CBD Lotion: Is It the Right Treatment Option for You?
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CBD lotions: a recognized alternative to traditional medication
When you hear about medical marijuana, you may think that similar to recreational marijuana, you need to smoke or inhale it to benefit from its analgesic effects. As a form of treatment, however, it has come a long way in medical science and today, there is more than one way to use it.
One of the most common ways to do so is through a CBD lotion.
Cannabidiol or CBD, which is one of the two major components of the medical marijuana plant, is now available in a variety of lotions, with the latter becoming a common way to use it.
It’s important to note that these lotions contain, primarily, CBD and not tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). THC is the psychoactive component in marijuana and is what causes recreational users to experience a high. For users who want to use medical marijuana products without experiencing their euphoric effects, these lotions may be a great alternative.
What can it be used for?
Topical CBD treatments may be used to treat a wide range of medical conditions. These lotions may even provide pain relief for individuals with chronic conditions such as arthritis.
Other conditions include:
How does it work?
CBD works by interacting with the endocannabinoid system, which is responsible for many important functions of the body such as mood, pain, and inflammation management.
The skin, itself, has an endocannabinoid system, so when CBD lotion is applied to the skin, the CBD interacts with the receptors in the system, potentially providing relief for inflammation or pain.
How effective each CBD product is will depend on an individual basis. If you’re considering using a topical treatment, speak to a medical professional before taking it to determine its suitability for your treatment plan.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need a medical marijuana card to buy topical CBD treatments?
Unless the state you’re living in has legalized CBD for medical use, you will need a medical marijuana card to purchase these creams and lotions legally.
Can CBD lotion be used for anxiety?
It may be possible to use the lotion to relieve anxiety by applying it to the temples and the forehead. How effective this may be will vary from person to person, however.
How long can CBD stay in your system?
If the CBD is full-spectrum, it may remain in your body for two to five days but this may not be the same for every individual.