CBD topicals are lotions, creams, oils and salves that are infused cannabidiol. Topicals are applied to the skin to treat pain and inflammation but do not produce the sense of euphoria associated with smoking or consuming marijuana. No, you will not fail your drug test.
What is CBD (Cannabidiol)?
Until recently, the most widely known compound in cannabis was delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), but cannabis contains both THC and CBD. THC is the better known cannabinoid because of its ability to produce mind-altering effects (it gets you high). On the other hand, CBD has no psychoactive effects and will not alter the state of mind of anyone that uses it. Some people describe CBD as being like THC without the psychoactive effects.
What can CBD treat?
The properties found in CBD have been used to treat a wide range of medical conditions, some of which include:
- chronic Pain
- anxiety, depression, and PTSD
Why use CBD topically?
In addition to the anti-anxiety benefits of CBD, the anti-inflammatory and natural pain-relieving properties become useful when trying to soothe achy muscles and joints. The healing properties of CBD have been used to treat an array of skin conditions like acne, eczema, and psoriasis. CBD is rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, which is a powerful antioxidant that is more powerful than vitamins C & E. Antioxidants are known to fight the effects of aging and protects the skin against free radicals like smoke, UV rays, and environmental pollutants that can lead to fine lines and wrinkles.
- anti-aging properties
- beneficial in treatment of acne
- powerful antioxidant
- omega-3 fatty acids