Marijuana and everything made of it or manufactured for it seem to be everywhere. The products keep coming. There are lotions, serums, and creams with varying levels of CBD appearing in all the stores that sell marijuana products; even marijuana dispensaries..
CBD health care and skin care products are the latest products offered to people as “cure-all” options for almost everything. But do they work? The answer is: for some people.
CBD, Cannabidiol, is the portion of marijuana plants left over after THC removal has taken place. They won’t get you high as they have less than 0.3% THC or less in them.
Musculoskeletal Complaints are one of the biggest reasons people use CBD. 79% of people surveyed in a 2019 Arthritis Foundation report considered trying or had already tried CBD to treat their arthritis symptoms. 55% indicated they used a topical product that they applied directly to the joints.
CBD is in cosmetics and skincare products as well to help treat eczema and psoriasis. The products claim to fight these conditions along with adding anti-aging skin cures and anti-inflammatory conditions. Topical CBD products can help when applied to specific places on the body like joints.
CBD topical products do not enter the bloodstream. A reliable CBD topical product doesn’t mask inflammation or pain as do typical pain killers and creams. They work to make the problem go away temporarily. The high levels of cannabinoid receptors in the skin are responsible for this.
The receptors for cannabinoid area scattered throughout the body and most are sensitive to pain, mood, immune, and appetite. Research conducted by Medterra CBD has found that CBD can reduce the activity of inflammatory markers like tumors or rheumatoid arthritis.
Not only is CBD reducing pain, in some cases, but it is also eliminating it; though Researchers concluded in a 2019 report that more information is required to realize the extent of most of the health care claims.