Why apply topically?

Why apply topically? »

Let’s take a look at why applying Canna Oils BCP topically could be of added benefit and the types of conditions it may help with.

According to Dr Steve Best, Beta Caryophyllene(BCP) applied topically reduces pain and swelling and is proposed to enhance wound re-epithelialization (final healing stage of a wound) and healing.  The skin contains a wide range of receptors and inflammatory representatives that aid in pain reception (nociception). 

Cannabinoid 2 receptors (CB2) are present throughout the skin in nerve cells, immune tissue, hair roots, sebaceous oil glands, the dermo-muscular layer in the dermis, vascular smooth muscle and are abundant in keratinocytes (the primary type of cell found in the epidermis, the outermost layer of the skin).

BCP suppresses neuropathic pain through activation of CB2 receptors.

It is proposed that BCP activation of CB2 receptors reduces discomfort sensitisation by reducing the production of sensitising elements launched from surrounding mast (connective cells) and immune cells. Another possible system is that CB2 receptor stimulation triggers local release of B-endorphin from keratinocytes, which reduces pain by activating regional μ-opioid receptors.

Dr Best also states that BCP can be utilised directly on the temples, back of the neck or other places associated with headaches.

He also goes on to say, BCP might improve injury recovery and reduce scarring. Topical application of BCP on cutaneous wounds can enhance re-epithelialization.

But wait there’s more! BCP acts upon the CB2 receptors in the skin however likewise on TRPM1, TRPM6, TRPV4, TRPV6 channel receptors. 

Whew, what a mouth full of medical terms, but I hope you can see that applying your BCP topically has so much potential.

Why apply topically? »


Disclaimer:  The information in this post is for reference purposes only and not intended to constitute or replace professional medical advice. Please consult a qualified medical professional before making any changes to your diet, medications or lifestyle. Results vary person to person.

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