Most cannabinoid skin-care products are designed to help achy spots or surface issues such as eczema. But those applications are just the tip of the iceberg as CBD Cannabis oil seems to give you an extra layer of protection, helping your skin fight against everyday wear-and-tear and some nasty diseases.
Did you know that cannabis oil contains all 21 known amino acids? Plus it’s rich in essential fatty acids such as Omega-3 and Omega-6 which are vital for our internal body and skin. These acids help combat daily problems that our skin is the first to take on, whether it be from inclement weather, sun exposure, dry climates, UV or other daily factors. Problems that can lead to a variety of medical issues such as eczema, psoriasis and even skin cancer.
But wait, that’s not all. The major component in the oil known as CBD, is an antioxidant that is even more powerful than Vitamin C,E,A or omega 3 fatty acids.
A recent study in the British Journal of Pharmacology found that CBD and cannabigerol (CBG), can control cell proliferation and differentiation, meaning they can be used as treatments for skin diseases like cancer or allergies.
CBD is also known to be anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antispasmodic, cell-regenerative, and anti–cell proliferative for bad cells. This means that CBD is a potential therapy for a range of medical conditions.
CBD topical application is considered the latest breakthrough in managing joint pain and inflammation. Together with its highly effective pain relieving properties, it possesses systemic absorption as well. CBD is absorbed through the skin where it binds to the body’s own CB2 receptors. Once it connects with these receptors, CBD has a pain relieving an anti- inflammatory effect on the body at the site of application.
While CBD is the compound popping up in beauty products, it’s not the only one within the cannabis plant to be aware of.
Real talk: There are a lot of chemicals within cannabis, and our body has an entire system that regulates them. All of this comes into play when you slather the plant’s extracts on your skin.
If you just have one cannabinoid, such as CBD, you’re missing out on the over 100 additional cannabinoids that work together to produce the entourage effect. We really believe in the whole plant, full-spectrum extract or oil, with added terpenes, as the active ingredient in skin-care products. In other words, you want the whole system working together.
Your body’s endocannabinoid system has receptors, the full spectrum of cannabinoids work in concert more efficiently and effectively than one on its own—hence it’s good to look for the whole plant’s extract infused with the helpful terpenes.
Topical CBD was also found effective in alleviating the symptoms of the following conditions: seizures, spasticity, weakness, pain, anxiety, insomnia, trigeminal neuralgia, autism, ADD, peripheral neuropathy and fibromyalgia.
The best proven site for application is at the back of the neck. This area is rich with Hundreds of thousands of free nerve endings below the skin surface. No other location has such a magnitude of afferent neural input accessible through skin nerve endings. This source of application of CBD is beneficial in treating symptoms of a number of neuropathic and psychiatric conditions. Topical CBD therapy is overall well tolerated. For example, studies performed by scientific researchers, through the route of topical back of the neck CBD application, found complete seizure freedom achieved in a number of patients with previous intractable epilepsy on multiple drug regimen.
Dosing frequency of topical application range from once daily to three times daily depending on severity of condition. The duration of treatment with topical CBD range from several days to as needed.