CBD Topicals: What Are They and How Do They Work?
With so many different CBD products to choose from, it can be difficult trying to keep up with each one. Along with CBD oils and edibles, options like CBD topicals are popping up left and right, leaving many people curious about these lotion-like substances. That’s precisely why Cannovia is here today to shed some light on CBD topicals.
Below, we’re taking a look at what topical CBD is and how it differs from other CBD products on the market. Along with this, we will explore the unique benefits that CBD topicals offer that alternatives simply can’t. Let’s get started.
What is CBD, and How Does it Work?
First thing, it’s crucial to establish what CBD is and how it works within the body. Cannabidiol, or CBD, is an abundant chemical compound found within the cannabis plant family. This chemical compound, also called a cannabinoid, has been found to hold some serious health value.
In fact, it has been utilized for centuries for these properties, but most of us just never knew about it.
Then, back in the 1990s, scientists discovered that there is a whole complex system within the human body that works with and produces something called endocannabinoids. This system, appropriately named the endocannabinoid system (ECS), is in charge of various biological functions throughout the body. It acts as a cell signaling system, letting the body know when it requires something, whether that be support, adjustment, or production.
When we consume CBD, this hemp-derived cannabidiol works quite well with our ECS. It acts similarly to the body’s endocannabinoids, letting the system know when to function and how. Essentially, CBD comes in as backup, helping the body balance its natural endocannabinoid system. That is really what CBD does, it helps the body achieve homeostasis, or natural balance.
This is how CBD works if it is orally consumed or inhaled – a total body effect impacting mood, stress levels and aches. Whatever aspect of your Endocannabinoid system that is out of balance.. Researchers are quickly discovering how differently CBD works when applied topically or directly onto the skin. We will talk about this next, but it just demonstrates how incredibly versatile yet natural this plant compound is.
What Are CBD Topicals?
CBD topicals are products designed to be applied directly to the skin that has been infused with cannabidiol. Topicals can come in the form of lotions, creams, roll-on sticks, deodorants, massage oils, and so much more.
As we mentioned above, the way CBD works within the body is entirely different when applied topically versus digested. When you apply your CBD directly to the skin, the cannabinoids still interact with your Endocannabinoid system, but on a targeted basis. The CBD is absorbed right into the pores of your skin, making its way into muscle tissue, but no further. See, that’s where things get different: topical CBD doesn’t reach your bloodstream.
Because they don’t reach your bloodstream, you’re not going to experience the common CBD effects like boosts in mood, full-body pain reduction, or stress relief. However, you experience a whole range of more concentrated, surface-level benefits that other products don’t have the capabilities of producing. All of this has to do with how the CBD is applied or consumed. Both methodologies are just effective as one another; they just produce quite different effects.
You can find topical CBD in various forms, as well as varying strengths and aromas. Some CBD topicals come completely unscented to celebrate the beauty of the plant-derived compounds. At Cannovia CBD, we prefer not to use any artificial colors or fragrances, as it helps to focus the attention on the CBD itself. Not to mention, why would you want to ruin the all-natural characteristics of CBD with something unnatural?
The Benefits of CBD Topicals
There is a range of benefits that a CBD topical can bring to the average consumer. Primarily, though, people turn to a CBD topical lotion for their help with common aches and pains.
Everyday Pain Relief
When you apply a CBD topical, the cannabinoids will target only the area that the CBD is applied to. This creates a super targeted, concentrated form of relief, especially for deep-seated aches and pains. Applying CBD directly to these areas can do wonders for those who have specific muscle pains or cramping.
Multiple studies have been conducted that demonstrate CBD’s ability to lower inflammation in the body. This, along with distinct analgesic pain-relieving components, creates intense relief in areas that need it most. These places are not used to experiencing such deep-seated relief, as your typical pain treatments only mask the pain. This isn’t the case for a CBD topical.
Topical CBD lotions can be an excellent option for post-workout, as well. Your muscles are in a vulnerable, sensitive state that isn’t always easy (or fun) to deal with after working out. Thankfully, rubbing some CBD on before and after a workout can assist with muscle recovery, leaving you more focused on your progress than your pain.
As long as it’s on the outside of your body, you can apply your CBD topical practically anywhere that needs a little bit of support. Products like lotions, creams, and cooling gels are great for larger areas of discomfort like the neck, shoulders, back, or legs, while smaller products like roll-ons can be powerful when applied on the temples or wrists. It simply depends on what kind of pain relief you need most. But, we promise, the perfect CBD topical lotion is out there waiting for you (probably on the Cannovia website, too).
