What is the hype about CBD?
Everyone is talking about CBD, and manufactures of beauty and relaxation products are adding it to their ingredient lists. Of course, we had to do our research and find out as much as possible (and there is a tone of info on the web) about this current popular ingredient and inform our readers. Here is the short and simple version about the hype of CBD.
CBD (Cannabidiol) is one of the 400 natural compounds found in cannabis plants such as Hemp or Marijuana. We call it the “non-high” compound. THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) on the other hand, is the psychoactive compound of the same plants that can make you high.
Pure CBD, isolated and separated from THC, is not psychoactive but has many medicinal and therapeutic effects. Because it does not get you high, this compound has been legalized for medical or therapeutic purposes. When incorporated in oils and creams and absorbed through the skin, it takes the benefits of spa services to a higher level.
Now that we know what CBD is and is not, let’s talk about our body’s endocannabinoid system. Follow me and you will see why we jump from CBD to the human body…
The endocannabinoid system (a network of neutrons) runs through our body and it is responsible for keeping up with homeostasis. Homeostasis is the body’s ability to “self-regulate, maintain stability and adjust to conditions that are optimal to survival” according to the Encyclopedia Britannica. The three parts that make up our endocannabinoid system are the cannabinoid receptors, the endocannabinoids, and the metabolic enzymes. Those receptors are found in our brain, organs, tissues and glands. So, “cannabinoid receptors” + “CBD (Cannabidiol)”… we can say that our body is CBD wired. CBD is highly reactive to our endocannabinoid system and can cause all kinds of beneficial changes in the body, all done naturally.
Research shows that CBD is beneficial for:
- Epileptic Seizures
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Can fight Cancer
- Relieves Pain (Joint Pain)
- Reduces Stress
- Reduces Migraines
- Reduces Inflammation/Arthritis
- Treats Mood Disorders/Anxiety
CBD in creams and oils can be easily absorbed through the skin, making spa treatments more effective and giving clients better results. Massage, body treatments and facials performed with CBD oil or cream can offer deeper therapy, more enhanced results and stronger pain relief.
More salon & spa products containing CBD are produced daily offering more healing options to clients with psoriasis, enzyme, and sensitive skin issues.
When buying CBD oils or creams, look for pure CBD with no traces of THC. The federal government allows 0.3% or less of THC to be used in oils, creams and capsules calling it “industrial hemp”, where as 0.3% or more of THC is considered illegal to use in GA. Some consumers are highly responsive to even 0.3% of THC, therefore look up the ingredients. Look for CBD made from Hemp, they are less likely to contain THC. “CBD-rich” products do contain some THC. Look for products that list the amount of TBC on the ingredients. Start with a product with low CBD (10mg per dose) first, evaluate the results and then try a higher concentration.
Salon Greco now offers CBD Massage.