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How CBD Balm can Help Psoriasis Symptoms

Millions of people around the world have to live with psoriasis as part of their daily lives. Psoriasis is an auto-immune disease, and it is chronic in its nature. Those who suffer with psoriasis often have an overactive immune system which causes skin cells to grow faster than they should. This results in the skin becoming red, scaly and extremely painful patches of skin begin to build up. The areas of skin that are impacted by psoriasis are itchy, disruptive and quite unseemly.

Unfortunately, psoriasis is not a curable condition and the only option sufferers have is to treat the symptoms of the condition and learn how to best live with their condition. CBD balm offers a potential treatment for those suffering with psoriasis and help with inflammation and symptom management. This article will go on to identify exactly what psoriasis is, its symptoms and causes and specifically how CBD balm can offer relief that cannot be found elsewhere.

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CBD for Hay Fever and Other Allergies – Does it Work?

CBD for Hay Fever and Other Allergies – Does it Work?

Click here to read more about how CBD can be used to combat the symptoms of hay fever and other allergies.

May 13, 2022 Lewis Olden
How Old do You Have to Be to Legally Buy CBD Oil in the UK?

How Old do You Have to Be to Legally Buy CBD Oil in the UK?

Click here to read more about all the questions around age restrictions and CBD in the UK.

Apr 01, 2022 Lewis Olden
Exploring The Anti-Aging Benefits of CBD Oil

Exploring The Anti-Aging Benefits of CBD Oil

Read more about how CBD can delay the aging process.

Feb 25, 2022 Lewis Olden
Can You Smoke CBD Oil?

Can You Smoke CBD Oil?

Feb 09, 2022 Lewis Olden
Study Discovers That Cannabis Compounds Prevent Coronavirus Infection

Study Discovers That Cannabis Compounds Prevent Coronavirus Infection

Compounds known as cannabinoids which are commonly found in the cannabis plant, have been found to prevent infection from the COVID 19 virus. This is achieved by blocking its entry into cells according to the study conducted by Oregon State University. The study titled ‘Cannabinoids Block Cellular Entry of SARS-CoV-2 and Emerging Variants’ was published by the Journal of Natural Products.

Jan 12, 2022 Lewis Olden
Progress within the Irish CBD Industry

Progress within the Irish CBD Industry

Many Irish CBD businesses are continuing to challenge the police and the Irish state to secure the emerging industry’s future.

Jan 12, 2022 Lewis Olden
Can CBD Help Treat Anorexia?

Can CBD Help Treat Anorexia?

CBD could potentially help with certain side effects of anorexia, however there are other cannabinoids that may be able to help in different ways.

Jan 11, 2022 Lewis Olden
Do Cannabis & CBD Affect Your Dreams?

Do Cannabis & CBD Affect Your Dreams?

There are many cannabinoids that are said to impact your dreams. There is growing speculation that cannabinoids can cause crazy dreams, but not in the manner you might think. Different cannabinoids have varied effects on sleep, dreams, and your sleeping cycle.

Jan 10, 2022 Lewis Olden
CBD & Hangovers – Does CBD really help you recover from a hangover?

CBD & Hangovers – Does CBD really help you recover from a hangover?

This article examines the ways in which CBD can be used to reduce certain symptoms of a hangover - as well as outlining alternative cures.

Dec 31, 2021 Lewis Olden
Germany To Legalise Recreational Cannabis

Germany To Legalise Recreational Cannabis

After overcoming long negotiations, the parties that are often branded the ‘traffic light’ parties have agreed to legalise the adult use of cannabis for recreational purposes in Germany.

Nov 19, 2021 Lewis Olden
Can CBD Help to Treat COPD?

Can CBD Help to Treat COPD?

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is the most common respiratory order in the world. In the United States alone, it is the third primary cause of death. While there is no currently known cure for COPD, there are existing treatments that can mitigate symptoms, but these often come with adverse side effects.

