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Why use CBD topicals?

Why use CBD topicals?

Many of us may already know the benefits of taking CBD orally. This natural remedy has gained traction in recent years; by way of interacting with the body’s existing endocannabinoid system CBD can help with a number of health concerns from anxiety and insomnia to chronic inflammation and joint pain. But how does this versatile compound work its magic when applied topically to the skin?

Ingesting CBD and applying it topically has similar effects. In both cases, CBD interacts with the body’s endocannabinoid system to help regulate sensations of pain, combat inflammation and/or calm down the central nervous system. Taking CBD orally is a more long-term solution, intended to address systemic problems such as anxiety, poor sleep, stress and chronic pain. On the other hand, topical CBD products are designed to relieve acute pain and inflammation in specific areas of the body which includes things such as sports injuries and menstrual cramps (though they can still be used to relieve the pain associated with long-term health conditions such as arthritis or endometriosis).

CBD muscle rub warming balm for pain relief and muscle recovery

When applied to the skin CBD penetrates below the surface of the dermal and subdermal layers. Without entering the bloodstream, CBD is received by CB1 and CB2 receptors found in the skin tissue. These receptors send signals to the endocannabinoid system to alleviate any pain and inflammation in that area. Unlike numbing creams or painkillers, CBD topicals don’t simply mask discomfort. Due to the abundance of cannabis receptors in our skin, they actually work to ease the pain for a certain period of time. So whether you’ve got sore muscles after a workout, joint pain or knots in your back, investing in a decent CBD topical is a great way to provide some comfort and relief, allowing you to get on with life unhindered.

At Hippie Turtle Herbal Co, our muscle rubs contain a blend of broad-spectrum CBD and the finest organic botanicals to instantly target aches and pains. We’ve added ingredients such as St. John’s Wort, Arnica and Magnesium to provide a balm with maximum pain-relieving properties to hasten healing and improve overall recovery time. The organic shea butter formula melts effortlessly into the skin and is available in both warming and cooling varieties, so you can choose your preferred soothing sensation. Popular among action sports enthusiasts, this is one product that has an immediate effect.