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Introduction to Cannabis Topicals

By LucidaClub

Using cannabis topicals isn’t that much different than using a cream or ointment to soothe pain. You might be surprised by the way these products work.

The production, or the birth of the topical, begins much like the process of creating edibles, although topicals should never be consumed orally. Most topicals are based in olive oil, coconut oil, or some other type of butter. They are infused with cannabis extract, either CBD, THC or both. The topicals may be used to soothe muscle aches and pains, even reducing inflammation. They may be found in creams, sprays, tinctures or oils.

THC vs. CBD

There are differences between THC and CBD infused topicals. However, the differences may have little to do with psychotropic effects. Each type of topical may have the ability to provide relief for all sorts of physical issues. Here’s a breakdown of how each topical generally works.

THC

  • Analgesic

  • Anti-spasmodic

  • Pain reliever

  • Antioxidant

  • Anti-tumor properties

  • Antibacterial and anti-viral

CBD

The only difference between THC benefits and CBD benefits is that CBD is a neuro-controller. CBD has sometimes been found to treat skin conditions such as acne, which is a huge plus for teens. Also, you might be interested to know that whether it’s THC or CBD, with both being topicals, neither usually have any euphoric effects.

Skin conditions and THC/​CBD

There are several skin conditions and issues that may also be treated with cannabis topicals. Some benefits could come from more CBD, while others may benefit more from the THC factor. Since both types of topicals treat inflammation, this means eczema may also be treated with topicals. Topicals can potentially treat wounds and headaches too.

Why doesn’t the THC in topicals get you high?

Topicals are applied to the skin, not reaching the bloodstream. This may be the main reason THC in cannabis topicals doesn’t leave you with that intoxicating feeling. The euphoric effects that come with say, flowers, or edibles are usually present. This means using topicals with both properties provides optimal benefits, even if you’re not looking for mind altering effects.

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Basics of topicals

It’s suggested individuals start with a fingertip of cream to judge its effects. Considering topicals are created with additional ingredients and essential oils, it’s best to understand whether you have any allergies to these other ingredients. One ingredient added to the topical may be lavender, and this could cause a skin reaction if you are allergic to the lavender plant.

When relief comes

The time it takes to feel relief from pain or inflammation, for instance, varies. Topicals may bring almost immediate relief or sometimes take an hour or more to soothe pains that you will notice.

This usually depends on many factors, including individual skin types, absorption abilities, and the type of cream or oil being used. Either way, being patient brings the best results. If you feel you should use a bit more of the cream after an hour, this may help to speed up the results.

How long can relief last?

When you feel soothing relief from pain or inflammation, you want it to last for as long as possible. The cannabis topical may provide help for between 1 – 4 hours. Of course, it should be fine to re-apply the cream when needed. 

Proven sources

Topicals may have a reputation for soothing and healing all sorts of ailments. This is not only information heard by word of mouth but by reputable sources like Lucida Club. You might find information at these sources which help you decide if you wish to try cannabis topicals.

Topicals may be well worth the try

If you suffer from pain caused from inflammation you may be pleasantly surprised with the effects of cannabis topicals. Here at LucidaClub we offer a variety of Curated Cannabis Experiences allowing you to try the best of what cannabis has to offer. 

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