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Endocannabinoid System? What?

First off welcome! This is our first post out of many and hope you dig this information as much as we did. Skincare, ingredients, and CBD is always moving faster than we can catch our breath. To make it easier on all of you amazing readers, we're trying our best to give you up to date news on CBD in skincare.


Endocannabinoid System:

The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is all over our body. From our central (brain) and peripheral (body) nervous system, this system is natural and exists all over our body. Research suggests that CBD as well as many cannabinoids attach to receptors on the ECS called CB1 and CB2. While CB1 is mostly in the central nervous system, we going to focus more on CB2 since we can find this in the skin.

CB2 Receptors

CB2 receptors can be defined as a signal to activate a certain task. Studied and researched, CBD can attach to these receptors and provide certain localized benefits.

CB2 receptors are present in our keratinocytes (cells that proliferate and make skin). Research suggests that when CBD attaches to CB2 receptors on these cells, can slow skin proliferation and possibly help correct (temporarily) certain skin conditions such as Psoriasis. There are some strong research that shows CBD can help individuals with Psoriasis. In terms of plaque psoriasis, CBD could slow down the over-production of skin cells, which can show clear skin.

CB2 receptors are also present in our immune cells. CBD can present immunomodulatory responses such as to modify certain tasks of the immune cells to correct itself to normal balance. As Psoriasis is coined as an autoimmune chronic skin disease, research shows that CBD could modify the immune cells to reduce the amount of skin build up.

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