CBD ointment for external use – versatile
CBD (cannabidiol) is a substance from the hemp plant, but made of commercial hemp without intoxicating effect. The positive effects of cannabis have remained with him. CBD ointment is very popular when it comes to dealing with a wide variety of skin problems. CBD ointment absorbs quickly and the cannabidiol can immediately unfold its effect in place.
What can CBD ointment do for you?
To understand how hemp cream works with cannabidiol, you first need to familiarize yourself with the function of the skin itself: CBD ointment and the skin have mechanisms that optimally interlock and control important processes.
The function of human skin
The skin has some peculiarities. It is the largest human organ, but in contrast to the internal organs it is also exposed to numerous external environmental influences and stimuli: from the inside, metabolic products are excreted via it, from the outside various substances enter the skin. It consists of several layers, with the outer ones having a protective function: the upper layers of the skin act as a kind of barrier against environmental influences, so that no pollutants enter your organism. Nevertheless, a certain degree of permeability must be guaranteed, because oxygen and nourishing substances that support their function should absorb them. For this reason, more and more CBD is being used in cosmetics.
The tasks of the skin at a glance
- Temperature regulation
- Deriving of metabolic products
- Protection against harmful external influences
Temperature regulation is carried out by opening and pulling the pores as well as sweating. In addition to heat and cold, harmful UV radiation and particulate matter are among the external influences that protect your skin from. Metabolic products such as sebum, on the other hand, seek their way through the smallest openings to the outside.
CBD ointment and the endocannabinoid system
Your upper layers of skin are called epidermis, the dermis below. In the latter is the endocannabinoid system of the skin. It produces the body’s own cannabinoids. CBD ointment provides a herbal counterpart with the cannabidiol: The cannabinoid receptors in the body can form compounds with the cannabidiol in the hemp cream.
The endocannabinoid system of your skin is involved in, among other things,
- sensory stimuli of the nervous system
- Immune system
Therefore, it is also involved in irritation, irritation and inflammatory processes of the skin. With such reactions, the concentration of the body’s own cannabinoids in the skin increases. Researchers conclude that by activating the endocannabinoid system, the body responds to problems and disorders. An intake of cannabinoids with hemp cream supports this body’s own regulation and healing process. CBD ointment thus provides virtually help for self-help.
Hemp cream helps your skin to help yourself
It has now been scientifically proven that cannabidiol, as contained in the hemp cream, can help to relieve pain, inhibit inflammatory processes and in some ways have a calming and antispasmodic effect. If you carry CBD ointment onto the skin, the active ingredients contained penetrate through the upper layers and can enter into compounds in conjunction with the deeper cannabinoid receptors. Basically, you use the hemp cream to help your skin a little in a natural process by supplying the CBD ointment, which it needs.
The demand is, of course, particularly high when there are disruptions in need of regulation. Therefore, hemp cream is preferably used for relief in case of discomfort.
CBD ointment has multi-layered effects
CBD ointment itself is less researched as the composition and concentration of hemp cream varies depending on the manufacturer. However, numerous studies deal with cannabidiol as well as the interactions in the organism and in the skin. Since it is contained in high-quality CBD ointment in a certain product-dependent concentration, the research results can be transferred to hemp cream, with the efficiency of the CBD ointment correspondingly different.
The actual effects of the application of hemp cream depend on many factors. They vary, among other things, with the clinical picture, possible drug treatment and individual constitution.
In general, cannabidiol and thus CBD ointment have the following basic properties:
- Immune stabilizing
Unlike taking CBD oils, CBD ointment unfolds its effect topically, so locally where you put them on. With hemp cream, therefore, targeted support of the skin down to the deeper layers is possible. CBD ointment, which penetrates well, can also help alleviate discomfort at the muscular level.
CBD ointment production process decides on concentration and possible effect
To produce CBD ointment, the cannabidiol must first be extracted from the hemp plant. In principle, only commercial hemp may be used for this purpose, which contains at most a small proportion up to 0.2 percent THC. THC is the psychoactive cannabinoid of drug hemp – CBD ointment and similar products, on the other hand, have no intoxicating effect.
