Does CBD work for Eczema / Can CBD help with the treatment of Eczema?


CBD is one of the regulators of our endocannabinoid system, keeping our bodies at a level of homeostasis. If our body becomes unbalanced inflammation and conditions occur; the condition depends on where the imbalance is coming from, most imbalance is inflammation.

For those with Eczema, an inflammatory response skin condition with symptoms of, but not limited to itching, burning, dry and rough skin. Luckily, our bodies have receptors, located within our brain/ body, and throughout our peripheral nervous system, which controls immune response, in turn controlling inflammation, and that is exactly what needs to be done.

Adding CBD to your Eczema routine or if you are just starting it will consist of a multi- method approach, to combat it from external and internal cellular levels. Topical CBD is going to be the first defense in reducing inflammation directly at the site. Absorbed by our bodies cb2 receptors, which main job is anti- inflammatory function, the lotions can enter through our skin, and start to soothe the discomfort caused by inflammation. The onset time is between 30-45 minutes with effects lasting 4-6 hours.

The second defense against inflammation is tinctures. Oral CBD is absorbed by both cb1 and cb2 receptors located within our peripheral nervous system, the brain and immune system.  Ingesting it allows our receptors to slowly absorb, allowing for a longer relief period, due to more bioavailability. Having only to wait 20 minutes for it to start working, it is recommended you take 20 minutes before a meal and or bed.  So, first thing in the morning and let thing at night.  Taking CBD orally, and multiple times a day will help reduce inflammation from an internal cellular level, meaning less flare up.

Finding the best method for you does not happen overnight, but always remember to choose full spectrum CBD. Full spectrum contains all plant molecules needed to fight inflammation and balance one's body out.  Also, make sure you are taking the correct dosage, a trained professional will help you get the correct dosage required by your body. Low and slow, it is about building up to and maintaining.

So, remember, if your body is balanced, inflammation is controlled, your symptoms have a chance to be migrated. Always check with your physician before adding any cannabinoid to your routine, although there is little interaction, it is always best to double check with your medical team, our bodies are all different, but we all have an endocannabinoid system.

By Larisa Rose