At the Healing Co, we love to talk about the benefits of CBD as well as the benefits of pet CBD, but something we haven’t discussed as much are the wonders of topical CBD for both us humans and our furry friends. As CBD topicals are becoming more and more popular, people are using them for their amazing benefits for the muscles and the skin. Not only do topical CBD products work on humans but they work just as well on pets, allowing your pet to have the best quality of life possible! Let’s take a look at what topical CBD is and exactly how we and our furry little friends can benefit!
Before we answer that question, we’ve talked about what CBD is here at The Healing Co, the non-psychoactive component of the cannabis plant. A CBD topical is defined as a cream, lotion, or salve infused with CBD that can be applied to the skin. CBD topicals are used for a variety of different ailments, from arthritis to eczema! Something that comes as a surprise to some is the fact that much like CBD, CBD topicals will not get you high! Even CBD topicals containing THC won’t get you high. This is because of the interaction cannabis molecules have on the skin. Instead of absorbing into the bloodstream where you experience a “high” feeling, topical cannabis molecules stay within our fat cells. This ensures that the topical can work to alleviate pain at the application site, and not give us the feeling of being high.
Much like edible CBD, topical CBD also carries its array of benefits! In terms of pain, CBD topicals are great for localized pain as you can apply the topical directly to the area that is experiencing the pain. Those who suffer from conditions such as arthritis, or other muscular and joint pain, topicals are a wonderful way to ease pain and inflammation associated with those conditions. A study conducted in 2016 by the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Kentucky showed that CBD gel was successfully able to reduce joint swelling, improve limb posture, and reduce pain responses. Additional benefits of topical CBD has been shown in a study conducted by the American Academy of Dermatology which showed that using CBD topicals helped immensely with skin conditions such as acne, eczema, and psoriasis. Because CBD has shown to have anti-inflammatory properties, there’s the potential for CBD to reduce the inflammation associated with these skin conditions, thus reducing the severity and symptoms!
Throughout The Healing Co Blogs, you’ll notice that we always talk about benefits in terms of humans, but what about for our furry little friends. We’ve discussed the benefits of pet CBD, but haven’t touched as much on the benefits of topical pet CBD. Topical CBD for pets has its own array of benefits, similar to us humans so you can ensure your pet is at its best quality of life! A main reason an individual may use a CBD topical on their pet is due to swelling, itching and inflammation of the skin. The CBD topical will allow for the cannabinoids to bind to receptors in the skin, restoring the affected area of the animal. Another reason CBD topicals are used for pets are their insanely amazing benefits for treating dryness and rashes. Topical application of CBD allows you to combat your pets skin problem head on, allowing the CBD to treat the specific area rather than consuming orally. This will ensure your pet’s skin is feeling rehydrated even during the driest of months. CBD is an antioxidant, meaning that it has been shown to have a delay on types of cell damage, which leads us to our next benefit. CBD is great for conditioning your furry friends skin and fur as it works to soothe those areas while keeping your pet calm and relaxed.
Gaia Beauty and Wellness Extra Strength Pain Rub: This extra strength pain bar provides fast, penetrating relief of muscle and joint pain. These bars come in a large option, containing 800mg of CBD and 400mg of THC , and a smaller option containing 150mg of CBD and 150mg of THC. Treat all of your troublesome muscle and joint pain easily and conveniently, at home and on the go!
Mota Green Balm & Mota Green Cream: Mota Green Balm was developed for the treatment of Arthritis, Muscle Pain, Eczema, and Dry Skin making it a great topical! Containing not only CBD, but additional soothing agents such as Rosemary, Eucalyptus, Peppermint, Lavender and Cinnamon. This topical is sure to soothe the skin while providing rapid muscle and joint pain relief. Mota Green Cream is formulated with organic ingredients, designed to help soothe and heal dry skin, sun burns, and irritated skin. Motas Green Cream is infused with 200mg of THC and 15mg of CBD, making for rapid relief of skin irritations!
Canna Icy Hot: Green Therapy’s Canna Icy Hot is a great way to provide a cool, anti-inflammatory effect on achy and sore muscles. This cream goes above and beyond to treat conditions relating to the muscles, joints, nerves, and skin. Each bottle is formulated with natural ingredients, helping to balance the body as well as ease unwanted pain. Coming in an 8oz and a 4oz option, this topical can’t be passed up!
(NEW) Relieve CBD Pain Balm & Pain Serum: Sensitiva’s Relieve Pain Balm is an all-natural topical balm that works to alleviate pain over a larger surface area. Formulated to reduce aches and pains, sore muscles as well as inflammation and swelling, this balm is great for increasing mobility and alleviating symptoms associated with arthritis and muscle pain. Additionally, this balm is great for alleviating headaches and migraines when applied to the neck and temples. Sensitiva’s Relieve Pain Serum is another great option for pain relief, commonly used for smaller surface areas of pain. This serum comes with a no-mess roller, made for easy application. Both the pain balm and serum contain peppermint, providing a cooling effect alongside the calming effects of CBD.
(NEW) Apres Sport CBD Muscle Balm & Muscle Serum: Another all-natural topical, Apres Sport Muscle Balm is formulated for deep transdermal absorption. This makes for relief of muscle tension, alleviates sore muscles, increases mobility and speed recovery. This balm is great for post workout recovery, allowing your muscles to relax and recharge after a session. Apres Sport Muscle Serum is great for use on smaller areas that require relief, working wonders on the go! Both Sport Muscle Serum and Balm contain eucalyptus, which provides a wonderful cool, soothing effect for the muscles.
Animalitos Hot Spot Balm: This balm contains natural ingredients and helps soothe and heal spots of skin irritation! Your pup will be thanking you with this balm, as its blend of organic herbs and oils, mixed with hemp derived CBD soothes and cools hot spots. Animalitos Hot Spot Balm provides quick relief, while soothing the skin.
Animalitos CBD Nose and Paw Balm: This is an organic balm formulated with a 100% natural herbal blend of butters and special plant oils. If you find your pup experiences dry nose or paw pads, this balm will do just the trick to alleviate symptoms of dryness and irritation. Additionally, this balm is great for treating sunburnt paw pads as well as hyperkeratosis (hairy paw).
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