Cannabidiol, or CBD, has been shown to help lessen the severity of a wide variety of ailments. In order to provide the most effective options for each condition, an extensive selection of CBD products have been developed. You can take CBD orally with sublingual tinctures, edibles, and capsules, or you can absorb CBD through your skin by using infused cream or lotion. Depending on your symptoms and desired results, topical application may work better than oral use for your specific needs.
There are CB1 and CB2 cannabinoid receptors throughout the human body that help make up your endocannabinoid system. These receptors work together with CBD compounds to help fight inflammation. The CBD compounds, when applied through topical products, absorb into the epidermis where they attach to the receptors found in your skin, decreasing inflammation at the application site. This means you can specifically target areas of pain and concentrate the product’s benefits where you need them most.
Most commonly, topical CBD will come in a lotion, balm, gel, or cream, and they frequently include moisturizing ingredients like cocoa butter or aloe vera and can be applied as part of a daily skincare routine while they help allay minor joint discomfort. Zo CBD has two topical products that are both paired with lidocaine (a topical anesthetic or numbing agent) to ease pain and sensitivity – a Body Butter lotion, and a Muscle Rub roll-on gel. The Body Butter also has a light, pleasant, orange-vanilla scent, and soothing aloe, shea, and cocoa butter to help moisturize skin. The Muscle Rub is mentholated and therefore suited to people with high activity levels or any who experience frequent muscle soreness. The heat from the menthol helps bring blood to the area, increasing the effectiveness of the CBD and further alleviating pain.
Whether you prefer to ingest CBD to help with internal and mental wellness, or to use topicals to support workout recovery, soothe dry skin, and relieve joint and muscle aches, there are plenty of ways to utilize Zo CBD to customize your own plan of healing.