CBD is gaining extensive popularity in recent times, as people have incorporated CBD products in multiple ways in their daily life. Cannabidiol has undoubtedly become a part of a routine for many people across cultures. Moreover, studies on a size-able scale are examining CBD's multitude of health benefits and users, benefit from its ease of use and simplicity to adapt.
Besides oral administration of CBD, one of the other routes receiving more attention from science and users is the transdermal delivery of cannabinoids. For the reason that the applicability of non-psychoactive CBD is progressing towards a need-based, non-opioid regimen.
Therefore at Nordic Oil, our commitment to creating awareness, educating people, and making CBD more accessible reflects in our high-quality CBD products.
We recommend you spare some time to read, understand and make informed decisions while buying Nordic Oil CBD products.
Below is a detailed summary of our CBD balms.
What are CBD topicals?
Cannabidiol or CBD is a naturally present compound in cannabis and hemp plants. Among hundreds of compounds THC and CBD have received more limelight. But, continuous science explorations on cannabis are inquiring about the promising possibilities of applying several non-psychoactive compounds to various facets of life.
CBD topicals are products in the form of creams, balms, gels, and lotions infused with cannabidiol to be applied directly to the skin. Therefore topical use of CBD is increasingly used for both cosmetic and lifestyle management purposes.
Although CBD oils, capsules, and supplements are effective in oral administration routes, one cannot deny the deterioration caused by digestive processes.
In situations when we need assistance to alleviate discomforts such as itching, irritation, strain, or stiffness in skin, joints, or muscles, oral routes of administering CBD might not be effective.
Hence, CBD topical is a non-invasive alternative to improve quality of life for people who are bothered with skin and inflammatory issues. CBD in the form of balms or creams targets the spot at a topical level thereby, providing relaxation when directly applied to the affected areas.
What do topicals contain?
Generally, topicals in the form of cream or lotion may contain a water base for providing hydration to the skin, While balms are usually fatty or have a thick base such as beeswax, shea butter infused with skin-nourishing agents like Vitamin A, Vitamin E, essential oils, and more.
Topicals that contain CBD are widely used in providing pain relief and maintaining skin health.
What is in CBD topicals?
CBD topicals contain CBD or cannabidiol derived from hemp. Therefore CBD is infused with skin-friendly nutritious agents like almond, avocado, coconut, castor oils, vitamin A, vitamin E, and other soothing ingredients. This combination helps provide a cure or prevent broken skin and relief from inflammation.
Moreover, three types of hemp-derived CBD are applicable in topicals. They are full-spectrum CBD oil, broad-spectrum CBD oil, and CBD isolate.
- Full-spectrum CBD oil brings out the overall effect of all the cannabinoids and terpenes. All the compounds of the plant together deliver the entourage effect.
- Broad-spectrum CBD oil also contains all the cannabinoids and terpenes from the hemp strain of Cannabis Sativa. An additional process here is the removal of THC to below detectable levels.
- CBD isolate is CBD in its purest form without any flavor or any other compounds of the plant.
Liposomal transdermal delivery
In recent times, a noteworthy advancement in drug delivery is Liposomes. They serve as transport vehicles for delivering biologically beneficial compounds directly to the cell.
Be it dietary supplements or topicals, CBD liposomes have captured users’ preferences and interests exceptionally.
Liposomes’ dual nature (hydrophobic and hydrophilic) drives higher concentrations of CBD, directly to the tissues leading to improved delivery efficiency. Also, they are non-toxic, thermodynamically stable, and non-irritating to the skin. Hence, CBD topicals delivered through liposomes may be safe for prolonged application or long-term use.
How to use CBD balm?
You can use the CBD balm just like you would use any skin moisturizer or other skincare products. Take a small amount of the CBD balm and gently apply it to the desired area and leave it on. Allow the skin to absorb the benefits of cannabinoids.
Our CBD topicals are available in different consistencies. For instance, Eyr and Freyja are creams, Thor is a gel, and balms consistencies are Valkyrie and Lipbalm.
Creams are handier that can be applied to the skin overall. Balms are used for localized pain or in specific areas of the skin that needs more attention.
For what do you use CBD balm?
The consistency of our CBD topicals is designed in a way that it could get absorbed by your skin effectively. While creams are easy to spread over the skin and get absorbed quickly, balms have a thick layer and stay on the skin for a prolonged duration. Here, the skin benefits from the effects of CBD by absorbing slowly and consistently. Moreover, regular use of CBD balms helps to strengthen the skin's natural ability to regenerate, thereby eliminating opportunities for any skin conditions.
Additionally, the Liposomal technology used in our CBD balms delivers active ingredients directly to skin cells.
Our CBD Lip Balms are from hemp-derived full spectrum CBD combined with vitamins A, E, and other natural ingredients suitable to keep your lips healthy and moist for a long time.
Valkyrie CBD Balm is made from CBD Isolate and is a certified Medical Device Class I. The balm forms a shield that protects the skin from releasing excess moisture, reduces blemishes, and provides soothing effects for clogged skin.
Ultimately, picking up the right CBD topical is your personal choice. Identify what your skin needs. Next, choosing the right CBD topical becomes easy as our product descriptions and their uses are specified online and on labels. For further specific questions, feel free to talk to our customer support team. You may read our blogs to broaden your knowledge on CBD and stay connected with us on all popular social media platforms.
Our CBD Topicals
Our CBD topicals are unique and are offered in several consistencies to provide the dual benefits of skin health and relief from localized discomforts. Some notable features of our CBD topicals are as follows:
- Transdermal liposomal technology used in our topicals helps deliver CBD directly to the skin.
- Freyja and Valkyrie are classified as medical devices class I
- The CBD in all our products is from organically sourced non-GMO hemp from certified European suppliers.
- Several skin-friendly natural ingredients such as omega 3, 6, 7, 9 fatty acids, Quercetin, Linoleic acid, Ursolic acid, Myricetin, Tetrahydrodiferulomethane, Beta-caryophyllene, Cajaputi oil are present in our products.
- CBD topical in gel consistency (Thor Gel) is made from Isolates that provide immediate relief to muscles, joints, and tendons. While, Eyr and Freyja CBD creams provide comfort for Psoriasis and Eczema conditions.
- Valkyrie is a specially formulated CBD balm that uses liposomal technology to deliver active ingredients directly to the cell.
Importance of Certificate of Analysis (COA)
Most food products, chemicals, pharmaceuticals undergo a quality test in a laboratory. The lab analyses and confirms if the individual product from a batch meets its specification and issues an attested quality assurance document. That is called the certificate of Analysis. It contains the actual results obtained from testing a sample product.
The market today is flooded with several companies offering CBD products online and in-store. Many brands are dishonest about the cannabinoid content in their products and resort to improper labeling practices.
For example, you could come across topical CBD that is sold in the name of balm, ointment, or salve. These mean the same and are interchangeably used jargon in topicals. But do look for product specifications and detailed information on the label, and a third-party lab report.
Therefore, it is your responsibility to verify the quality and standards of the CBD products that you purchase considering safety.
A COA document contains unbiased information about a product. A for-sure helpful tool for consumers to access standard high-quality CBD products.
Does CBD balm have side effects?
One of the main advantages of CBD balm is that it eliminates the gut biome processes. Hence the safety profile of topical CBD is superior compared to ingestible and safe on most skin types.
However, in rare cases new CBD balm users may experience mild irritation. That may be due to the reaction of the active compounds on your skin. People who suffer from severe skin conditions need to seek appropriate medical advice before using CBD topicals.
Finally, keep in mind personal hygiene, intake of sufficient water, and a nutritious diet are the best tools for glowing skin.