Why Use a CBD Topical?

December 22, 2017

Not all CBD products have to be ingested or inhaled! Growing in popularity in recent years are CBD topicals, which feature full-spectrum CBD hemp oil in a form designed to be applied externally.

CBD topicals are becoming a staple among those who are regularly physically active, from hard-core athletes to weekend warriors. They’re also popular among those looking to help their skin combat the sometimes damaging effects that can come from being regularly out-and-about.

What are CBD Topicals?

CBD topicals are cannabis-infused balms, salves, lotions, and oils that you massage directly onto your skin.

CBD topicals are infused with hemp oil rich in CBD (cannabidiol), a natural, non-psychoactive compound extracted from the seeds, stalks, and flowers of cannabis plants that helps keep your functions in balance and your performance at its best.

These active compounds of the CBD oil are absorbed through your skin, where they can interact with nearby receptors without ever reaching the bloodstream.

CBD hemp oil topicals also contain an array of other essential nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, proteins, and fatty acids, to encourage health so you can function every day at your peak.

Like all CBD hemp oil products, CBD topicals are non-psychoactive, so you can take advantage of CBD’s balancing properties without concern that you’ll get high.

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How Do CBD Topicals Work?

While inhaling or vaping CBD hemp oil delivers CBD to your bloodstream and affects the whole body, topically applying CBD gives you more focused and targeted effects.

Using this transdermal method, the CBD is absorbed directly through the skin’s epidermis and pores where it can interact with receptors close by without ever reaching your bloodstream.

This allows the effects from topicals to be focused where they are needed most instead of you having to wait for the cannabinoids to travel throughout your body.

After they’ve been absorbed through the skin, CBD and other trace cannabinoids found in hemp oil interact with nearby cannabinoid receptors of your endocannabinoid system, a regulatory network that keeps many of your functions in balance.

What are the Benefits of CBD Topicals?

By interacting with the endocannabinoid system, CBD encourages balance so that you can perform at your best. Your endocannabinoid system is always working to keep functions like your mood, appetite, metabolism, immune response, sleep, and pain response in check.

Hemp-derived cannabinoids like CBD can augment the efforts of the cannabinoids that your body synthesizes so that your endocannabinoid system can do its job efficiently and keep you running at your best. By interacting with cannabinoid receptors, they help alter the release of neurotransmitters to control communication between cells to better manage your physiological functions.

Besides the natural benefits of CBD, hemp oil also offers a plethora of vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, proteins, and other nutrients that are essential for keeping your body functions running efficiently.

Here’s a look at some of the vitamins found in CBD hemp oil topicals:

  • Vitamins A & D are responsible for skin repair. They support skin cell growth and manage oil production to keep skin soft and supple.
  • Vitamins C & E serve as antioxidants, protecting the skin’s’ collagen and elastin against damage from the sun and free radicals.
  • B complex vitamins play an important role in the construction process for skin, hair, and nails.

These nutrients nourish and protect your skin from daily damage from exposure to the environment around it.

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There’s a reason why CBD topicals are a popular option for both CBD enthusiasts and those who are new to the cannabinoid.

Experienced CBD users have come to appreciate the benefits of being able to apply the benefits of CBD right where they’re needed.

For beginners, CBD topicals offer a minimally invasive method for trying out CBD before eventually also incorporating oral or inhalable CBD products.

How Should I Use CBD Topicals?

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CBD topicals allow you to apply the nourishing properties of CBD oil right to your troubled areas.

Are your joints and muscles sore after a particularly strenuous workout? Did your skin get exposed to too much sun during a weekend hike? You can massage CBD topicals directly to the areas where the full-spectrum botanical is needed most for more focused effects.

While CBD is more permeable to the skin than most other cannabinoids like THC, your skin has a relatively low absorption rate for cannabinoids. It’s a good idea to apply topicals liberally to the targeted areas to overcome the barrier.

Dixie Botanicals® offers a CBD-infused salve that can be massaged into your skin, joints, and muscles when you’re feeling rough or regularly throughout the day. Our Dixie Botanicals® Salvation Balm contains pure CBD oil blended with beeswax, camphor oil, and a unique cedarwood and lavender oil herbal blend.

Get Started with CBD Topicals

We’ll deliver our Dixie Botanicals® Salvation Balm directly to your door. Our CBD oil products are available throughout the United States. Get started with CBD today by visiting the HempMeds® online store.