Extraction of cannabidiol for CBD ointment
There are various extraction methods, which differ in effort and cost, but also in the high quality of the extract for the hemp cream:
Solution in alcohol: The plant parts as suppliers are put into an alcoholic solution crushed. The alcohol dissolves the cannabidiol for the CBD ointment. By heating, cannabidiol eventually remains in crystalline form. The production costs are comparatively low. However, residues of other substances may remain in the crystals, resulting in impurities that ultimately affect the quality of the hemp cream.
Extraction by oil: Cannabidiol is fat soluble. As an alternative to alcohol, oil can therefore be used for extraction for the CBD ointment. In this process, the risk of impurities is lower and the hemp cream may therefore be of higher quality, which depends on other factors.
CO2 process: This is considered the most elaborate method for producing CBD ointment. Pressure and temperature increase cause some substances to switch from solid to liquid at specific values. This phase of change leads to a slight solubility of substances, which is carried out here by CO2. The preserved cannabidiol for the hemp cream is considered to be particularly pure.
The base of the CBD ointment
After extraction, the cannabidiol requires a so-called carrier for further processing into CBD ointment. (Information here) This is intended to achieve a consistency in which you can apply the hemp cream well. The CBD ointment should also be optimally absorbed by the skin in order to develop its effect. For you, the application of the hemp cream should of course also feel good. The extracted cannabidiol is fat soluble, a fatty carrier base is therefore common for CBD ointment. Beeswax and valuable oils are used – for example olive oil, coconut oil, marigold oil or hemp oil, which is obtained from the seeds of the plant. Ideally, the oil for the hemp cream is rich in fatty acids – the better the availability of cannabidiol.
More content stofe in hemp cream
Cannabidiol naturally contains vitamins and minerals that may also be contained in CBD ointment, including vitamin E, which is considered a radical scavenger and helps strengthen the skin barrier. Depending on the oil used as the basis for the hemp cream, its specific nutrients and unsaturated fatty acids such as alpha-linolenic acid, omega 3 and omega 6 may be present. Furthermore, manufacturers may add refining substances, either to provide the skin with CBD ointment with certain additional nutrients or to add a special fragrance to the hemp cream. You can find out exactly which ingredients are included in the detailed information on the CBD ointment. You may also find out how the cannabidiol was extracted for the hemp cream.
What to look out for with CBD ointment?
In summary, it is important for the quality of the CBD ointment and therefore for you:
- Cannabidiol extraction
- Base oils and fats
- possible additions
- CBD concentration
Application of CBD ointment
CBD ointment is applied locally: you apply it exactly where it is supposed to work. This makes the application quite economical.
Hemp cream is preferred in
Inflammatory processes can take place on the skin surface, but also in the underlying tissue. Since CBD ointment incorporates and the effect thus unfolds not only superficially, you can also apply hemp cream in case of painful joint inflammation. Consumers also resort to hemp cream for acne or herpes vesicles.
Apply the CBD ointment to the clean, dry skin and massage it with light, circular movements. Wait until the hemp cream is absorbed before covering the skin with clothing.
The right amount for optimal effects
How much hemp cream you need per application depends on the concentration and availability of the contained cannabidiol on the one hand, and on the area to be treated on the other. The skin condition can also be decisive for the right amount: In places where your skin is thin, the hemp cream penetrates through the upper layers more quickly and you therefore need less ointment even in case of deeper problems.
A reputable manufacturer gives you recommendations for the use of hemp cream. If you notice slight skin reactions after applying CBD ointment, first check the ingredients of the hemp cream: A reaction to CBD ointment does not have to be due to the cannabidiol.
If the cannabidiol concentration of the CBD ointment may be too high, you can initially reduce the amount and repeat the treatment if necessary. Alternatively, first choose a hemp cream with a lower proportion of cannabidiol.
Efficacy of CBD ointment is proven
A study by the University of Debrecen in Hungary confirms that CBD-containing hemp cream relieves the pain of arthritic joint inflammation.
Other research, published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology and Experimental Dermatology, concludes that CBD ointment can help with allergic contact dermatitis, neurodermatitis and psoriasis by alleviating itching and inhibiting inflammatory processes. Similarly, researchers conclude that hemp cream in various forms of acne, in addition to the anti-inflammatory effect, supports the function of the sebaceous glands. Studies are also available for the treatment of hemp cream in skin cancer, but these are still ongoing for clear results.
Tip: To maintain the effectiveness of the CBD ointment, store it cool and dark. Apply them as early as possible in case of problems – for example in case of sunburn, in order to prevent unpleasant consequences.