You may be aware that in addition to taking Canna Oils BCP orally, you can also apply it topically to areas of pain, inflammation, wounds and skin conditions. However, you may be unaware of why we recommend not only applying topically (even if you are experiencing exceptional benefit) but first and foremost to take your BCP orally.
The reason:- Studies have shown that topical application of Beta Caryophyllene (BCP) may not enter the bloodstream in significant amounts.
One study found that BCP applied topically to cutaneous wounds improved re-epithelialization without involving the olfactory system, indicating that systemic absorption was not significant. There are two takeaways from this study: Firstly, epithelialization plays a crucial role in wound healing, without it, wounds simply won’t heal. So, applying your Canna Oils BCP to any type of wound may improve the healing process. I’m testament to that. I had a nasty steam burn on my arm, that healed very quickly without scarring.
Secondly, when a medication or nutrient is administered Systemically, absorption into the circulatory system affects the whole body. So if BCP is applied topically you may experience benefit in the area applied, but not necessarily in other areas of the body.
Let’s clarify:- when used topically, BCP has been demonstrated to have analgesic (pain-relieving) properties. It functions as a local anaesthetic, reducing pain in the region where it is administered. Furthermore, BCP may aid in pain relief by boosting the production of endorphins, which are natural painkillers generated by the body. Another study discovered that a topical combination of BCP and capsaicin was beneficial in relieving pain caused by knee osteoarthritis. The data implies that when administered topically, BCP may be a valuable strategy for pain management.
Conclusion:- Taking your Canna Oils BCP orally is the first and most effective way we should administer our Canna Oils BCP. This way the BCP enters the bloodstream and may result in several advantages rather than simply localised benefits if only administered to certain locations.
For example, this great review from Barbara says – “I have been using Canna oil now some quite a few months, and it has helped me with lots of things including depression, pain, has given me more energy and that feeling of I couldn’t be bothered has got better also my sleep has improved. I think everyone should be using it.” What a great outcome for Barbara!
Finally, applying a few drops topically can elevate your BCP advantages to a whole new level.
Let us know if you have experienced benefit from both oral and topical uses! Don’t forget, you can share your experience on our social media pages as well!
Until next week, enjoy the cooler weather (a great time to get some extra hugs to keep warm!!).
Sources: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7084246/; https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-021-81181-z; https://abstraxtech.com/blogs/learn/7-beta-caryophyllene-health-benefits; https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7412223/; https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7084246/; https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT03152578
Disclaimer: The information in this post is for reference purposes only and not intended to constitute or replace professional medical advice or personal research. Please consult a qualified medical professional before making any changes to your diet, medications or lifestyle. Effects are provided as a guide only. Statements have not been evaluated by the TGA.