The skin in the largest bodily organ. It’s our first point of contact with the world around us, and it protects our internal organs from harm. While it may not seem like it, the skin is surprisingly active. Cells in the skin synthesize vitamin D, regulate our body temperature, and helps us detect changes in our environment.
For these reasons, it’s important to keep skin healthy.
Specialized glands, cells, and hairs help the skin perform all of its routine functions. Surprisingly, recent research has shown that cannabinoid receptors are actually found on cells throughout the skin. Cannabinoid receptors are the binding locations for compounds like THC, the primary active chemical in cannabis. Both THC and non-psychoactive CBD are phytocannabinoids. Our bodies make versions of these compounds, known as endocannabinoids.
It’s a common misconception that cannabinoid receptors are concentrated only in the central nervous system and the brain. They’re actually found all throughout the body. This includes the skin, the gut, and reproductive organs. The fact that these cell sites are found in a wide range of bodily regions indicates how important endocannabinoids are to our basic health and physiological functioning. This includes the basic health and functioning of the skin.
The endocannabinoid system is the proper term for the vast network of cannabinoid receptors and their corresponding compounds, endocannabinoids.
It turns out that the endocannabinoid system has a diverse set of responsibilities in the skin.
When you apply activated cannabis directly to the skin in the form of a topical, you’re directly engaging these cannabinoid receptors. If you sprain an ankle and your ankle swells up, applying a cannabis topical can both ease the pain in that area as well as drastically reduce inflammation.
The same goes with other inflammatory abrasions, bruises, and skin conditions. Cannabis cream is non-psychoactive. Simply rubbing on a little canna-balm isn’t going to get you high. But, infused balms, creams, salves, and lotions are a great natural first-aid product to have on hand for minor abrasions.
Uses: Arthritis pain, burns, bee stings, bug bites, sore muscles, sinus pain relief, headaches, cuts, scrapes, rashes, stretch marks, reduces scarring, cold sores, hemroids, shingles, fibromyalgia, athletes foot, chapped lips/skin, cracked skin and more.
Ingredients: Pure organic coconut oil, full extract organic cannabis oil, comfry oil, lavendar oil, organic beeswax.
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