CBD oil and psoriasis

Psoriasis is an embarrassing disease, which is often visible on the skin. While it may look like a skin disease, the fact is that it is actually an autoimmune disorder. This means that you may have the opportunity to treat it effectively with cannabinoids from industrial hemp! Discover how industrial hemp products such as CBD oil and CBD cream can help treat psoriasis:

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), “the reported prevalence of psoriasis in countries ranges between 0.09% and 11.43%, making psoriasis a serious global problem with at least 100 million people affected worldwide.” In Greece alone, approximately 2-3% of the Greek population suffers from some form of psoriasis

While it is visibly expressed on the skin, psoriasis is not classified as a skin disorder. Instead it is actually an autoimmune disorder. A chronic condition characterized by swollen red scaly patches on the skin. It is caused by accelerated mitosis and reduced maturation of certain cells in the skin’s epidermis. In short: abnormal cell division.

Consequently, the most common symptoms include redness and peeling, swelling, pain and an overall uncomfortable feeling on the affected skin. Obviously this may vary from person to person. Although most patients report experiencing itching, burning sensation or pain on dry and damaged skin.

Besides, about a quarter of all patients may also develop psoriatic arthritis. This is a chronic inflammation of the joints comparable to rheumatoid arthritis. And while itching and damaged skin may not be extremely harmful. These symptoms seem to compromise patients’ quality of life. As it contributes to mental stress and anxiety, depression and lower self-esteem.

Conventional psoriasis treatment
Conventional psoriasis treatments often include creams or light therapy. In cases where these treatments do not provide sufficient results, a systemic treatment could be considered. This is a treatment from within, rather than working from the outside, as with the treatments mentioned earlier.

In the case of systemic treatment, patients may be offered a variety of chemical drugs. Including methotrexate, acetitrine, cyclosporine, fumaric acid, apremilast.. However, these drugs come with a long list of possible – and sometimes even contradictory – side effects, such as:

Digestive problems
Liver function problems
Lower blood values (white and red cells)
Dry skin and mucous tissue
Sensitivity to sunlight
Night blindness
Reduced kidney function
High blood pressure
Increased cholesterol
Increased susceptibility to infections

Moreover, these drugs are not cheap either. So, in addition to offering a very long (and still incomplete) list of potentially dangerous side effects, these pharmaceuticals will probably cost you a fortune. That’s why it’s worth looking for safe and natural alternatives, such as cannabinoids from industrial hemp!

Endocannabinoid System (ESS) in the skin
It seems that the receptors from our body’s Endocannabinoid System (ESS) are well represented in our largest organ: the skin. Also several studies show us the possibility of treating disorders such as psoriasis by stimulating these ECS-receptors with cannabinoids from cannabis. Of course, including cannabidiol (CBD).

For example, this experimental study demonstrates that certain cannabinoids may inhibit accelerated cell division in the epidermis. Making hemp cosmetics, such as CBD Cream, a possible treatment for psoriasis. This is supported by findings in a Hungarian study, where scientists showed that the ECS in the skin is mainly responsible for cell division, cell growth, apoptosis (the ability of a cell to kill itself when needed) and the production of hormones, sebum and hair follicles.

Treatment of psoriasis with hemp CBD
Helping to regulate these processes at the base – Cosmetics rich in cannabinoids such as CBD Cream are scientifically proven effective treatment for psoriasis and similar disorders. Although the external use of cannabinoids is not the only way in which cannabis can help you treat psoriasis and possibly reduce its symptoms.

Obviously, psoriasis can be aggravated by stress. Given the fact that taking CBD oil products can possibly help reduce the production of excessive stress hormones in the body. It may also be helpful to include an oral CBD product – such as CBD oil – in the treatment of psoriasis.

Source: dutchnaturalhealing.com

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