CBD (cannabidiol) is a compound that many people once thought of as a drug, because it is derived from the marijuana plant of the hemp family. It’s now been approved as a non-psychoactive substance and safe for use in wellness and health products, but there’s some other things you might not have known about CBD. Let’s look at them.
It Reacts Differently in Everyone’s Bodies
You might think that CBD has the same effect on everyone, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, CBD works in the body by interacting with the endocannabinoid receptors in the endocannabinoid system, which supports the function of the brain and nervous system. It also functions differently depending on your age, weight, brain makeup and many other factors.
In terms of how long the effects of it last, it’s the same story. CBD stays in your system depending on how much you use CBD, how long you’ve used it for, and how big of a dose you’ve taken. CBD can remain in the body from anywhere from six hours to two to five days!
It Can Help with Skin Troubles
A lesser known effect of CBD is how it can work when applied topically to the skin. We hear about its ability to help with muscle and joint pain, but CBD is also an awesome ingredInient for beauty and skincare products. It boasts antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that make it super soothing and calming for the skin. For acne sufferers especially, CBD has the potential to calm down flare ups, as well as help repair the skin after a breakout. It’s also great for people with sensitive skin too.
You can find CBD in skincare products like moisturizers and serums where they can really penetrate the skin, as well as in masks and oils to give your skin a good dose of nature’s healer. You’ll even find it in beauty products like mascara and primer as it can provide moisturizing properties.
It Has the Potential to Help with Serious Medical Conditions
There’s a whole world of research out there being done on CBD because it’s got tremendous potential for treating a range of ailments and illnesses. And while there’s not been confirmed research done yet on it, there remains a lot of possibilities that it could be used in the future to treat illnesses such as cancer and Alzheimer’s.
In some parts of the world, CBD is being used to treat certain types of epilepsy and is showing to be extremely effective. So, it’s only a matter of time before we see this compound being used in other areas of medicine.
It Can Be Used on Pets
Animals like cats and dogs also have an endocannabinoid system in their bodies, just like humans. This means that CBD functions in an extremely similar way in their bodies, so it can be used to treat pets who have chronic pain issues and anxiety. So if your pet gets anxious around fireworks, or is elderly and has trouble walking, you may have found a natural alternative to support their health.
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