Relieve Psoriasis with CBD
Psoriasis is one of the most common skin diseases. It affects approximately 3% of the population and is mainly seen in children and young adults. People with psoriasis have their skin cells replaced every 3 to 5 days instead of the usual 28 to 30 days. This excessive and rapid growth of the epidermal layer of the skin causes red patches, itching and pain. This peeling can be found in a specific area or, in severe cases, cover the entire body.
Psoriasis is generally considered to be a genetic autoimmune disease triggered by environmental factors. The disease is therefore not contagious. Cold, medications, infections, physical and psychological stress can play a role in the disease. We cannot treat psoriasis; the different treatments therefore consist of controlling symptoms and reducing inflammation. This is where CBD could help.
Psoriasis is therefore the result of an immune system genetically oriented towards overactivity. In other words, it reacts to threats to its largest organ: the skin. When this happens, it sends signals to the body to produce inflammatory substances intended to protect it. The skin responds to inflammation by quickly replacing old cells with new ones. However, this happens in an accelerated manner, causing itching, tingling and pain. CBD, thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties, could relieve the symptoms of psoriasis.
Cannabidiol binds to the receptors of our immune system and contributes to its functioning, by acting on the endocannabinoid system , which acts on our immune and nervous functions. This system plays a key role in the balance of the different cells in our body. CBD binds to the CB2 receptor of the endocannabinoid system, which is particularly found in the layers of the skin. It thus inhibits the overproduction of cytokines and can thus relieve inflammatory and autoimmune diseases.
Inflammation is caused by cytokines, one of the main inflammatory signaling substances released by our immune system when under attack, such as an infection. Cytokines are believed to fight infections and disease. However, if there is an imbalance in the immune system (and therefore in the endocannabinoid system), there are suddenly too many cytokines in the body. And it is in this case that an inflammatory condition can develop and can cause diseases such as psoriasis. CBD can act by creating a natural balance between cytokines and other biochemical mechanisms. This balance helps regulate the immune system.
Researchers have found that CBD has anti-inflammatory effects, making it a real, natural treatment option. Studies on CBD on skin inflammations speak for themselves: "cannabidiol presents sebostatic and anti-inflammatory effects on human sebocytes. This work shows that CBD has a strong anti-acne effect. It can slow the overproduction of lipids under the skin, by inhibiting processes that increase cytokines. CBD could therefore help limit inflammation, while helping to reduce the pain felt by people with psoriasis.
CBD can be used to treat the symptoms of psoriasis. It may also act in a wide range of other autoimmune and immune-mediated diseases. Particularly those caused by an endocannabinoid imbalance, such as multiple sclerosis, diabetes, arthritis and allergic asthma. CBD has no effect on the psyche; so you cannot find yourself in a daze, like with THC, but simply feel an inner calm that spreads throughout your body. It is this calm that soothes the immune system and brings the body back into balance. The presence of endocannabinoid receptors in the skin makes it possible to locally treat a dermatological condition.
CBD can be applied topically as a cream directly to the inflamed area, as well as as an oil. Daily consumption of CBD oil can also be effective; the glands under the tongue can quickly absorb and distribute the beneficial properties of the molecule throughout the body. In most cases, CBD cream, ointment and oil help damaged skin ; The effects depend on the quality of the extract and factors such as age, weight, exercise, diet, etc.
CBD is a 100% natural choice worth trying if you have psoriasis or another anti-inflammatory skin condition.
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