The benefits that CBD can provide to the skin and hair when applied topically can be suprising and unexpected. When CBD is applied topically, it is absorbed directly through the skin. Your Cannabinoid receptors are located throughout the skin, the body’s largest organ, making CBD a potential therapy for a range of conditions, from dry skin to pain. When the Five_LVS products are applied right to trouble areas, the CBD works directly where needed.
The following are some, but not all the benefits of CBD:
One of the most overlooked factors when it comes to healthy skin and hair is simple nutrition. Like any other part of the body, skin and hair need the right vitamins and minerals to function at their peak. Besides CBD, Five-LVS contains a list of other essential nutrients, including vitamins, minerals, proteins, and fatty acids.
A 2010 study in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology revealed that the endocannabinoid system is critical to the life cycle of basal cells, which make up around 90% of the cells in the epidermis. Healthy skin relies on the body’s ability to grow new cells and discard dead ones. Manipulation of the endocannabinoid system can help regulate the life cycle of cells for more radiant, youthful skin.
CBD as an antioxidant is even more powerful than Vitamin C, E, A, or omega 3 fatty acids, which are all also present in hemp oil, making CBD a good source for antioxidants. Protecting the skin from free radicals, like UV rays, smoke, and environmental pollutants, is critical in having younger looking skin. Free radicals in the atmosphere cause fine lines and wrinkles; antioxidants protect our bodies from the damage of these free radicals, including fighting the effects of aging.
A 2012 study from Neurobiology of Aging demonstrated showed increased skin aging as seen in a loss of skin elasticity, which is associated with aging skin, further hinting at the importance of endocannabinoids for healthy skin.
Acne is frustrating, and among adults, it is surprisingly common. Besides its natural causes, acne can also be brought on by stress, hormone changes, changes in medication, and even current skin care products being used.
Acne involves the overproduction of sebum, an oily substance intended to protect the skin. Glands in our skin, typically near hair follicles, called sebaceous glands produce fatty oils called lipids. These lipids perform a number of functions, such as creating a barrier on our skin to keep out bacteria and viruses and working to lubricate and waterproof the hair and skin. Sebaceous glands and hair follicles both contain endocannabinoid receptors, meaning their functions are affected by cannabinoids.
Lipid production plays a critical role in both acne (over production) and eczema (under production). In acne, oil (along with dirt, dead skin cells, and bacteria) clogs pores, causing an inflamed blemish on the skin.
CBD can be used to affect the output of oils in the skin and hair. Specifically, CBD inhibits the lipid production in skin cells, making it an effective preventative for acne. However, manipulating this system can also be used to increase output of sebum as well to prevent dry skin issues.
The anti-inflammatory properties of CBD can also control the other effects of acne because the skin around the zit is intensely inflamed. Pimples are effectively infections, and it is best to treat them as such. CBD can act as an antibacterial agent, decreasing the likelihood of further acne in the future.
Pain is something we have all experienced and living with chronic pain is as you age is a problem we all have to live with sooner or later. CBD can offer people an alternative to your typical pain killer or opioid for pain management.
Inflammation: Inflamation of the muscles can cause pain and, over time, can result in tissue damage. While many use prescription pain relievers to alleviate these aches, long term use can have negative long term effects. CBD has natural anti-inflammatory properties, without any harsh side effects.
Helps Relax Muscles: Exercising sore muscles is one of the best ways to relieve chronic pain, but when it hurts to move, exercising often gets pushed to the back burner. The relief brought on by CBD will make it easier to move and more comfortable, as the muscles begin to relax from the dosage.
Aid in Sleep: When sick, the best thing anybody can do is to sleep. When the body is at rest it’s able to repair and replace damaged cells, speeding up the healing process. However, when suffering from chronic pain, it can seem impossible to get the restful sleep needed to promote healing. CBD is a great relaxant and can often lull users into the deep, peaceful sleep their bodies need to recuperate.
Anxiety Relief: Chronic pain wreak havoc on physical aspects of the body, but it can affect a person’s emotional well-being also. The constant pain and lack of sleep can lead to trouble focusing, which causes anxiety. In addition to healing the physical pains, CBD can soothe the nervous system and help it to calm down, reducing the feelings of anxiety.
What is CBD?
CBD (Cannabidiol) is a chemical compound that comes from the hemp plant. It is one of over 85 unique compounds found in hemp, known as cannabinoids. Cannabinoids, which can be consummed naturally by the body, are chemical compounds that interact with the body’s central regulatory system. This system is known to manage bodily processes such as appetite, pain, mood and sleep.
Where does CBD come from?
CBD is extracted and separated from specific varieties of cannabis. It is the second most abundant compound in Hemp. CBD is a compound that can be found in both non-psychoactive cannabis (hemp) and psychoactive cannabis (marijuana). Most legal CBD products that you find on the market will be extracts from hemp. Five-LVs is extracted from Hemp, as federal law allows for the cultivation, processing and marketing of hemp and hemp products.
How does CBD affect the body?
Your body creates its own cannabinoids, called endocannabinoids, to help support our regulatory system. This central system helps to keep our bodies balanced day to day, including: appetite, pain sensation, mood, memory, immune system functions, and inflammation control. CBD acts as a kick starter for these cannabinoids to to keep the receptors working at optimal capacity and to help the functions of the body’s central regulatory system. Similar to how we use vitamin C to kick start our immune system.
Does CBD get you High?
No. CBD often gets mixed up with THC, which is another cannabinoid found in cannabis. THC, an intoxicating and illegal substance, that is responsible for causing marijuana users to get “high.” CBD is non-psychoactive because it does not act on the body the same way as THC. Thus, it is impossible to get “high” by smoking or ingesting CBD or CBD oil extracted from industrial hemp plants.