Quick Onset of Effects
Because of the topical application, effects kick in almost immediately. These quick results are one of the most significant benefits behind these infused lotions— you don’t have to wait for relief! With topicals like Cannovia’s, you feel relief almost the instant you rub into your problem areas. This kind of relief can last for hours, and as soon as you feel it fading, you can always just apply some more. How convenient is that?
Here at Cannovia CBD, we recommend re-applying your CBD topical 1-3 times a day, depending on how much relief you need. Doing this kind of consistent application can ensure that you stay ahead of the pain, keeping you feeling your best. You only need a small dab of product to get the full effects, so always start with a small amount – a little goes a long way.. If you find that this amount isn’t strong enough to provide the relief you need, just use a little bit more next time.
Easy to Use
Speaking of convenience, accessibility is a major factor in the popularity of topical CBD. Not everybody is comfortable consuming CBD with a vape pen or even using a tincture. Topicals, however, are so straightforward and easy to apply that practically every consumer can enjoy the benefits of CBD topicals..
You apply a CBD topical lotion just how you would any other cream or lotion. Massaging the CBD into your skin allows the cannabinoids a chance to absorb and get to work quickly, giving you the potent relief that you deserve. But it truly is that easy! You treat it just like you would your everyday skincare routine; only, you get a lot more benefits out of these special infused lotions than others.
CBD Topicals Compared To Other CBD Products
For new CBD consumers, it’s essential to look at how topical CBD compares to other CBD products on the market. After all, they’re quite unique!
CBD tinctures are other incredibly popular products in the CBD health and wellness sphere. These oils hold all of their own special benefits, but it’s essential to see how they compare to topicals. The biggest, most obvious difference here is the consumption method. You can consume CBD oils under the tongue but, you absolutely cannot consume topicals in any way. Instead, they’re designed for you to apply directly to the skin.
Another huge difference between topical CBD and other products like oils is the range and concentration of effects. CBD products that you ingest (such as oils or edibles) will produce more of a wide range of benefits, spanning throughout the body. While they are still fantastic for pain, they will not directly target those painful areas as closely as topicals will. Thus, if you struggle with concentrated areas of pain, a CBD topical is going to be your best bet. The results are just more potent for complications like these.
The onset time of effect is also drastically different between products. As we mentioned above, CBD topicals will get to work almost immediately, helping you feel full effects within minutes. With other products like tinctures, you will have to be more patient! You cannot expect immediate results with tinctures or edibles. For those products, users report the best effect when integrating usage into a daily wellness rountine.
Finding The Best CBD Topical Lotion For You
Luckily for you, you don’t have to search too hard to find the best CBD topical lotion. Here at Cannovia, we pride ourselves on the quality behind our CBD topicals, giving you a range of options to choose from depending on what you need most.
We offer a unique CBD cooling gel that comes at an impressive 750 mg. This full-spectrum topical is excellent for on-the-go use, providing cooling and pain relief whenever your body calls for it. Cannovia makes this topical using natural, healthy ingredients including analgesics for an immediate cooling effect, and absolutely no artificial colors, fragrances, parabens, or fertilizers. This means you can apply this topical 100% guilt-free.
Along with our popular cooling gel, Cannovia CBD also offers a high-strength, 750mg full-spectrum soothing CBD lotion that’s perfect for moisturizing and nourishing skincare.. With just a slight dab of this lotion, you’ll notice your discomforts melt away in no time. Very quickly you’ll feel the soothing, softening and hydrating effects of Cannovia’s CBD lotion.
Perhaps the best thing about these products is the fact that they’ve been crafted with Moroccan Argan oil. Not only does this help with added hydration, but it’s also packed with omega 6 and 9 fatty acids as well as a natural vitamin antioxidants for healthier skin. Regardless of which topical appeals to you most, the experts behind Cannovia are here to help you find the best CBD topical solution and so much more!
Shopping Through Cannovia CBD
Now that you’re an expert in all things topical CBD, it’s time to purchase some for yourself. Buying your own high-quality Cannovia CBD is the best way to find out whether or not a CBD topical is the right product for you. Our website makes shopping a breeze, and your brand-new topicals will show up safe and sound at your door in a timely fashion. This way, you don’t have to deal with those aches and pains for too much longer.
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Helped with knee pain. I climb a lot of stairs. There was sharp pain in my left knee especially. I applied the lotion for a few days and noticed considerably less pain.
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