How CBD Topicals Work
Background on the ECS
When speaking on the idea of CBD, cannabidiol, the connection with the body lies in the endocannabinoid system. The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a complex cell-signaling system in the central nervous system that is responsible for regulating and balancing many processes in the body, including immune response, communication between cells, appetite and metabolism, memory, and more. When topical CBD products are applied, just like ingesting products, the endocannabinoid system is still the process it is interacting with, offering similar reliefs.
Topical CBD products are there to help address pain or inflammation that’s at a specific area of your body, like joints and muscles. The product won’t enter the bloodstream, so the topicals are there for just pain, not getting in the system for more benefits. Unlike other harsh pain-relieving topicals, a reliable CBD topical actually can make the pain go away for a certain time period. This comes back to the ECS, due to the skin housing a high concentration of cannabinoid receptors.
Again, the chemicals produced by the body that interact within the ECS are called cannabinoids, and like THC and CBD, they interact with cannabinoid receptors. CBD products are created to interact here, adjusting pain levels to help reduce it within the area you apply said topical to. CBD is able to turn down the production of inflammatory markers, as seen in something like rheumatoid arthritis. In muscles and joints, research has been promising to help reduce pain found here, and more research is being conducted into more specific ailments and body parts.
The Body’s Response
By the time you feel any annoying sensation or bit of pain, CB1 and CB2 receptors on your skin cells have already fired off signals to help dampen those unpleasant vibes. Again, the ECS receptors have a job to do, help dampen signals within their responsibilities that are under distress. Using a CBD topical, this allows the cream to bypass the CB1 and CB2 receptors and heads straight for a neurotransmitter middleman that blocks signals for pain. These systems are in everyone, already there to help with issues that come with your daily wellness or anything more long-term. Applying a CBD topical allows it to be enhanced, giving the body cannibioil to work with on reducing the pain.
Platinum Natural CBD’s hemp salve is created with top-of-the-line ingredients to ensure the user has a positive experience. This hemp salve contains 500 mgs of full spectrum CBD with thermo therapy technology within the rub. Everyone is different and reacts differty with CBD products, but with this salve having the warming sensation as well allows for more immediate relief. The salve is even good for headaches, where a small amount can be rubbed into the temples, face, and neck area, allowing the warmth and CBD to interact with the pains of a headache, and offer relief.