Benefits Of Topical CBD Creams For Treating Dermatitis

21 August 2020
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Anyone suffering from the itching and discomfort of a skin condition, you are naturally curious about all the buzz around hemp creams. The National Eczema Association reports that, in theory, CBD topical treatments could treat pain, itching, and inflammation symptoms. They sound like a wonder drug for eczema sufferers, but do they work? 

If you're a dermatitis sufferer, you'll be delighted to learn that new scientific evidence shows CBD is effective in relieving the symptoms of dermatitis and other skin conditions.

Relieving Itching

For sufferers of dermatitis, also known as eczema, a persistent itching can be a source of constant discomfort. Many sufferers of psoriasis, dermatitis, and other skin inflammations have reported that CBD creams, lotions, and salves have relieved the itching. But where's the hard evidence? 

A key frontier of research is the discovery that the skin has its own CB1 and CB2 cannabinoid receptors that could be behind these healing properties. 

Dermatologists have found that cannabinoid receptors interact with the body's own endocannabinoid receptor system, which in turn interacts with your other physiological systems. One recently discovered healing property is that CBD inhibits the mast cell activation which releases the histamine creating the itching and inflammation symptoms causing you discomfort. 

Reducing Pain

CBD and your endocannabinoid system are also a powerful healing duo against the pain caused by dermatitis. Studies have found cannabinoid receptors inhibit enzymes that degrade endocannabinoids while stimulating the CB1 and CB2 receptors of the sensory nerve fibers of the skin. Working together, these effects can help relieve your pain. 

Treating Inflammation

All that itching and scratching aggravates the inflammation you may experience from your dermatitis. Topical CBD treatments also reduce inflammation, report those living with dermatitis. Yet how CBD reduces inflammation has also remained a mystery. 

New discoveries are illuminating the pathways. Notably, researchers of a study published in Glia have found that cannabinoid has a dual effect on inflammation: reducing oxidative stress and regulating glucose metabolism. 

In addition to CBD, researchers are studying how topical hemp treatments may work through a variety of receptors, thereby increasing their healing powers.  

With this mounting evidence, you can confidently apply CBD lotion to treat your dermatitis and other skin conditions. Ask your hemp health and wellness product specialist for a recommendation on the concentration to use. Each product has a different composition. A hemp lotion can be pure CBD, a mix of cannabinoids, or cannabinoids, and other all-natural ingredients. By experimenting with 2000 mg, 1000 mg, and 750 mg topical hemp CBD lotion, you can determine which CBD cream is the most effective on your skin condition. 

For additional information on using products like hemp CBD lotion, reach out to a local health store.