What is Cannathol :
Cannathol is a CBD-infused, herbal topical pain reliever that incorporates modern technology with the ancient pain-relieving Chinese medicine helping to relieve muscle and joint pain and enhance healing. Cannathol when applied as directed, helps to stimulate the body’s natural functions to reduce pain and inflammation, thereby lessening discomfort and enhancing healing. The deep-penetrating effect offers long-lasting cool-to-warm soothing relief. It contains 7 herbal ingredients (menthol, camphor, lavender, angelica, ginseng, aloe vera, and witch hazel). Cannathol is great for many discomforts including arthritis, back pain, foot and knee pain, shingles, fibromyalgia, cramping, gout, sports injuries, and more. Massage in a generous portion to get the best results. Cannathol penetrates deeply leaving the skin smooth and not greasy.
Directions for use: Roll on liberally to tight muscles and aching joints. Avoid eyes and mucous membranes. Wash your hands after application. Do not use it on open wounds. Do not use near eyes or on the face. Do not use on or in nostrils. Do not consume/ingest orally.
How Do CBD Topicals Work?
Cannabis-infused lotions, salves, oils, sprays, and other transdermal methods of relief work by binding the cannabinoids to cannabinoid receptors. These receptors are called CB1 and CB2 receptors and are found throughout the body. These receptors are activated either by the body’s naturally-occurring endocannabinoids or by cannabis compounds known as cannabinoids and terpenes (e.g., THC, CBD, Beta-caryophyllene, etc.).
The graphic below shows the structure of our skin, and where cannabinoids are able to seep through and begin to interact with our endocannabinoid systems.
A rub infused with cooling menthol and peppermint is a great way to wind down from a workout or hike. Even if a topical contains active THC, it still won’t induce that intense “high” or euphoria you might expect to get from smoking or ingesting cannabis.
With most topicals, cannabinoids can’t breach the bloodstream; they only penetrate the local area for localized relief.
What is a CBD topical most used for?
Topicals are most popularly selected by consumers to address localized pain, muscle soreness, tension, and inflammation. Some anecdotal evidence is beginning to show a widening spectrum of potential benefits, from psoriasis, dermatitis, and itching to headaches and cramping.
Different topicals have different benefits to offer depending on the way they are processed and the ingredients that are used, so experiment with various transdermal products to see what works for you!
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