If your body is sore and you’re looking for a little relief, would you pick up cannabis? You may be surprised: cannabis cream can be a solution to what hurts.
Cannabis creams are legal, natural products available at shops throughout California. These are lotions, oils, or gels that blend the healing benefits of cannabis with other therapeutic ingredients like essential oils or arnica. These topical formulas are designed to stay on the surface of your skin to provide on-the-spot relief, rather than seep into the skin and become absorbed into the bloodstream.
Wondering if a cannabis cream could work for you? Let’s take a closer look.
Why Is Cannabis Added to Creams?
Aloe and coconut oils can soothe the skin, but what can cannabis do? It has to do with a system of the human body known as the endocannabinoid system. This system helps to regulate bodily functions like sleep patterns, hormone fluctuations, hunger, pain, and more. When internal or external stressors impact the human body, our systems need support.
That’s where cannabis comes in. The plant produces many compounds known as cannabinoids, which also happen to be naturally produced in the human body. These compounds include THC and CBD, as well as other naturally beneficial elements. When used topically, these cannabinoids help support the body’s systems, including pain regulation.
What Conditions Could Benefit from Cannabis?
According to recent studies, cannabis creams show great promise for a variety of dermatological concerns. First, these treatments could help eliminate dry skin that causes itching. There is also evidence that suggests great success with disorders that cause inflamed skin, like psoriasis and acne.
It’s also possible that cannabis cream can help with more serious health concerns, like cancer or fibromyalgia. There’s still plenty of research needed before any product would be recommended by the government with proper dosage or serving amount.
See if cannabis cream helps with menstrual cramps, chronic pain, arthritis, and skin conditions like eczema. Some people even credit cannabis-infused creams with helping reduce the pain associated with migraines.
How Do You Use Cannabis Cream?
You’ll have to determine how much is the right amount for you to use, and that comes from mindful experimentation. Always start with small amounts of cream. Take notice of how you feel before you apply the product and after. It is a good idea to journal about the experience, so you can determine after a week or two if you should use more or less of the cream.
Rub cannabis cream into your skin as if it were any massage or facial lotion. You won’t have to worry about any psychotropic effects, because the vast majority of cannabis creams are topical and not transdermal. This means they will provide benefits where you put it and not go into the bloodstream to offer a high.
Some creams may contain more compounds from cannabis than others, while some will be formulated for certain uses. You may need to experiment with different brands, frequency of use, and amount of product to get the benefits you desire.