CBD creams, lotions, and salves have become some of the most popular products in the ever-expanding CBD industry. CBD topicals make up a huge segment of the health and beauty industry because of CBD’s potential to support healthy skin.
CBD topicals have also become insanely popular in the fitness industry for their potential in supporting muscle and joint health. CBD topicals may soothe stiff muscles and joints and offer the support so many are seeking.
How Do CBD Topicals Work?
CBD topicals have created quite buzz in the beauty and fitness industries, but how exactly do they work?
Like other CBD products, it all comes down to how CBD interacts with the endocannabinoid system (ECS). Did you know that the skin has its very own ECS? True story! The skin’s ECS plays a huge role in skin health. It’s a primary component of skin cell growth, development and renewal, responsible for maintaining the delicate balance of skin’s homeostasis.
When it comes to CBD topicals supporting muscle and joint health, again it’s the skin’s ECS that’s responsible. CBD topicals support the ECS. When used topically, CBD targets the specific area to which it is applied, ultimately influencing cannabinoid receptors in the skin, muscle tissues, and nerves to support health and relaxation that goes beyond skin deep.
How to Find a CBD Topical that Works
Whatever your reasons for using a CBD topical, it’s safe to say you want to find one that works.
When shopping for CBD topicals, it’s imperative to know what other ingredients are used in the product. Read your labels! Like traditional creams and lotions, CBD topicals could contain a list of synthetic ingredients that could ultimately reduce the effectiveness of the product itself.
Your best bet? Find a CBD topical made with natural ingredients. Choose full or broad spectrum CBD topicals made with essential oils rather than synthetic fragrances, as the terpenes in the essential oils and the hemp extract may enhance the effectiveness of the product itself.
Something else essential when finding a CBD topical that works? Third-party lab test results. Not only do third-party lab tests ensure potency, but they also let you know that you’re choosing a quality product that doesn’t contain any potentially harmful ingredients. Third-party lab test results are standard amongst transparent and trustworthy brands in the CBD industry, as they offer quality assurance.
If you’re interested in finding a CBD topical that works, rest assured there are plenty available. The best CBD lotions, creams and salves are those made with natural ingredients known to support skin health and/or benefit sore muscles and joints.
Keep in mind that the effectiveness of the CBD topical you use will vary depending on the potency of the product and the quality of ingredients it contains.
Hannah Smith is Joy Organics Director of Communications. She’s passionate about providing wellness and CBD education in a clear and accessible way. Before Joy Organics, she worked as a travel writer and photographer.