How does Topical Cannabis work?
The simple explanation is the cannabinoids in the topicals bind with CB2 receptors located in the skin for fast relief of localized pain and inflammation. Cannabidiol and THC have demonstrated powerful antioxidant and anti-microbial properties. Making it beneficial for minor skin irritations, alleviating symptoms of psoriasis by inhibiting excess skin cells build-up, as well as keeping skin looking youthful.
As a massage therapist, I found that a cannabis-infused lotion or oil held a dual benefit in therapeutic massage. The cannabis binds with CB2 receptors reducing inflammation from arthritis present in the joint tissue as well as localized pain.
Cannabis anti-microbial qualities are impressive with the ability to fight many bacterial infections that can no longer be combatted by antibiotics.
Cannabidiol has been proven to hold more powerful antioxidant properties than Vitamin C or Vitamin E. Some studies have actually been done on cannabinoids as a neuroprotectant for example in limiting neurological damage following ischemic insults like strokes and trauma or in the treatment of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.
The way the cannabinoids work in a topical is simple, how impressive the work is you will have to try for yourself.