely meant for external application. They are meant for targeted application, and they relieve pain and inflammation. Topicals are also used in general skincare because CBD has hydrating and antioxidant properties.
How Do CBD Topicals Work?
The working of CBD topicals is similar to that of other cannabidiol products. CBD as well as other compounds in the topicals interact with the endocannabinoid receptors of the skin. All CBD products work by interacting with the receptors of the endocannabinoid system.
What Are The Different Types Of CBD Topicals?
CBD topicals are quite a big category that includes several options including:
- CBD creams
- CBD lotion
- CBD salve
What Are The Differences Between CBD Cream, Lotion, And Salve?
The key difference between CBD cream, lotion, and salve is their base.
CBD creams and lotions have their bases composed of water and other moisturizing agents like aloe vera.
However, fatty oils and lipids constitute the base of salves. They contain little water, unlike lotion and cream.
How To Apply CBD Topicals?
Every precaution you take when applying a typical topical is applicable when applying CBD topical. First and foremost, ensure that the topical does not cause you any skin issues. For that, check the list of ingredients to ensure that there isn’t any that you are allergic to. Even if you do not find any such ingredients, apply a small amount of topical on your skin and wait to see any reaction. If you do not experience any discomfort or irritation, go ahead with buying the topical.