How CBD Works
The body’s endocannabinoid system consists of a vast network of cannabinoid receptors. These receptors are present throughout the entire body and play a vital role in pain sensation, appetite, immune function, mood and more. CBD products can help trigger these receptors to provide balance and relief.
Despite never entering the bloodstream topical CBD products can help address pain or inflammation in specific areas of your body, such as on the joints. When we apply CBD directly in the form of a balm or cream, it is able to absorb through the skin and bind with the cannabinoid receptors near the location of an ailment.
Reliable topical CBD products don’t just mask pain as some over-the-counter topical pain relief creams — they can actually ease it for a period of time. The reason for this is the high concentration of cannabinoid receptors on the skin.
CBD oil is made by extracting cannabidiol from the cannabis plant, then diluting it with a carrier oil. The result is a potent liquid that provides the effects of the cannabinoids in an alternate delivery method to smoking. CBD tinctures are concentrated and should be taken in small doses, administered in a variety of ways. One option is to add a few drops to your favorite food or drink. Tinctures can also be taken simply by placing a few drops underneath the tongue. Some research suggests this method makes cannabinoids more easily accessible to the body than other oral alternatives.