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Your skin is loaded with CB1 and CB2 receptors – and it’s also the largest organ of the body – making it an obvious, yet often overlooked, opportunity for cannabinoid treatments.
Cannabis topicals have begun to blossom in the health and wellness arenas in recent years. As with most cannabis subjects, we will benefit from added research into the efficacy of cannabis topicals. However, there’s already plenty of anecdotal and early scientific research out there to suggest that cannabinoid-infused topical solutions can play an important role in the daily lives of many people looking for non-pharmaceutical options for pain relief, stress management and more.
Cannabis topicals do not cause a psychoactive effect, aside from those specifically formulated to do so, such as transdermal patches. Most topicals, including products like Whoopi & Maya’s cannabis body balm, Rub, provide immediate, localized relief from pain and inflammation. And because they’re non-psychoactive, topicals can be easily incorporated into most daily routines.
Beyond their non-psychoactive convenience factor, topicals have the added benefit of taking effect very quickly – no need to wait hours to get relief from an edible or capsule. Topicals also tend to be much more predictable than edible cannabinoids. That’s because the effects of ingestible cannabinoids can vary widely depending on fluctuating bioavailability and first-pass liver metabolism. Topical applications, on the other hand, deliver concentrated cannabinoid therapy right where it’s needed most, instead of distributing cannabinoids throughout the entire body.
In addition to their anti-inflammatory and analgesic qualities, topical cannabis products are gaining popularity for those seeking alternative treatment for a variety of skin ailments. Evidence suggests cannabis topicals may be effective for treating conditions ranging from shingles to eczema, and even psoriasis.
Cannabinoids also display strong antibacterial and antifungal qualities, which are very useful qualities for assisting the skin in its important role acting as a barrier against environmental challenges like toxins, allergens and UV rays.
Our skin bears enormous responsibility for the healthy operation of many vital bodily functions, including blood vessel constriction and dilation, stabilizing body temperature, synthesizing vitamin D and other hormones, releasing ingested toxins and facilitating sensations such as temperature, touch, pressure and vibration.
With all of those demanding roles, our skin deserves proper care – not simply out of vanity, but as a crucial element of our overall health and well-being. Utilizing the powerful properties of cannabinoids, topical products provide an ideal method for giving your skin the TLC it deserves. Just be sure to use topical products made with the finest ingredients, like those found in Whoopi & Maya’s line of cannabis-infused healing products.
Whoopi & Maya’s cannabis body balm, Rub, contains a thoughtful selection of analgesic and antispasmodic healing herbs, infused with cannabis extract and an organic blend of carrier oils. This wholesome, concentrated and effective salve is a great option for those seeking localized relief for menstrual cramps, sore muscles, painful and arthritic joints, headache pain, burns, bruises, psoriasis, eczema and other dermatological imbalances.
And Whoopi & Maya’s cannabis bath Soak provides a fully-immersive and downright luxurious method for the topical application and absorption of cannabinoids. Soak is made from locally sourced and organically grown ingredients, and it’s packed full with magnesium, micronutrients and other beneficial minerals. With pharmacological-grade Epsom salts, relaxing lavender, skin-nourishing carrier oils, therapeutic-grade essential oils and cannabis extract, a warm bath with Soak is an ideal way to pamper yourself, uplift your mind and relax your body while helping to eliminate toxins and relieve menstrual cramps, muscle cramps, body pain, insomnia and anxiety.
Check out Whoopi & Maya’s full line of healing cannabis-infused products available at retailers across California and Colorado today.