THC, the most known compound responsible for marijuana’s signature buzz. CBD, another cannabinoid also found in both marijuana and industrial hemp plants grown for fiber, is non-psychoactive and a proven aid for pain, nausea, and anxiety. There are hundreds more of such compounds, each with unique healing properties. And they’re anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, analgesic, cell-regenerative, and anti–cell proliferative for bad cells.
When applied topically, it kind of works as a ‘local high’ for your bum knee, or that pesky patch of irritated skin.
Most cannabinoid skin-care products on the market are designed to soothe achy spots or surface issues such as eczema. But those applications are just the tip of the iceberg: Oraximax, a forthcoming oral-care line, will tap into the antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties of the cannabinoid CBG.