Cannabidiol derived from the hemp and cannabis plants is gaining popularity among customers world over due to CBD benefits. Also, the World Health Organisation (WHO) does not find any risk for public health or potential for abuse from CBD, and the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) removed it from the list of prohibited substances. Products made using it are popular for its analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects. So, people are using it to treat common ailments like muscle and joint pains, headaches, skin rashes, etc. Here in this article we will investigate about CBD oil and CBD cream massage, read on to know more.
CBD topicals are products made using cannabidiol and are to be applied on the skin for massages, skincare, wound healing, and other therapeutic purposes. The cannabidiol contained in these products interacts with CB2 receptors of the endocannabinoid system (ECS) and imparts quick localized effects like reducing pain, inflammations, relax muscles, reduce stress, etc. Because of this, athletes are including CBD topical products in their training regimen to improve their performance, and for faster recovery from injuries.
CBD topical products are made using either of the two types of CBD: CBD isolates and full-spectrum CBD. CBD isolate is 99% pure CBD and does not contain other cannabinoids; this makes it highly potent and is suitable for experiencing pure cannabidiol effects. Full-spectrum CBD products contain the full spectrum of cannabinoids naturally found in the hemp plant, including 0.3% of THC, and this creates the entourage effect. This effect enhances the individual effect of each cannabinoid and is generally considered to be more effective than CBD isolate. Because these products are used for topical application, there is no cause of concern about the psychotropic effects of THC, as it does not enter the bloodstream.
The benefits of massaging with CBD oil and creams are due to cannabidiol’s effect on CB2 receptors of the endocannabinoid system (ECS). The ECS is a network of neurotransmitters and chemical messengers spread throughout the body that plays a significant role in homeostasis. The CB2 receptors of the ECS are associated with the immune system and skin being the largest organ in the body, has a high concentration of these receptors. One of the primary functions of our skin is to act as a physical barrier and protect the body from infection, toxins, harmful substances, and pathogens entering the body. So, it is an important component of the immune system.
Inflammation And Pain Relief: Due to CBD’s effect on the CB2 receptors, massaging with CBD oil or cream reduces inflammation and the pain due to it. This is because inflammation is an immune response to injuries, infection, bruises, etc. So, people are using it for reducing inflammation and pain due to back pain and is a better option than over the counter pain relief ointments and oils. It is also useful for relieving pain and inflammation of joints in people suffering from arthritis. Apart from this, the hemp seed oil used for formulating these products is an excellent moisturizer and helps with soothing the skin.
Relaxation: Due to CBD’s anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects, massaging with CBD oil or cream relaxes the muscles and this also reduces stress. Most often, CBD massage oil also contains essential oils to enhance the relaxing effect and to give added benefits to the massage. Finally, with a reduction in stress and discomfort due to pain or inflammation, you will be much relaxed and less anxious.
Preventing Skin Cancer: The high amounts of antioxidants contained in the CBD oil negates the damaging effect of free radicals on the skin due to environmental pollutants and UV rays. It is to be noted that free radicals are one of the primary triggers of cancer or oncogenesis and this is especially true in the case of skin cancer. So, massaging with CBD oil or cream helps to prevent the development of skin cancer. It is also advisable to use CBD sunscreen with SPF protection as a skin cancer preventive measure.
Reduce Acne: Facial massage with CBD oil or cream helps to reduce acne due to its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial effects. CBD reduces the secretion of sebum by the sebaceous gland and can be useful to prevent acne breakouts.
Psoriasis And Eczema: Massaging with CBD oil and cream helps to reduce the discomforts due to these severe skin conditions. It reduces the discomfort due to inflammation and soothes the skin because of the high amounts of fatty acids contained in CBD oil. Also, the antioxidants contained in it aids in skin regeneration and reduces the severity of psoriasis and eczema.
On a final note, some people might develop allergies to CBD topical products like cream or oils, and this occurs usually in those people who are allergic to cannabis products. In such cases, it is ideal to use CBD isolate topical products because it does not contain any other plant compounds or cannabinoids.
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