Curious about the health benefits of cannabis? Want to explore the potential advantages of cannabis, but, not really comfortable with “getting high?”
If so, a cannabis topical is likely a good option for you to try. Cannabis containing lotions, salves, balms, or other topical treatments, are a popular method used to reap the soothing effects of cannabis, but, without experiencing the psychoactive, or “high” effects.
Cannabis topicals are health-and-wellness products that contain cannabis, and cannabis by-products, that are applied directly to the skin. They are typically available as all-natural lotions, salves, or balms, but can found in various other options, like gels or spray-mists. Topicals do not produce the intoxicating effects experienced by users when consuming other forms of cannabis products.
What are the beneficial effects of cannabis topicals?
Cannabinoids found within the cannabis plant are commonly understood to have natural anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties.
Applying a topical cannabis preparation, (in the form of lotion, balm or other product) directly to an affected area of the body can deliver quick relief from the symptoms being treated.
What symptoms can you treat with cannabis topicals?
Ailments that result in localized symptoms within the body, or, some skin conditions, are the most commonly treated conditions by cannabis topicals.
Examples of conditions where relief may be found using a cannabis topical product are arthritis pain, eczema, and sore muscles.
Minor skin irritations, like a cut or scrape, requiring simple first-aid treatment can also be soothed with a first-aid cannabis topical ointment.
Why can’t you get “high” from using cannabis topicals?
The psychoactive effects of the cannabis plant are only experienced if the plant’s high-inducing component, THC, enters the user’s bloodstream. This can only occur by ingesting cannabis in methods other than topicals.
Smoking, vaping, dabbing, or ingestion (orally with edibles, or under the tongue with tinctures) are consumption methods that deliver cannabinoids to the bloodstream. With topical treatments, cannabinoids are absorbed by the skin; they do not enter the body’s bloodstream.
Unless the method of consuming cannabis enables the euphoric inducing component, THC, to enter the bloodstream, you cannot get “high”. Even if your topical product has a high percentage of THC, psychoactive effects will not be felt.
Which topical ingredient should I choose?
Deciding which cannabis topical to choose can be confusing. Ingredient lists on available topicals can be confusing and difficult to decipher. Decide which one is the right one for you by understanding the difference between commonly listed ingredients found in topicals.
What is THC?
Tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, is a component of the cannabis plant well-known for inducing the “high” effects commonly associated with smoking marijuana. Topicals containing THC enables users to experience the benefits of THC without feeling the high.
What is CBD?
Cannabidiol, or CBD, is another active component of the cannabis plant. It has gained popularity for its known medical benefits. Considered the ying to THC’s yang, CBD is safely used in many cannabis products.
What is Cannabis oil?
Cannabis oil is oil extracted from the cannabis plant that contains both THC and CBD, as well as many other components of the plant. Sometimes called “full-spectrum oil”, cannabis oil is wonderful for those looking to experience the benefits of both CBD and THC.
What is Hemp seed oil?
Hemp seed oil is oil extracted from cannabis plants that are known to have less than 0.3% THC. CBD and other cannabinoids are present in hemp seed oil. Labels that list hemp seed oil in their ingredient list mean the product contains CBD and other beneficial cannabinoids.
Cannabis Topicals: the smooth choice
Affordable and safe, cannabis topicals have been found to soothe and heal various ailments; thanks to the ancient healing properties of the cannabis plant. Whether your seeking relief from pain, irritating skin conditions, or just want a gentle way to introduce cannabis, and its benefits to the body, cannabis topicals are a smooth choice.
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