CBD and Psoriasis
Psoriasis, or scales called also ‘’fish scale disease’’, is one of the most common chronic skin conditions in industrialized countries, affecting more than 125 million people worldwide. In addition, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) studies, people living further north are more likely to have psoriasis. In Scandinavia, statistics show every tenth person suffers from this skin disease.
They can be of any gender, at any age.
Psoriasis is characterized by accelerated formation and removal of skin cells from the skin. This accelerated process results in thickened patches of silvery-white patches that locate on the scalp, on the face – between the eyebrows, armpits, groin (folds), hands, feet, genital area, and on the flanks of the joints (elbows). The most serious forms of the disease affect not only the skin but also the joints, resulting in psoriatic arthritis.
In addition, it is a disease that increases the risk of chronic conditions such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, rheumatologic diseases that significantly reduce a patient’s quality of life, life expectancy and promote disability in the predominantly working-age population.
Benefits of using CBD oil for psoriasis.
The treatment of any skin condition can be quite difficult as topical creams and ointments only affect the external manifestations of the condition and do not always provide a long term solution.
Treating psoriasis at source to address underlying inflammatory problems can be a costly process, with dermatologists and rheumatologists charging tens of thousands of euros per year for biological injection or intravenous treatment. Fortunately, CBD products doesn’t have such an incredibly high cost.
In addition, medications for the treatment of psoriasis have a long list of side effects and some of the most common anti-inflammatory agents are known to cause skin irritation. Even relatively non-invasive treatment with phototherapy can cause dryness, itching, acne formation and increased sensitivity to the sun.
Cannabidiol (CBD) does not cause any of these same side effects.
Effectiveness of CBD oil in psoriasis.
The human body contains natural compounds called endocannabinoids that power our endocannabinoid system (ECS). The endocannabinoid system affects a variety of bodily functions by activating cannabinoid receptors, which are mainly located in the brain and central nervous system. The major cannabinoid receptors CB1 and CB2 are responsible for a variety of physiological processes, inflammation reduction, mood regulation, and pain.
Phytocannabinoids are plant-based cannabinoids, but they have the ability to act on our body’s ECS much like our own endocannabinoids. Two of the best-known cannabinoids, as we already know, are tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD), found in the Cannabis plant.
Although THC has its potential benefits, some of its properties make it less suitable for regular therapeutic use. CBD can offer a number of health benefits without affecting human consciousness.
Because cannabidiol works seamlessly with our endocannabinoid system, CBD oil has many different options for treating the symptoms of psoriasis.
CBD oil for skin inflammation and psoriatic arthritis.
CBD oil not only helps with psoriatic conditions by reducing the visual signs of inflammation, but also eliminates the cause of inflammation.
CBD reduces the appearance of skin inflammation by affecting the CB1 and CB2 receptors located throughout the body and skin. In particular, the CB2 receptor targeted by CBD has been shown to control inflammation.
In addition, CBD is able to fight inflammation by increasing the availability of the neurotransmitter adenosine. Increased adenosine levels affect adenosine receptors, particularly A2A receptors, which additionally provide anti-inflammatory effects in the body.
For those suffering from psoriatic arthritis, the anti-inflammatory properties of CBD oil and its effect on pain make it a worthwhile treatment. It is also worth noting that CBD oil has been instrumental in helping people with rheumatoid arthritis, reducing chronic pain and inflammation by suppressing auto-immune reactions in the body.
CBD oil for psoriasis spots.
The plaque associated with psoriasis is caused by high production of epidermal keratinocyte cells. Keratinocyte cells are usually replaced every 30 days, but in psoriasis patients, the replacement cycle is every 3-5 days, leading to a layer of dead skin cells.
A study examining the effects of cannabinoids on keratinocyte formation in psoriasis showed that cannabinoids such as CBD inhibit keratinocyte formation by reducing skin plaque formation. Although the research is still relatively new, this promising result points to the ability of CBD oil to stop flabby skin-related psoriasis symptoms before they start.
CBD oil for boosting the immune system.
If the immune system is not working well, it can lead to chronic inflammation. In psoriasis, the overactive immune system is not only associated with cell inflammation but also with keratinocyte overproduction.
Cannabinoids are immune modulators, which means that they help regulate and influence the immune system. For this reason, studies have shown that CBD can be an effective treatment for many autoimmune conditions, including psoriasis.
