Marijuana topical creams are a great way to enjoy the benefits of THC and CBD without consuming cannabis. Because topical creams are applied directly to the skin, they won’t get you high, even if there is THC (psychoactive cannabinoid) in the topical cream.
For arthritis patients, the benefits of CBD oil (non psychoactive cannabinoid) especially seem to be quite advantageous considering the many anti-inflammatory properties of the active compound. But patients have had more success with a mix of both CBD and THC. Patients with arthritis tend to absorb the cannabis oil, by orally consuming cannabis oil drops, or by using a cannabis oil topical cream.
The advantage of a full marijuana oil topical cream is:
- People don’t get high if they apply a cream that also contains THC.
- People can directly focus the cream to the area they want relieve to.
A little more about Arthritis
Arthritis is inflammation of the joints which causes pain and several other symptoms, but it’s not just one single disease, as many people think. It is an informal way of referring to more than 100 types of joint diseases that affect 53 million adults and 300000 children in the U.S. Such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA), fibromyalgia, gout, lupus, osteoarthritis (OA) and many more.
Commonly prescribed medications are designed to either ease symptoms or slow disease activity. Many treatments include the use of painkillers, which too often provide limited benefits and can cause serious side effects (including dependency).
Steroids and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are usually prescribed to treat inflammation. Side effects can range from moderate to severe, including digestive issues, insomnia, anxiety, elevated blood sugar, bruising, cataracts, and hypertension.
Medical Research on cannabis Oil for Arthritis
In a study, a group of researchers discovered that THC oil has the potential to reduce inflammation, as well to reduce pain.
CBD oil has already shown a whole list of conditions that it can treat including the Reduce of Anxiety, fight cancer cells, help skin conditions and recently, more studies shown it to be effective in treating arthritis.
According to a study done by the University of Kentucky, applying CBD topically can relieve inflammation as well as pain in conditions connected to arthritis. What is also important, besides the great therapeutic potential, is that CBD provides relief without any side-effects. Another study found that early CBD treatment can prevent pain and nerve damage in osteoarthritic joints.
What we can take away from these studies is that THC and CBD work in unison, but that cannabis strains that have a good percentage of CBD in them may be the best choice to treat arthritis pain.
Some great cannabis strains for arthritis are:
- Girl scout cookies
- Death star
- Power plant
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Make your own cannabis oil topical cream
Making your own marijuana-infused topical cream is very easy. If you’ve ever made Cannabis infused oil, this is going to be a piece of cake. The first step is to use your strain and make a Cannabis coconut oil infusion. Once you have the marijuana coconut oil at hand, all you have to do is follow this simple recipe below. For those that are not able to buy or make a full THC and CBD oil, because it is still illegal in their country or state. Studies have shown that just CBD oil have great benefits to arthritis, and is legal for purchase in most countries and states.
Ingredients for Marijuana topical cream
- 1/2 cup Cannabis coconut oil
- 2 tsp beeswax pellets
- 4 drops camphor oil
- 6 drops peppermint essential oil
- 5 drops eucalyptus oil
Directions for Marijuana topical cream
- Start by melting the coconut oil and beeswax together. Use a double boiler. Stir well.
- Allow the mixture to cool for a few minutes. Then add the all the essential oils. Stir again.
- Pour the mixture in a container with an airtight lid, and allow it to cool completely.