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How Do Cannabis Topicals Work? 

Cannabis impacts our physiology by working with the body’s Endocannabinoid System (ECS) . The ECS system is made up of receptors which can be found throughout the brain, nervous system, immune system and skin.


Compared to other medicinal topicals, cannabis topicals have a much shorter journey to effectiveness. Traditional topicals need to travel from skin to blood to liver and back to the affected area, whereas a topical containing cannabinoids only needs to reach a nerve synapse. Since the cannabinoids don’t reach the blood, users will not experience the psychoactive effects that they would get from smoking or ingesting cannabis. 


Choosing Your Product 


Lotions tend to move across the skin and can be absorbed more easily than a balm (which will have a greasier texture). A typical lotion will have an effectiveness that lasts for 4-6 hours. A balm, on the otherhand, will be slower to absorb but will work for 6-8 hours. Balms can be particularly effective for localized pain and skin issues such as psoriasis and eczema. Bath bombs are fantastic for a full body soak; leaving your skin soft and silky and your body fully relaxed. 


For those looking for pain relief, higher levels of THC tend to be more effective. This is because as you absorb it the THC works to mask the pain signals. Including other cannabinoids (such as CBD and CBG) will go further in reducing the body’s overall inflammation. Altogether, they work to create a synergistic effect. 


Cannabis topicals can help with;

-Bacterial

-Dermatitis

-Muscle soreness

-Tensions

-Eczema

-Itch

-Inflammation 

-Psoriasis

-Vitiligo 



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