Though cannabidiol (CBD) is becoming popular because of its various health benefits, there are still controversies as very few researches are done on CBD. Anyone, before buying a CBD product can have a thought of how it works? Whether it is safe for topical usage? Does it get you high?
This article will provide you with some information on these topics and cover the benefits of CBD skincare products. So, lets jump in.
CBD is one of the 113 compounds that is found in the cannabis plants. CBD is often confused with Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Though CBD and THC are derived from the same plant family, i.e., cannabis plant, CBD is derived from cannabis indica strains, while THC is derived from cannabis sativa. THC is responsible for “head high” though it has many health benefits.
CBD, on the other hand, is non-psychoactive and doesn’t cause you a “high.” However, at the same time provides plethora of health benefits such as, reducing pain, nausea, preventing number of seizures, treats insomnia and much more.
So, hemp derived CBD has less than 0.3% of THC doesn’t do any harm giving a euphoric effect. That is why hemp CBD is legal across countries.
CBD Absorption When Ingested
The most common way of administering CBD is through the mouth. When you intake CBD, it is absorbed by the digestive system and carried to liver. CBD molecules are then metabolized by the liver and passed on to the bloodstream.
Rather than ingestion, intake of CBD sublingually allows the compounds reach the bloodstream quickly without being broken down by enzymes.
CBD Absorption When Inhaled
You can also take CBD through CBD vapes. When inhaled, the compounds of CBD are absorbed by the lungs directly and are immediately transferred to the bloodstream. Compared to ingestion, inhaling helps more CBD absorption.
How CBD Is Absorbed By Skin?
There is a system called endocannabinoid in human bodies and in almost all mammals that is responsible for various biological activities in our body. Though it was thought ECS deals with central nervous system and immune system, recent researches have confirmed that ECS receptors also involved in maintaining skin homeostasis.
CBD, when applied topically, is absorbed by the pores and interacts with the receptors of ECS near that application site. But it doesn’t reach the bloodstream as it would when ingested sublingually or inhaled. By binding with ECS, CBD helps skin retain its balance quickly and effectively.
Generally human skin has lower permeability, which means our skin is capable of blocking most things from entering it. Hence, to overcome this barrier, the user should apply CBD topicals like balms, lotion or salves liberally in the affected area. This will make CBD permeable through the skin pores.
Furthermore, CBD eliminates the chances of occurrence of various types of skin ailments by keeping your skin moist, soft and healthy.
Studies has shown that CBD improves the health benefits of skin irrespective of any skin conditions. Why not give your skin an extra more care? Allueur is new to the CBD market that concentrates on providing its customers organically grown hemp CBD products. Select from the wide range of products and enjoy the benefits.