MGC Derma, as a cosmetics company, is not claiming any therapeutic and/or medicinal benefits for our products active ingredients, but in order to provide our customers the most relevant information to make their own determination, we are using publicly available medical research to educate and inform.
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Cannabidiol (CBD) is a cannabinoid compound which in the human body behaves as our natural endocannabinoid, Anandamide (AEA), and is naturally derived from the Hemp plant. CBD is not a drug and has a long history of natural uses and its benefits have become even clearer through recent research. Its effects in the body are mediated through the Endocannabinoid system.
CBD was fundamental in the discovery of the Endocannabinoid system – a discovery only made in the last twenty years. Present in all humans and other mammals, the Endocannabinoid system can be thought of as the messenger of information flow between our immune system and the central nervous system. Integral to our physiologies, its function is to maintain balance. This balance, or more correctly; homeostasis, is a state whereby a stable internal environment is maintained regardless of any external change. This homeostasis maintains health at every level; from micro sub-cellular to macro organ scale, endocannabinoids play a significant role in our survival and adaptation in dynamic and potentially hostile environments.
Beyond this, the Endocannabinoid system is involved in even further physiological and neurological processes such as pain and analgesia, appetite, stress, mood and memory. It’s now becoming clear that the Endocannabinoid system operates as an interface with the nervous system and is, ultimately, a literal bridge between our bodies and our minds.
THE CANNABIDIOL (CBD)
The groundbreaking medicinal and pharmaceutical uses recently discovered for Cannabidiol (CBD), one of the active cannabinoid chemicals in the Hemp plant, have also been found to be perfectly suited to cosmetic applications due to the supporting uses of oxidation, antioxidant, anti-ageing, analgesic and anti-anxiety properties.
Studies published by the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology have shown that cannabinoids are responsible for production of lipids, and thus play an important role in regulating and treating skin conditions. Furthermore, these treatments are highly efficient when applied locally and topically.
When applied topically to the skin, CBD stimulates activity in the body’s Endocannabinoid system alongside reduction in free radical’s existence, which encourages the skin’s own response, encouraging repair and rejuvenation.
In addition, Cannabinoids assist to neutralize the harmful free radicals that bombard our skin from UV sources, such as the sun, which cause ageing, cancer and impaired healing. In this way, Cannabinoids protect the skin from long-lasting damage.
CBD also works to increase the rate of absorption of other compounds into the skin, so that together with its own properties, the use of CBD in topical cosmeceutical applications results in healthier, protected, more youthful-looking skin and makes it the ideal basis for a new era of groundbreaking, effective, cosmetic treatments.
Furthermore, with review of over dozens of research studies on the safety and efficacy of CBD, there have been no significant side effects identified across a wide range of dosages, including acute and chronic dose regimens, using various modes of administration.