El efecto terapéutico que causa el cannabidiol se debe a la liposolubilidad de esta sustancia, puesto que interfiere la respuesta nociceptiva de las células nerviosas, cuya estructura celular es altamente lipídica. Debido a esta liposolubilidad, las preparaciones caseras que requieran este producto deberán tener un contenido medio-alto de grasa, usando como base, por ejemplo, leche o aceite. Para un efecto terapéutico siempre es preferible usar bases en aceites naturales orgánicos.
I’ve been hoarding Girl Scouts Thin Mints lately (they’re especially good if you freeze them)—the chocolate is fine, but the peppermint oil is what makes them addicting enough to go through a whole sleeve without getting sick of them. I’m also trying to cut down on sugar, though, and while it would be a huge stretch to say that this peppermint oil-infused clear lip balm is a direct replacement for Girl Scout cookies, it really does have a very satisfying full-mouth taste of peppermint. The CBD oil, which soothes and facilitates healing at the same time, makes this formula an ideal balm for outdoor enthusiasts and or just those who are prone to painfully chapped lips. For those of us with long-hair-don’t-care, it’s not sticky—as a matter of fact, the formula is on the stiff side and won’t cause your hair to stick to your face, a welcome departure from many balms.
But, uh, what is it that CBD is supposed to do? I visited a cannabis dispensary in Boulder to find out what the hype was all about. After passing an ID check, I was introduced to a “budtender” who pointed me to an impressive array of CBD products — tinctures, skin patches, drink powders, candies, salves, massage oil, lotions, “sexy time personal intimacy oil” and even vaginal suppositories to treat menstrual cramps.
CBD Oil refers to CBD-infused products that contain CBD suspended in an oily base, such as vegetable glycerin, hempseed oil, or another plant-derived oil. Sublingual oils are ideal because they allow for rapid absorption of CBD through the membrane under your tongue directly into your bloodstream. CBD Oils are available in both low and high doses, and droppers built into the cap make it easy to measure your proper dose. CBD Oils are the most popular kind of CBD product thanks to their ease of use and rapid effects.
The good news (or disappointing news, depending on how you look at it) is that the oil, when applied to your skin doesn’t penetrate the bloodstream. So no, it is really unlikely that you will feel the euphoric effects of the THC. You might feel more relaxed, your arms and legs may feel a little loosey-goosey, but that is an after-effect of any good massage.