What Are They?
Topicals that contain THC or CBD in varying potencies are terrific therapy for localized pain. Sore muscles and swollen joint pain can be reduced as the topical acts of the CB2 receptor and stops the transmission of pain data to the brain. Topicals containing THC can be used to reduce inflammation and swelling; carefully review labels to make sure you’re buying the right products if your health challenges include inflammation, such as rheumatoid arthritis.
It’s important to use these topicals either to manage chronic pain or to allow you some relief as you heal. Sore muscles will heal with time. Torn muscle pain can be reduced with a topical, but if you need surgery, masking the pain is probably a bad plan.
One of the nicest things about these products is that they can be purchased as blended products. Mixed with essential oils, CBD ointments and and creams infused with your favorite scents can produce a custom treatment ideally suited to your particular health concern. If you’re prone to stress headaches late in the afternoon, try a temple rub of THC infused lotion scented with orange essential oil. Just back from a rough hike? Try a peppermint rubdown.
Many are finding that a cannabis topical can be used to treat localized internal pain. If you love to run but your knees are inclined to protest, apply a topical infused with menthol and use a compression wrap to target those nerves. The same treatment can be used on a sore back or tight hip joint.
Finally, you can pre-treat with a CBD or THC topical. If you’re planning a big night on the town and are excited to put on your dancing shoes, be kind to your feet before you hit the floor with a foot rub using a cooling cannabis product. When you get home, reapply for an easier day tomorrow.
How do They Work?
With the exception of transdermal products such as Baskin, cannabis topical products don’t enter the bloodstream. However, they do penetrate deeply enough into the skin to impact your nerve endings.
CBD products on their own can lessen pain by binding to nerve endings that are transmitting pain signals to your brain. Many who suffer from chronic joint or spinal pain can get relief from CBD products only; if your pain is tied to nerves that are irritated, stopping the signal can be enough. Over the long term, CBD can help with inflammation by reducing muscle spasms tied to nerve pain.
However, THC products left in their acid form and paired with CBD topicals can directly reduce inflammation without putting THC in the bloodstream. This is great news for anyone who suffers from pain related to inflammation, such as those who struggle with rheumatoid arthritis.
Those who struggle with nerve pain that directly impacts the outer skin layer, including conditions such as
- scarring from an injury or shingles
- damage from cellulitis
You can find healing and relief when using topicals made with extracts from cannabis products. It’s critically important that topical users carefully consider the risk of infection. Cannabis products aren’t technically an antibacterial treatment, though there is evidence that CBD has antibacterial properties.
Should you have open skin, such as from a shingles outbreak or a deep cut that’s healing slowly, consider investing in a topical that includes a known antibiotic. For example, a CBD cream that contains tea tree oil might be a good investment for skin irritated by psoriasis.
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When you make the decision to use a cannabis topical product, it’s critically important that you buy from a supplier that uses only the best products. Don’t rely on poor products and expect great health. Your decision to use cannabis topicals Las Vegas is a great start to making sure that the products you’re putting on your body are top notch. Give us a call at 702-209-2400 for a consultation on your situation and what our products can do to help you get back into life. Our supply chain is carefully vetted and our product is formulated with care and detail. Or you can shop at our online store. We offer both free delivery in the Las Vegas area and curbside pickup. However, you’re always welcome to just drop in.