5 Benefits of Cannabis Infused Topicals
Cannabis topicals don’t always get the attention that they deserve. For many people, topical cannabis products have brought back a quality of life they hadn’t seen in years. Those fighting with chronic pain, especially chronic pain due to inflammation, often find that cannabis works where many pharmacueticals medications fail – providing real relief, not merely masking symptoms.
However, while pain relief is number one on this list – it is not the only way that people can benefit from cannabis topicals.
Localized Pain Relief
To start off, let’s look at the most common use for cannabis topicals – as a pain reliever. There are roughly 350 million people around the world suffering from arthritis, the most common chronic pain condition out there. Cannabis topicals are known both for reducing inflammation that is often the cause of pain and providing an analgesic effect – which makes it beneficial for other types of pain as well. It is preferred by athletes, parents, seniors and many others because it provides localized relief without a buzz.
Relieves Symptoms of Psoriasis
Most easily recognized for an excess buildup of skin cells, psoriasis is an itchy and at times even painful skin condition. A 2007 study found that cannabinoids inhibit the buildup of dead skin cells – which makes it the first possible treatment for psoriasis that does more than relieve symptoms. While there have been few formal studies, the anecdotal evidence speaks for itself.
Enhances Intimate Experiences
We’ve covered this topic once before – cannabis is a perfect enhancer for sex whether it is used topically, or by ingesting it via smoking, vaping or edibles. While the way it impacts your experience will vary depending on the way you use it, there is no doubting the plants ability as an aphrodisiac. When used as a topical, it is often described as intensifying the sensitivity and the experience.
Fights Bacterial Infections
While you might not even consider cannabis as a possible antibiotic, it turns out that topicals may have some impressive anti-bacterial properties. Cannabis topicals can provide relief for various skin infections including boils and cellulitis among others. A 2008 study found that cannabinoids (including THC, CBD, and CBN) were effective in treating MRSA, a bacterial infection that is often resistant to antibiotics.
Prevents Skin from Aging
It’s no Fountain of Youth, but cannabis topicals also have the potential to be the best anti-aging creams developed yet. Most anti-aging skin creams and make-up’s have antioxidants, which keep your skin looking healthy. It turns out that cannabidiol, or CBD, is a more potent antioxidant than Vitamins C and E, which are found in many skincare products.
While cannabis is starting to be better understood and more appreciated as a medicinal herb, there is still a lot we don’t know about it and a lot we don’t consider as often. Cannabis is a potent medicine, and topicals are one of the best ways for you to benefit from it’s many positive effects, without the mind-altering buzz. Evergreen Organix offers a full line of cannabis topicals that includes Menstrual Relief Oil, Intimacy Oil, Sunscreen, and more.