The turning point of this cream is that it’s made with Cannabidiol, or more commonly known as CBD. CBD is a cannabinoid found within cannabis, hence the name similarity. Likewise with It’s more well-known sister compound, THC. Though they are found in the same plant, they work entirely different. Most noticeably being that CBD cannot, and will not get you high. It also passes drug tests nationwide, so no need to worry if your state hasn’t passed medicinal cannabis in its current laws.
What Exactly is a CBD-Infused Topical Cream?
Let me take you through the process of how such a miracle worker cream is created. First CBD is extracted from the Hemp plant through what we call the Ethanol method, and then the CBD is added to the desired ingredients, usually olive oil or coconut oil, along with some additives like essential oils to further amplify the relief, to form a CBD-infused topical cream.
How Do CBD Topicals Work?
Skin is very porous, making for a great way for CBD to be absorbed. Within your tissue, you have two different type of receptors, CB1 and CB2. These are connected to what is known as the Endocannabinoid system, which is mostly known for homeostasis and regulating pain, mood, hunger, and memory. Those receptors are then triggered by CBD you have just applied, to elevate your pain-relieving endocannabinoids to block the absorption anandamide, which is the compound that regulates pain.
Secondly, this one is more focal for people who do labor work or work out regularly. When your body induces intense motions, you create micro tears in your muscles. This is the reason you feel sore the days to come after the labor, this produces inflammation that causes the pain. CBD has the power to limit that inflammation and decreasing pain overall.
Lastly, you have receptors called TrpV1 that keep track of your body temperature. When triggered, the put out heat, which can soothe pain receptors. Using this method, CBD can cause these receptors to be hyperactive for a period of time, causing the pain receptors to get hot, and desensitize them. Meaning if they’re desensitized, they can’t detect pain.