DOES CBD LIP BALM HELP WITH ANXIETY? - Glow Bar London

September 27, 2022 6 min read

DOES CBD LIP BALM HELP WITH ANXIETY?

Across the world, people use cannabidiol products in many ways, such as treating anxiety, reducing chronic pain, treating cancer symptoms, and reducing fatigue. However, CBD lip balms have been used in recent years, although it is yet to be determined whether they can be used to reduce anxiety. This article will expound on whether CBD lip balm helps reduce anxiety.

Different individuals, especially ladies, apply cannabidiol lip balm to their mouths to moisturize them. However, they may not have known its added advantages to the body. Studies have shown that cannabidiol lip balm is beneficial to one's health since it reduces inflammation and pain and enhances. In this article, one will learn how cannabidiol lip balm can achieve such an effect, the types of cannabidiol, methods that can be used to deliver cannabidiol to the body, and procedures followed when applying cannabidiol lip balm. furthermore, the article will explain whether CBD lip balm alleviates anxiety, its possible side effects, and whether it can make a user feel 'high.' Read on to find tips one can use to choose the best cannabidiol that suits their needs.

CDB vs. THC

According to Pellati et al. (2018), CBD is one of the compounds extracted from cannabis Sativa or hemp plants. Cannabis sativa has more than one hundred compounds known as cannabinoids, but THC and CBD are the major cannabinoids because of their various benefits to consumers. Additionally, CBD (cannabidiol) does not cause a 'high' effect when consumed; hence an added advantage to those who want to enjoy cannabidiol without feeling euphoric or intoxicating. On the other hand, THC, the cousin to cannabidiol, is a compound in cannabis sativa that causes a 'high' feeling when consumed. Much consumption of this compound leads to addiction and overdependence, thus much reliance on this compound. In most cases, one may find that people confuse the two despite the difference. Therefore, it is important to know that the duos are different in terms of the effect caused on the body.

Does CBD Lip Balm help with anxiety?

Since cannabidiol lip balm is applied to the lips, many may not agree with the idea that it helps deal with anxiety. According to research, cannabidiol lip balm is a good remedy to manage anxiety. Just applying it on the lips helps in managing travel anxiety and goes a long way in helping one feel calm and relaxed from any external conditions. Since using inorganic medicines to manage anxiety during travel time may not favor others, using cannabidiol lip balm is considered the best way to overcome anxiety by applying a small amount.

How Can CBD Lip Balm be Applied?

  • One should clean the hands appropriately. It is advisable to clean the hands to kill germs that may limit the effect of cannabidiol on the skin. This should also be done to the affected part to allow faster penetration of cannabidiol into the skin.
  • Close the container having cannabidiol balm since this will help to retain the compounds present in CBD lip balm, thus increasing its efficacy. However, when one leaves the cannabidiol container open for extended periods, it will ruin the effect intended; hence may not be useful to the consumer.
  • Rub it on the side affected. After taking the appropriate amount of cannabidiol, rub it on the affected part to facilitate faster and more effective results.

How to Benefit from the Cannabidiol Lip Balm

One can enjoy the benefits of cannabidiol to the skin in two ways. The methods involved are:

Digging Method

This method involves taking a large amount of cannabidiol cream by the palms or thumbnails and smelling it. This help in bringing faster and immediate effect to the body part affected. During traveling, one can use a paddle, take an appropriate amount, and massage the neck, back, or forehead to help relieve travel anxiety.

Rigging Method

Here, one must take a small amount of cannabidiol and smell it to benefit from the effect. One should take a small amount of cannabidiol, put it on the palms and then smell it to manage travel anxiety.

CBD Glossary

Different types of CBD are identified according to the compounds each contains and the level of THC. Therefore, there are three types of cannabidiol which include CBD isolate, broad-spectrum and full-spectrum.

Full-Spectrum

It contains most cannabis compounds with at least 0.3% THC, causing a 'high' effect on the consumer. It is only suitable for regular cannabidiol consumers since it has a weird, unpleasant taste and an earthy scent that first-time consumers might not tolerate.

CBD Isolate

It is the purest type of cannabidiol since it contains none of the cannabis compounds except cannabidiol. It is suitable for cannabidiol beginners since it has a more pleasant taste and scent. However, one will not be able to enjoy a couple of benefits because of its limited compounds.

Broad-Spectrum

It contains most cannabis compounds except THC; hence can be enjoyed without one feeling 'high.' If one is interested in benefiting from cannabis compounds without feeling euphoric or intoxicated, this type of cannabidiol is the best one.

How to Choose Quality and Standard CBD

The following are ways one can use to identify quality and standard cannabidiol products:

  • Confirm whether the product has been tested for heavy metals and impurities
  • Ascertain whether the product has undergone intensive independent third-party tests
  • Check for the Certificate of Analysis, and ensure it's not older than 6 months.
  • The company should have indicated the source of hemp and other ingredients.

Benefits of CBD

Besides managing anxiety, cannabidiol has other benefits that cannot be left out. The following are other benefits of cannabidiol:

  • According to Good et al. (2019), CBD treats cancer symptoms.
  • Argueta et al. (2020) suggested that cannabidiol manages chronic pain due to its analgesic properties.
  • Blessing et al. (2015) suggested that CBD reduces stress and nervousness due to its anti-anxiety properties.
  • CBD can treat nausea and vomiting.

Side Effects of CBD

When one fails to follow the rules that govern the use of CBD and its products, more risks and side effects can be suffered.

Conclusion

CBD lip balm helps manage anxiety caused by worrying about the new environment one travels to. What is required of an individual is to follow the procedures given on how to use cannabidiol. The procedures listed include washing hands, rubbing the affected part, and covering the container during the applications. Using the two application methods when having a partner or friend is also advisable. One can enjoy several benefits of CBD apart from helping with anxiety; hence one should know such benefits while bearing in mind risks and side effects that may arise in case of poor usage. Choosing quality and standard cannabidiol products is important, and one should use the above tips to know such products.

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