While the effects of weed have a wide-range range, anywhere between subtle and dramatic, there are always inventive and intuitive consumption methods to appease the non-tokers. In fact, the notion that getting high is the only way that your mind and body can benefit from cannabis is a misleading concept that is quickly fading away with the times. That being said since herb has the power to ease the mind, why not let cannabis-infused topicals have the ability to help alleviate the body from aches and pains?
What is cannabis topicals?
Topicals are cannabis-infused body products — lotions, balms, oils and soaps — that can be absorbed through the skin for soothing relief from core pain, soreness and inflammation. The most common reason that people love to buy cannabis topicals online is that they’re made of all-natural ingredients, are non-intoxicating (you don’t get high from them) and can offer many therapeutic benefits; since topicals provide nourishment and hydration to the skin in the areas that they’re applied to. Needless to say, this type of consumption method is a growing market allowing both patients and recreational consumers harness the euphoric properties of weed without worrying about feeling under the influence. The best part is that you can also buy cannabis topicals online for your pets! There is a variety of hemp-infused, organic salves for your dog’s hot spots, paws and face wrinkles. Talk about covering all the bases!
How do cannabis topicals work their magic?
Cannabis-infused topicals work to relieve pain by binding a network of receptors (CB2) which are found throughout our bodies. In order to achieve this, the topical must activate the endocannabinoid system, which can occur naturally, but benefits from the help of cannabis compounds. The best part is that topicals will only work to penetrate the receptors and rarely breach the bloodstream to affect the mental state of the user.
What are some common systems that cannabis topicals treat?
While pain, soreness and inflammation can all be treated by topicals, there is a spectrum of possibilities when it comes to the benefits.
- Chronic itching
- Arthritic pain
- Muscle soreness
Which cannabis-infused topical are you most keen to try? Drop a comment below to share with our readers.
Alex Wilks is the Social Media & Content Creator for Trek Marketing. Her work has been featured on Global News, Black Press Media, andthe Kwantlen Chronicle