CBD has been shown to effectively combat psoriasis as well as other skin conditions such as wrinkles, acne, eczema, and even bruises. Here’s how:
Understanding the endocannabinoid system
Much of CBD’s success in treating various skin conditions has to do with the endocannabinoid system. The endocannabinoid system is a molecular system within the human body that works to maintain homeostatic balance and harmony. This system relies on the successful and sustained production of endocannabinoids. That is, endogenous cannabinoids found naturally in our bodies. We can help support the balance of this critical system by introducing phytocannabinoids- that’s right, non-endogenous cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant, including CBD!
CBD (and particularly full-spectrum products) helps maintain balance and harmony in our skin’s endocannabinoid system, making it immensely helpful in the treatment of various skin conditions.
CBD and psoriasis
Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease caused by the rapid and problematic multiplication of skin cells, leading to itchy red spots, ‘silvery scales,’ and areas of severe dry and cracked skin. While there is no known cure, certain treatments can help alleviate symptoms.
Studies have shown that introducing CBD to our skin’s endocannabinoid system helps reduce the abnormal production of keratinocytes commonly seen in psoriasis, thereby reducing symptoms.
CBD’s powerful anti inflammatory properties also plays a major role. Classical treatment for psoriasis often includes strong anti inflammatory drugs, which can have severe and negative long-term side effects. CBD, on the other hand, works by gently yet successfully reducing areas of inflammation (ncbi).
CBD is a safe and immensely effective in diminishing the side effects of psoriasis, improving the day-to-day of thousands of patients. Try it for yourself, with Allay's CBD body butter!*
*Consult with a physician before use if you have a serious medical condition or use prescription medications. A Doctor’s advice should be sought before using this and any supplement dietary product.