Oct 21, 2021 Lewis Olden
CBD for Autism: Treatment, Benefits & Usage

CBD for Autism: Treatment, Benefits & Usage

There are many people who question the benefits of using CBD to manage autism. There are initial scientific studies investigating the relationship between CBD and autism. However, scientific studies are still in a preliminary stage so most evidence is anecdotal. Recent reports suggest that CBD can assist children with reoccurring seizures.

Sep 27, 2021 Lewis Olden
Recreational Cannabis Decriminalised by Italy and Home Cultivation is Legalised

Recreational Cannabis Decriminalised by Italy and Home Cultivation is Legalised

Italy is on course to be one of the first countries in Europe to decriminalise cannabis for adult recreational use.

Sep 09, 2021 Lewis Olden
Where to Wear a CBD Patch

Where to Wear a CBD Patch

CBD patches are becoming increasingly popular among sophisticated CBD consumers. There are several key factors that affect the efficacy of a CBD patch, with one key element being where the patch is placed on your body.

Sep 08, 2021 Lewis Olden
CBD for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)

CBD for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)

CRPS is shorthand for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome for which the most prescribed medications can be addictive or harmful if they are used for an extended period. Therefore, an increasing number of people are turning to CBD and medical cannabis to try to treat their symptoms of CRPS. CBD is not addictive, and a tolerance doesn’t develop over time. It is important to note at this juncture that CBD does not get you high or have any psychoactive impact on the user.

Aug 31, 2021 Lewis Olden
Can CBD Relieve the Symptoms of Tinnitus?

Can CBD Relieve the Symptoms of Tinnitus?

With no viable existing cure for tinnitus, an increasing amount of research highlights the potential of CBD in managing its symptoms. Learn more here!

Aug 17, 2021 Lewis Olden
The Irish Government Offers Direct Payment for Medical Cannabis Prescriptions

The Irish Government Offers Direct Payment for Medical Cannabis Prescriptions

As a result of demands for reform to the Irish Medical Cannabis Access Programme, the Department of Health has announced that patients with a medical cannabis prescription will now be able to access direct payments to assist in covering the cost of their prescriptions. 

Aug 11, 2021 Lewis Olden
What is The Entourage Effect of CBD?

What is The Entourage Effect of CBD?

When conducting research into cannabis and CBD specifically, the entourage effect will consistently come up. The entourage effect is a phenomenon often associated with cannabis where cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids, and other compounds produce a combined effect that is far more powerful than a single ingredient used in isolation. One way of considering the entourage effect is to imagine the compounds of the hemp plant working as a team instead of each compound effecting the body in its own individual manner. 

Aug 10, 2021 Lewis Olden
Does CBD Help with Tattoo Healing?

Does CBD Help with Tattoo Healing?

Learn more about how CBD can aid the before, during and after of getting a tattoo.

Aug 06, 2021 Lewis Olden
CBD Oil vs Hemp Oil – What’s the Difference?

CBD Oil vs Hemp Oil – What’s the Difference?

CBD oil and hemp seed oil come from different parts of the cannabis plant. This leads to various differences in their properties and uses. Learn more here.

Aug 04, 2021 Alex Harber
Trial Investigating the Efficacy of Treating Brain Tumours with Sativex

Trial Investigating the Efficacy of Treating Brain Tumours with Sativex

The first ever study in the world that intends to discover if Sativex in combination with chemotherapy can treat glioblastoma.  Several leading cancer charities and the NHS are going to investigate whether a cannabis-based mouth spray can help to treat brain tumours and enable patients to live a longer life. 

Aug 03, 2021 Lewis Olden
CBD for ADHD: Does it Work? Research, Side Effects & Considerations

CBD for ADHD: Does it Work? Research, Side Effects & Considerations

ADHD stands for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and is one of the most prominent mental health disorders that affect children and young adults. That said, it is not just limited to young, as many adults are also affected by ADHD.

Jul 28, 2021 Lewis Olden
Can CBD Help Treat Parkinson’s Disease and its Symptoms?

Can CBD Help Treat Parkinson’s Disease and its Symptoms?

As CBD has increased in popularity globally, many people are looking to see if it may be able to help with their particular ailment or condition. One of the conditions that CBD may be useful in treating is Parkinson’s disease, although more research still needs to be done.

