Characterised by itchy, patched, red, and bumpy skin, psoriasis is one of the conditions with no permanent cure. Even though psoriasis is not so common (2.2% of people from the UK affected), it still carries certain health risks and numerous discomforts within. It has negative effects on the metabolism and causes depression and arthritis is some cases. Moisturising and steroid creams have not proved as an efficient treatment for the uncomfortable symptoms of psoriasis, which is why patients turned alternative types of treatment with soothing effects.
What is CBD oil?
Even though closely related to THC, as both fall into the category of extracts from the hemp plant, CBD oil has different characteristics. It doesn’t have psychedelic effects on the user and doesn’t get him/her high.
The components from CBD can have a positive effect on the ECS (endocannabinoid system). This system has a big role in numerous biological processes happening in the human body. Once the reaction occurs, ECS, combined with CBD triggers a reaction within the cell receptors and enzymes, core components of the ECS.
CBD oil, a natural compound, tastes earthy. Yet, if you can’t stand the taste, you can use it with different types of food, such as oatmeal, tofu, and smoothies. Make sure to use unrefined-cold-pressed oil only, as any additional processes can spoil containing nutrients.
What is the recommended dosage of CBD for psoriasis?
Factors such as the severity of psoriasis symptoms and your body weight should be considered when determining the amount of CBD oil you are about to take. Simply said, you can adjust the dosage to your needs. CBD oil has no side effects except that higher doses can make you a bit drowsy and cause diarrhea. For this reason, start with a few drops each day, then upgrade.