Does CBD Treat Acne?
Just about everyone that has gone through their teenage years has experienced acne at one point or another - rearing it's ugly head (pun intended) at the worst possible times. For some, acne is a problem that haunts them way beyond their teenage years, springing up into adulthood. Thankfully, help may be at hand, as a recent study published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation and the National Institute of Health has found that the compound cannabidiol (more commonly known as CBD), may in fact provide a potential treatment for acne.
For the study, the team of researchers used cannabidiol derived from marijuana on human sebaceous glands (the secretion of the skin). Following numerous trials and tests the researchers determined that CBD acted as a highly effective sebostatic agent.
Per the NCBI:
"Administration of CBD to cultured human sebocytes and human skin organ culture inhibited the lipogenic actions of various compounds, including arachidonic acid and a combination of linoleic acid and testosterone, and suppressed sebocyte proliferation via the activation of transient receptor potential vanilloid-4 (TRPV4) ion channels”, claims researchers. Simply put: CBD seems to work effectively in the suppression of acne-based symptoms.
The study concludes; “Collectively, our findings suggest that, due to the combined lipostatic, antiproliferative, and antiinflammatory effects, CBD has potential as a promising therapeutic agent for the treatment of acne vulgaris.”
The sheer versatility of CBD continues to amaze and astound researchers and onlookers alike. More and more frequently we hear of new and exciting uses for CBD (and cannabis in general for that matter) and this new study just adds more fuel to the fire.
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