In fact, since the 2018 Farm Bill legalized hemp-derived CBD products on a federal level in the U.S., placing them under the jurisdiction of the Food and Drug Administration, the health and wellness market has been inundated with an array of CBD-infused topicals.

What is CBD cream used for?

When topicals are applied to the skin, they can potentially benefit not only the surface of the skin, but also below. When CBD is applied topically to the skin it penetrates both the dermal and transdermal layers of the skin.

The process of applying CBD topicals is similar to putting on a moisturizing lotion.
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The human body has an endocannabinoid system (ECS) that regulates appetite, mood, and pain and pleasure sensations. Cannabinoids such as THC and CBD can activate our body’s endocannabinoid system by binding to cell receptors in the skin, muscle tissues, and nerves. This interaction explains why the most common CBD cream uses are for chronic pain or inflammation.

What is Transdermal CBD?

There is a difference between topical and transdermal creams. Transdermal means “skin permeable,” which means that the CBD passes through the skin and enters the body. The outer layer of the skin (epidermis) must protect the other layers of the skin (dermis and hypodermis) from pathogens, UV rays, or toxins. A transdermal cream, is specifically formulated to allow the CBD to be “admitted,” meaning that the active ingredients in the transdermal cream can also affect the lower layers of the skin.

A transdermal cream is, therefore, more appropriate for treatments where CBD has to be introduced into the bloodstream or where it has to penetrate deeper parts of the skin such as with anti-aging creams.  Because transdermal CBD creams will penetrate the body, the cannabinoid may exert its effects throughout the body and thus may also help with relaxation and a calmer state of mind.

What is Liposomal Hemp Oil?

All of our products are made with full spectrum, Liposomal Hemp Oil…. but what does that mean?  Liposomes are tiny spheres of liquid that occur when oil is put through a sonication process that turns what normally appears as an oil slick into small protective bubbles, called phospholipids.

We like to call them “Tiny Bubbles” ?

We are proud to have our Hemp Handler’s permit and make our own Liposomal Hemp Oil in house. It makes our products truly transdermal, and we know you will feel the difference.

How to use CBD cream

Generally speaking, using CBD-infused creams and other topicals is extremely easy. After identifying where the pain or discomfort lies, the consumer can simply apply the topical around that area for local treatment.

The process of applying CBD topicals is similar to putting on a moisturizing lotion. However, administering the proper dosage of CBD to the skin is not as straightforward. It’s important to find out how many milligrams of CBD are in the topical to gauge whether there’s enough of this cannabinoid to provide the therapeutic relief. A topical with a low amount of CBD will likely be less effective than one with higher concentrations.

How much CBD is Enough?

CBD has many uses and is beneficial for many conditions, including pain. If you have chronic pain and are considering CBD, the first thing you’ll probably wonder is how much CBD to take for pain relief.

The answer isn’t simple. The FDA doesn’t regulate CBD products, so there are no government guidelines for dosing. Everyone’s body handles cannabidiol differently. And there are several factors to consider when determining a CBD dosage.

The most effective dose varies from person to person and depends on factors such as body type, body weight, CBD tolerance, and the consumer’s level of pain or discomfort.

Benefits of CBD cream

The key potential benefits of topicals include reducing pain and inflammation, soothing skin problems, and helping to heal wounds.

The Rheumatoid Arthritis Support Network posted an article on its website discussing the possible benefits of CBD oil for arthritis pain sufferers. A 2017 study published in the journal “Pain” found that acute joint inflammation in arthritic rats was reduced by local CBD treatment. University of Colorado researchers A 2017 report in the “Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology” found that cannabis topicals appear effective in treating skin conditions including psoriasis, severe itching, and atopic and contact dermatitis.


Cannabis topicals can treat skin conditions including psoriasis, severe itching, and atopic and contact dermatitis. 
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The Research

A case report published in the January 2017 issue of “Journal of Pain and Symptom Management” showed that CBD and THC applied topically could offer effective pain and symptom management in healing malignant wounds.

“Much of the scientific evidence points to CBD’s ability to modulate pain, inflammation and the histamine response when applied topically,” Chasen said. “It has been shown to diminish redness, help with painful arthritic joints and quicken the healing process.”

Though Chasen said there are studies that support CBD’s ability to interact with the receptors and factors that are found in the skin, many more are necessary. Most of the existing research was conducted on animal models.

“We need much more research to elucidate the physiological mechanisms at play, especially in humans,” she said.