Anecdotal evidence and various studies have confirmed a long list of benefits of CBD which are now reaching the masses as more and more CBD products hit the market. From healing chronic pain and reducing the intensity & frequency of epileptic seizures to battling anxiety and treating skin conditions, there aren’t many things that CBD is ineffective against.
CBD comes loaded with the following essential nutrients:
Vitamins A and D
It is very difficult to get hold of our daily vitamin D requirement through food as none has enough to ‘satisfy’ our body. So, as you may already know, early morning sunlight is what we can consider a rich source of vitamin D. However, in many countries, people don’t receive any amount of sunlight for months, which results in dangerously low levels of vitamin D in their blood.
CBD is rich in both Vitamin D and Vitamin A, which ensure proper skin cell growth, and skin cell differentiation.
B-Complex is well-known for its skin reconstruction properties. In addition, it also protects the skin from conditions like dermatitis. Therefore, applying topical CBD to your skin each night is a far better option than throwing away money on costly vitamin supplements.
Vitamins C and E
Both Vitamin C and E are antioxidants- they protect your skin from not only free radicals, but also external agents like wind, smoke, sun, etc.
Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids
When Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids work in unison, they create a smoother, youthful appearance by regenerating a protective layer of skin. A deficiency of these fatty acids often results in dry skin and acne.
Now let’s take a look at the benefits of using CBD as a topical balm:
An over-production of sebum — an oily, waxy substance produced by your body’s sebaceous glands — is generally considered as the root cause behind that frustrating and embarrassing acne that never seems to go away.
CBD oil can control the situation to some extent by interacting with the endocannabinoid receptors that regulate the production of sebum.
We are in the 21st century, but unfortunately we still do not have a definite explanation for this skin condition. Vaguely, we can say that it happens due to some allergic reaction beneath the skin. Since CBD is anti-inflammatory in nature, it can significantly help reduce the rashes developed in this condition.
CBD has shown some promise at treating Psoriasis, which is a common immune system disorder. The presence of Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids is perhaps the major reason behind the non-psychoactive compound’s efficacy at treating the condition.