Written by VY Ambassador, Sarah Schwefel
Sarah Schwefel is certified in endocannabinoid medicine from the American Journal of Endocannabinoid Medicine.
CBD has become increasingly popular and for good reason. Through research, CBD has demonstrated a wide range of therapeutic benefits, helping individuals support their everyday health and wellness, as well as being able to help sooth an array of ailments. There are many products available on the market with CBD; though there are only three primary routes of administration to choose from, inhalation, topical application, and ingesting CBD orally. In this guide we will take a deeper look at topical administration of CBD and learn the many benefits it can provide.
What is CBD?
First, what exactly is CBD? CBD is one of over 100 cannabinoids that have been identified in cannabis and hemp plants. CBD is the most prominent cannabinoid found in hemp plants, and the majority of products available with CBD are derived from hemp.
CBD is non-psychoactive, meaning it will not induce any euphoria like the well-known THC. In fact, CBD can be used to counteract uncomfortable euphoria brought on by ingesting too much THC.
*Vital You Makes No Medical Claims.
What are the benefits of topical administration of CBD?
CBD has been heavily researched, discovering a wide range of benefits consumers can value from. When applying CBD topically, by the way of lotions or bath soaks, the body is able to absorb the cannabinoid through the skin’s endocannabinoid receptors, which then deliver the therapeutic effects. Here are some of the many benefits CBD has when applied topically:
- Reduces inflammation and pain
- Antioxidant helping to protect and preserve aging skin
- Reduces sebum in the skin helping to combat acne
- Reduces redness, itchiness, and soothes irritated skin
- Relaxes tight muscles
How long will it take to feel the effects?
When applying CBD topically, the benefits one receives are highly dependent on the quality of the formulation. If the compounds do not blend with water, it leads to poor drug diffusion across the skin and in turn very little CBD will be absorbed by the body. Additionally, if the formula is not made correctly, it will form colloidal suspensions, thus separating the product and creating sediment. At Vital You, all products are handcrafted in small batches to ensure high quality products each and every time. When using a bath bomb, lotion, or massage oil, one should feel the effects in 15 to 20 minutes.
How to use Vital You’s products to leverage the benefits of topical CBD
Bath bombs are a great way to soak away aches and pains, as well as to relax the body after a long and busy day. Vital You’s bath bombs fuse herbal medicine and hemp to create a unique healing experience. Bath bombs can deliver many benefits including reducing inflammation and pain, and soothing irritated skin.
Created with synergy in mind, the CBD salves help to target a specific area on the body that needs the support CBD can deliver. They are a blend of herbs and CBD, perfectly crafted to meet your needs. The Deep Relief Salve is ideal to reach for to bring deep relief to an area, for example a muscle spasm or inflamed joint. The Cherish Skin Salve helps to hydrate and nourish the skin and is a great way to harness the antioxidant power of CBD to help fight against free radicals and support our skin as we age. Another way we can harness the benefits CBD has for our skin is by using toner with CBD. Vital You’s toners turn our every beauty routine into a self-love experience. Not only can we get the benefits of CBD, but also the many benefits essential oils can bring both to our skin, and when inhaled.
CBD is a game changer when added into our self-care routines. It brings many benefits to those who consume and when applied topically it is absorbed into the endocannabinoid system to support us as needed. Whether you are looking to ease inflamed and irritated skin, bring relief to an aching body, or find ways to support your health and wellness, there is a CBD topical product for you.
*Vital You makes no medical claims.
The statements made regarding these products have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This blog is for educational purposes only and is not a substitute for or alternative to information from health care practitioners. Please consult your health care professional before using any product.