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Acne and Skin Treatment CBD Oil Applications



Current effective treatment solutions for those suffering from acne come packed with side effects and unnatural chemical compounds. These can be unhealthy and lead to serious undesired consequences. What if there was a way to get similar efficacy, but without those extra chemicals and side effects?

Below, we argue that there is indeed just such a treatment option, and its name is CBD Oil.

Present Mainstream Treatments for Acne                                    

Any such study must begin with a survey of the current landscape of treatments. These include over-the-counter and prescription skin treatments.

Typical Over-the Counter Acne Treatments:

  • benzoyl peroxide,
  • salicylic acid,
  • alpha hydroxy acids,
  • sulfur,
  • Anthralin,
  • Clotrimazole (as Lotrimin),
  • ketoconazole (as Nizoral),
  • terbinafine (as Lamisil AT), and
  • Anti-bacterial preparations.

Antibiotic prescription treatments for acne. Antibiotics can be delivered either topically or orally, depending on medication and construction. The main point here is that they work by removing any impurities from the layer lining the surface of the skin. Embedded in this layer may be acne-causing bacteria

This is fine for very simple jobs, but not sufficient to deal with deeply rooted acne.

The alternative is orally delivered antibiotics, which circulate throughout the body, impacting the function of the sebaceous glands. However, the drawback here is in the realm of the side effects – they can be quite severe. But these can also be used for far more difficult acnes cases.

However, systemic antibiotics often cause more side effects than topicals, but they can be used for more severe kinds of acne.

Common Side Effects of Popular Acne Meds. In general, everything on this list, including tetracycline and erythromycin, has side effects that can be uncomfortable and even debilitating:

For topicals, expect: Peeling, application site erythema, contact sensitization reactions, burning sensation, application site rash, applications site discoloration, and application site reactions.

For oral antibiotics, expect: Rashes, gastrointestinal disturbance like nausea, colicky pain diarrhea, thrush effects, yeast infection (for 5% of women), depressed mood, trouble concentrating, sleep problems crying spells, aggression or agitation, changes in behavior, hallucinations, and even thoughts of suicide or hurting yourselves.

Accutane (Isotretinoin). Perhaps the most well-known acne med is Accutane. Most people have either used it or know someone who did in high school. In fact, Accutane has indications for psoriasis as well as acne. But it has also been known to have dramatic and occasionally deadly side effects. This list is long and scary, but worth scanning through to get a real sense of the issues with this treatment:

severe risk of birth defects when taken during pregnancy, potentially increased risk of carcinogenic consequences, joint pain, itching, nose bleeds, difficulty to move, various types of eye- and lip inflammation, back pain, headache, diarrhea, nausea, rectal bleeding, blurry vision, changes in behavior, depression, sudden numbness or weakness (especially on one side of your body), blurred vision, sudden and severe headache or pain behind your eyes, vomiting, hearing problems or hearing loss, ringing in your ears, seizure, severe pain in your upper stomach spreading to your back, nausea, vomiting, fast heart rate, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay colored stools, jaundice, rectal bleeding, black or bloody or tardy stools, fever and chills, body aches, flu symptoms, purple spots under your skin, severe blistering, peeling, skin rash, or joint stiffness bone pain or fracture.

What does a good version of Accutane include? How about merely joint pain or back pain, feeling dizzy, drowsy or nervous, having dryness of the lips, mouth, nose or skin or just cracking or peeling under the skin, itching, rash, changes in your fingernails or toenails.

There has to be a better way!

Are there Alternatives?

Naturally, there are other treatment paths for acne. However, the niche for true alternative treatments is not occupied by anything that has truly demonstrated strong efficacy and taken a dominant position in the marketplace.

Patients are left with a Hobson’s choice: take the pain and go with established drugs that deliver a strong treatment result but charge a massive fee in the form of discomfort and potential complications, or go with a less-than-effective alternative.

Among these inferior treatments, the only one to get any traction at all is Zinc, which has been shown to slightly reduce the severity of skin conditions like acne.

However, recently, science is beginning to show that there is a new player on this playing field, one that is starting to be appreciated as a safe and effective new way to treat many skin conditions, including psoriasis, eczema, skin rashes, and even acne.

Introducing Cannabinoids

The Cannabis plant has become known in scientific circles as something like a miracle of nature. As more and more research delves into the chemical and physiological potential of this plant, we continue to find out many powerful uses.

