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CannaCure Sciences

WHO WE ARE
CannaCure Sciences is a family owned company, born in the great state of New Hampshire.  We believe that everyone has the right to pure, natural skin and hair care products; free of harsh chemicals and preservatives. Our products are crafted by hand, using only natural ingredients like coconut oil, hemp oil, black seed oil, shea butter, and
cocoa butter.  Considering that the average person uses 6-12 products with over 168 different chemicals in them every morning, we’ve made it our mission to provide you with alternative products to help you cut down on the amounts of potentially harmful substances entering your body on a daily basis.

WHAT OUR PRODUCTS DO NOT CONTAIN
– NO Parabens
– NO Formaldehyde
– NO Oxybenzones
– NO DEA/TEA/MEA (Ethanolamines)
– NO Sodium Lauryl or Laureth Sulfates
– NO Artificial Perfumes

Back when our son Val was a toddler, he suffered from a terrible case of eczema- as many young children today do.  Despite our best efforts at living as clean a lifestyle as possible, including growing all our own organic fruits and produce on our farm, poor Val just kept itching.  As a parent, seeing your child miserable breaks your heart, so we began looking for a cure to stop his itching and ultimately resolve his eczema.

 

I was shocked when I first began looking at the prescription medications available to treat eczema- corticosteroids with side effects and warnings that were 2 pages long!  It was honestly terrifying to read the lists of possible side effects attached to these drugs, and I knew that there was no way I was exposing my son to them- I had to find a better, more natural approach to this issue.

 

So my research began, and the kitchen in our farmhouse became my laboratory.  It was this extensive research that first taught me about the anti-inflammatory properties of many types of natural oils, and I began sourcing and mixing my own concoctions of coconut oil, black seed oil, and hemp oil.  Some of these first attempts were extremely greasy and smelled quite strong, as natural remedies don’t come packed with perfumes and chemicals to make them appeal to our senses- but I persevered.  Eventually, I was able to find the ideal blend to ease Val’s itching, and I began experimenting on myself immediately after.  It was here that our Hair Regrowth Blends were born!

 

For many men, and women alike, thinning hair is a serious concern.  Although many cases of balding have a genetic link, there is growing evidence that the numerous endocrine disruptors found in many popular commercial brands of shampoos may be playing a significant role in the increasing incidence of thinning and balding in younger men especially.

 

WHAT ARE ENDOCRINE DISRUPTORS?

Our hormonal system is our endocrine system.  It includes our thyroid, adrenals, pancreas, hypothalamus and pituitary glands.  In women it also includes the ovaries.  Endocrine- disrupting chemicals (EDCs) include substances in our environment, water, food and personal care products that interfere with the production, transport, breakdown, binding and elimination of hormones.  Exposure to these chemicals ultimately affect the balance of the body that could lead to number of health problems, including weight gain, hypothyroidism, infertility, adrenal imbalances, estrogen dominance, lowered sperm counts, obesity, diabetes, and certain types of cancers.

 

We understand that you can’t prevent all contact with endocrine disruptors in your environment, but you do have control over the products you purchase that come in direct contact with your skin and hair.  If you suspect that your hair is thinning or balding and you don’t see a genetic explanation, switching to a natural ingredient based shampoo may be exactly what you need to restore the lush, thick hair you’re meant to have!  Even if you’re not experiencing thinning hair, why would you continue to screw up your hormonal system on a daily basis with shampoos that are full of chemicals and long lists of un-pronounceable ingredients?

 

As a bonus, our products are safe for the environment and ground water systems.  Just as these Endocrine-disrupting chemicals affect us as humans, the hundreds of gallons of water we each flush down our drains daily during our baths and showers end up in rivers and streams; affecting the plant and animal life that call these places home.

 

WHAT WE USE
CannaCure Sciences products use only the purest natural oils and ingredients in our products.

Hemp Oil- Our Hemp Oil is extracted from organically grown hemp, and manufactured in the USA.  Hemp oil is extremely high in essential fatty acids, and contains both Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids that can help foster overall health.  These fatty acids are both soothing and moisturizing to the skin, helping to repair the natural barrier layer and reduce inflammation and irritation.

 

Black Seed Oil- Pressed from the black cumin seed, Black Seed Oil has been used for generations to help with a myriad of issues, both internal and external.  It has contains essential fatty acids and anti-microbial properties that make it ideal for problems of the skin and scalp, including acne and dandruff.

 

Rosemary Oil- Rosemary oil is light, pleasant smelling oil that is great for the hair and scalp.  A study published in Skinmed Dermatology for the Clinician found that topical application of rosemary oil twice per day for six months was just as effective at treating androgenetic alopecia as Minoxidil- the active ingredient in Rogaine.

 

Castor Oil- This thick, viscous oil is well known as a source of ricinoleic acid, a monounsaturated, 18 carbon fatty acid.  It has been used in India since ancient times to encourage hair growth and keep the scalp healthy and moisturized.

