August 18, 2022 5 min read
You have heard about CBD products and the amazing benefits that they offer. CBD is a chemical plant found in the cannabis plant. Still, it does not contain tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), a component responsible for the ‘high feeling’ associated with the cannabis plant.
CBD is not the same as marijuana; this is a misconception; CBD is derived from a hemp plant or marijuana, which belongs to the same family as the cannabis plant. The legality of CBD depends on where it is derived from. For example, hemp and hemp products are legal in almost 50 states. According to Skelley & Ennis et al. (2020), CBD benefits the body because it is commonly used for pain relief and to treat anxiety, inflammation, and insomnia. Additionally, CBD products can be used for massage, the latest raze trend. But is it worth a try?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is an active component found in the cannabis and hemp plant. They interact with the cannabidiol receptors in the body to help in pain release and anxiety. According to Teitelbaum (2019), CBD reduces insomnia and acts as an anti-inflammatory. They can be ingested orally in the form of capsules, tinctures, and oil or applied topically, such the balm, cream or bath soaks. Although CBD and THC are extracted from the same plant, it should be noted that they are different. THC has a psychoactive property and thus can alter the state of mind giving you a ‘high’ feeling, while CBD does not.
More research is necessary to confirm the effective amount of CBD. Although some researchers believe that since CBD interacts with the body and the mind receptors, it positively influences mood, the perception of pain, and influences how the brain functions.
There is no difference between CBD massage and the regular one; the difference is the product used on your body. The cream used is infused with the ingredients and components from the hemp plant to give you the best e massage experience and added health benefits. Applying CBD is one of the ways to have direct skin and muscle activation and relaxation. The topical CBD stimulates the endocannabinoid receptors to reach your full body since it can relax and open up stiff muscles.
When getting a CBD massage oil, you should look for a high concentration of up to 1500 milligram CBD and not the milligrams of the bottle. Anything that is below 250 to 300 milligrams is considered as of low concentration. If having a CBD massage is new to you, try to find the concentration that will work for you. CBD is not a psychoactive property that will alter your mind’s functioning if you are wondering if it will affect your mental state. Instead, you will get the product’s health benefits such as muscle relaxation, anti-inflammatory effect relief from pain, and treatment of anxiety.
There are various CBD products in both online and retail vendors, and it might be a trick winding through them all to pick the one that will work best for you. So many things will help you make a better choice and make the process easier for you. Here is what to look for in a product;
Go for a good quality CBD product with no chemicals and coloring that will react with the skin. Organic can be a good choice since it will have natural ingredients. You should confirm the type of CBD the brand comprises, whether full or broad-spectrum or isolate. This will pin due to your personal preference. Full-spectrum CBD massage oil contained all the components of the hemp plant, including THC. Therefore, if you are interested in having it in your oil, this could be a good product. The broad-spectrum CBD product has all the other ingredients except for the THC, while the isolate CBD is 99.9% pure; therefore, you will not benefit from the component of the plant. This is the basic information you need when getting any CBD product.
Red flags can be noted on the product when you get to a store and ask for the certificate of analysis COA to date. If they were not willing to comply, that makes their product questionable. When you get the COA, make sure it has a test of any contaminants such as pesticides, heavy metals, or even molds. Verify if what is contained in it matches the information on the product.
CBD on its own can serve you best, but because of tests and preferences, some might what to have a product with some ingredients such as the essential oils and menthol.
The dosage of the CBD massage oil is different from any other product that you might be using. Since most topical CBD products are hard to penetrate through the skin, their absorption is different from orally ingested CBD. Not a prescription can be given to assure you that a certain concentration will give you the relief you seek. However, the dosage used for the massage oils should be high, up to 1500 milligrams of CBD concentration, and not the bottle size. Anything of about 250- 300 concentration is considered as low.
CBD massage gives the body the deep and full relaxation you desire. You will also get the sense of satisfying calmness that will carry for some days. Generally, CBD is considered safe, but some side effects are associated with it, such as diarrhea, weight loss or gain, change in appetite, and excessive fatigue. Some CBD products react with the skin, causing skin irritation because of the ingredients added into the product, such as essential oil.
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