Monday, December 31, 2018

CBD: The Ingredient of 2019



It's the hottest trend in beauty products, CBD (cannabidiol). CBD has gone mainstream in a big way. Earlier this month, Dr. Sanjay Gupta gave a qualified endorsement of CBD on “The Dr. Oz Show.” “I think there is a legitimate medicine here,” he said. “We’re talking about something that could really help people.” Mandy Moore, hours before the Golden Globes, told Coveteur that she was experimenting with CBD oil to relieve the pain from wearing high heels. “It could be a really exciting evening,” she said. “I could be floating this year.” Articles in every magazine from Allure to Glamour to the New York Times have extolled the virtues.


Derived from the same plant that produces the marijuana THC high, CBD advocates claim it treats ailments as diverse as inflammation, pain, acne, anxiety, insomnia, depression, post-traumatic stress and even cancer. It has been approved by the FDA to treat a specific type of epilepsy. But, what about topical applications?

Among beauty products, CBD has already achieved cliché status, popping up in blemish creams, sleeping masks, shampoos, hair conditioners, eye serums, anti-acne lotions, mascaras, massage oils, soaps, lip balms, bath bombs, anti-wrinkle serums and muscle rubs.  Why? Studies have shown that CBD can potentially be helpful for fighting acne and may even give your skin a more youthful appearance, thanks to its inflammation-fighting prowess. And here’s yet another anecdotal way cannabis is becoming a BFF for holistic types: It can potentially help relieve pain. There are hundreds different stories of people with tennis elbow, a shoulder injury, or some sort of pain, and they use a CBD lotion and 10 minutes later they don’t feel it anymore.   A massage with a CBD based oil can be heavenly.

What do I look for on the label?
Knowing where your extract comes from is crucial. It’s important to know the source. It’s not enough for the label to say you’re getting CBD or hemp extract. Some could be processed so intensely that the phytonutrients are stripped away and you’re left with a CBD isolate that’s just a white powder, which is missing all the potent cannabinoids. Quality CBD uses a pure extraction method where you’re left with a brownish oil. It’s key to look at this when purchasing, so that you’re getting something effective. Look for whole plant extract on the packaging to confirm what you’re using isn’t simply capitalizing on the buzz around the ingredient. And, as usual, look at all of the other ingredients to make sure there are none of the toxic "dirty dozen".

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