Cannabis-infused topicals are increasingly gaining attention as a result of the growing body of scientific evidence that supports their efficacy in treating a wide range of conditions affecting the skin, muscles, joints, nerves, and other body systems. In addition, the most advanced formulations, delivery systems, and mechanisms by which the cannabinoids and other active compounds target the conditions they treat have evolved to such a degree that their therapeutic effects are almost immediate. More accurate dosing, more dependable potency protection, and better absorption lead to optimal bioavailability and more effective treatment of issues such as pain, soreness, cramping, itching, and inflammation.
5 Surprising Benefits of Topical Cannabis
Anti-Aging Therapy for the Skin
CBD has been shown to be a more potent antioxidant than ascorbate (Vitamin C) or alpha-tocopherol (Vitamin E), both of which are antioxidant vitamins that have long been used in skincare products due to their ability to reduce harmful oxidation caused by free radicals. Because free radicals and the cellular oxidation they cause are major culprits in the aging process, the more potent the antioxidants in your skincare regimen the better if your goal is younger-looking skin. So, don’t overlook topical cannabis as an efficacious beauty treatment that will keep you looking young.
Relief of Skin Irritation & Inflammatory Skin Conditions
Topical cannabis can be used effectively for a whole array of skin conditions. Whether you’re contending with insect bites, rashes, or other minor skin irritations or battling more stubborn skin conditions such as eczema or psoriasis, you’ll find a dependable ally in that innocent-looking little vial of cannabis-infused serum. Because cannabinoids reduce inflammation while regulating cell regeneration, they help minimize the itching and discomfort these conditions cause while working their magic to restore healthy skin.
Headache, Muscle, Joint, & Nerve Pain Relief
According to one scientific article published in the National Library of Medicine, THC contains 20 times the anti-inflammatory potency of aspirin and twice the anti-inflammatory potency of hydrocortisone. Another study demonstrates a reduction of inflammation and pain indicators after use of transdermal CBD in treating a non-human arthritis model. These findings help support existing anecdotal evidence reporting that cannabinoid-containing topicals bring relief in cases of arthritic joint pain and other inflammatory conditions. Cannabis also has a long history of successful use for headache relief and is equally beneficial for muscle aches, muscle soreness, menstrual cramping, and nerve pain.
Burn & Wound Treatment & Healing
The anti-inflammatory properties of cannabis-infused topicals help relieve the often hard-to-control pain of burns while promoting faster healing in the affected area. These same healing and inflammation-modulating properties are also beneficial in dealing with injuries ranging from simple abrasions to scratches, cuts, and other wounds.
Treatment of Bacterial Skin Infections
CBD’s antibacterial and accelerated healing properties make topical cannabis infusions one of the best remedies you can reach for to treat cases of skin infection. Whether you’re dealing with an annoying outbreak of impetigo, a painful case of cellulitis, or a worrisome antibiotic-resistant MRSA infection, topical cannabis can help.
Topical cannabis offers an effective treatment for a surprisingly large number of conditions that can be difficult to treat successfully using modern pharmaceuticals and other conventional medical treatments. For more information about how this age-old remedy, made even more effective through Evolve’s cutting-edge scientific manufacturing methods, can help you, give us a call today.