Approximately 1.7% of the UK population suffer from psoriasis – a chronic skin disease that causes red, itchy scaly patches, usually on the knees, elbow, torso and scalp.
Though there is no cure for psoriasis, many opt to treat their skin condition with creams, ointments and light treatment (phototherapy). CBD oil is also said to have anti-inflammatory properties that can help to relieve itchiness and redness.
Could you benefit from Peak Organic’s CBD oil for psoriasis?
What is CBD oil?
CBD is short for cannabidiol. It’s one of the many chemical compounds (cannabinoids) in the Cannabis sativa plant – not to be confused with tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).
Unlike THC which creates a mind-altering high when smoked, CBD is not psychoactive. CBD oil can produce a number of changes in the human body and is considered to offer numerous medical benefits.
How does CBD oil help with psoriasis?
Often, people with psoriasis experience an overactive immune system that causes their skin cells to grow too quickly, resulting in red, itchy and painful patches of skin. Given that CBD can reduce inflammation and pain, and offer support for the immune system, it makes sense to at least consider using CBD oil for psoriasis.
The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a naturally-occurring network of cannabinoids and cannabinoid receptors in the body that regulate homeostasis.
CBD binds with the CB1 and CB2 receptors in the ECS to regulate stasis in skin cells, including their immune competence, reproduction and survival.
CBD oil for psoriasis doesn’t only help to reduce inflammation, but it can also stimulate the secretion and development of cells that are important for removing debris. This allows the skin to mature and heal properly.
Find out more about the benefits of using CBD oil for psoriasis
Have you been toying with the idea of using CBD oil for psoriasis? Maybe you’ve got a question about the products available? Whatever it may be, the team here at Peak Organics is always on hand to help.
To speak to a member of staff about CBD oil for psoriasis, simply give us a call on 0333 043 9975 or visit us at one of our CBD shops in the North West.