WHAT IS CBD?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a naturally occurring compound found in the resinous flower of cannabis, a plant with a rich history as a medicine dating back thousands of years. Today, scientists and doctors around the world are testing and confirming the therapeutic properties of CBD. A safe and non-addictive substance, CBDes is one of more than one hundred “phytocannabinoids” that are unique to cannabis and give the plant its robust therapeutic profile.
CBD is closely related to another important medicinally active phytocannabinoid: tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the compound that causes the psychoactivity that cannabis is famous for. These are the two components of cannabis that have been studied the most by scientists.
Both CBD and THC have significant therapeutic attributes. But unlike THC, CBD does not make a person feel “high” or intoxicated. This is because CBD and THC act in different ways on different receptors in the brain and body.
CBD can actually decrease or neutralize the psychoactive effects of THC, depending on how much of each compound is consumed. Many people want the health benefits of cannabis without the psychoactivity, or with very little of it.
The fact that CBD is therapeutically potent and non-intoxicating, and easy to take as a CBD oil, makes it an attractive treatment option for those who are cautious when trying cannabis for the first time.
CBD: THE MULTIPURPOSE MOLECULE
Many people are looking for alternatives to pharmaceuticals with severe side effects – medicine is more in tune with natural processes. By leveraging how we function biologically on a deep level, CBD can provide relief from chronic pain, anxiety, inflammation, depression, and many other conditions.
Extensive scientific research, largely sponsored by the US government, and growing anecdotal accounts from patients and physicians highlight the potential of CBD as a treatment for a wide range of diseases, including (but not limited to ):
– Autoimmune diseases (inflammation, rheumatoid arthritis)
– Neurological conditions (Alzheimer’s, dementia, Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, Huntington’s chorea, stroke, traumatic brain injury)
– Metabolic syndrome (diabetes, obesity)
– Neuropsychiatric disease (autism, ADHD, post-traumatic stress disorder, alcoholism)
– Gut disorders (colitis, Crohn’s disease)
– Cardiovascular dysfunction (atherosclerosis, arrhythmia)
– Skin disease (acne , dermatitis, psoriasis).
CBD OIL: USES AND BENEFITS
With CBD oil we can take advantage of the therapeutic benefits of cannabis without suffering the side effects caused by smoking. It is one of the most effective options when it comes to using cannabis therapeutically.
It is possible to consume it discreetly by sick people who want to improve their quality of life or, even, there are parents who consider improving the quality of life of their children with neurodegenerative problems with the use of CBD oil. In addition, made from olive oil, it can be taken with different types of food or used topically.
Also, it can be used to improve the skin problems of dermatological diseases such as psoriasis and reduce the most severe symptoms of diseases such as multiple sclerosis.
Responding to the increase in the therapeutic demand for CBD, seed banks are constantly working to obtain genetics with more CBD content by decreasing the concentration of THC.
Lowering THC levels also means reducing the psychoactive effects that many users do not want to experience when using marijuana for medicinal purposes.
THE CBD BALM AND ITS PROPERTIES.
Before delving into the idea of what exactly a balm is and what it is used for, we must talk about current issues. Topicals are cannabis-added balms, oils, and moisturizers that are absorbed through the skin to relieve pain, irritation, and dryness. In short, they are natural and powerful skin and health elements that can alleviate almost anything from muscle pain to dermatitis without any psychoactive impact.
What is CBD ointment?
Cannabis topical ointments have been used for centuries and have been linked to ancient Europe and Egypt, where they were used as disinfectants and sterilizers, for their pain relieving properties and for treating skin infections, bacterial diseases, localized pain and swelling of the feet. Unfortunately, modern society has a habit of shying away from the customs of its ancestors, but as the fame of medical cannabis is spreading, we are currently witnessing the resurgence of topical applications.
Many people use CBD balms to get the useful benefits of cannabis, without the psychoactive symptoms that come with different delivery techniques. In reality, our CBD ointments contain less than 0.3% THC, well below the required legal limit.
It never reaches the circulatory system when applied to the skin:
When CBD is applied directly to the skin, it never reaches the circulatory system, it could be retained on the surface of the skin to adhere to nearby cannabinoid receptors. In reality, the skin is an incredibly active as well as a utilitarian organ that acts as a useful atomic vessel and is quick to absorb lipid-based oils, for example those used in CBD salves.
When CBD balm is applied topically, the cannabinoid-carrying lipids in an oily base are transported transversely over the cell layers of the skin, and soon after, CBD begins its healing action, a correction mechanism that involves cells in layers of tissue. This is the reason why ointments are the best method to treat conditions, for example skin conditions, such as dermatitis and psoriasis, as the ointment can be applied directly to the affected region and direct treatment started on the source of pain.
How to use CBD balm?
First, wash the area with soap and water to remove any accumulation of oil, excess dirt, or already applied creams or ointments. Doing so as such will ensure that there are no barriers between the treatment and the skin, and will create the best conditions for its absorption.
In adults, generously massage the balm into the affected region and allow it to absorb into the skin for a few minutes, previously covering with clothing or bandages so that it does not evaporate. Be sure to observe the area for adverse reactions, such as redness, irritation, rash, pain, or bruising.
For the young and old, your skin is thinner, so apply the ointment in small amounts.
Once you have applied the ointment it may take between 1 and 48 hours to give noticeable relief, depending on the dose, how often it is used and the severity of your condition.
Benefits of CBD ointment
While CBD oil appears to offer healing benefits when ingested in any way, for some types of skin conditions, chronic pain, and other localized problems, direct application to the skin is the best option, allowing clients to go straight to the source. Direct application could also work faster as it doesn’t need to travel through the digestive system first. CBD balms are therefore the ideal choice for conditions, such as inflammation, arthritic joint pain, and chronic skin conditions, such as dermatitis and psoriasis. Anyway, the types of CBD ingested orally are more suitable for diseases such as nervousness, depression, diseases of the immune system.
There has been a lot of research on the benefits of CBD in people. Actually, last year a doctor from the University of Debrecen published research by the name of Dr. Brio, showing how CBD applications acted for pain relief and even decreased inflammation in arthritic joint pain. Research continued to clarify that immediate use of CBD on the skin could ease arthritis-related pain.
Difference between CBD oil and CBD ointment
Instead of taking CBD oils orally, which will affect the entire body and may take up to 2 hours or more to feel its effects, the CBD balm is absorbed specifically into the affected area by rubbing the treatment directly on the areas of affected skin for faster and more effective treatment. With more focused effects.
Since the ointments are specifically applied to the source of pain and do not need to travel through the digestive system or undergo numerous phases of ingestion and use, they work significantly faster and have a faster acting impact compared to CBD oils.
The impacts of CBD balm can be seen very quickly, while some oils taken orally can take 1 hour or more to act.