Everything you ever wanted to know about CBD, but were afraid to Google
As a naturally occurring plant extract, cannabidiol brings few of the drawbacks associated with the synthetic products used in mass-produced cosmetics, such as microplastics and mineral oil
Hemp is one of nature’s greatest gifts to mankind. It can be blended with other fibers to make fabrics, oxidized to create creams and plastics, and crushed for industrial applications like mulch. Yet despite its many benefits, the fact that hemp contains tetrahydrocannabinol (better known as THC) has complicated the process of hemp cultivation and processing around the world.
As a result, the numerous health benefits offered by cannabidiol have often been overlooked. Extracted from hemp plants, cannabidiol is the active ingredient in Cannalogica’s newly launched range of beauty and wellness products. But what are the differences between CBD and THC? How does CBD work? And what are this active ingredient’s benefits in terms of wellness and health
There has always been confusion between CBD and THC, which are both naturally occurring chemicals in hemp. CBD and THC even share a near-identical molecular structure. However, CBD lacks the psychoactive qualities associated with THC, making it far safer for use. Indeed, a 2017 report from the World Health Organization1 stated that “CBD exhibits no effects indicative of any abuse or dependence potential” in humans. The report went on to say that “there is no evidence of public health related problems associated with the use of pure CBD.”
In fact, CBD has a long track record of benefiting human health. It offers compelling benefits in terms of helping patients to manage conditions like multiple sclerosis and epilepsy, as evidenced by the results achieved by approved treatments like Sativex and Epidolex respectively. CBD’s effectiveness in various aspects of human health and wellbeing has been established by pharmaceutical companies in controlled trials, such as GW Pharma’s pioneering UK research2. And CBD’s effect on the skin has inspired Cannalogica’s range of topical creams, oils, masques and moisturizers.
Our products, which contain all the cannabinoids found in hemp as well as CBD, achieve these remarkable results by activating and triggering receptors in the human body. When applied topically, CBD binds with the skin’s natural endocannabinoid system, helping to regulate issues like the overproduction of sebum (which causes acne) and accelerated skin cell growth (the autoimmune disease known as psoriasis). Our skincare products can provide a quick, effective and targeted response to flare-ups of conditions like dermatitis. And because CBD molecules dovetail with our existing endocannabinoid systems, allergic reactions and side-effects are minimized.
So why is there
confusion around CBD and THC?
confusion around CBD and THC?
As is often the case, governments have been slow to respond to changing popular opinion, and reluctant to acknowledge the weight of medical science. Although CBD is legal in all 50 US states, there are varying degrees of restriction on its usage. In Europe, the EU bans the use of cannabis-derived CBD but permits the use of hemp-derived cannabidiol (the strain used in all Cannalogica products), while member states are able to interpret these laws to varying degrees. And in the UK, skincare and health foods containing CBD are legal providing they don’t contain significant traces of THC.
This lack of legal clarity has made many consumers question whether products containing CBD are legal and safe to use. The answer to both questions is yes. As a naturally occurring plant extract, cannabidiol brings few of the drawbacks associated with the synthetic products used in mass-produced cosmetics, such as microplastics and mineral oil. It’s the perfect foundation for developing natural and effective skincare and beauty products, and it’s the key ingredient in every Cannalogica product. You can view our full range of products by clicking the button below.