Cannabidiol (CBD) creams are having their moment. Celebrities like Meryl Streep, Mandy Moore and Olivia Wilde and top fashion stylists like Karla Welch and Erica Cloud all swear by the cream's anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties. CBD cream has even become a go-to product for celebs' feet when they must endure long walks down the red carpet or for any event involving uncomfortable shoes. Normally you have to smoke a cannabis product to get this type of buzz, but CBD topicals have become an essential wellness tool, and Hempathy Therapy Cream is one of the elite brands at the top of the pack.
Like all the best cannabis health and beauty products, Hempathy strives for comprehensive care, which entails crafting a product in which every ingredient was carefully selected to achieve that end. Each jar features an organic mix of Mother Earth's finest creations, including nutrient-rich aloe, calendula, lemongrass, grapefruit, witch hazel, rose and Southeast Asian ylang-ylang flowers. These all-natural elements blend beautifully with shea, mango, cocoa and kokum seed butters and avocado and carrot seed oils for a luxurious cream that's silky—and therapeutic—to the touch. Still, the cornerstone to Hempathy is CBD oil extracted from carefully cultivated hemp plants. When applied topically, CBD can reduce pain, swelling, muscle spasms and other physical ailments, and each Hempathy jar contains a healthy 125mg dose of CBD.
Several studies show the potential benefits that come from inhaling or consuming CBD orally, but how does CBD work when applied externally? The answer is simple: Cannabis compounds like CBD take effect when they bind to cannabinoid receptors in the body, and these signal-transmitting receptors are found all over the skin.
Per the Journal of Dermatological Science in 2005, "The abundant distribution of cannabinoid receptors on skin nerve fibers and mast cells provides implications for an anti-inflammatory, [pain-reducing] anti-nociceptive action," while a 2011 study in the Journal of Pain Research said CBD creams have "analgesic effects in animal models of inflammatory and neuropathic pain (formalin, carrageenan hyperalgesia, and partial nerve injury), especially for the control of breakthrough pain." A 2014 study in the Journal of Clinical Investigation even claimed CBD is a "promising therapeutic agent for the treatment of acne." These three studies, out of many, show it's not just celebrities endorsing CBD creams.
Applications for Hempathy are numerous—e.g., post-workout recovery, beautifying skin care, relieving joint and muscle discomfort, surviving a long night in strappy Jacquemus stilettos—and it provides a comprehensive approach to elevated beauty, health and wellness. Hempathy might not get you high, but it's so good, you'll almost wish you could smoke it.
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