The CBD culture has taken the health and wellness industry by storm. Considering the innumerable health benefits of using CBD products, one shouldn’t overlook these products, since they offer great alternative options for treating various health conditions.
In Canada, the CBD industry has been thriving since the passing of the Cannabis Act in 2018, and various new and improved ranges of products have come to the market. Topicals have been amazingly received by consumers as they have shown promising results to treat various health conditions along with being a great skincare product.
Defining CBD Cream
Under the category of CBD topicals you can find lotions, balms, salves, cream, and transdermal patches. Cream along with other topicals are products that have to be applied over the skin and are made from CBD oil which is simply a hemp extract dissolved in an oil-based solution. Since cream contains the oil it too has all the medicinal benefits too.
One thing that should be noted is that most CBD creams are broad-spectrum. What does that mean? Well, broad-spectrum means that the oil incorporated in the cream has little to no THC present hence it is free of any intoxicating effect of this compound.
Does that mean that creams that aren’t broad-spectrum are intoxicating? Luckily no, creams regardless of being broad-spectrum or not are not intoxicating because the other category of cannabidiol is full-spectrum and isolated. Given the name isolated, this category of products comprises CBD alone without any other compound of the hemp plant. As for full-spectrum, it is a mixture of many compounds present in the hemp plant including THC. But the amount of THC is very little and is insufficient to cause a high.
CBD creams also contain terpenes, other minor cannabinoids, vitamin E, or aloe vera for added benefits.
Benefits of CBD Cream
There are numerous benefits of CBD cream and research has proven that it offers amazing results when treating various skin disorders. You would not want to miss out on the advantages of the cream so let’s get started.
1. Contains Anti-Aging Properties
CBD cream along with having cannabinoids, and terpenes has vitamins and essential oils added to it that have anti-aging properties and help in reducing wrinkles on the face.
2. Helps to Balance the Complexion
Cannabidiol in the cream interacts with the endocannabinoid system in the skin and keeps it in balance, therefore, resulting in improved hydration with no extra oil on the skin and a reduction in dark spots.
3. Treats Skin Disorders
Recently, cannabidiol creams have proved to be very beneficial in treating psoriasis, acne, and eczema. The cream may help with acne by targeting the root cause and it decreases the secretion of the sebaceous gland. Moreover, the anti-inflammatory properties help to treat other skin conditions like psoriasis and eczema.
4. Reduces Chronic Pain
Cream has been the method of choice for individuals afflicted with joint pain such as arthritis. The analgesic properties of CBD help to treat chronic pain such as that seen in arthritis and multiple sclerosis.
How to Use CBD Cream
Using topicals like cream is very convenient; all you need to do is apply it to the localized area of discomfort, rash, inflammation, or pain. So if you are having all these problems consider a healing salve.
It is always wise to start with a low dose CBD cream and then gradually increase it until the desired effect is achieved. Currently, no potential side effects of cream have been identified, so it is safe to use.
Choosing a Cream that is Right For You
Just like with any other product check the quality of the cream that you intend to buy through third-party lab results. As per Canadian law, any product containing greater than 0.3 percent THC is prohibited to be sold or bought hence you should always read labels to be sure of what you are buying.
Always confirm the hemp source of your cream, since only organic hemp grown in high-quality soil and a safe environment produces an effective oil. Thus, the source of hemp directly correlates with the efficacy of the product you’re buying.
Additionally, check for the reputation of the brand through online reviews, as they give you an insight into the quality of products that the brand is offering from those who have used the product.