We love sharing the GREAT NEWS and STUDIES of CBD and it's thrilling that we can now all use Cannabidiol (CBD). Skin, our largest organ, loves CBD. And our skin is so important in many ways, not only it's overall health that effects us inside and out, but it's appearance. And the health of our skin's appearance, as we know, can seriously affect our emotional health. We all have felt the embarrassment of irritations, dryness, zits. Some of us, wrinkles and age spots, and others suffer from rosacea, eczema and myriads of other persistent skin irritations that keep us feeling less than amazing.
CBD, Cannabidiol, is incredible for your skin. It's found in the marijuana, and the hemp plant, as a naturally occurring compound. And CBD is not the part of that gets you high. That is THC. CBD is the element that your Endocannabinoid System needs. And your Endocannabinoid System is the body’s system that works to keep us in Homeostasis, or balance of all our functioning systems. So your Nervous System, Digestive System, Reproductive System and the Integumentary System, (skin, hair, nails, glands and nerves), are all kept in balance, in harmony, together by your Endocannabinoid System (ECS).
Your ECS needs CBD to thrive.
So give it…
CBD is a super-potent, natural anti-inflammatory and is safe and effective for all skin types. When taken orally it helps fight inflammation from the inside out, and when used topically, it’s the outside in.
Studies show CBD has relaxing, pain-relieving, and anti-anxiety properties when taken internally, and calming and therapeutic benefits when applied topically to the skin. It’s shown to help reduce pain and inflammation caused by inflammatory skin conditions, and may help ease the discomfort of headaches. And CBD has potent antioxidant effects, meaning it’s shown to counteract signs of aging caused by free radicals. If the body gets overloaded with free radicals that cannot gradually be destroyed, this accumulation generates a phenomenon called oxidative stress.
The GREAT NEWS is that CBD eases oxidative stress. Whilst oxidative stress for a time is necessary, if it goes on for too long it can cause permanent damage on a cellular level, and even organ dysfunction. So again it’s all about finding balance.
In the National Institute of Health published study, "Oxidative stress with reactive oxygen species generation is a key weapon in the arsenal of the immune system for fighting invading pathogens and to initiate tissue repair. If excessive or unresolved, however, immune-related oxidative stress can initiate further increasing levels of oxidative stress that cause organ damage and dysfunction. Targeting oxidative stress in these various diseases therapeutically has proven more problematic than first anticipated given the complexities and perversity of both the underlying disease and the immune response. However, growing evidence suggests that the Endocannabinoid System, which includes the CB1 and CB2 G protein-coupled receptors and their endogenous lipid ligands, may be an area that is ripe for therapeutic exploitation. In this context, the related non-psychotropic cannabinoid Cannabidiol, which may interact with the Endocannabinoid System, but has actions that are distinct, offers promise as a prototype for anti-inflammatory drug development. This review discusses recent studies suggesting that Cannabidiol may have utility in treating a number of human diseases and disorders now known to involve activation of the immune system and associated oxidative stress, as a contributor to their etiology and progression. These include rheumatoid arthritis, types I and II diabetes, atherosclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease, hypertension, the metabolic syndrome, Ischemia-reperfusion injury, depression, and neuropathic pain."
...that's all a mouthful, and a lot to think about, but you need to know it.
And Cannabinoid CB2 receptors are involved in Fibrogenesis, or wound repair. Check this out: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4805070/
So to simplify, it’s great for all of us, for wellness and day-to-day maintenance.
And if you struggle with persistent inflammatory skin conditions, skin sensitivity, headaches, skin dryness, and acne this is something to add to your daily regimen. CBD can help support your the natural healing process of your skin and shorten breakouts and eczema/psoriasis flare-ups.
Make sure to look for pure, organic, tested Full Spectrum Hemp Extract with "Zero-THC", less than .03-THC, to be sure the CBD you are using is effective and safe. And look for the studies! We've included some links below for a quick reference and read.
Together we can share the good word of CBD + all it's amazing benefits.
- Oxidative Stress in Aging Human Skin
- Cannabidiol as an Emergent Therapeutic Strategy for Lessening the Impact of Inflammation on Oxidative Stress
- Cannabis sativa L. and Nonpsychoactive Cannabinoids: Their Chemistry and Role against Oxidative Stress, Inflammation, and Cancer
- Oxidative stress, aging and diseases
- Free Radicals, Antioxidants in Disease and Health