CBD CREAMS have been used topically to relieve pain and treat skin rashes throughout the world for centuries. More than 8000 studies have shown CBD complements and enhances our bodies own endocannabinoid system or ECS, responsible for regulating bodily functions such as pain reception, inflammation, sleep regulation, etc.
CBD skin products are available in various forms, most popularly CBD creams and can be used on the hands, knees, feet, back, neck…basically “wherever it hurts.”
These topical preparations are not addictive, create no “high” and are being used successfully to treat pain, inflammatory skin rashes, and bacterial skin infections.
Phytocannabinoid-rich hemp oil products made for skin application have a wide possibility of use:
- Joint pain (arthritis pain)
- Joint swelling
- Muscle pain
- Inflammatory skin conditions
- Itchy Rashes
- Bacterial infections (MRSA)
- Neck and back pain
- Contact dermatitis
- Nerve pain
Topical CBD seems to be one of the most versatile applications for this already very versatile compound. It seems only logical that with skin being the largest organ in the human body, compounds applied to the skin can beneficially affect the body in countless ways.
An improper immune response can result in inflammation and this is why CBD is being researched as an anti-inflammatory for inflammation-related skin conditions.
Other important functions of the endocannabinoid system in the skin include regulation of cell growth and wound healing.
CBD receptors have been found throughout the skin. CBD is absorbed into your skin along with other ingredients in your cream similar to sunscreen or face creams. Because CBD cream is applied to a specific location on your body, the benefits that the CBD are bringing to your body are hyper-focused on the area where you applied the CBD cream.
If you tend to get arthritis in a knee or a shooting pain in your neck, CBD cream can be used to focus the CBD to an exact location of the body. People with arthritis pain have reported fast relief by applying cannabinoid-rich topical products directly to an inflamed and painful joint.
The skin is excellent at absorbing and delivering nutrients from creams or oils that are applied to it, and in this case, the CBD that is in your product gets absorbed as well. Eczema sufferers have also reported success using CBD oils and creams topically.
You likely do not need to worry about drug interactions when using topical CBD creams, but we always recommend speaking with your doctor and/or dermatologist. Often times, CBD creams provide alternatives to costly and side-effect-producing prescription meds. To proceed, liberally apply CBD cream to unbroken skin where you have pain or skin irritation.