However, when you put these together they create a powerful combination that provides you with more health benefits.
There are numerous medical benefits when it comes to THC-infused topicals. For starters, seeing that topicals are ‘area specific’ medication, you can treat a wide range of conditions with it. From pain and inflammation to alleviating itches, scratches or even bug bites.
The endocannabinoid system is responsible for the immune system, regulating the neural activities throughout the body and much more.
Medical Benefits of CBD Topicals
This is because THC has a lot of medical properties, including;
Similar to THC, CBD provides a lot of medical benefits to users. The only major difference between these two, apart from the chemical structure, is that CBD cannot get you high. In fact, CBD is the counter-weight to the euphoric effects of THC.
This is why when you have a product that contains both CBD and THC, you’re getting more medical benefit (value) for your buck. This doesn’t mean that separately they are any less effective, it simply means that combining them generates a more acute sense of relief.
Pharmaceutical companies are currently working on creating cannabinoid-specific medicine. This means that they focus on either CBD or THC as the base of their medicine.
Consumers looking to reap the potential benefits of cannabidiol (CBD), the wildly popular non-intoxicating cannabinoid found in the cannabis plant, will likely run into not only CBD oil, but also many different types of CBD cream and other topical CBD products.
In fact, since the 2018 Farm Bill legalized hemp-derived CBD products on a federal level in the US and placed them under the jurisdiction of the Food and Drug Administration, the health and wellness market has been inundated with an array of CBD creams and other topicals.
CBD-infused topicals include lotions, salves, and creams that are applied on the skin for relief on the surface or a bit deeper in muscle tissue. CBD cream, as the name implies, is a cream-based topical that contains CBD. Most beauty creams are generally made up of about half oil and half water.
“Typically products infused with a broad spectrum CBD extract are more effective than products containing isolate or distillate,” Chasen said.
Concocting your own CBD-infused cream can offer more precise dosing and control over the CBD that is used.