Posted on December 10, 2018
Topical Cannabis and You
Are you considering topical cannabis to help treat some of your medical conditions? Maybe you have heard about it online, or maybe your medical professional has talked to you about it. No matter your reason for looking into topical cannabis, there are some things that you should know about topical cannabis in cannabis in general before you decide whether or not it is right for you. That way, you can make a decision that you feel secure about and move forward and whichever way is best for you.
Cannabis is simply another name for marijuana. However, there are some parts of the marijuana plant that can be extracted and used medically to treat a variety of different conditions. The most popular of these right now is CBD oil. CBD is a cannabinoid, one of many chemicals that make up marijuana. One of the most important things about CBD is that it is not psychoactive. It will not make you high! This makes it very useful for many people who simply do not want to get high or who cannot use marijuana because of frequent drug tests at work.
CBD works by interacting with your body’s endocannabinoid system. This recently discovered regulatory system helps your body manage all sorts of other systems it helps regulate your immune response, control your limbic response, and works on things from inflammation to appetite to weight control and more. Clearly, this is an important system for you!
Cannabinoids that make you high mimic the body’s own endocannabinoid chemicals. Instead of doing this, though, CBD just helps your body regulate these chemicals. Specifically, it prevents your body from breaking these endocannabinoid chemicals down. This means that your body has more of its own chemicals available to help regulate this system. When your body needs to control something, it’s always useful for it to have all of the chemicals that it needs to do that.
Some people prefer to ingest their CBD oil. They may take pills or use tinctures or concentrated substances to add it to their beverages. However, others prefer topical CPD application these topical cannabis creams and salves allow you to apply the CBD directly to whatever hurts. Because CBD seems to help regulate inflammation and lower levels of certain types of pain, this can allow you to deliver the CBD directly to the area that hurts.
Many people use topical cannabis creams and salves find that they do need to figure out how much cream is helpful for their body. This may take some trial and error. If you apply some cream to an area that hurts, like to an arthritic hand, wait a little bit. If the pain doesn’t lessen or go away, then you can apply more cream.
At Evolve Formulas, we have many topical cannabis solutions for you. Simply talk to one of our topical cannabis experts. They will help you determine exactly how and where you want to apply your topical cannabis, which may help determine which product is right for you. We hope you feel better soon!