Our relationship with Pot (Marijuana) is changing rapidly, both legally and socially. Not only are states moving (or have moved) to legalizing marijuana, namely Colorado and Washington, with several other states legalizing for medical use only, marijuana’s key ingredients, including CBD oil, are proving their health benefits as mood stabilizers, pain medications, and now as topical medicines, including cosmetics. By that, we’re talking about CBD oils, balms, ointments, etc., (or simply Cannabis without the psychoactive ingredients found in marijuana) being used as ointments to combat skin diseases such as psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, which are some of the most chronic autoimmune skin diseases.
And Israeli researchers are leading the way in CBD as topical oil remedies as the World Health Organization moves to redesignate CBG as 100 percent safe!
What the table set, the following article, excerpted from NoCamels.com, provides the details. You can find the entire article here.
CBD is a chemical produced by the cannabis plant, is non-psychoactive, and believed to comprise anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, painkilling and anti-aging properties.
Kaye says current trials on CBD and topical applications in Israel – considered to be the world leader in cannabis research – have shown that the cannabis compound could help manage “psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, some of the chronic autoimmune skin diseases. Once we started to see that it is effective topically, it is very natural that CBD would go into a broad range of topicals [lotions, balms, oils].”
Indeed, an image of this recognizable green leaf has become ubiquitous on creams, lotions, toners and facemasks promising new ways to hydrate skin, clear complexions and clean pores. CBD is the new “it” additive for beauty products.
“CBD is more like a wellness product today than a pharmaceutical,” Kaye tells NoCamels. “It’s going to be the next additive in everything. Just like Omega 3. It’s going to be in everything.”
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Not all cosmetics promoting CBD – just like not all beauty products already on the market — are of equal value. So Israeli companies with the medical cannabis science behind them are entering into joint ventures with cosmetics companies already on the market.
MGC Derma, based in Slovenia, is a joint venture between MGC Pharma and industry-credentialed cosmetics manufacturer, Dr. M. Burstein.