THC Free CBD Oil for Veterans Helps Treat Skin Conditions

by | Jul 7, 2020

Lately we’ve been getting lots of inquiries from the general public about the effectiveness of THC free CBD in helping to treat a variety of skin problems and disorders. 

If you ask people, “What is the largest organ in the human body?”, chances are they will not get the right answer.

As our body’s first line of defense against illness and infections, the skin often gets overlooked. Most people don’t know it even is an organ.

The skin is exposed to external danger more than any other part of the body, and skin conditions are therefore very common. Everyone in their life has had at least a rash or two! Sadly, some people battle lifelong autoimmune diseases such as dermatitis, rosacea, eczema, or psoriasis, and veterans–our everyday heroes–are not exempt from these conditions.

 

How Does CBD Oil Help Skin Conditions?

The question is, can CBD products help with pesky or serious skin problems? Recent research from the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) suggests that it most certainly can. Encouragingly, THC free CBD oil products as part of your daily routine can alleviate many skin issues.

All skin conditions are exacerbated by inflammation. Inflammation is a vital process used by the body to protect against pathogens, disease and irritants. However, with some conditions, inflammation only makes things worse….and that is the case with skin disease.

The endocannabinoid system (ECS) helps to regulate inflammation in the body. Since we know the positive effect cannabis has on the ECS, studies have been done to determine whether CBD oil can be used to treat and prevent skin conditions. More extensive research needs to be done, but the research to date shows results to be positive.

Skin disorders ranging from acne to dry and aging skin can be helped by CBD oil and CBD oil products. The best option for your needs depends on your particular skin condition.

Since CBD oil is known to be an effective anti-inflammatory agent, CBD oil for skin conditions is a great choice for both treatment and prevention.

Skin disorders ranging from acne to dry and aging skin can be helped by a THC free CBD oil and CBD oil products. The best option for your needs depends on your particular skin condition.

CBD Oil for Veterans: More Than Just Treating Inflammation

CBD’s properties are numerous. We know they are not only anti-inflammatory. Research has specifically connected the endocannabinoid system to the skin, where it regulates skin proliferation (rapid, excessive spread or increase of cells), growth, differentiation, hormone production, and more.

This means that CBD oil is useful in treating the root causes of skin conditions, not just the inflammation that comes along with the disorder. Instead of continually trying to mediate the symptoms, the condition can, ideally, finally be resolved.

CBD oil has shown to help stop the proliferation of keratinocytes, which are the types of cells that produce keratin. Overproduction of these types of cells result in psoriasis. CBD has been used for basal cell carcinoma and to kill cancer cells.

Veterans can have a wide range of skin conditions from years serving and can benefit from CBD oil that is THC free.

Using CBD for Prevention and Maintenance 

CBD oil that is THC free is gaining popularity as a preventative measure against skin disorders. It stops flare-ups (such as in eczema) from happening due to the ECS’s role in regulating functions affecting the skin. Its anti-inflammatory properties help prevent conditions caused by the inflammatory response.

New research is showing that CBD is surprisingly effective at killing bacteria (studies done in a petri dish), including those for many serious infections, such as staph infections and MRSA (which is very exciting news, as MRSA is drug-resistant). Studies have shown CBD to be just as effective as widely and commonly used antibiotics at killing bacteria.

Several lab studies support CBD as an antioxidant and neuroprotectant. The effect is supposed to take place through triggering of the cannabinoid receptors in our ECS. These studies are nothing new, as a study from 1998 by the National Institute of Medical Health and National Cancer Institute in Maryland, USA, started proving that CBD has neuroprotective and antioxidant effects. And again in 2000, the National Institute of Mental Health conducted a follow-up study on CBD. This study, titled “Neuroprotective Antioxidant From Marijuana”, demonstrated that CBD acts as an antioxidant.

Because of CBD’s strong antioxidants and antibacterial properties, CBD can be used to protect the skin against ultraviolet rays from the sun, which can lead to skin cancer.

As CBD products are becoming increasingly mainstream, consumers are turning to THC free CBD products as an alternative to traditional medications.

