CBD wraps are one of the most popular topical CBD products available for consumers. They’re made by soaking a thin fabric in a CBD-infused serum. This fabric is then wound around the area to be treated.
CBD relief wraps provide topical relief to targeted areas of the body that may be experiencing pain and inflammation. Evidence suggests that CBD is a powerful anti-inflammatory and potent pain reliever. Because pain is caused by inflammation, this makes sense.
Let’s take a closer look at how CBD relief wraps work.
Explaining CBD Relief Wraps
Most CBD wraps contain 50 mg of CBD, which is just a starting point for how much your body may need. You may need to use one in the morning and one later on in the day. There’s no simple answer for finding out how much CBD you’ll need to solve your problems.
Let’s discuss how these products work.
The Endocannabinoid System
In order to understand how CBD relief wraps work, you’ll have to know a little bit about the Endocannabinoid system. Humans (and all animals for that matter) have cannabinoid receptors in the brain, nervous system, and immune system. These cannabinoid receptors are where cannabinoids like CBD attach to, and thus stimulate their beneficial effects on the body.
When applied topically, cannabinoids don’t reach the bloodstream like they do with a tincture or CBD oil capsule. However, the endocannabinoid system still plays a role when it comes to the skin.
Skin is a protective barrier against things in our environment, and it’s the largest organ on our body. Skin is a source of hormones, has its very own immune system, and contains sensory nerves.
Skin and the Endocannabinoid System
More importantly, the skin also has an endocannabinoid system. This system in the skin is to maintain the balance of cell function, including reproduction, differentiation, and immunity.
Cannabinoid receptors are present in skin cells, which means that endocannabinoids can affect different components of the skin. Using CBD relief wraps can help control the balance of skin cell function. Cannabinoids supplement and complement the endocannabinoids that are created naturally in the skin.
For this reason, CBD hemp wraps can provide targeted relief to muscles and joints.
Benefits of CBD Relief Wraps
Now that you know how CBD relief wraps work, you can better understand the benefits.
Target Areas for Pain Relief
CBD wraps allow someone to target a specific part of their body. For example, if you have arthritis, you can put a CBD wrap on your hands to relieve some of the pain and reduce inflammation.
This is different from an ingestible form of CBD, such as a tincture, because ingestibles are distributed by the bloodstream throughout the entire body. The CBD will then impact the entire body, which can provide healing properties.
However, it may not reach a certain muscle group fast enough to provide your desired relief. Tinctures also take a longer time before you’ll feel the effects in the body part you’d like to heal.
CBD wraps, however, can be used directly on the skin over the muscle or joint experiencing pain. The CBD is absorbed by the skin and is able to target the area locally, bypassing the long journey of your gut and bloodstream altogether. For instance, if you have pain in your arm after an intense workout session, just apply a CBD wrap for quick, targeted relief.
CBD wraps are much more hassle-free than other CBD preparations. There are also creams, lotions, salves, and other topical products available for consumers who want to target certain areas of the body.
However, tinctures and other liquid products are quite messy. Notably, you could run the risk of ruining your gym bag or purse if the bottle spills while you’re on the go.
Another liquid product, CBD lotion, can and often does feel greasy and sticky. You may not like the thick lotion feeling, and if it happens to get on your clothing, you may have a hard time cleaning it off.
CBD relief wraps spare you these concerns. They can be applied right onto the targeted area with minimal mess, and you don’t have to worry about spills in your bag when taking your CBD relief wraps on the go.
CBD relief wraps are typically made with broad spectrum CBD. However, you’ll be able to find some on the market made with full spectrum CBD. Both options are legal, as long as they contain less than 0.3% THC. Broad spectrum CBD contains absolutely zero THC.
This means that it still contains all of the beneficial compounds found in the plant, but you won’t run the risk of even a small amount of THC entering your system.
For this reason, CBD relief wraps are safe to use in any work environment. They are ideal for those in the military, police force, or even those whose families don’t want products containing THC in their homes. THC can be absorbed through the skin, so if you’ll be drug-tested soon, it’s always best to use broad spectrum CBD wraps.