4Obscure Facts About CBD Creams

CBD Creams

Looking at all the information available on CBD oils, creams and extracts, it may seem as if it is a miracle cure for just about any and every illness, health condition or disorder. The fact is that while research is ongoing into the multiple benefits of the substance, there is still very little scientific evidence to confirm most of the claims.

This said, that does not mean that CBD cream cannot be used to treat a specific condition just because it has not been scientifically proven to be 100% effective. 4 of the more obscure facts regarding CBD creams include:

1. Cream Vs. Oil

The oil extract from the cannabis plant has a much higher concentration of CBD than a cream or lotion that has been diluted with other substances such as a carrier oil. It may make sense that the oil is therefore far more potent and therefore better to use topically (directly on the skin) than a cream. However, the carrier oil and other substances that are added to the oil extract to create creams fulfill 2 important functions - they help with better distribution of CBD as well as absorption. The CBD is absorbed by the skin directly into the bloodstream. So if you are using CBD oil topically, a cream is a better choice than the concentrated oil especially when it comes to pain relief.

2. The Endocannabinoid System

CBD works by activating the Endocannabinoid system in the body which is responsible for a whole host of functions in the human body.

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.A little known fact is that the human body in fact produces it's own CBD in order for this essential system in the body to operate. However, the body only generates tiny amounts of this substance and increased level boost this system providing it with the ability to better heal, alleviate pain and fight diseases and illness.

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CBD receptors that form part of the Endocannabinoid system and are located throughout the body. Creams are the ideal delivery method as they will begin activating these receptors from the moment that the CBD starts being absorbed by the skin.

3. CBD Vs. THC

By now just about everyone has been informed that THC is the psychoactive ingredient in cannabis whereas CBD has all the healing properties and none of the psychoactive properties. However, new research is showing that THC doesn’t only contain the psychoactive properties but can also activate the Endocannabinoid system. THC is therefore not as “bad” as it has been made out to be and CBD is no less effective due to the presence of THC.

  1. Hemp Vs. Marijuana

For decades hemp has been claimed to be safer and more recently as an adequate source of CBD. This is not the case and the marijuana or cannabis plants have far higher concentrations of CBD than hemp and are therefore a better source of CBD.

There is no doubt that CBD has a variety of beneficial health properties but it is important to stay informed as to the latest scientific research and the facts regarding the substance.

 

Understanding The Difference Between CBD And THC

CBD Product

With the growing popularity of CBD there are many people that are interested in what it can do to improve their quality of life. There are also a number of popular misconceptions about its effects and what it contains. Understanding exactly what the difference is between CBD and THC will help you to determine whether or not it is something that you would like to use to improve your life.

The biggest misconception is that CBD can cause you to become high as you would if you were to smoke marijuanna. This simply is not the case. The component of marijuanna that causes intoxicating effects is the THC. CBD oils, creams and other products have been processed in a manner to ensure that there are very minimal amounts of THC, if there are any at all. The amounts are what you would consider trace amounts. There is no way to become high when using a high quality CBD product.

CBD itself does not have the ability the cause any form of intoxication from its use. It does, however, have the ability to affect the human body in a number of other ways. This is why it has become so popular amoung people facing a wide variety of illnesses and conditions. It is increasingly becoming known as nature’s medicine simply due to how effective it is at treating so many unrelated conditions.

One of its most popular uses is to treat pain and inflammation. It can help to relieve pain that is caused by a wide variety of conditions. This includes injury, arthritis and muscle aches. It does this by attaching itself to the neurons in the brain that lead to sensing pain. It also reduces inflammation in the body, which naturally reduces pain as well.

Another popular use is to address depression and anxiety. Those that suffer from these conditions report a significant reduction in symptoms related to their condition. Many find it to be far better than prescription medications at treating their condition and appreciate the fact that there are little to no symptoms related to its use.

Some devastating conditions that CBD has been found to be useful in treating include seizures and Parkinsons. While it is not exactly clear how it works to relieve symptoms there are countless testimonies from those that suffer from these conditions as well as family members that have watched their loved ones suffer for years. In fact, the impact is so significant that many people move to states where it is legal so that they can use it and have the peace of mind that they are not breaking the law.

If you have concerns that the use of CBD will lead to you or a loved one getting high, there is no reason to worry. THC is the component of marijuanna that causes that effect and is so minimal in CBD that it simply is not of concern. If you suffer from a health issue that you think could be helped with the use of CBD you can rest assured that you will not be at risk of becoming intoxicated from its use.