Let’s Talk About CBD
22 September 2020
22Sleep, anxiety, inflammation and skincare – all problems that can cause an issue in our everyday lives. With cannabinoid and hemp infused products on the rise in the beauty industry, we ask can CBD really help to soothe and calm? allbeauty caught up with leading British brand CUBID CBD to debunk the myths.
Read on to find out more!
According to data polled by the Mental Health Foundation this year, almost two thirds of adults in the UK experienced feelings of worry or anxiety brought on by lockdown. Not being able to see loved ones, living in isolation and uncertainty about employment have resulted in a new emergence of anxieties and stress that many of us may not have experienced before – or felt otherwise.
Research carried out by CUBID CBD showed that the popularity of CBD oil in the UK jumped by around 50% in the same timeframe. It seems that more and more people are interested in learning more about cannabinoids and how they can be used to help cope with “the new normal”.
So what do the experts say about CBD for anxiety?
In 2019, in a study published in the Permanente Journal, American researchers concluded that CBD can indeed help to reduce anxiety levels. Scientists also concluded that because little or no side effects were observed in their study, legal cannabis extracts may be able to offer an alternative to conventional anti-anxiety medication.
How do I take Cubid CBD Oil?
Start by taking a small number of CUBID CBD Oil Drops each day with food or after a meal (as studies show this may help increase absorption). It’s important that you hold the drops in the mouth, ideally under your tongue, and count to 20 before swallowing. Make sure to keep a log of how much you take and when, this will help should you slowly modify your dosage over time. This will help you to find the right routine for you! You should however, always check with a doctor before taking any new form of supplements.
Do you have an overactive mind? Are your thoughts at night similar to a computer screen with too many tabs open? We feel you… being surrounded by constant news updates and changing rules can definitely be overwhelming. There could be several reasons why you can’t sleep, but Cubid believes that there is increasing evidence to support that cannabinoids may help those who suffer from insomnia.
What does the research say?
The American Sleep Association says that CBD may improve sleep. A study spanning two years found a significant decrease in insomnia reports amongst a group of over 400 sleep-deprived patient subjects after taking doses in a controlled setting. At the beginning of the investigation, the average sleep rate on a scale of 1-10 was measured as 6.6. After treatment it was 2.2, with the majority of participants reporting better sleep.
How do I take CUBID Oil Drops to help me sleep?
If you have never taken them before, don’t worry! There’s nothing to be afraid of, although you may have to experiment a little. Start off by taking a few drops after breakfast and the same amount again after lunch. Try this for a few days and see if it helps you doze off at night.
Alternatively, if you find that daytime drops make you inclined to yawn at your desk or feel drowsy, you can alter the times that you take your drops. Instead of taking them in the morning and afternoon, CUBID recommend taking them in the evening after dinner instead.
CBD for aches and pains
CBD is a natural anti-inflammatory. In fact, this is the cannabinoid’s main benefit! When taken orally in the form of Oil Drops, they work with your endocannabinoid system internally to:
1. Suppress pro-inflammation agents at work
2. Increase the production of anti-inflammatory agents within the body
What does science say on CBD for inflammation?
Gregor Zorn, a medical cannabis consultant, researcher and co-founder of the European Cannabinoid Therapy Association, is a world leading expert and educator in CBD. Speaking to the UK publication The CANNAVIST about using the cannabinoid to combat inflammation, Zorn said:
“CBD can interact with a wide variety of molecular targets in our body. It interacts directly with specific immune cells, suppressing the production of proinflammatory compounds and increasing the levels of anti-inflammatory compounds. These effects, in conjunction with its other therapeutic effects, make it a very effective compound in inflammatory processes.”
As it’s also effective when used in the form of a gel or cream to target specific areas of inflammation on the body, like a muscle or joint, the next time you have a niggle, try the CUBID CBD Stay Active Cream or Gel. Apply onto the specific area of concern and take a few drops of the CUBID CBD Oil Drops. This dual factor approach may help target inflammation from the inside out and outside in.
CBD plays a number of roles in skincare. It is rich in antioxidants and as a fat-soluble extract, it also helps the skin retain moisture.
CBD for skin balance.
Diet, stress, medication and hormones are just some of the lifestyle factors thought to contribute to spots and skin breakouts, the most common skin conditions in the world! Taking CBD Oil Drops on a regular basis can help to manage the root causes of skin breakouts.
Alternatively, an infused face cream like the Re:fresh face care product from CUBID CBD can also be used as part of your skincare routine. Topical application of CBD infused products has been suggested to regulate the production of oil by the skin, also reducing inflammation.
What about other skin concerns like eczema & psoriasis?
The National Library of Medicine, an American scientific journal, published a study in 2019 which explored the effects of CBD-enriched ointments on inflammatory skin diseases.
Based on skin evaluations, clinical questionnaires and before and after photos, the results showed that topical treatment with CBD-enriched ointment significantly improved the skin parameters and symptoms. Participants in this study reported no irritant or allergic reactions and the research group ultimately concluded that enriched ointment is a safe, non-invasive alternative for those with inflammatory skin concerns.
CBD, True or False?
CBD is cannabis
FALSE: It is an extract from hemp. It does not come from marijuana.
CBD oil will get me high
FALSE: The oil is non-intoxicating – it will not get you high!
CBD is illegal / banned
FALSE: It is an uncontrolled substance – it has never been illegal in the UK or Ireland.
CBD is bad for you
FALSE: CBD works with your Endocannabinoid System, which is a microscopic chain of receptors in the body that supports normal bodily functions like mood, memory, pain sensation, sleep, fertility and appetite. As with everything in life, moderation is key. It’s worth noting that no adverse side effects of using CBD regularly have been found.
CBD is good for skin breakouts
TRUE: Research shows that when used topically, in the form of a cream, CBD can help to regulate the production of sebum in the sebaceous glands, helping to manage skin breakouts. It also fights inflammation on the skin too.
CBD grows on trees
Kind of! CBD is extracted from organically grown hemp plants.
CBD is known by another name
TRUE: While CBD stands for Cannabidiol, its official plant name is Cannabis sativa L.