CBD Basics

While the science is still fairly new, and most of the products out on the market have not been certified by FDA regulations, as with other holistic medicines out in the market, most people who have come across CBD have touted the benefits and how it has significantly impacted their lives for the better.

Hemp derived CBD been known to provide relief of pain, without the hallucinogenic side effects that come with cannabinoids. It has also been known to aid with anxiety and depression. Some people prefer to use CBD over pharmaceutical drugs, which typically have adverse side effects such as addiction, drowsiness, insomnia and headaches. CBD oil has been used safely to treat insomnia and anxiety in people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

In regards to skincare, what's clear from numerous studies, is that CBD oil functions as an anti-inflammatory. One way is its ability to help calm skin, particularly skin that's acne-prone. Because acne is an inflammatory condition, research indicates CBD's soothing properties can help diminish breakouts and reduce redness. These antioxidants also help to protect the skin from UV damage. CBD oil also helps to regulate moisture levels in the skin, which keeps the skin plump, hydrated and healthy. This quality makes CBD an appealing option, not only for those who are looking for some form of relief from pain, but also for skincare maintenance.

CBD is not without its fair share of side effects, as there have been some documented cases of fatigue or changes to appetite which can affect a persons' weight. When possible, it's a good idea to discuss any use of CBD with your doctors, to make sure there are no adverse affects with any current medication you may be taking, and also to avoid any potentially harmful interactions. Also, as with any other skincare products, such as retinoids or AHA's/BHA's please refrain use of CBD when pregnant and/or nursing.

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