In this article we will tell you about the properties of Cannabidiol to treat psoriasis. Many scientific studies have confirmed these great peculiarities of CBD in combating skin diseases. Read the whole article to find out how it is possible to cure psoriasis with CBD oil, specifically we will address these issues:
- Skin diseases
- CBD and skin: what happens?
- Treat psoriasis with Enecta 10% oil
- A new drug from Paris
One in four Italians has a skin disease, but not everyone takes care of it as they should. Skin diseases affect people of all ages and significantly affect the quality of life of those who suffer from them, because they are often visible and create great psychological discomfort . Furthermore, treating a skin condition is often also an economic burden, since many products cannot be reimbursed by the National Health Service and become a significant expense item in the domestic economy. The skin is our largest organ and is constantly exposed to irritating, infectious and potentially carcinogenic agents and plays the role of a safety valve for the brain .
Inflammatory skin diseases that manifest themselves in chronic form are psoriasis and atopic dermatitis and affect approximately 10% of the population. These are diseases studied by researchers all over the world, for which the predisposing genes and the molecular mechanisms that lead to inflammation are now known.
In most cases these diseases are easily managed both on a clinical and psychological level, but in 20% of patients the pathology presents itself in a serious form, heavily interfering with the quality of life, success at work and social relationships. «Those affected by psoriasis often become complicated patients, who in 60 percent of cases abandon therapy - says Valeria Corazza , president of the Natalino Corazza Foundation .
At a time when we are talking about personalized medicine, I believe the time has come to allow doctors to treat their patients in the best possible way. Dermatologists must be able to choose what to use, how and when to do it, being able to access any type of drug they deem necessary."
CBD and skin: what happens?
The active ingredients of the cannabis plant are good for the skin, no one can argue with this. And its benefits are also many: CBD is good for both healthy and damaged skin cells, acting differently depending on the problem . If there's one thing that almost all scientists agree on, it's that CBD is an excellent anti-inflammatory . Many studies have shown that CBD effectively reduces the inflammatory response of the skin, especially in damaged areas, and recently it was discovered that this property also works on skin disorders such as eczema and psoriasis.
CBD has the ability to block interleukin, the substance that underlies the formation of psoriatic plaques, significantly alleviating the symptoms of the disease. The progress of research has attracted a lot of attention to CBD and today there are many companies active in the world of CBD-based cosmetics, created specifically to combat this type of pathology.
There is another property of CBD that makes it indispensable for skin treatments. Cannabidiol has incredible nutritional properties and stimulates cell renewal . Its antioxidant action makes it a very precious ingredient for anti-aging creams , both for mature and younger skin. CBD has a sebum-regulating action , preventing skin aging without further greasing the skin. This characteristic also makes it perfect for the treatment of acne vulgaris , due to excessive sebum production. If CBD were really able to defeat acne it would be a great revolution as thousands of people suffer from it all over the world.
Psoriasis is usually spoken of as a skin disease, but - to be precise - it is a chronic autoimmune disease whose cause is still unknown. Scientists believe its origin may lie in a disorder of the immune system , which triggers an incorrect reaction in skin cells, pushing them to grow and renew themselves too quickly. It is a hereditary disease and the parent affected by psoriasis transmits it to their children 7 times out of 10. For decades psoriasis was mistakenly considered a psychosomatic disease , because it often appeared in people with complex psychological histories, but the truth is that it develops more ease in the presence of high levels of cortisol, the stress hormone . Psoriasis affects approximately 4% of the population and is very present in Northern Europe, while it is completely absent in other parts of the world.
Psoriasis manifests itself with the appearance of red, pink or brown patches with silver outlines , concentrated mainly on the elbows, knees and scalp . Cell growth in people suffering from psoriasis can be up to ten times higher than normal and is the cause of the scales present on the spots . In older age , swelling may occur in the joint areas and, in 25% of patients, psoriatic arthritis also appears , which affects the small joints of the hands, legs and spine.
Treat psoriasis with Enecta 10% oil
A cure has not yet been found, so the only thing that can be done to treat psoriasis and its symptoms are topical therapies based on emollients, keratolytics, retinoids, cortisone, dithranol and typical calcineurin inhibitors . For some years, scientific research has focused on CBD , demonstrating that many benefits can be obtained for patients suffering from psoriasis with the topical use of cannabinoid-based products. THC and CBD, in fact, manage to mitigate the symptoms of psoriasis, acting on the inflammation that causes it.
In 2007, researchers at Nottingham University 's medical faculty observed that THC and CBD, as well as other cannabinoids , are able to normalize the growth of keratinocytes , the skin cells that reproduce like mad, causing psoriasis. The discovery has led researchers to promote the creation of cannabinoid-based products to slow the uncontrolled growth of skin cells.
In 2015, the scientific journal JAMA published an article on the role of cannabis in the treatment of chronic pain resulting from skin diseases, stating that CBD has a powerful analgesic action , effective on this type of pain. In 2017, however, the most advanced result in research on cannabis and psoriasis was achieved. A study by a group of researchers from the University of Colorado was published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology , which clarified the link between cannabis and skin: the scientists asked themselves how the active ingredients of cannabis act on skin diseases, and in particular on psoriasis, and confirmed the absolute importance of the endocannabinoid system on the inflammatory process that underlies this pathology.
A new drug from Paris
In 2018, during the 27th Congress of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology in Paris, a study by Report PsoClear was presented which delves into the effectiveness of the drug B rodalumab , which seems to guarantee a high probability of recovery in cases of psoriasis vulgaris, even in the presence of moderate or severe skin rash.
The report analyzed two previous studies and a sample of over 4,300 patients and according to the data collected, those who were treated with brodalumab achieved a clear improvement after 15 days of therapy. The skin of 75% of patients was completely free from lesions and signs of the disease after 52 weeks of treatment. Brodalumab has also been on sale in Italy since 27 January. This is not a CBD-based drug, but a biological preparation capable of acting directly on the receptors that cause inflammation, just like CBD.
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