Jul 16, 2021 Lewis Olden
How CBD Balm can Help Psoriasis Symptoms

How CBD Balm can Help Psoriasis Symptoms

Millions of people around the world have to live with psoriasis as part of their daily lives. Psoriasis is an auto-immune disease, and it is chronic in its nature. Those who suffer with psoriasis often have an overactive immune system which causes skin cells to grow faster than they should. This results in the skin becoming red, scaly and extremely painful patches of skin begin to build up. The areas of skin that are impacted by psoriasis are itchy, disruptive and quite unseemly. We hope you enjoyed this article! Please use code BLOG15 at checkout to claim 15% off your order. If you would like to speak with a member of staff please do drop us a message via our live chat which can be round on the left hand side of your screen. 

Jul 14, 2021 Alex Harber
Alta Flora & Cannacares Announce Partnership to Offer Symptom Tracking for CBD Consumers

Alta Flora & Cannacares Announce Partnership to Offer Symptom Tracking for CBD Consumers

Within the burgeoning UK cannabis industry there is a tremendous need to build both clinical and real-world evidence to support the efficacy of cannabinoid treatments. Existing cannabis-based medications offer little intellectual property protection due to the difficulty of patenting a specific indication of cannabis. The device used to administer the active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) is the only protection cannabis and pharmaceutical companies can have. Therefore, undertaking a clinical trial with a medication that cannot be patented and can be easily copied, does not make for an attractive proposition for companies in the cannabis space.

Jul 09, 2021 Lewis Olden
US Sprinter Sha’Carri Richardson Set to Miss Tokyo Olympics After Positive Cannabis Test

US Sprinter Sha’Carri Richardson Set to Miss Tokyo Olympics After Positive Cannabis Test

The US sprinting sensation Sha’Carri Richardson has been growing in stature and was set to become a household name during this summer’s Tokyo Olympics. She recently qualified for the Olympics as the fastest woman in America. However, it now looks like she will be eligible for the games after testing positive for THC, the psychoactive cannabinoid within the cannabis plant.

Jul 05, 2021 Lewis Olden
Study Reveals That Fibromyalgia is Possibly the Result of Autoimmune Problems

Study Reveals That Fibromyalgia is Possibly the Result of Autoimmune Problems

A study that was conducted by King’s College London in collaboration with the University of Liverpool and the Karolinska Institute shows that many of the symptoms of fibromyalgia are caused by antibodies that increase the activity of pain sensing nerves. 

Jul 05, 2021 Lewis Olden
Can Cannabis Alter Neurodevelopment?

Can Cannabis Alter Neurodevelopment?

A study that was recently undertaken discovered that cannabis use among adolescents has a negative impact on neurodevelopment.  The study, which was published in JAMA Psychiatry used 1598 magnetic resonance (MR) images from 799 young people participating in the study. The images revealed that cannabis use was associated with accelerated age-related cortical thinning from 14-19 years old in primarily prefrontal regions. 

Jun 28, 2021 Lewis Olden
What Impact Will Cannabis Have on the German Election?

What Impact Will Cannabis Have on the German Election?

Of the six parties that are running for office in the upcoming German election, four of them are supporting a change in legislation that would end the prohibition if cannabis in Germany. The legalisation of cannabis and other drugs could be the defining issue on who is victorious in the German election.

Jun 28, 2021 Lewis Olden
Is CBD Oil Halal or Haram?

Is CBD Oil Halal or Haram?

As the wellness industry grows, CBD has become more and more popular. As CBD becomes a trend in the UK, many Muslims have wondered if the substance is halal (permitted) or haram (forbidden). As there are controversies about the status of cannabis itself, and different substances that CBD can be mixed with when being sold, the answer is not completely straightforward.

Jun 25, 2021 Tabitha Steemson
CBD and Cosmetics: Is the Hype Valid?

CBD and Cosmetics: Is the Hype Valid?

