What is CBD doing in my bath?

What is CBD doing in my bath? 

Casey Perry

Director of Marketing

Benefits & absorption of CBD topically

August, 2020

For thousands of years, plant medicine has been used in many different forms. It can be transformed into teas, tinctures, smokeables and even topicals, which is an application to the skin. Within our recent rediscoveries of root medicine and all of its uses, we have come up with many ways to consume everyone’s favorite plant, hemp, for the benefits of the chemical compound, Cannabidiol or CBD.

Out of all the opportunities to consume, you may wonder, how does CBD absorb through the skin? And what benefits can it provide through this method of consumption? One example of this may be, in the bath! The answers may shock you, which is why we are excited to share the knowledge behind each experience you have with our Vital You products.

The skin is our body's largest organ, which gives a large surface area to absorb the products we use on it, to be carried further into the body. When CBD is applied topically, it never reaches the bloodstream. However, Cannabidiol has the same receptors as our skin, which is why our skin reacts to this form of consumption positively well. Within the protective layer of our skin are many Cannabinoid receptors. Stimulating these receptors is ultimately what provides the relaxing, pain-free experience you receive while using our bath bombs. 

Each of us have what is called an Endocannabinoid System. This system acts much like a “check and balance” that regulates functions such as stress, pain, appetite, inflammation, sleep, immunity, and even the oil our skin produces. Therefore, when we stimulate this system with topical Cannabinoids, the benefits we receive are often relaxation, as well as pain and inflammation relief. This reaction also encourages the release of Histamine, which is an immune and neurotransmitter response to the gut, spinal cord and uterus, increasing these relieving benefits to those areas. What an amazing relationship our body’s have with plants to formulate such a delicate balancing act! 

Since we talked about what topical CBD can do deep within your body, let’s talk about the more obvious, what it can do for your skin. Another regulation CBD can provide through the skin is lipid production, or fat production, which is a common cause of acne. It also can regulate skin cell proliferation, which is the increase of skin cells or the repair of damaged skin. On top of all of this, CBD is also an antioxidant. These antioxidant properties may provide; calming irritated skin, reduction of redness in the skin, reduction of aging lines, as well as stated before, the reduction of acne. Do you see now why adding hemp CBD to your beauty routines can have so many benefits both internally and externally?

In conclusion, there is so much you can get out of hemp infused products with limited effect on brain function. This is why Vital You believes in the structure and ingredients of our products as well as the self care it provides. With continuous development from our best herbalists and estheticians, we do our best to give you the wellness you deserve, one infused bath at a time.

*Vital You makes no official medical claims. The statements made within this website have not been evaluated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. These statements and the products of this company are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease*

Sources 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4851925/

https://echoconnection.org/cbd-absorbed-body/

https://www.bustle.com/p/what-does-cbd-in-skin-care-products-actually-do-heres-everything-you-need-to-know-17021476

https://cbdrescue.com/topical-vs-transdermal-routes-to-cbd-absorption/


"Each of us have what is called an Endocannabinoid System. This system regulates functions such as stress, pain, appetite, inflammation, sleep, immunity, and even the oil our skin produces. Therefore, when we stimulate this system with topical Cannabinoids, the benefits we receive are often relaxation, as well as pain and inflammation relief".

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