When it comes to using cannabinoids in creams, the two most commonly used cannabinoids are CBD (cannabidiol) and THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). Both of these cannabinoids have potential therapeutic benefits, including anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties.
CBD is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid, meaning it doesn\’t cause the \”high\” associated with THC. It has been shown to have potential benefits for skin health, including reducing inflammation, soothing irritation, and improving hydration. CBD is also generally well-tolerated and has a low risk of side effects.
THC, on the other hand, is a psychoactive cannabinoid that can cause euphoria and other effects associated with cannabis use. However, when used topically in creams or lotions, THC is not likely to cause psychoactive effects. THC has been shown to have potential pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory effects, making it a useful addition to creams for people with conditions such as arthritis or neuropathy.
In general, it\’s recommended to use creams or topicals that contain a combination of cannabinoids and other plant compounds, such as terpenes, to potentially enhance their therapeutic effects. However, it\’s important to speak with a healthcare provider or a knowledgeable cannabis professional before using any cannabinoid-based product, especially if you have any underlying health conditions or are taking medications that may interact with cannabinoids.