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Cbd hype

‘We have strict laws in the UK on what you can claim, and although it’s a case of buyers beware, if you know your company, talk to them about what’s in their product or consult someone like myself.’

They use hemp oil, which is technically slightly different from CBD because of the way it is extracted from the cannabis plant and is even less potent — though hemp oil and CBD can be mixed together.

Celebrity or citizen, it’s hard to ignore the explosion of CBD, or therapeutic cannabidiol, in the beauty, natural health and wellness market.

Scientia Green Supreme CBD Vegi-Tox Serum

Hemp oil is used in skincare products because it’s packed with fatty acids and omegas that balance and hydrate. So it’s no surprise that beauty brand This Works was bought last year by a CBD firm and is now rebranding with a CBD range.

Snoop Dogg put it on the map, Gwyneth Paltrow jumped on the bandwagon and now retail guru Martha Stewart has taken it mainstream by launching her own brand.

A daily dose of 20mg of CBD (that’s 6% potency) along with vitamins C, B2, B6 and D, for a straightforward CBD supplement in vegan capsule form.

Lady A Daily Fix capsules

If you want to try it but have concerns nutritionist neuroscientist and Dr Elisabeth Philipps, has advice. ‘The right product at the right dose for the right person can be brilliant — although it’s not a cure-all wonder drug,’ she says.

But, says the NHS, ‘there’s no guarantee these are of good quality or provide any health benefits’. Even Boots, which stocks CBD-based products, says ‘the scientific evidence remains a little sketchy’.

Cbd hype

Few ingredients have taken skin care by storm quite like CBD. And if you look carefully, it’s everywhere: in sunscreens, masks, lip balms, moisturizers, and more. The question is: Should you really be slathering this stuff on your skin?

The Proposed Benefits of Skin-Care Products With CBD

One of the touted functions of CBD is controlling inflammation. “The body has two CBD receptors that we know of: CB1 and CB2,” says Robert Dellavalle, MD, PhD, adjunct professor of epidemiology at the Colorado School of Public Health in Aurora. When applied to skin, CBD interacts with these receptors to turn down the inflammatory response. This happens by “decreasing the interleukins, which are chemicals that are like the immune system’s fire alarm that calls the fire department in an emergency. CBD may decrease the loudness of that fire alarm,” he explains.

Potentially Helps Inflammation, Eczema, and Psoriasis

In short, you may see less redness overall, and in skin diseases, including eczema and psoriasis, it may also be effective in tamping down itch, possibly because CBD creams may help reduce dryness, per a review published in July 2017 in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. (Dr. Dellavalle was a coauthor of that report.) Keep in mind, though, that the review included only three studies: two in humans but with small sample sizes and one in mice, which doesn’t necessarily translate to human health. Therefore, more studies on the potential benefits of CBD for reducing skin redness are needed.