CBD, aka hemp extract, has become popular for its many health benefits. One of the added benefits of hemp extract may make CBD the new super ingredient in skin care! A recent study looked at previous research on the benefits of cannabinoids in skin care. The analysis found that hemp extract may be helpful in treating skin conditions like acne, itchy skin, eczema, and psoriasis.
The study linked the anti-inflammatory properties of hemp extract to skin care with CBD to help treat skin conditions like psoriasis and eczema. One of the studies reviewed looked at a skin cream including CBD and the effect on acne. Participants in the study were asked to use the CBD cream on only one side of their face twice daily. The results showed a significant decrease in the oil that causes acne and redness, on only the side that the CBD cream was used.
Psoriasis is a skin condition characterized by red, rough, and scaly patches. Psoriasis is caused by a premature regeneration of skin cells. Typically, skin cells take up to 30 days to regenerate, however, skin cells of someone with psoriasis will regenerate much faster. This can cause a build of skin cells leading to inflammation. Psoriasis is not only rough and scaly, but often itchy and can be painful.
Many with psoriasis only experience the annoying skin condition, but in some cases, psoriasis can lead to an autoimmune disorder. While psoriasis can be treated with medical creams, these are often steroidal and can be expensive. People with psoriasis have turned to CBD for it's anti-inflammatory properties.
Hemp extract, a cannabinoid, binds to endocannabinoids in the body (you can read more about how hemp extract works in the body in our blog). The endocannabinoid receptors that are of crucial interest to those with psoriasis are in the immune system and skin. These receptors can theoretically allow hemp extract to reduce inflammation in the skin and the immune system. This effect would allow hemp extract to reduce the itchy, red patches for those with psoriasis and slow down any issues in the immune system related to psoriasis.
If you would like to try hemp extract for psoriasis or irritated skin, you have a few options! Living Health and Wellness offers two different hemp extract oils, with different amounts of full spectrum CBD. If you are looking for a lower dose of organic, full spectrum CBD, you can try Living Hemp Extract Oil - 250 mg, with about 4mg of CBD per serving/use. If you are looking for a higher dose of full spectrum CBD, Living Hemp Extract Oil - 1000 mg may be a better option, delivering about 16mg of CBD per serving/use.
Aside from our cosmetic preferences, there are medical reasons to keep a healthy weight. As a country we get far too many of our calories from refined carbohydrates and sugars. The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates that the average person consumes around 400 calories of refined sugars each day. This abundance in the typical American diet has contributed enormously to the obesity epidemic that we face today.
As hemp extract oil (CBD or cannabidiol) have grown in popularity, research has been done to look in to its effects and safety in humans. A recent article looks into the tolerability of hemp extract oil in humans, essentially the safety of hemp extract oil in humans and its side effects.