Learn more about delta 8, delta-8 topicals and other hemp-derived CBD topicals.
Like CBD, delta-8 THC can be used in vaping, smoking, sublingual and edible form. But, what about topicals? Many cannabis users have seen the amazing anti-inflammatory properties of CBD and its assistance with sore muscles, arthritis pain and skin inflammation. As delta-8 continues to gain popularity across the country, can delta 8 topical products provide the same relief as CBD?
How do CBD Topicals Work?
While research into the benefits of cannabis topicals is still being conducted, several studies are showing promising results, particularly for pain and inflammation relief. A 2016 rodent study showed that CBD topicals may be especially effective for arthritis pain. The American Academy of Dermatology has even suggested using CBD topicals for inflammatory skin issues like acne, psoriasis and eczema.
CBD topicals can come in many forms, such as salves, roll-ons, lotions, gels and sprays. Many CBD topicals also contain essential oils, beeswax, cocoa butter, shea butter or menthol. CBD topicals can come in full spectrum (contains 0.3 percent delta 9 THC) or broad spectrum (THC free).
Will Delta 8 Topicals Work the Same Way?
Delta 8 is still being researched by cannabis experts, with topical application being the newest delivery method on the market. Recent studies have shown that delta-8 may have anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties that can be effective for treating sore muscles and skin issues.
Cannabinoids have also been shown to penetrate much deeper into the skin than traditional anti-inflammatory products, as the molecules are able to seep into the body’s deep tissue and target a localized area of pain.
Can Delta 8 Topicals Get You High?
Because of delta 8’s mild psychoactive effects, many users question if they can obtain the same euphoric buzz from topical application. The answer is most likely no, but it’s still being researched. Because delta 8 topicals are applied to the skin and not ingested, it’s very unlikely that it would penetrate deep enough to enter your bloodstream.
Until researchers know for sure, we suggest using broad spectrum CBD topicals if you cannot use any THC products.
Where Can I Find Delta-8 Topicals?
More and more CBD and hemp dispensaries are carrying delta-8 topicals, including Modern Apotheca! Like with any cannabis product, quality will vary. If you decide to try any cannabis topicals, ensure the products are high-quality, U.S made and transparent about their ingredients. All reputable cannabis producers will provide COAs and a detailed list of ingredients for their products, so you can ensure you’re applying safe products to your skin.
If you have questions about trying cannabis topicals, or you want to give delta 8 topicals a try, stop by our Raleigh storefront or give us a call. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you have and help you find the perfect product for you.