Recently, as CBD has become more common and mainstream across the country, there has been a noticeable rise in beauty companies incorporating the ingredient into their products. It’s soothing and anti-inflammatory properties lend themselves to creams and balms, after all. However, with some CBD cosmetics the quantity of CBD you’re getting can be unclear. Moreover, you might wonder if the CBD you put on your skin has the same effects as CBD ingested or inhaled. This article with go through all the questions you might have about CBD cosmetics, so you can be an expert in knowing what to look for. 

Jun 21, 2021 Tabitha Steemson
Can CBD Help with Menopause Symptoms?

Can CBD Help with Menopause Symptoms?

Despite the fact it’s a normal part of aging for all women, the period of intense hormonal fluctuation that occurs during menopause can cause a series of adverse effects. Although there are some hormonal replacement therapies, alongside natural remedies, many women are turning to CBD to improve their menopausal health. It seems that there may be ways to harness the natural benefits of cannabis through CBD, making menopause an easier experience. 

Jun 18, 2021 Tabitha Steemson
How CBD can Help Combat Endometriosis Pain

How CBD can Help Combat Endometriosis Pain

Endometriosis effects 1 in 10 women around the world (up to a staggering 176 million worldwide). It can cause huge amounts of pain for those who suffer. Due to the negative side effects of many conventional pain medications, the number of women self-treating with cannabis is increasing. CBD could possibly provide some relief to those with endometriosis, for reasons which will be explored in this article.

Jun 14, 2021 Tabitha Steemson
E-commerce Giant Amazon Supports Reform in US Cannabis Law

E-commerce Giant Amazon Supports Reform in US Cannabis Law

The growing global trend of cannabis legalisation has led many major companies to re-evaluate their policies on cannabis. The largest company to publicly address their changed stance on cannabis is Amazon, the retail giant. Amazon’s public policy department has publicly declared support for cannabis reform by backing a new bill, introduced to the US House of Representatives in May 2021. 

Jun 02, 2021 Tabitha Steemson
How Can CBD Capsules Help Concussion and Traumatic Brain Injuries?

How Can CBD Capsules Help Concussion and Traumatic Brain Injuries?

A concussion is a particular type of traumatic injury, typically caused by direct impact to the head i.e, getting punched or falling on the ground. The concussion itself is actually caused by the brain rattling around within the skull, damaging brain cells.

Jun 02, 2021 Lewis Olden
CBD & CBN – What is the Difference?

CBD & CBN – What is the Difference?

Cannabidiol, commonly known as CBD and cannabinol which is known as CBN are both compounds contained within the cannabis plant known as cannabinoids. Cannabinoids are chemicals that have the ability to interact with a series of receptors in the body that is now referred to as the endocannabinoid system.

Apr 14, 2021 Lewis Olden
Is it Safe to Drive While Using CBD?

Is it Safe to Drive While Using CBD?

The CBD market is rapidly growing around the world as increasing numbers of people begin to realise the benefits of CBD and how it can improve their daily life. There are more questions being asked about the side effects of CBD and many people are curious about the long-term effects of CBD.

Apr 14, 2021 Lewis Olden
Can You Take Too Much CBD Oil?

Can You Take Too Much CBD Oil?

It is often asked whether it is possible to take too much CBD or consume too much cannabis. There are some people who consider cannabis and its derivatives as completely harmless and the side effects.

Apr 09, 2021 Lewis Olden
Why is Cannabis Illegal?

Why is Cannabis Illegal?

There is an ongoing change in how cannabis is perceived by the public and politicians. For many years, cannabis was simply outlawed and questioning why seemed like a pointless task. However, as the evidence grows to support the efficacy and safety of cannabis as a medicine. The prospective positive proponents of cannabis lead to questions as to why cannabis was made illegal in the first instance.

Apr 09, 2021 Lewis Olden
CBD Oil for Dogs

CBD Oil for Dogs

CBD is the abbreviation of cannabidiol. CBD is a naturally occurring substance that is commonly found in cannabis and hemp. CBD does not get you high and it is legal in the UK. It is tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) that is prohibited in the UK. 

