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August 17, 2022 5 min read
CBD cream is manufactured from organic hemp plant extracts. They are only legal if their THC levels are below 0.3%. CBD creams are useful for protecting your skin against diseases caused by inflammation, UV rays, and free radicals.
Are you wondering why most people are now going for CBD creams? CBD creams are one of the best topical products to promote your skin's health and general body. Unlike any other cream, they minimize skin irritation and provide a long-lasting solution. CBD creams are offered in full-spectrum, broad-spectrum, and isolate. The hemp plant has various elements such as tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), cannabidiol (CBD), flavonoids, and terpenes, also used to differentiate CBD types. Choosing CBD creams helps you get more health benefits than the intended one due to the entourage effect.
CBD creams are skin products manufactured using organic cannabis sativa or hemp plant extracts. CBD creams have a higher percentage of essential oils than oil. It makes them denser and suitable for protecting your skin against water loss. It takes longer on the skin than lotion. It gives the skin enough time to absorb active elements from the hemp plant, such as terpenes, flavonoids, and CBD. Unlike other products, CBD creams offer a long-lasting natural solution. Therefore, manufacturers assess their potency and purity levels ensuring they are safe for usage.
CBD creams, among other hemp-based products, are legal within the US. However, regulations are limiting its usage. THC, a major element of the hemp plant, was prioritized during the legalization of hemp-based products. According to Fattore et al. (2011), THC has intoxicating effects that can result in poor judgment or anxiety. Due to its intoxicating side effects, the 2018 Farm Bill restricted THC levels to 0.3%, ones found in hemp and cannabis. Therefore, CBD creams and other topicals are only legal if their THC levels are below 0.3%. Besides, the Farm Bill gave federal governments mandates to regulate the usage of CBD products within their territories. Due to the potential psychoactive side effects of THC, CBD products, including creams, were regulated in states like Idaho, Texas, and Tennessee, among other 9.
Most CBD creams deliver the desired effects without causing any harm to the user. The following are some reasons why most people go for CBD cream.
The entourage effect is the ability of various elements to work together to provide more health benefits. Full-spectrum and broad-spectrum are suitable for delivering entourage effect, offering more than the intended topical benefits. However, broad-spectrum is highly recommended due to the absence of THC. It contains terpenes, flavonoids, and CBD. According to De Assis et al. (2021), broad-spectrum can be used to minimize internal and external pain soothing your body from muscle aches. However, THC in full-spectrum CBD is also significant in providing an entourage effect. According to Gallily et al. (2018), anti-inflammatory properties are suitable for protecting your skin against inflammatory diseases. However, considerable THC levels should be considered to avoid the intoxicating side effects. According to Boehnke et al. (2022), THC and other elements of the hemp in full-spectrum are suitable for the entourage effect.
Most CBD manufacturers aim at offering more organic solutions for your skin and body. CBD creams are manufactured using organic hemp plants alongside other elements suitable for improving their effectiveness. MCT or coconut is one of the preferred organic elements for improving effectiveness. Coconut oil has bioavailability properties suitable for improving the effectiveness of CBD creams. It also has anti-inflammatory properties to regulate inflammatory diseases. It is always important to confirm the ingredients blended in the hemp plant to ensure they are not artificial. Chemical compounds can cause skin burns or irritation.
One main reason you should go for CBD creams is the purity levels. They are assessed for their potency and purity levels after manufacturing. Most companies use a centralized independent lab to assess purity levels at every manufacturing stage. Therefore, before considering any brand, confirm it uses an IOS-certified lab to determine its products' potency and purity levels. They help you ensure you are avoiding chemical solvents that can result in skin burn. Besides, CBD potency levels are equally important to avoid overdosing unknowingly.
The hemp plant has an awful taste that is not unbearable. The terpenes are responsible for the taste and smell of various plants, including fruits such as mangoes. Unlike the sweet taste and smell of mangoes, the hemp plant has an awful, unbearable taste. Using CBD topicals will helps you avoid interacting with the awful taste of the hemp plant.
According to Perez et al. (2022), CBD topicals have anti-inflammatory properties that protect your skin against inflammatory diseases. Inflammation is one of the major causes of skin diseases, including eczema. However, it can also turn small rushes into more painful bruises. The anti-inflammatory properties of CBD minimize the chances of developing such skin diseases.
UV rays and free radicals are harmful to our skin. They damage the cells protecting it and can result in skin diseases such as cancer. According toDawidowicz et al. (2021), CBD has antioxidant properties that protect your skin against harsh UV rays or free radicals. However, more research needs to be done on the impact of CBD on the skin to protect it from harsh UV rays and free radicals.
Apply them appropriately if you are looking for maximum effectiveness from CBD products. Remove the dead cells, sweat, and oils accumulated over time before applying CBD cream. Shower with warm water to remove obstacles that hinder active ingredients' penetration into your pore. Most dermatologists recommend exfoliating twice a week to open up the pores.
CBD creams can only be effective if they are of good quality. Most people are going for CBD creams because they are organic and assessed for potency and purity levels. They pose fewer threats of skin irritation or burns after application. However, before applying CBD on the soft skin, apply small amounts on your elbow or knee and give it 24 hours to determine its effectiveness. Broad-spectrum would be the most preferable for entourage effect since it poses less intoxicating threats due to the absence of THC.
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