The key to unlocking this value is in a substance found in varying degrees in different strains of cannabis. This substance is called: Cannabinoids, or Phyto-cannabinoids (phyto simply means “plant”).

The “plant” designation is necessary for the sake of precision because mammals actually produce cannabinoids internally as well. We call them “endocannabinoids” (which just means “internal cannabinoids”). This form was discovered after our discovery of phyto-cannabinoids.

Perhaps the most famous cannabinoid is THC. We have all heard of THC. It’s the stuff that gets you “high” if you smoke pot. In most places around the world, THC is illegal.

So far, based on continued investigation by researchers, we have identified 84 other cannabinoids in cannabis. One of them is Cannabidiol, or CBD, and it is our focus here.

So, what does all this have to do with acne?

In fact, the system in your body that produces endocannabinoids – the endocannabinoid system – is intimately involved in regulating the production of sebum (which, when working in overdrive, is what causes acne).

Research has shown that prototypic endocannabinoids are constitutively produced in humans sebaceous glands. In fact, it was further demonstrated that CBD can calm the sebaceous glands if your body is producing too much sebum, thereby reducing acne.

Cannabidiol (CBD)

As discussed above, cannabinoids are divided into two groups. Endocannabinoids are produced naturally in the human body, while Phyto-cannabinoids are found in many plants, with cannabis being one of the most prominent.

One such phyto-cannabinoid is Cannabidiol (CBD). In this case, it has been shown to be effective in treating acne through several pathways.

In the first place, CBD has been found to be powerful as an anti-inflammatory. Acne is truly an inflammation. This process of anti-inflammation is in part the slowing of the production of sebum, which is a key factor in the excitation of acne symptomology.

But this is an oversimplification of how CBD attacks and reduces acne symptoms.

In fact, CBD targets several receptors inside of the body (including those responsible for vanilliod, adensoin, and serotonin). In addition, CBD activates receptors TRV-1 and 5-HT1A, which are involved in the regulation of body temperature and the inflammatory response mechanism.

Finally, CBD reduces stress by reducing pain, anxiety, and depression. Acne is often intimately entangled with these psychological factors.

Hence, many researchers now believe that CBD will someday be a mainstream treatment for acne vulgaris, which is the most common form of acne.

CBD as a Treatment for Acne

The most well-established way to deliver the compound as a treatment is through oral ingestion of CBD Oil. The standard administration is to consume 5 mg for every 50 lbs. of body weight.

That said, to get started with such a treatment, our recommendation would be to scale up from a base of one daily 25 mg gel cap per day or one ml of CBD Oil tincture. This can be augmented by topical application in affected areas using CBD oil or a CBD topical cream.


CannTrust Holdings Inc (NYSE:CTST) Penetrates Into The United States After Investing $20 Million



CannTrust Holdings Inc (NYSE:CTST), a Canadian company that produces and sells medical and recreational marijuana has announced the expansion of its business into the United States.

The Canadian firm revealed that it signed a Letter of Intent through which it will start working with Elk Grove Farming Company, LLC to access more than 3,000 hemp production acres in California. The two companies struck a joint partnership that will allow CannTrust to secure a footing in the California market which is one of the biggest cannabis markets in the U.S.

“This agreement represents another bold move for CannTrust. Our U.S. operation is expected to deliver a significant increase in low-cost production capacity,” stated CannTrust CEO Peter Aceto.

CannTrust is financially ready to tap into the U.S market

The CannTrust CEO also noted that the company will take advantage of its experience in the formulation of standardized CBD products as part of its strategy to enter the U.S market. Mr. Aceto also revealed that his company’s successful equity offering provided enough financial muscle to fuel its ambitious expansion plans.

CannTrust aims to be among the leading and trusted suppliers of high-quality, standardized CBD formulations derived from hemp. The company believes that there will be an increasing demand for high-grade CBD formulations from international retailers. It therefore makes sense to invest in processes that will add value to the end product such as genetic studies and expert growing practices to achieve the highest safety and quality standards.

Elk Grove and CannTrust will each have 50% ownership in their joint operations. Elk Grove is an ideal partner for the endeavor because it has years of farming experience in a variety of products. Its focus includes products designed for crop protection, supply, and input. Its operations are distributed across California, which means that the groundwork has already been laid for the partnership. It will thus be easier for the CannTrust to penetrate into the California market.

