Since the legalisation of cannabis in many states in America, the scepticism surrounding the herbal plant has diminished and the research into its benefits has increased. And the same goes for CBD. CBD is available in a range of products and is also found in skincare products.
What is CBD oil?
CBD, or cannabidiol to give it its proper name, is naturally extracted from the cannabis plant. It’s then mixed with coconut oil to create the popular CBD oil that’s available to buy in convenient dropper bottles. CBD oil won’t give you the natural high like cannabis, because it doesn’t contain the psychoactive-inducing THC.
CBD’s popularity has been on the rise for some years now, with medical research picking up pace. But why? You may have heard the potential health benefits or CBD oil or if you suffer with ailments such as anxiety or stress or know somebody who does, you may have heard CBD spoken about as a possible alleviator.
The health benefits of CBD
There is research to suggest that CBD could help ease stress and anxiety. In fact, Epidiolex, the drug prescribed for epilepsy, is a CBD product that is approved by the Food and Drug Administration. Also, although tests are in their infancy, the National Institute on Drug Abuse, stated that: “CBD has shown therapeutic efficacy in a range of animal models of anxiety and stress, reducing both behavioral and physiological (e.g., heart rate) measures of stress and anxiety.”
What is CBD skincare?
So where does CBD cream come in? CBD can be mixed with quality creams to create a range of skincare products including face creams, hand creams and more. Known for its soothing, calming and counter-inflammatory capabilities, CBD is thought to offer a myriad of skin benefits: replenishing skin’s moisture levels, regulating oil production and relieving irritation, while delivering a fresh glow.
And you don’t have to stop at the hands and face when it comes to CBD skincare. There are CBD body butters available to help target your whole body. And for the gents, there’s even CBD after balm and beard control to keep you looking trim and feeling great.
CBD massage oil
Combining CBD oil with massages delivers a double dose of wellness. It’s widely reported that massages have incredible stress-relieving qualities and help to keep us supple and agile. When teamed with CBD and it’s potential calming and anti-inflammatory benefits, it’s a real win-win. CBD massage oil will help breathe new life into your tired and aching muscles and joints.
Although there are studies to suggest that CBD is beneficial to your health, you should always seek medical advice from a Doctor before taking or using CBD products, especially if you are already on prescribed medication.