Here at Sweet Releaf we like to keep you in the know about alternative therapies. Below are some quick facts and resources about how and why cannabis topicals work.

 

Fact #1 | Take Your Pick

Cannabis topicals come in a wide variety! They come in the form of balms, lotions, oils and even patches. At Sweet Releaf, our product comes as a rich body butter. Topicals are often combined with other elements like essential oils. For example,  lavender is commonly used for a soothing effect while  cayenne pepper may be added for a tingling sensation. These oils have both aromatherapeutic and physical body effects. We take essential oils seriously and have crafted our own special blend for Sweet Releaf that both ignites the senses and helps deliver relief where it’s needed.

 

Fact #2 | For Those Who Like to Stay Grounded

Want to find relief without going to the moon? Cannabis topicals provide localized relief and bind to CB2 receptors which are non-psychoactive. For those who desire to remain clear headed, topicals are the best route when looking at medicating with cannabis. Topicals are especially handy for those who operate machinery for work or who care for children.  Smoking and eating edibles deliver the medicine directly to the bloodstream, via the lungs and stomach, thus resulting in psychoactive effects. However, when topicals are applied to the skin, they are almost completely absorbed in the skin tissue layers. That’s how we provide Help Where it Hurts, without the high.

When topicals are applied to the skin, they are almost completely absorbed in the skin tissue layers. Click To Tweet

 

Fact #3 | Endo What?

Topicals work because of the endogenous cannabinoid system. Endocannabinoids exist in the brain, organs, connective tissues, glands and immune cells. Their job? To ensure that despite external shifts, our bodies remain balanced inside. Cannabis topicals deliver cannabinoids to our internal network’s receptors. We are just beginning to learn that our endocannabinoid system is largely responsible for our physical and mental wellness. We are grateful for Cannabis, the ‘Intelligent Medicine’, and its medicinal properties. To learn more about endocannabinoids check out this article from NORML.

 

Fact #4 | Non-Addictive & All Natural

Taking traditional pain killers can expose us to a slew of side effects. These range from addiction and liver damage, to unconsciousness or even death. Cannabis topicals, like Sweet Releaf, assure patients that their medicine brings pure pain relief, without any side effects. It’s the perfect holistic alternative. Just so you know, we test every single batch of body butter we produce because we care about purity and your health.

 

Fact #5 | Quite the Show Off

The most exciting thing we’re discovering about cannabis topicals is that their benefits are far-reaching. As research and use increases, patients discover that topicals are like over-achievers. Here are a few things topical cannabis can do:

  • Treat burns
  • Reduce inflammation
  • Management of chronic pain
  • Reduce acne
  • Increase sexual pleasure
  • Relieve psoriasis
  • Improve skin’s elasticity
  • Soothe menstrual cramps
  • Treat migraines
  • Ease excessive itching & bug bites

At Sweet Releaf we promote mindful methods of healing. Cannabis topicals are a healthful solution for those living with persistent maladies. Instead of fighting the body into submission it restores balance and assist one’s own natural ability to heal.

Check out this video from Leafly.com for more on topicals!

 

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