Cannabidiol (CBD) is a natural compound extracted from the cannabis plant. (I use the term cannabis to include both marijuana and hemp plant, 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. Our body’s endocannabinoid system can then use it. In this blog post, I discuss our endocannabinoid system and how phytocannabinoids such as CBD work with it in detail. 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 body produces cannabinoids naturally, endocannabinoids. However, when insufficient cannabinoids are created to maintain stasis, you can take phytocannabinoids made by plants. CBD is such a cannabinoid. Topical products are absorbed through the skin and bind to cannabinoid receptors responsible for bodily functions. Studies have suggested CBD has multiple systematic effects on the body. Due to regulation, I am not permitted to write about the benefits of CBD oil. However, this topic has been thoroughly discussed, and a simple google search will lead you to your own conclusion.
The best CBD cream on the market does not rely on CBD as the main active ingredients. Known as the entourage effect. When combined with other potent terpenes, our body recognizes full spectrum hemp extract and broad-spectrum hemp extract better than isolates. In addition, we utilize other plants for their natural healing properties. 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, Geranium, and Lemon; 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 alleviate discomfort, it also moisturizes dry skin with the most natural and organic ingredients on the market.
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. Although there are beneficial cannabinoids such as CBD and high terpene content, 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 medical conditions such as chronic pain or joint pain or use prescription medications, consult your doctor before starting pain relief creams.
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