High CBD? High THC? Equal parts? When it comes to CBD to THC ratios it is definitely not a one size fits all situation. When exploring the therapeutic use of cannabis finding that perfect ratio should always be a personal quest.
Cannabis topicals can offer one of the most effective means of relieving muscle, limb and joint pain. Nowadays, it is easy to find cannabis infused creams, gels, and salves offering a variety of CBD:THC ratios. While a product with high CBD or high THC content is not necessarily better than a product with a 1:1 ratio, at times you will find that one or the other will work best for you personally.
Different cannabis strains naturally contain varying levels of the cannabinoids CBD (cannabidiol) and THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol). Generally speaking, cannabis topicals are most powerful when infused with whole plant extracts derived from cannabis strains that are high in both THC and CBD.
Many studies have proven that these molecules work together synergistically to create a more diverse set of therapeutic benefits. However, CBD and THC do play their own specific roles when it comes to their individual approach to pain management.
Cannabis topicals containing THC are best used for treatment of neuropathic pain. Neuropathic pain is generally the result of an injury or malfunction in the central of peripheral nervous system. Neuropathic pain is at times described as a shooting or burning pain and is often chronic. Cannabis infused salves such as Canna-Fusion Ultimate Cannabis Salve which are approximately 50% THC and 50% CBD (a 1:1 ratio) offer an excellent natural alternative for patients who use opiates to treat chronic pain. 1:1 CBD:THC salves such as these can be used for many different chronic pain conditions, as well as muscle tension and soreness, post-operative pain relief, and fibromyalgia.
While THC does not specifically act to treat inflammation on its own, when combined with CBD, the two work together to reduce inflammation as well as the associated pain that comes with it. Therefore, a combination of both THC and CBD is ideal when dealing with high level pain induced by the bodies inflammatory response. Canna-Fusion also offers super convenient Cannabis roll-on oils infused with whole plant obtained THC/CBD cannabinoids. Again, using the whole plant truly allows for the expression of the natural synergy between the two cannabinoids, making these roll on oils extremely effective.
High CBD, low THC cannabis topicals such as Canna-Fusion CBD Synergy Slave may help provide relief for moderate or chronic pain relief such as arthritis or tendonitis and are best for treating localized physical pain. Products with high CBD ratios contain both anti-inflammatory and anti-spasmodic properties, and can also provide strong analgesic effects.
CBD also enhances circulation and regenerates cellular activity making high CBD topicals a great option for minor first aid treatments such as burns, bruises, sprains, and most soft tissue injuries.
In oder to find your perfect topical cannabis ratio try starting off by using the same ratio for several days and just observe the effects. If necessary, you can then try products offering different ratios or simply adjust the amount of product used based on the results of your trial.
Unlike transdermal patches, whole plant infused topical cannabis salves do not introduce THC into the bloodstream. Cannabis infused topicals containing THC can provide a safe alternative therapy without the psychoactive effects, no matter what the ratio.