How to Use Cannabis Infused Topicals
Cannabis infused topicals may not be consumed traditionally, but they can be an effective way to relieve pain or inflammation without feeling the psychoactive effects common when inhaling or consuming marijuana. Topicals or cannabis salve can be produced in a few different forms including creams, balms, ointments, and lotions. Cannabis binds with an oil high in saturated fat that is then combined with a wax or butter that can later be applied to one’s skin. Topicals can contain significant amounts of THC but users should not worry, topicals do not get users high.
What can Cannabis Infused Topicals Treat?
Cannabis infused topicals are simple to use, apply the salve directly to the affected area and re-apply as needed. Cannabis topicals can be used to treat a number of ailments including inflammation, joint pain, skin irritation, muscle soreness and in some cases irregular cell growth. With any form of topical treatment, individual results will vary and some balms or creams may prove to be better for your needs than others. Office workers with sore muscles or who suffer from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome may want to consider trying topical infused cannabis.
How do Cannabis Infused Topicals Work?
Cannabis infused topicals are applied to the skin where the THC and/or CBD present is able to penetrate the skin and bind with receptors in our body that make up part of our endocannabinoid system. Messages are then sent to the body that help treat the affected areas. While the THC and CBD bind to receptors in our body, it does not enter our bloodstream eliminating the risk of getting high.
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