August 18, 2022 5 min read

CAN CBD LIP BALM GET YOU HIGH?

CBD lip balm cannot make one high because it does not have the component THC that makes one high. Instead, it has some benefits to the lips that draw people to use it. Some of the benefits of CBD lip balm include; that it acts as a moisturizer, promotes healthy anti-inflammatory functions, and improves the appearance and plumpness of the lips.

CBD lip balm does not contain the compounds that can make one high. However, there may be minimal traces of THC, the compound that makes one high, in the CBD lip balm. They cannot affect a person's mind as the CBD product cannot get into the bloodstream. This makes it impossible to produce any mind-altering effects on a person's mind.

CBD product itself cannot get anyone high since it is a psychotropic compound. However, it has a therapeutic effect that has advantages on the lips. Whereas lip balms are meant to lock in moisture to the lips and prevent them from being dry and having some cracks, most fail to protect the lips for long. This has made people choose CBD lip balm because of its benefits on the lips.

The Effects Of CBD Lip Balm

Chauhan (2021) stated that CBD lip balm contains powerful antibacterial and antioxidant compounds that prevent discomfort and infections to the lips. The CBD's antibacterial properties help protect the lips and prevent them from being overly exposed to cold or warm weather conditions. This aids in keeping the lips healthy. The CBD lip balm is rich in vitamin A, C, and E nutrients responsible for fighting the aging process and giving the skin a healthy glow.

Dry and chapped lips are mainly caused by too much licking of the lips or adverse weather conditions like extreme cold, wind, or overexposure to the sun. Some medications can also lead to one having irritated lips. CBD in the lip balm interacts with the endocannabinoid system in the body that is tasked with maintaining balance within the body through the complex networks of receptors and neurotransmitters. The cannabinoid receptors in the lips are the ones that interact with the CBD lip balm and assist in locking in moisture and keeping the lips hydrated.

Benefits Of CBD Lip Balm

Antibacterial Property

According to Conrad (1997), CBD in the lip balm acts as a stabilizing agent. The body has free radicals and unstable cells that may cause damage to the healthy cells in the body. CBD lip balm helps stabilize the free radicals and neutralize them, which becomes an advantage as the lips are protected. This is possible due to the natural antibacterial properties that the CBD contains by supporting the lips against irritation, bacteria, and infection.

Promotes the Healthy Inflammatory Functions

Lowitt (2020)  suggested that the most talked-about benefit of CBD lip balm is the ability to assist in promoting anti-inflammatory properties. This is the main reason most people use CBD lip balm to relieve pain. CBD lip balm has an advantage on inflammatory functions related to the lips. Chapped and dry lips become red, itch, and even burn. The healing property of CBD assists in soothing the chapped and dry lips, sun-exposed lips, cold sores and, calming the uncomfortable pain associated with it and contributes to its anti-inflammatory properties

Acts As A Moisturizer

Zhou et al.  (2020) explained that the skin on the lips does not have the secreting glands that produce oil which assist in locking in moisture in the skin and protecting the lips. This means that one's sole responsibility is to ensure the lips are protected and moisturized. Certain factors may help improve the lips' smoothness, softness, and moisturization. Such factors include enough intake of water, genetics, and proper diet. However, there are times when you may check every box but still end up having chapped and dry lips. In such situations, you must try using CBD lip balm. CBD lip balm assists in locking in moisture and delivering hydration to the lips. They are great as they have organic and natural ingredients such as beeswax, coconut oil, and she butter which are moisturizing agents.

Protects the lips against damage from the sun 

The lips are covered by a very thin layer that makes it impossible for them to offer protection against the harmful rays of the sun. This puts the lips at a very high risk of sun damage. They may suffer premature aging, color pigmentation, cracking, and drying. Evans (2020) suggested that CBD has some antioxidants that help revitalize the lips that have been affected by the sun. According to Mist (2003), CBD extract combines hemp oil, omega 3 and 6, and abundant nutrients such as vitamin A, B, E, and D that can revitalize and heal the skin.  

Improves The Appearance And Plumpness Of The Lips

Everyone fancies having beautiful and healthy lips. This is why most people have gone under the syringe for cosmetic injections to have plump lips. Plump lips have become a new trend. If you are one of those who look into enhancing their lips' natural beauty, you can always use the CBD lip balm. You will not need to go through cosmetic injections to achieve your desired results. The CBD oil in the lip balm assists in locking in moisture and enhancing the lips' plumpness and appearance.

Conclusion

Thanks to the overthrown stigma surrounding CBD products, innovators have come up with different ways in which they can explore the benefits of cannabis-based products. If you are one of those who are prone to dry and chapped lips because of cold or genetics, it would be better if you ignored the use of the regular lip balms and started using the CBD lip balm. The great thing is when you apply it on the lips, the effects are only felt on the area that has been applied. It does not get into the bloodstream; therefore, it rules out the possibility of getting high when you use it. It also does not contain THC, a compound that makes one high.    

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