Behind The Science: How Do Hemp Topicals Work?

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Behind The Science: How Do Hemp Topicals Work?

As one of the fastest-growing segments of the CBD industry, the hemp topicals market is expected to reach sales surpassing $4.5 billion in the next four years. That’s a lot of growth in such a short amount of time!

And while many are rushing to purchase CBD products based on anecdotal evidence, there’s real science, both biological and chemical, behind why hemp topicals and other hemp-based products are working for many, and becoming more and more popular to the general public.

Keep reading to get some background information on hemp topicals, and find out how they actually work as a treatment option for various conditions.

What Are Hemp Topicals?

Hemp topicals are products that contain hemp extract or CBD that are applied directly to the skin for their health benefits.

Hemp topicals are sold in all sorts of various different formats. Realeaf, for example, sells various hemp topical products, including CBD cream, CBD pain gel, and CBD roll-on. Each of these products works as a pain-relief agent through application via the skin.

As discussed earlier, these types of products are gaining popularity fast.

But why?

Hemp topicals are relatively affordable, come in all different sizes and ranges of strength, and provide fast benefits for pain relief and skin health. It also seems like there is no end to their applications, with lotions, creams, roll-ons, and oils all readily available.

In addition, CBD creams, lotions, and gels are becoming more popular because they can be applied directly to one specific area of pain, and do not need to be applied to the entire body to serve their purpose.

But what makes CBD hemp topicals actually function to help with skin conditions or pain?

The Science: How Hemp Topicals Work

There’s a lot of scientific verbiage and terminologies, but let’s break things down to be as simple as possible, without all the medical jargon, by paraphrasing a definition from Discover:

There are pain receptors on our skin, or within our bodies that fire every single time we experience pain. These receptors send signals throughout our bodies and to our brains via the Endocannabinoid system. Because of CBD’s chemical makeup, it can essentially bypass these pain receptors and hit right on the parts of that endocannabinoid system in our bodies that pick up on pain, and block those signals.

In other words, hemp topicals are applied to our bodies through the skin, and the CBD contained in those topicals blocks pain. Pretty neat, huh?

Because of this science, many are turning to CBD products, which can help manage chronic pain, arthritis, joint inflammation, skin disorders, and can even be used for itch relief.

Final Thoughts

Hemp topicals have grown in popularity because of their affordable relatively affordable price, availability, a wide range of product sizes and strengths, product diversity, and their ability to provide fast pain relief via direct application to the skin.

To find out why hemp topicals from Realeaf are setting industry standards, or to purchase your hemp products today, shop now!