Mar 30, 2021 Lewis Olden
How to Vape CBD Oil

How to Vape CBD Oil

Choosing CBD vape oil is one of the simplest options to consume CBD. For many people who have chronic pain conditions such as arthritis or fibromyalgia, vaping CBD provides a convenient and fast acting option to use CBD to manage their condition.

Mar 23, 2021 Lewis Olden
All You Need to Know About CBD Patches

All You Need to Know About CBD Patches

The CBD market in the UK is still nascent but it is experiencing explosive growth. Every week there seems to be a new brand or new range of products that are launched claiming to be the best option in the UK CBD market. There is now an array of different products each with different methods of enabling you to consume your daily dose of CBD. 

Mar 16, 2021 Lewis Olden
Morocco To Legalise Cannabis for Medical Use

Morocco To Legalise Cannabis for Medical Use

Morocco is set to legalise cannabis for medical use. The Moroccan government has ratified draft legislation that would allow the medical use of cannabis. However, the legislation still has to pass through the Moroccan parliament.

Mar 15, 2021 Lewis Olden
What Are the Benefits of Vaping CBD E Liquid?

What Are the Benefits of Vaping CBD E Liquid?

Recent statistics indicate that over 3.5 million people is the UK use e-cigarettes or vapes. This is an increase of 500% since 2012. The use of vapes and e-cigarettes are cheaper than traditional cigarettes and vaping is widely considered to be significantly less harmful than smoking cigarettes. Over the past 5 years, CBD has also exponentially grown in popularity with the use of CBD oil and CBD vapes dramatically rising. 

Mar 15, 2021 Lewis Olden
Food Standards Agency Provide Update on CBD Compliance Post 31 March

Food Standards Agency Provide Update on CBD Compliance Post 31 March

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has declared that all CBD businesses must submit their novel food applications prior to the 31st of March 2021 deadline. The FSA have reiterated that CBD suppliers and brands must submit their novel food applications before 31 of March 2021 to ensure that their products comply with the new novel food regulations. The entities with validated applications will be allowed to continue selling their CBD products in the UK.

Mar 11, 2021 Lewis Olden
EMMAC Life Sciences to Be Acquired by Curaleaf in $286 Million Deal

EMMAC Life Sciences to Be Acquired by Curaleaf in $286 Million Deal

Curaleaf Holdings announced on Tuesday the 9th of March that a definitive $286 million agreement had been signed to acquire Emmac Life Sciences, a UK based Medical Cannabis company. The deal will provide Curaleaf with a major foothold in the European Cannabis market.

Mar 10, 2021 Lewis Olden
How CBD Patches Can Help Back Pain

How CBD Patches Can Help Back Pain

 Back pain can be debilitating and can gradually destroy your quality of life, impairing your ability to enjoy your free time. Back pain can be related to nerve pain or tissue damage, so it can be difficult to ascertain precisely what the issue is. 

Mar 09, 2021 Lewis Olden
How Does it Feel to Vape CBD E Liquid?

How Does it Feel to Vape CBD E Liquid?

CBD is one of over one hundred cannabinoids that is naturally found in the cannabis plant, in bot sativa and indica variations. CBD is extracted from the cannabis plant, but it does not have any psychoactive effects and therefore it doesn’t get you high. In the UK, CBD products do not contain any THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). It is THC that causes the user to get high and experience the sensation that is commonly associated with cannabis.

Mar 05, 2021 Lewis Olden
2021 Guide to Choosing a CBD Vape Pen

2021 Guide to Choosing a CBD Vape Pen

Throughout the UK almost 4 million people use e-cigarettes, commonly referred to vapes every day. This is approximately five times more than the number of people using vapes in 2012. Vaping is becoming increasingly popular as it is reasonably cheap when compared with smoking cigarettes and is regarded as a much safer manner in which to consume nicotine. Over the same time period the consumption of CBD has massively increased and there is now a substantial crossover between CBD and nicotine, with some formulas encompassing both ingredients. However, there are a few risks that are associated with vaping CBD.

Mar 02, 2021 Lewis Olden