Choosing the best CBD topicals.

CBD topicals have gained momentum in the CBD industry in 2021. 

Have you tried  CBD topicals? Choosing CBD topicals can be tricky, but now that Cannabis is legal in most States and Internationally, most consumers are more apt to give CBD a try and topicals are an easy way to try CBD for the first time.  Today’s CBD topicals include salves and balms, lotions, roll-on’s, creams, bath bombs, and bath salts.   A topical can contain anywhere from 12 mg of CBD per ounce (usually in lotions), all the way up to 2000 mg of CBD per ounce, most commonly found in Salves and Balms.

What is CBD?

CBD is a phyto-cannabinoid, meaning a cannabinoid that comes from a plant. Hemp plant phyto-cannabinoids are similar to the endo-cannabinoids our body naturally makes. Because they are so similar, they can interact with your body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS).  Your ECS is tasked with regulating the systems in your body so they work effectively and efficiently. The immune response, appetite, pain-signaling, sleep cadence, inflammation response, and many more are controlled by the ECS.

How to make sure you are getting the most out of your CBD Topical

Since CBD needs to get into your body, it’s important to understand the ingredients in your product. Beyond the CBD, it’s important to know how the product should interact with your skin and how those ingredients help the CBD absorb properly. If the design is to penetrate deep into the skin then the carrier is important. Some carriers like Shea Nut butter and Rosehip oil are great for penetrating deep into the skin.  If you have sensitive skin you may require organic ingredients with no fragrances.

When applying CBD topicals to your skin, heat helps it penetrate the barriers. Massaging your CBD product for at least 30 seconds and creating some friction is the most beneficial way to feel the benefits of your CBD topical.  Bath salts and bombs get more penetration because of the temperature of the water.  Menthol, most commonly found in roll-ons, can improve CBD penetration into the skin. One of the most popular topical products is CBD pain salve. CBD Topicals are designed to penetrate qucikly into the skin. This allows them to interact with both the CB1 (inflammation response) and CB2 (pain neurotransmission) receptors.  Most people report relief within 5 minutes when using these types of topicals.

CBD topicals are derived from the hemp plant, a part of the cannabis family that is very different from the marijuana plant.  The marijuana plant produces high levels of THC while the Hemp plant produces very low amounts of THC, making CBD topicals non-psychoactive.   So don’t worry about feeling any effects from your CBD topical, other than relief!

The success of CBD topicals and the way they interact with our body’s endocannabinoid system are prompting clinical studies everywhere.  You can type “Topical CBD” on Google and find studies relating to CBD and inflammation, pain relief, muscle recovery, and sports performance.

How do I pick the right CBD Topical?

Ensure the product you are shopping for has a third-party test that validates the amount of CBD that’s written on the label. This test is usually found on the manufacturer or retailer’s website or can be shown to you at a brick-and-mortar retail store. In absence of this test, there’s no real way to be sure how much CBD is in your product and many of the samples taken by the FDA have reported much lower levels of CBD than reported on the label.  Having access to a third-party test will also create higher confidence in the manufacturer’s willingness to self-police and maintain high standards. A great way to learn more about this topic is to listen to this podcast.


What should you expect to pay for CBD topicals? 

For anyone who has experience here, the quality level of the ingredients can influence the cost significantly.  The CBD extract is the common product in all CBD topicals and the amount of CBD per ounce will drive the price up. The one thing to consider is the value. The higher price may be worth it If spectacular results are needed. It is also smart to choose the best type of topical for your needs and your budget. The most inexpensive products might not work and that will be disappointing and you will feel you’ve wasted you money. Buying the best product you can afford is likely to eliminate that disappointment.

First-time buyers of CBD topicals should consider shopping at their local CBD store.  Shopping local and talking with an experienced CBD consultant will let you spend time evaluating the product and sampling it if possible.  The value of using all your senses along with the opportunity to ask questions can greatly improve your satisfaction with your purchase. A consultation with a CBD expert is recommended for first time shoppers. You can find our full line of Cannafyl products at My CBD Cabinet, in Phoenix, Arizona. It is a great source for expert CBD consultations. If you’re not in the Phoenix area, you can also request a consultation by phone. Once you’ve experienced the benefits of CBD topicals first hand, then shopping online is considerably less risky.

This journey might take a little time and patience to be successful. Trying a reputable brand, like any of those we carry at My CBD Cabinet, is a great way to get started. We carry well known brands such as CANNAFYL, For Your Life, Medterra and TruInfusion. The one thing to keep in mind is that you generally get what you pay for. CBD topicals are the one place to spend your money wisely and purchase the best product you can afford. It is the perfect way to start your CBD journey. At My CBD Cabinet, we take your health and comfort seriously. We listen to your concerns, answer all your CBD questions, and recommend the right product for you. With our 100% Product Performance Guarantee, you are sure to get the best results.

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