Few things in life are more annoying than a yeast infection. The discomfort and itchiness can affect one’s quality of life quite dramatically.
There are several drugs that are used for treating candidiasis but some have side effects. Also, when candidiasis becomes a long-term issue, it may be difficult for some people to take anti-fungal medication for months on end.
Increased interest in CBD has turned scientific attention toward alleviating candidiasis with Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil.
Preliminary findings are highly promising. Given the fact that CBD may have fewer and less significant side effects, it could someday be an effective tool against candidiasis and yeast infections. Here is the latest news on this front.
What Is the Endocannabinoid System?
We have recently discovered that the human body has an endocannabinoid system that is responsible for maintaining our homeostasis—our body’s natural state of balance.
For instance, when our body runs out of energy, our stomach starts rumbling and alerts us to go to the kitchen and get something to eat. Or, for example, when we cut ourselves, the ECS helps inflame the injured part to prevent any intruders from making their way into our bloodstream.
Our endocannabinoids attach to their respective receptors, called CB1 and CB2. These receptors are spread throughout the body but CB1 receptors are mainly located in the brain while CB2 receptors are found mostly in the gut and immune system.
Once these receptors have been alerted, they create the appropriate response to address the problem. When their job is done, the cannabinoids are broken down by enzymes and discarded from our bodies through the liver and other organs.
How Does CBD Interact with the Endocannabinoid System?
Research has shown that CBD is closely related to the human cannabinoid 2-AG, while THC is chemically similar to anandamide.
That seems to explain why CBD interacts with our ECS, although the details are still under investigation. What we know so far seems to suggest that taking CBD may have the potential to make our ECS work better, more competently, and more efficiently. When our ECS works better, our body feels better and all our organs and functions are in harmony.
What Is Candidiasis?
Our body lives in harmony with bacteria and fungi. There are millions of them peacefully co-existing with our bodies.
Sometimes, however, the fungi that cause candidiasis grow exponentially and then our body cannot handle them. This creates the well-known symptoms of yeast infection such as discomfort, itchiness, pain, redness, and pain.
Candidiasis can happen on several parts of the body: it may develop in the mouth and throat, the genital areas, and can even invade the bloodstream.
Candidiasis manifests itself in the body as a cytokine explosion. Cytokines are proteins that belong to the immune system. As cytokines build up, they create inflammation, which leads to itchiness and discomfort.
What Causes Candida?
How Does Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil Help with Candida?
By studying Hemp, scientists have noticed that some cannabinoids such as CBD, CBC, and CBG, may possess anti-fungal properties. Reviews have studied the anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, antioxidant, anti-fungal, and pain-relieving properties of Hemp.
When CBD binds to the CB2 receptors, it triggers the release of caspase. Caspase is an enzyme that kills proliferating cells. When the cytokines multiply, caspase acts as an anti-inflammatory and kills the excess cytokine cells. This brings down the inflammation and helps the body recover.
Likewise, Hemp contains terpenes, which are aromatic compounds. Aside from their contribution to Hemp’s characteristic aromas, terpenes also have antifungal and antibacterial properties.
Cannabinoids and terpenes oxidize when in contact with fungi and disrupt the membrane of the fungi. With their membranes broken, fungi cannot multiply and ultimately die down.
Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil vs. CBD Isolate
Hemp contains hundreds of cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids, minerals, and vitamins. Aside from abundant CBD, Hemp also contains over a hundred other cannabinoids such as CBC, CBN, CBG, CBDV, CBDA, THCV, and more. It also contains terpenes and flavonoids, many of which possess antioxidant properties.
When Hemp is processed, manufacturers can choose which parts they extract and which parts they leave out of the final CBD product:
- Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil: Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil contains as many of the natural compounds of Hemp as possible. That means all of Hemp’s extractable cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids, and minerals are found in Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil.
- Broad-spectrum Hemp Oil: Broad-spectrum hemp oil is similar to Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil. However, all traces of THC have been removed.
- CBD isolate: CBD isolate, as its name suggests, only contains CBD.
Why Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil?
Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil contains all the beneficial compounds of Hemp, just like nature intended. While CBD is the most analyzed and researched cannabinoid, Hemp contains significant amounts of other helpful compounds.
Research suggests that, when all cannabinoids work together, they may achieve better results. This is known as the entourage effect.
In regards to Hemp’s potential anti-inflammation and anti-fungal properties, terpenes and other cannabinoids may carry important anti-fungal qualities that complement CBD. If people choose a CBD isolate product, they will be missing out on all these wholesome botanical compounds. The benefit they will be getting may be less than if they had consumed a Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil product.
Synchronicity Hemp Oil
Our team at Synchronicity is dedicated to producing Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil. It seems unreasonable to us to eliminate parts of the beneficial natural compounds of Hemp and only keep CBD.
Feel the Full Effect™ with Synchronicity and enjoy the purest Hemp Oil.