What are the benefits of CBD?
There is an intricate network of cannabinoid receptors located throughout the human body — this is known as the endocannabinoid system (ECS). The ECS is a widespread neuromodulatory system that plays an important role in central nervous system development, and is comprised of cannabinoid receptors.
Cannabis plants have a phytocannabinoid system consisting of the plants cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids. The cannabinoids interact with the cannabinoid receptors found in the ECS. In a recent cross-sectional study of CBD users, it was found that 36% of the respondents reported that CBD treated their medical condition(s) “very well by itself”.
Why should I use CBD topically on my skin?
“Inflammation is the root of all evil, whether that’s acne or signs of aging,” says New York City dermatologist Dendy Engleman. Topical CBD is anti-inflammatory and analgesic (pain-killing), and studies are showing that CBD oil has a high potential for treating skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, and acne. Hemp oil is also rich in healthful oils and fatty acids, which benefits the skin.