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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 would 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 are used to soothe mus­cle aches and pains, even reduc­ing inflam­ma­tion. They can be creams, sprays, tinc­tures or oils.

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THC vs. CBD

There are dif­fer­ences between THC and CBD infused top­i­cals. How­ev­er, the dif­fer­ences have noth­ing to do with psy­chotrop­ic effects. Each type of top­i­cal pro­vides relief for all sorts of phys­i­cal issues. Here’s a break­down of how each top­i­cal 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 neu­ro­con­troller. CBD has 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 have eur­phor­ic effects.

Skin con­di­tions and THC/CBD

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

Dis­or­ders in movement

Although stud­ies are incon­clu­sive, prob­lems like dys­to­nia or tics could also be treat­ed with cannabis top­i­cals. It’s because these issues derive from anx­i­ety disorders.

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

The main rea­son THC in cannabis top­ics doesn’t leave you with that intox­i­cat­ing feel­ing is because top­i­cal are applied to the skin. Any­thing applied to the skin doesn’t reach the blood­stream and cause the high effects that come with say, flow­ers, or edi­bles. This means using top­i­cals with both prop­er­ties pro­vides opti­mal ben­e­fits if you’re not look­ing for high effects.

Begin­ners and topicals

It’s sug­gest­ed that begin­ners 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 could be laven­der, and this could cause a skin reac­tion if you are allergic.

When relief comes

The time it takes to feel relief from pain or inflam­ma­tion, for instance, varies. Top­i­cals can bring almost imme­di­ate relief or some­times take an hour or more to soothe pains that you will notice. This 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 pro­vides help for between 1 – 4 hours. Of course, you can re-apply the cream when needed. 

Proven sources

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

Top­i­cals are well worth the try

If you suf­fer from pain or dis­com­fort, a cannabis top­i­cal may be your best pur­chase yet. At Luci­da­Club, not only can you try our care­ful­ly curat­ed expe­ri­ence box, but you can grab a cannabis top­i­cal too. I think you will be impressed.