As the popularity of hemp-based products continues to steadily rise, more and more people are looking for ways to incorporate it into their daily wellness routines. However, one of the main questions many people have is what are the differences between topical hemp products vs ingestible hemp products that your liver has to process? Let’s explore further.
Topical Hemp Products
Topical hemp products are designed to be used externally. Some popular topical forms of hemp-based products can include lotionss, salves, creams and even bath bombs. These items are applied directly onto the skin in order to target any aches or pains you may be dealing with. The effects from topicals typically hit within minutes and last for 4-6 hours on average. However, some users report feeling relief for up to 8 hours after using a topical product.
Dr. Milo’s Topical Relief Lotion is a fast-absorbing, full-spectrum NANO CBD/CBN/CBG formula. It contains all plant-derived ingredients, that offer reduced inflammation and relaxation. It will absorb into the skin within seconds, work within minutes, and last approximately 2-4 hours. We use a NANO, full-spectrum hemp for higher potency, and faster absorption. Our unisex essential oil-based scent won’t stain your clothes so use all over your body. We like it on the insides of our wrists to soothe anxiety and on our temples for migraine relief. Massage into your aches and feel the relief.
In terms of effectiveness, topicals have been known to provide a localized effect but not much else beyond that. This means that if you’re looking for something that can provide relief from specific pain points such as a sore knee or an aching back, then topicals could be just what you’re looking for. The plus of using a high quality Relief Lotion such as ours, is that it absorbs directly into the affected area and doesn’t pass through your bloodstream so you liver isn’t processing the substance.
Ingestible Hemp Products
In comparison to topical hemp products, ingestible forms such as tinctures and edibles work differently because they must first pass through your body’s digestive system before taking effect. This means that it will take longer for these types of products to kick in (30 minutes – 2 hours) but once they do they will typically produce effects that last anywhere from 4-8 hours depending on how much was consumed and how sensitive someone is towards certain cannabinoids found in hemp extract. These types of products tend to produce more widespread effects which makes them ideal for treating chronic conditions like anxiety or insomnia.
If you’re wanting something that provides localized relief from pain points then look no further than topicals whereas if you’re wanting something that can help with systemic issues like anxiety or fatigue then ingestible should be your go-to option. Ultimately it all boils down to personal preference so make sure you experiment with both options before deciding which one works best for you.