Cannabidiol (CBD) is a natural compound extracted from the cannabis plant. (I use the term “cannabis” to include both hemp plant and marijuana. I talk about the differences between hemp and marijuana in this blog post.) When used topically, CBD is absorbed through the largest organ of our body – the skin. Then, it interacts with the body’s endocannabinoid system. In this blog post, I discuss our endocannabinoid system in detail and how phytocannabinoids such as CBD work with it. In a nutshell, the endocannabinoid system is involved in many physiological processes, including motor control, memory and learning, pain perception, regulation of energy balance, and food intake. It is also engaged in other endocrine functions, vascular responses, modulation of the immune system, and neuroprotection.
Our bodies naturally produce cannabinoids, which we call endocannabinoids. However, when insufficient cannabinoids are created to maintain stasis, you can take phytocannabinoids made by plants. CBD is one such cannabinoid. Topical CBD products are absorbed through the skin and bind to cannabinoid receptors within the body. Due to regulations, I am not permitted to write about what the benefits of CBD oil. However, this topic has been thoroughly discussed and a simple internet search can help you come to your own conclusion.
The best CBD cream on the market does not rely on CBD to do all the work. Through a theory known as the entourage effect, CBD works best when combined with other naturally occurring molecules in the cannabis plant, such as terpenes and other cannabinoids. That’s why we use broad-spectrum CBD in our products. Organic and Natural skincare is how I started the brand MAEVE. We have come to be known as one of the highest quality brands of natural skincare. Our RELEAF CBD Lotion is born out of that lineage. It includes powerful plant essential oils such as Frankincense and peppermint; all-natural ingredients (and organic ingredients) such as hemp seed oil, aloe vera, organic coconut oil, avocado oil, and Vitamin E. We only source premium and organic hemp-extracted CBD. When applied topically on the affected area, not only does it help discomfort, it also moisturizes dry skin with the most natural and organic active ingredients on the market.
For topical products, each bottle contains pure and organic ingredients, 500mg of organic broad spectrum hemp extract CBD.
Will I fail a drug test if I use CBD pain creams?
If you are using Maeve brand of products, such as our topical CBD cream, it will not. It is 100% THC-free. To understand the difference between full-spectrum hemp extract and broad-spectrum, read more in this blog post here.
These statements have not been reviewed by The United States Food and Drug Administration. If you have a serious medical condition such as chronic pain or joint pain or use prescription medications, consult your doctor before starting relief creams.
All our products are tested for purity and potency by ISO-certified third-party labs. To see results, go to our certificates of analysis page.
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