Chronic inflammation is the result of aggressive immune responses that cause the body to attack healthy cells and tissues. Cytokines, small proteins involved in the initiation of inflammation, are some of the major causes of chronic inflammation. CBD can disrupt the cytokines released by cells of the immune system, ultimately calming the overactive immune system. By disrupting the immune response, CBD can prevent inflammation before it starts, potentially addressing the underlying causes of autoimmune conditions such as psoriasis.
CBD oil for the treatment of depression.
Psoriasis can create an emotionally depressed mood, and it is not uncommon for people with psoriasis to experience depression.
The treatment options for the exact depression are usually antidepressants and anti-anxiety medications. CBD acts in a similar way to antidepressants by activating the 5-HT1A serotonin receptor to increase serotonin levels. It also inhibits the reuptake of adenosine and anandamide neurotransmitters, which are known to increase mood.
In addition, CBD oil does not have the same side effects and withdrawal symptoms as traditional antidepressants. If you are depressed with psoriasis and are not satisfied with the medications you are currently taking to treat depression, CBD oil may be a milder and still very effective treatment alternative.
How to use CBD oil to treat psoriasis?
Before starting any new treatment for psoriasis, consult a doctor, dermatologist if they are knowledgeable about CBD or ask us the GWEE products team. Although CBD oil carries very little risk, it can sometimes interact with certain medications, so make sure you use CBD oil as safely and effectively as possible.
Beginners should decide which type of CBD product to use to treat psoriasis. In the end, the choice will be made based on your needs and desires, but for this particular situation, some products may be more effective than others.
To target specific areas of your body’s psoriasis, use the CBD products available in your market: oil, cream, gel or ointment. These CBD products can be used directly in problem areas to reduce inflammation, moisturize and soothe dry or irritated skin. While it may take 30 minutes to an hour to get the effects to work, the CBD oil lotion, gel usually lasts a couple of hours. You can try our CBD massage oil to treat your psoriasis.
Other treatment options include capsules, drops, tinctures, all of which are easy to swallow or use in daily routines. However, it is worth noting that capsules and other edible CBD products must pass through the digestive system before CBD is absorbed into the bloodstream. This means that their effects will be slower depending on the metabolism of each organism and how much food is already in your stomach. However, CBD capsules and food usually provide the longest relief with an effect of about 4 to 6 hours.
CBD oil drops and tinctures are absorbed directly through the mucosa under the tongue, which means they work much faster than CBD foods or capsules, usually within 30 minutes. In addition, CBD oil drops and tinctures allow better dose control as you can easily take more or less as needed. The benefits of CBD oil drops and tinctures usually last 2 to 4 hours.
If you have the opportunity to try CBD vape oils then this is another option. When CBD is present, it is immediately absorbed into the lungs, meaning that it can be felt immediately. However, these effects are not lasting and usually last only an hour. Many people choose this option to quickly relieve complex symptoms. For example, if you have psoriatic arthritis, it can be an effective way to reduce the onset of sudden pain.
Because there are so many CBD products available, you may need to try some before finding the right one. It can also be concluded that a combination of individual products is what works for you. CBD oil has such a low-risk profile that you don’t have to be afraid to get creative.
A dose of GWEEPRODUCTS CBD oil to treat psoriasis.
Symptoms and severity of psoriasis will vary between individuals, so finding the right dose may require accurate adjustment. There is no one dose that would suit everyone, so finding a starting dose may seem difficult.
However, it is advisable to start with the lowest dose recommended by us. You can then adjust it up or down as needed.
Treating skin conditions can be complicated, so more and more people are using CBD oil to treat psoriasis. And fortunately, GWEEPRODUCTS CBD oil can prove to be a very effective solution for psoriasis sufferers.
The information on the internet about CBD products and their use will be ambiguous, so we always recommend reading safe and reliable sources. We also use websites related to the Cannabis industry, research and education to prepare information.
The content of this site is for informational purposes only. We are not medical experts and this should not be interpreted as medical advice. Be sure to consult your doctor before undergoing CBD or other treatment.
The chemistry of every human body and brain is unique, so the use of CBD to improve mental as well as physical health does not guarantee results. However, many GWEEPRODUCTS CBD oil users have included it into their daily routine as one of the therapies for improving mental, physical health and quality of life.