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CBD creams: innovative new treatment?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a common active principle in Cannabis Sativa plants, marijuana. Its discovery and use for medical science to date, has left excellent results.
Although it is commonly used in extracts, its commercialization has advanced to the creation of lotions and / or creams. But the question is this: is it an innovative treatment that really works?
Is cannabidiol the same as marijuana?
The Cannabis Sativa plant, also known as marijuana, is one of the main psychotropic substances traded in the world. Around it revolves a controversial issue about its legalization, generating different interesting debates.
One of them is its proven health benefit, but under certain conditions.
Cannabidiol, one of its two essential components, is extracted from the plant in question. This one in particular is not subject to the well-known hallucinogenic effects.
Abbreviated as CBD, it is an organic substance that has received praise from the WHO. Unlike THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol), the true active principle of marijuana (also present in Cannabis Sativa), it does not produce psychotropic manifestations.
CBD is extracted through different industrial processes and consumed in the form of extracts or oils. In the same way, it is included in capsules, vaporized liquid and, recently, in particular creams and / or lotions.
CBD in creams: effective treatment?
With the passage of time and its endorsement by science, cannabidiol has experienced a boom in its production. A clear example of this is that it is progressively moving towards other ways of being used, as in the case of creams.
These products contain an adequate percentage of CBD to take full advantage of its health benefits. However, the community is skeptical about considering them as simple cosmetic derivatives with a scientific background.
It should be clarified that the medical evidence has satisfactorily determined its beneficial impact on health. Therefore, compared to simple cosmetics, they are products of a higher level. Within that same order of ideas, the following stand out:
Body creams and / or lotions are designed to be spread on the skin according to medical judgment. In addition to cannabidiol, they have essential vitamins such as E, together with natural extracts from other plant species.
The combined effects of all its elements hydrate and nourish the superficial and deep layers of the skin.
At the same time, it strengthens its cellular components, preventing prolonged desquamation and other consequences.
In addition to creams, another type of CBD-based smear treatment is body oils. Its composition is entirely oily with a minimum or no percentage of water.
For its part, it also combines adequate concentrations of cannabidiol with other competent vitamin and natural elements. In relation to its benefits, it not only hydrates, strengthens and rejuvenates the skin, but it does so for a long time.
It compensates for the fact of not penetrating deeper corneal layers with a longer duration in its main layers. In favor of this, it also has a protective property superior to the creams and lotions described above.
CBD-based balms have qualities shared by creams and oils. In other words, they are products with a specific consistency that combines the best of the two mentioned examples.
Its integrated structure is also spearheaded by cannabidiol in therapeutic or timely concentrations. Along with it, other essential and organic extracts, as well as relevant vitamin complexes such as B or E, complement the action.
They protect, moisturize, rejuvenate and strengthen the layers of the skin, penetrating to essential parts. They are an all-in-one that guarantees good care of the dermis and its parts.
What therapeutic properties are associated with CBD?
The use of cannabidiol in any of its presentations is well tolerated by the body. As established parameters are followed or medical knowledge guides, the few adverse effects will not occur.
Conversely, cannabidiol-based treatments are innovative, effective, and safe. Over time, its striking therapeutic properties have been accurately proven:
It should be noted that its anticonvulsant action is the most proven compared to the others. As a curious fact, a CBD-based drug called Epidiolex was approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) given its good conclusive results.
Thanks to this, the treatment and prevention of seizures has a better prognosis. A similar point is considered for the case of topical media.
Cannabidiol creams, lotions, balms, and oils reduce complications from allergic reactions. Inflammation, pruritus (itching), pain, and other symptoms from hypersensitivity reactions are well addressed by such products.
Precautions to consider for its application
There is no drug or product in its wide extension that is not in favor of certain adverse effects. Consequently, CBD creams or lotions are not exempt from the equation.
From a topical or skin perspective, studies have not yielded conclusive results on its possible consequences. Beyond allergies to the components of the preparations, there are no others of interest or sufficiently noticeable for their description.
It should be clarified that in other scenarios, such as their ingested presentations, the guidelines are different. Consulting a specialist or getting better information will be key before starting a therapeutic stage with such derivatives.
Self-medication or prolonged treatment with any product that includes CBD is also not recommended.
Their handling must be encapsulated from a limit point of view, without exceeding the pre-established medicinal indications.
In short, it is also important to take into account certain conditions such as pregnancy or breastfeeding. In addition to underlying diseases and its use in children, one should proceed with greater caution, since the evidence is not substantial.