What is CBD
Cannabidiol, commonly known as CBD, is a naturally occurring chemical compound found in cannabis plants (ie: marijuana and hemp). It is one of the two primary active ingredients of cannabis, the other being THC (tetrahydrocannabinol).
Unlike THC, pure CBD does not produce the same intoxicating effect, meaning CBD does not create high sensation that people associate with THC.
Did you know that the human body itself produces cannabinoids?
Endocannabinoids are made in our bodies, endocannabinoid system has cannabinoid receptors located in the central and peripheral nervous system. It helps regulate various body functions such as pain perception, mood, sleep and immune system response.
Types of cannabinoids
Cannabinoids can be divided into three general categories based on where they are produced. Endocannabinoids (ECBs) are cannabinoid compounds that are biosynthesized in the human body. Phytocannabinoids (PCBs) and cannabinoids derived from plants, while synthetic cannabinoids (SCs) are produced synthetically through various chemical processes.
Why is CBD good for our skin?
Known for its healing properties, cannabidiol offers serious antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that can be helpful in treating skin conditions such as inflammation, dryness, and free radical damage.
CBD has remarkable antibacterial activity and anti-inflammatory properties that are key to fighting acne and it helps reduce the production of sebum in the skin. In addition, studies show that cannabidiol can also be effective in treating eczema and psoriasis.