Systemic sclerosis study finds hemp helps.

Nature’s miracle herb dons the “hero cape” – and this time, hemp is given double duty to work both internally and externally. All mammals’ bodies have an endocannabinoid system that works naturally with hemp’s cannabinoids. The largest organ is the skin, the largest endocannabinoid receptor. So, it is logical that hemp provides the needed balance – again.

Systemic sclerosis (SS) is an autoimmune disorder, meaning the immune system attacks the body. Healthy tissue is destroyed because the immune system mistakenly thinks it’s a foreign substance or infection.

SS is characterized by changes in the texture and appearance of the skin. This is due to increased collagen production. Collagen is a component of connective tissue. It affects women more than men and is most common between ages 30 to 50. There is no cure, but there are treatments.

In June of 2019, a promising study was released in the ANNALS OF THE RHEUMATIC DISEASES. In the study, a 10% CBD oral administration was used daily for the treatment of SSU-related pain. Patients were orally given five drops 2 x daily. Patients were also given two drops at the site of the painful SSU during surgical debridement. Patients kept a journal to evaluate their pain levels and the results were promising.

“The local treatment with CBD produced a significant reduction of SSU-related pain. After 1 month of therapy, pain VAS decreased from 94.8 ± 8.72 SD to 54.7 ± 9.4 SD (with consequent improvement of SS patients’ quality of life and compliance on local SSU management. Further larger-scale studies will be needed to finally demonstrate CBD efficacy and to monitor long-term effects.”

Thank you, nature, for your miracle herb – hemp.

Have a great day!

Your Watchdog

References

https://www.healthline.com/health/scleroderma#treatments

AB0645 CANNABINOIDS IN THE TREATMENT OF PAIN RELATED TO SYSTEMIC SCLEROSIS SKIN ULCERS: OUR EXPERIENCE

  1. Emanuele Cocchiara1
  2. Amelia Spinella1
  3. Luca Magnani2
  4. Federica Lumetti1
  5. Adalgisa Palermo1
  6. Gianluigi Baiocchi2
  7. Carlo Salvarani3,
  8. Dilia Giuggioli1

https://ard.bmj.com/content/78/Suppl_2/1784.1

Photo https://www.merckmanuals.com/professional/musculoskeletal-and-connective-tissue-disorders/autoimmune-rheumatic-disorders/systemic-sclerosis

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