Sometimes it is best to address a problem directly. CBD is a product that can be consumed via pill, tincture or vaporization but more and more consumers are learning that it is effective to apply the powerful product directly to the skin via topical ointments.
The reason for this when addressing an injury or an effected condition like arthritis, topical CBD ointments function more efficiently because they do not have to pass through the entire circulatory system for the body to start experiencing the benefits.
The topical application of cannabinoids allows them to be absorbed directly into the affected area for faster and more focused relief. With CBD topical, the healing compound is absorbed directly into the cellular membrane which is partially permeable allowing accepted substances to pass through it.
These chemicals or particles are consumed by the cell through a natural process called diffusion, this means the substances moves from the more concentrated side to the less concentrated side, the higher the concentration difference the faster the rate of diffusion.
Through this diffusion the positive benefits of CBD can directly effect the damaged skin and cells that are in need of treatment. It has been found that taking CBD orally can take up to two hours to experience positive effects while topical treatments can benefit the patient in minutes.
Additional benefits to using topical treatments is the fact that the ointments serve as antioxidants meaning it protects the skin from UV radiation, smoke and environmental pollutants. The healing benefits of the creams also can reduce the rate of aging by providing a healing tightening sensation to wrinkles and fine lines.
Ultimately, we recommend using both oral and topical CBD
treatments. There are plenty of life changing benefits that are experienced when taking the product orally like mood and immune regulation.
It is important however not to ignore the largest organ in your body, your skin and all of the positive benefits that it can experience by administering the homeostatic effects of CBD topical treatments regularly.