What is the Difference?
The hemp plant and the marijuana plant both belong to the Cannabis Sativa family. Unlike the marijuana plant, the Hemp plant produces higher amounts of CBD (cannabidiol), a non-psychoactive compound & nearly zero THC (0.3% or less), in contrast to the marijuana plant, which produces higher amounts of THC and lower amounts of CBD.
WhAt is CBD? & WHY IS IT GOOD FOR MY
CBD has antibacterial properties and works as an anti-inflammatory & antibiotic to the skin (Xiong, Wei et al, 2012). Not only is it a powerful antioxidant that helps protect against free radicals, like UV rays that cause pre-mature aging and wrinkles, but it also helps promotes cell turn over. By interacting with our endocannabinoid system, CBD is able to regulate the life cycle of cells, helping us obtain more youthful & radiant skin (Xiong, Wei et al, 2012).
CBD is also great for treating psorasis and eczema & is rich in omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. When added to self-care products, it helps cleanse, exfoliate the skin and rejuvenate our overall complexion. Other benefits of CBD include, detoxifining the body by balancing systemic PH and balancing moisture levels in the skin. CBD also has antiseptic & antiseptic properties to help treat acne (Johnson, Jon, 2018).
Disclaimer: This information is presented for educational purposes only. The Gracious Om has gathered the published information to provide an understanding of the potential uses and benefits of CBD. These statements have not been evaluated or approved by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
References & Articles
Blessing, Esther M. et al. “Cannabidiol as a Potential Treatment for Anxiety Disorders.” Neurotherapeutics 12.4 (2015): 825–836. PMC. Web. 17 Aug. 2018.
Chakravarti, Bandana, Janani Ravi, and Ramesh K. Ganju. “Cannabinoids as Therapeutic Agents in Cancer: Current Status and Future Implications.” Oncotarget 5.15 (2014): 5852–5872. Print.
J Am Acad Dermatol. 2017 Jul;77(1):188-190. doi: 10.1016/j.jaad.2017.02.056. The role of cannabinoids in dermatology. Epub 2017 Apr 14.
Johnson, Jon. "Everything you need to know about CBD oil." Medical News Today. MediLexicon, Intl., 27 Jul. 2018. Web.
17 Aug. 2018. <https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/317221.php> *Read more HERE
Xiong, Wei et al. “Cannabinoids Suppress Inflammatory and Neuropathic Pain by Targeting α3 Glycine Receptors.” The Journal of Experimental Medicine209.6 (2012): 1121–1134. PMC. Web. 17 Aug. 2018.