Elk Grove executive Morgan Houchin stated that his company was excited about the partnership with CannTrust. He added that his firm’s experience in farming operations will be a great combination with CannTrust’s experience in creating class-leading formulations.

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Rocky Mountain High Brands Inc (OTCMKTS:RMHB) Strikes Broker Deal With Carlin Group



Lifestyle brand management firm Rocky Mountain High Brands Inc (OTCMKTS:RMHB) announced on Wednesday that it secured a broker deal with Carlin Group for its products in the retail space.

The broker agreement will allow Carlin to represent RMHB’s CBD-infused drinks through the HEMPd brand. It will also represent beverages infused with Hempseed extract under RMHB brands. The deal will also cover CBD-infused wellness products such as lotions, water-soluble solutions, capsules, gummies and tinctures as part of the HEMPd brand. Spirit Water will also be covered under the agreement.

The RMHB-Carlin broker deal covers multiple states. They include Missouri, Nebraska, Texas, South Dakota, North Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, and Michigan.

“We are very excited about the opportunity to have our entire product line represented by Carlin Group,” stated RMHB CEO Michael Welch.

The Carlin broker deal will boost RMHB’s exposure

Welch noted that the broker deal will strategically allow RMHB to leverage optimal exposure to mass marketers, grocery store chains, convenient stores, major retailers and other types of outlets. The company would not have managed to reach such a wide range of outlets cost-effectively without a broker deal.

The RMHB CEO also added that his company and Carlin will maintain a close collaboration so that they can facilitate retail availability of RMHB products. Welch also revealed that RMHB reviewed numerous other retail introduction options. This was before settling on Carlin which the company believes is the best-suited brand to rapidly get its products onto retail shelves.

Carlin Group’s Managing Director Albert Vergilio noted in a statement that his company was excited to host RMHB and the CBD-based products that are part of its HEMPd brand in Carlin’s new CBD division. He also added that it is part of investing in the future of CBD considering the fast-tracked popularity of CBD products, and the regulations that govern them.

Carlin’s sales team will undergo some training to get them acquainted with RMBH’s products. The sales team will then hold meetings with corporate customers as part of the retail rollout of the products. Sales that will be part of the broker deal are expected to kick off in Q3.

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Wildflower Brands Inc (OTCMKTS:WLDFF) Establishes Footprint Across The US With PO For Hemp CBD Products From Dillard’s Department Stores And Eyes Markets In Texas And Florida



Wildflower Brands Inc (OTCMKTS:WLDFF) has announced establishing a nationwide presence with a PO from Dillard’s Department store. The company has fulfilled the PO received from Dillard.

Hemp CBD products in 292 locations

Dillard’s department store will showcase the premium hemp CBD products of Wildflower in its 292 locations across the US. With its best practices and transparency, Wildflower is eyeing the key markets in Texas and Florida. The company will educate the customers in these regions about salable products. Wildflower has received subsequent orders from Dillard’s and is fulfilling the requirements.

Chief Executive Officer of Wildflower, William Maclean said the supply of CBD infused products to Dillard’s Department stores doubles the existing retail locations in the nation. The company aims to capitalize on its brand to become a household name. It will improve loyalty building because of the reputation and respect of Dillard’s as a retailer. Wildflower aims to provide health and wellness benefits of its CBD infused products to the customers in the US through Dillard’s.

Signs a deal with Highmark Interactive

Wildflower has signed a deal to use EQ – Brain Tracking, mobile software of Highmark Interactive, in the clinical research to study the functional neurological and cognitive effects of CBD. The company aims to get meaningful results and data that help to understand the functional and cognitive neurological properties of the cannabinoids.

William said the company would collect testimonials from the customers on its products that provide the health and wellness needs using plant-based solutions. The company will strive to improve the products, and the research helps it to reach that goal and growth with continued investments.

Acquires City Cannabis Corp

Wildflower has signed an LOI on April 3, 2019, to take over City Cannabis Corp. The company will issue its 60 million common shares for the takeover. The companies will complete the acquisition on receiving advice from corporate, tax, and securities law departments.

The cannabis retailer City Cannabis holds two licenses in the City of Vancouver to market cannabis. It is generating profits through operating dispensaries in Vancouver. The acquisition helps Wildflower to expand retail footprint using the expertise of City Cannabis.

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