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CBD is gaining extensive popularity in recent times, as more and more people have started incorporating CBD products in multiple ways in their daily life. Cannabidiol has undoubtedly become a part of many peoples' routines across many cultures.
Cannabidiol or CBD is a naturally present compound in cannabis and hemp plants and alongside THC, is now one of the most well researched and popularised cannabis compounds. However, growing scientific research in the field of cannabis is leading to more and more promising opportunities for developing non-psychoactive cannabis products to benefit various facets of life.
At Nordic Oil, our commitment to establishing awareness, educating people, and making CBD more accessible is at the forefront of our ethos and resonates in our high-quality and innovative products.
What are topicals?
Topicals are available in the form of creams, balms, gels, and lotions. They are infused with cannabidiol and are applied directly to the skin.
When dealing with discomforts such as itching or irritation of the skin, muscle strains, or joint pain, oral routes might not be as effective as the topical alternatives.
Hence, topicals are becoming a non-invasive option to improve the quality of life for many people who are affected by skin conditions and inflamed joints and muscles. Products in the form of balms or creams targets the problem area of the skin affected, thereby providing relief and relaxation on a topical level, as opposed to oral or sublingual routes.
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 or shea butter. Additionally, the topicals may be infused with skin-nourishing agents such as; Vitamin A, Vitamin E, essential oils, and more.
How to use balms?
You can use the balm just like you would use any skin moisturiser or other skincare products. Take a small amount (pea-size) of the balm, gently apply it to the desired area and leave it to be absorbed by the skin.
Our topicals are available in different consistencies, to suit different purposes. Eyr, Freyja, and Valkyrie are all balms and Thor has a gel form. We also have our lip balm, for those colder days.
Pro-tip for our Thor gel - before applying the gel, use a warm towel or massage the problem area. This will warm up the affected muscle or joint and can help to improve absorption.
Why use balm?
Whilst creams are easy to spread over the skin and get absorbed quickly, balms have a thick layer and stay on the skin for longer. Because of this, the skin benefits from the effects slowly and consistently.
Moreover, regular use of balms helps to strengthen the skin's natural ability to regenerate, thereby eliminating opportunities for any skin conditions.
Our CBD Lip Balm is from hemp-derived full spectrum CBD combined with vitamins A and E, as well as other natural ingredients which are all added to keep your lips healthy and moist for a long time.
Valkyrie is a certified medical device class I. The Oatmeal in the balm forms a shield that protects the skin from releasing excess moisture, reduces blemishes, and provides soothing effects for clogged skin.
At the end of the day picking the right topical is your personal choice and depends on which condition you would like to treat, so it is important to first identify what it is your skin needs.
But we have made choosing the right topical an easy process for you, by including detailed product descriptions and key highlights of each topical on our webshop.
For further, more specific questions, please reach out to our customer support team anytime. We encourage you to stay connected with us on all popular social media platforms.
Some notable features of our topicals are as follows:
- Freyja, Eyr, and Valkyrie are classified as medical devices class I.
- Several skin-friendly natural ingredients such as omega 3, 6, 7, 9 fatty acids, Quercetin, Linoleic acid, Ursolic acid, Myricetin, Tetrahydrodiferuloylmethane, 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 creams provide comfort for Acne, Psoriasis, and Eczema conditions.
Importance of Certificate of Analysis (COA)
Most food products, chemicals, and pharmaceutical goods 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 terms all have the same meaning and are interchangeably used jargon in topicals. So it is crucial to look further into the product specifications and detailed information on the label, and most importantly - check for a third-party lab report.
In any case, we always advise taking some time to research the quality of ingredients and manufacturing standards claimed by the CBD product before purchasing. A COA document contains unbiased information about a product. This is an indispensable tool and a sure way for consumers to access standard high-quality CBD products.
Can our balms have side effects?
One of the main advantages of balm is that it eliminates the gut biome processes. Hence the safety profile of topical products is superior compared to ingestibles and topicals are safe to use on most skin types.
However, in rare cases new users may experience mild irritation. Such occurrences could 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 topicals.
Finally, don’t forget to always practice good personal hygiene, consume plenty of water, and follow a nutritious diet.