What’s the deal with CBD Topicals?
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CBD has hit the mainstream and it doesn’t show any signs of letting up. As its increased in prevalence, it’s also evolved in form. Manufacturers can extract CBD from cannabis plants and use it to produce a whole line of cannabidiol products, known as CBD topicals.


But how does cannabis work on the outside of your body? Are there any legitimate medicinal benefits, or is it just a placebo?


Topicals (such as lotions and creams) infused with cannabis—specifically CBD—are quickly gaining popularity for their medicinal benefits. The topicals aren’t transdermal, meaning not designed to pass into your bloodstream (alleviating even the smallest chance of psychoactive effects—the high).


Some of the most popular CBD topicals include salves, balms, oils, and lotions. However, CBD oil is so versatile it can be infused into many other products like cosmetics and massage oils. The skin is the body’s largest organ. When you apply a topical, active cannabinoids are absorbed directly into the treated area, interacting with our body’s natural endocannabinoid system (ECS).


The ECS is a series of receptors found throughout the body, including organs, bodily systems, tissues and glands. It plays a role in immunity, digestion, emotional well-being and much more. Regulating such things as pain, hunger, mood and memory. When we contract a disease or disorder, it also impacts our endocannabinoid system.


When CBD topicals are applied to the skin, they interact with ECS receptors. Once absorbed, individuals can feel relief from a variety of symptoms, including pain, inflammation, tension, and muscle aches.


When you apply a topical to an affected area, not only is the CBD absorbed directly into the skin, but it provides focused relief to the area where you need it the most. In addition to having no negative side effects and being completely non-addictive.


Stop into any of our Vapor Galleria stores and ask about our CBD offerings.