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5/13/19 | Education

Why Topical CBD Is a Promising Option

You can take it in a tincture, swallow it as a pill, eat it in the dough, or sprinkle it on top of your favorite dish… there are so many different ways to ingest CBD, and the newest addition to be added to the Cured line of organically grown, Colorado hemp infused products allows you to apply it directly to your skin! That’s right! Let’s give the Max Salve a BIG welcome!

The Salve itself is made with some of the highest quality ingredients including essential fatty acids like shea butter, as well as cocoa butter, beeswax, and a long list of strong, cooling, pain-relieving, anti-inflammatory, analgesic medicinal herbs that your aches, pains, and skin will surely love!

The skin is an incredibly active and functional organ – the largest organ in the human body, to be exact. And while it does of course act as a barrier to potentially harmful, foreign substances, it also acts as a useful molecular passageway and is quick to absorb lipid-based oils, such as the ones that are used in CBD salves.

When you apply a CBD salve topically, the cannabinoid-carrying lipids in the oil base are transported across skin cell membranes, at which point the CBD begins its healing mechanisms on surrounding cell and tissue layers. (This is also why salves are a good choice for things like joint pain and skin-specific conditions like eczema and psoriasis – you can “target” the CBD activity directly onto the desired area and initiate therapy right at the source of the pain or discomfort).

On a more physiological level, CBD (which is a cannabinoid of course) functions by interacting with the body’s own endocannabinoid system, or ECS.

The ECS was discovered in the early 1990’s, and consists of a network of naturally-occurring cannabinoids and cannabinoid receptors that are believed to help regulate and maintain things like:

  • Skin sensitivity
  • Pain
  • Inflammation
  • Appetite
  • Memory
  • Immune response

When CBD interacts with natural receptors in the ECS (which have been found to exist in virtually every cell type in the human body), it allows the body to function more efficiently and better control all sorts of internal processes relating to homeostasis.

Most CBD infused topicals include a CBD extract – which means the final product loses the additional cannabinoids like CBN and CBC. While they have been studied less, these cannabinoids have been proven beneficial and may even improve the efficacy of CBD.

The Cured Max Salve includes Full Spectrum Hemp Extract, along with therapeutic compounds such as wildcrafted arnica, comfrey root, and camphor granules which are three herbal aids that increase the anti-inflammatory properties of this delightful topical. Hemp Infused Max Salve is wonderful for folks who enjoy a bit of aromatherapy and herbal remedy with their CBD pain relief.

Relief that comes with zero worries about sticky, wet hands plus a quick absorption. And, to top it off, the scent and relief can last even after hours of application. To our friends with achy knees, tired muscles, sore, tight wrists and hands, or just a pain that’s been lingering for some time, the Max Salve is a safe, easy-to-use topical agent that can be applied to almost any bodily area to bring potential relief to several ailments like muscle strains, inflammation, sprains, bruises, muscle cramps, joint pains, and backaches.

Let’s dive into all of the organic ingredients that make this salve different from the rest!

Hemp: cannabis-infused creams or oils are great for treating pain in a specific area of the body due to the fast-acting cannabinoids in the topical binding with the CB2 receptors in your skin, allowing for quick relief. Cannabis topicals are ideal for bug bites, scratches, and other skin abrasions because they offer localized pain relief while reducing swelling. In recent years, they have been used for therapeutic massages to target those CB2 receptors in the skin, reduce any inflammation or pain. Commonly used by those who suffer from swelling and pain.

Fresh wildcrafted Arnica flowers (Arnica cordifolia): Arnica is used for bruises, sprains, muscle soreness, and muscle spasms that are linked to exercise and sport activity. It is known to reduce bruises, increase the healing process of sprains, ease muscles soreness, and aid in exercise and sport activity muscle spasms. Used amongst medical professionals, arnica is known to improve wound healing, inflammation caused by insects bite, and swelling caused by broken bones.

Comfrey root (Symphytum officinale): known to help promote new skin cell growth this powerful herb may reduce inflammation and quickly heal bruises, pulled muscles, and ligaments. It has bee used as an anti-inflammatory, an analgesic and an aid in the healing of sprains and broken bones. It has even demonstrates effectiveness in assisting the treatment of many skin conditions like eczema.

Camphor granules (Cinnamomum camphora): used as a pain reliever and swelling aid, by increasing numbness of sensory nerve endings of the skin, thereby relieving pain and inflammation, and preventing skin redness. On top of a pain reliever, it has been used in the treatment of eczema.

Menthol Crystals (Mentha arvensis): promotes a cooling sensation to the skin which in return helps calm irritation, reduces itching, and aids in the healing of burns. It leaves skin looking firmer and smoother due to its astringent properties.

Peppermint Essential Oil (Mentha piperita): used as a muscle relief and aid in joint pain due to its very effective natural painkilling properties and muscle relaxant. I also contain cooling, invigorating and antispasmodic properties that are known to enhance physical performance recovery.

Rosemary Essential Oil (Rosmarinus officinalis): known to relieve pain, reduce stress, and increase circulation in wound healing, this powerful oil is commonly used to reduce joint pain.

Eucalyptus Essential Oil  (Eucalyptus globulus): traditionally used as an analgesic agent that helped to relieve pain that is also known to act as a purifier, cleanser, clarifier, and immune-booster oil. It has been used to reduce or eliminate harmful surface and airborne bacteria and infections

Whether you are taking it sublingually, in a capsule, nibbling away, spicing it up, or rubbing it onto your skin, we encourage all consumers to investigate the source of their CBD and make sure the ingredients are enhancing their health!

This product is for external use, only. NEVER put on an open or infected wound, burn, or damaged and irritated skin. Avoid contact with eyes and mucous membranes. Do not use with heat.

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