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How Skin Absorbs CBD

How Skin Absorbs CBD

Quick! What’s the largest organ in the human body? If you guessed the heart, you’re wrong. The brain? Try again. The largest organ in the human body technically isn’t even in the body — it’s on it: skin.

The average adult has eight pounds of skin that stretch 22 square feet and without it, we would literally turn into vapor. While media can easily get us caught up in how good our skin looks, preventing wrinkles or blemishes, and anti-aging, it’s so much more than a beauty blanket that covers our muscles and bones. Our skin was designed to protect us from extreme weather, produce vitamin D, and act as the messenger between our brains and things we experience through the sensation of touch.

Another key function of our skin is absorption, which is pretty significant for topical treatments like salves, balms, creams, ointments, and lotions. The efficiency of the skin’s absorption rate depends on several factors:

• the concentration level of the product,

• how long the product is in contact with the skin,

• the solubility of the product, 

• how much of the skin is actually exposed, and

• the physical condition of the skin.

When to Choose a Topical CBD

While inhaling or injecting CBD are options, opting for a topical application may be ideal specifically for skin conditions as well as issues with joints. When used topically, the CBD is better positioned for communication with the body’s natural cannabinoid receptors without ever entering into the bloodstream. Because one of the functions of the skin is to protect our bodies from allowing things to get into our bodies, you’ll want to choose a topical application that’s on the heavier side. Light lotions and oils will moisturize, but it takes something thicker to actually penetrate the skin for the results you desire.

At Green Grove CBD, our topicals are created to help support well-functioning joints. With just the right blend of phytocannabinoid-rich hemp oils, beeswax, and aromatic essential oils, our topicals will soothe discomfort and support skin health. Choose from one of our four products that best suits your needs:

1000mg Salve

500mg Salve

Hemp Creme (also contains menthol and camphor)

250mg Salve Stick (also contains the following organic ingredients: shea butter, hemp seed oil, MCT oil, sunflower seed oil, jojoba seed oil, and rosemary leaf oil)

All of our products go through rigorous testing to ensure high quality, purity, and potency. Visit us to learn more.

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