Topical CBD Oil

The most effective way to use CBD oil for skin conditions is to apply it topically. It is absorbed easily and has no harmful side-effects. It can also be used for healthier and younger looking skin, due to its proven antioxidant properties.

If you suffer from any skin conditions, use a THC free CBD oil to relieve pain and itching, prevent further inflammation, and promote healing.

A Word Of Caution

With its increasing popularity, you need to make sure you know the level of quality of the product and from what supplier you are buying from.

If you are planning on using CBD oil for any skin problems, or even if in general, make sure you pay close attention to the product you are picking. Do extensive research into the supplier and their product before you commit to purchasing. For the past three years, the FDA has been issuing letters of warning to CBD companies for falsely advertising “CBD oil” products that contain nominal amounts of active cannabinoids, therefore duping customers.

Always talk to your doctor before purchasing and going down this relatively new path of treatment!

Types of Skin Disorders: a Short Guide

Skin disorders vary greatly in symptoms and in severity. They can be temporary (acute) or permanent (chronic), and the degree of pain associated with it can be from painless to extremely painful. Some cases can be minor and do not affect them, while others can be life-threatening. Some cases occur due to genetics, while others are situational.

Here is a non-all-inclusive list of some skin conditions you have most likely heard of:

Rosacea – A very common, chronic skin disease in people with fair skin. It goes through cycles of fading and relapses and may be triggered by spicy foods, alcohol, sun, or stress. Common symptoms are facial flushing, raised red bumps, facial redness, skin dryness and skin sensitivity.

Atopic Dermatitis – Also known as eczema. Typically, a rash that is on the arms and behind the knees yellow or white in appearance and scaly patches that flake off. Common symptoms in the affected areas may include redness and itchiness. Hair loss may also occur in the area of the rash.

Contact dermatitis – Refers to an allergic rash reaction caused by contact with an allergen; exposed to a foreign substance. The body releases inflammatory chemicals that can make the skin feel itchy and irritated.

Psoriasis – A Common, chronic skin condition that causes scales, and silvery, very sharply defined dry patches on the skin. It is thought to be an immune system problem. Psoriasis can be located on the scalp, elbows, knees and lower back. It can be itchy or completely asymptomatic.

Causes of Skin Disorders

A quick and simple list of commonly known causes of skin disorders include:

  • Bacteria trapped in skin pores and hair follicles
  • Fungus, parasites, or microorganisms living on the skin
  • Viruses
  • A weakened immune system
  • Contact with allergens and irritants
  • Contact with another person’s infected skin
  • Illnesses affecting the body’s systems (thyroid, immune system, kidneys)
  • Genetic factors

Lifestyle factors can also lead to the development of certain skin disorders. Some skin conditions have no known causes.

Stress

Stress has been highly researched and found to cause hormonal imbalances. Our bodies were not made to handle stress and do not cope well. Stress can trigger and aggravate skin disorders. 

Some stress-related skin problems include:

  • Acne
  • Hives
  • Vitiligo
  • Ichthyosis
  • Eczema
  • Psoriasis
  • Rosacea 

Sun

We all have been highly educated on the lasting damage the sun can have on our skin. But many people don’t know the damage the sun causes besides skin cancer. Many different disorders, some common and harmless while others rare or life-threatening, are caused by the sun. If you have a chronic skin condition (such as rosacea or psoriasis) it is important to know if the sun causes or worsens your skin disorder for treating it properly.

Sunlight exposure may cause or worsen these skin conditions:

  • Sunburn
  • Moles
  • Wrinkles
  • Photosensitivity
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Skin Cancers – basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma

Buy A Trusted Product

We at Patriot Supreme offer top-quality CBD oil products. All our products are 0.0% THC free, so you can be assured you are receiving all the high, life changing qualities from CBD without the worry of THC. For all our products, you can view our Certificate of Analysis.

We are a proudly Veteran owned CBD company, and honour the everyday heroes of military members, veterans, students, teachers, and first responders. We offer discounts for veterans.

Learn more today of how Patriot Supremes’ CBD products can be a part of your daily routine!

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