Cannabidiol, or CBD for short, is one of the chemical compounds found in the cannabis plant. This cannabinoid is all the rage these days and can be found in a huge variety of products including water, sweets, snacks and even your morning cup of coffee. It is also now being included in body care products such as face masks, moisturizers, body lotions and even lip care products. But should you spend your hard-earned money on these products?
While scientific evidence of their benefit is still scant, a number of studies suggest CBD beauty products may offer some benefits. For example, a 2019 study on CBD ointments used to manage the symptoms of individuals that suffered from atopic dermatitis and psoriasis concluded that CBD could be a safe and efficacious remedy for inflammatory skin ailments. This study had 20 participants.
Another clinical trial done in 2020 focusing on people suffering from peripheral neuropathy indicated that there was symptom relief for those who used CBD when compared to the group that got a placebo. This study had 29 subjects.
While those two studies show promise, their sample size was small, and there is no telling what the results may be if the studies are replicated using large-scale samples. Nevertheless, the preliminary studies suggest that some benefits can be obtained by using CBD in body care products.
The next question may have to do with where to buy the best CBD body-care products. The internet is awash with sites selling these products, but caution has to be taken to select a reputable retailer who is selective about the products they sell.
If there is no particular brand of beauty-care product seller that immediately comes to mind with regard to having a reputation for selling quality products, follow the following tips to select a quality CBD beauty product.
First, read the certificate of analysis (“COA”). This is a lab test report provided by an independent firm. The report details the ingredients and their quantities in a given product. The report also shows what contaminants, if any, are present in the product. Contaminants worth noting include pesticides, heavy metals and mold.
Take note of the potency. The potency of CBD is normally indicated in milligrams. The higher the number, the more potent the product. More isn’t necessarily better as product use requirements differ.
Pay attention to the CBD type. Some products will be made from CBD isolate (pure CBD without any other cannabis compound), full-spectrum CBD (CBD containing other cannabis compounds such as flavonoids, terpenes and THC within the legal limit of 0.3%) and broad-spectrum CBD, which has all other cannabis compounds except THC. Full-spectrum products are said to offer an entourage effect and better results, but you can buy broad-spectrum or isolate CBD products if you have concerns about being tested for drugs.
All in all, it pays to source your products from established suppliers or manufacturers such as Flora Growth Corp. (NASDAQ: FLGC) so that you don’t risk your money on products from questionable sources.
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