 

With the rising popularity of hemp based products and the recent passing of the 2018 Farm Bill (which allows the cultivation of hemp as long as it contains less than 0.3% THC) you may be wondering what all the hype is about!  Hemp based products have been used since ancient times- according to the Ministry Of Hemp, the first traces of hemp products were found way back in 8000 BCE in Asian regions which are now modern day China and Taiwan.  More recently, The Declaration of Independence of the United States of America was drafted on hemp paper.  The last commercial hemp crop was planted in Wisconsin in 1957, after which a total ban on hemp in 1970 led to the eventual legislation of the Farm Bill that reinstated this valuable crop and allows it to be cultivated today.

 

What Is CBD?  Will It Get Me High?

There are two types of cannabis; the psychoactive type, known as marijuana, and the non-psychoactive type, known as hemp.  All the products that you’ll find here at CannaCure Sciences are made from hemp, the non-psychoactive type.  Our products contain cannabidiol, or CBD for short.  CBD is a Phytocannabinoid- meaning it is a plant based cannabinoid (Phyto) Humans also produce cannabinoids, called Endocannabinoids.  It can get a bit confusing; the Ministry Of Hemp gives a great breakdown:

The body does create its own cannabinoids, called endocannabinoids, to help support our regulatory system.  This central system helps to keep our bodies balanced day to day, including appetite, pain sensation, mood, memory, immune system functions, and inflammation control.  Similar to how we use vitamin C to kick start our immune system, CBD acts as a kick starter for these cannabinoids to keep the receptors working at optimum capacity and to help the functions of of the body’s central regulatory system.

 

Aside from the many benefits of consuming our hemp-derived, non-psychoactive CBD oils, there are countless benefits of using the oil topically, especially on the skin and hair.  At this point in time, the FDA has not currently evaluated the use of hemp products, so these products are not meant to diagnose, prevent, or cure any disease.

 

What Are The Benefits Of Using Hemp Oil On Skin?

1. Because of its high content of fatty acids, hemp oil can help to strengthen and protect the skin’s hydrolipidic barrier.  This is the outer protective layer of skin that can often be compromised by pollutants, irritants, chemicals and inflammation.  The fatty acids in hemp oil function as a natural emollient to help seal up the thin or damaged portions of the hydrolipidic layer, helping to prevent future damage and heal up any current damage.

 

2.  Hemp Oil can help to soothe many common skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis and acne.  By providing both moisture and hydration, along with anti-inflammatory benefits, hemp oil is quickly becoming one of the top natural oils to turn to for a chemical-free solution to these issues.

 

3.  Minimizing Fine Lines and Wrinkles- by filling in the dry areas of skin, hemp oil can actas a “plumper” to lessen the look of these lines.  It can also help to stimulate your own natural collagen production, preventing more lines from forming.  The antioxidants found in hemp oil can also protect your skin from free radicals in the environment.

 

What Are The Benefits Of Using Hemp Oil On Hair?

1.  Hemp oil can help soothe dandruff and scalp irritations.  The fatty acids in hemp oil act as a moisturizer to skin, including the skin on our scalp.  Many people with thinning hair notice they also have an irritated scalp, and using hemp oil can allow hair to grow in healthier, and feel thicker and lusher.

 

2.  Hemp oil can reduce dry and split ends- hemp oil contains gamma linoleic acid (GLA) which is absorbed into hair, fortifying it and strengthening it against damage from heat and styling.  This can help to avoid breakage, another cause of thinning hair.

 

3.  The combination of growth, strength and moisture can give your hair more body.  Hair with more body looks thicker, and is easier to style.  The natural emollients in hemp oil also help to impart a sleek shine to hair, which smoothes the cuticle and can help hair appear “younger” and reflect more light.

WHAT WE USE

CannaCure Sciences products use only the purest natural oils and ingredients in our products.  
 
Hemp Oil- Our Hemp Oil is extracted from organically grown hemp, and manufactured in the USA.  Hemp oil is extremely high in essential fatty acids, and contains both Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids that can help foster overall health.  These fatty acids are both soothing and moisturizing to the skin, helping to repair the natural barrier layer and reduce inflammation and irritation.
 
Black Seed Oil- Pressed from the black cumin seed, Black Seed Oil has been used for generations to help with a myriad of issues, both internal and external.  It has contains essential fatty acids and anti-microbial properties that make it ideal for problems of the skin and scalp, including acne and dandruff.
 
Rosemary Oil- Rosemary oil is light, pleasant smelling oil that is great for the hair and scalp.  A study published in Skinmed Dermatology for the Clinician found that topical application of rosemary oil twice per day for six months was just as effective at treating androgenetic alopecia as Minoxidil- the active ingredient in Rogaine.  
 
Castor Oil- This thick, viscous oil is well known as a source of ricinoleic acid, a monounsaturated, 18 carbon fatty acid.  It has been used in India since ancient times to encourage hair growth and keep the scalp healthy and moisturized.
Essential oils
 
Lavender–  (Lavendula angustifolia) Lavender oil is known for its relaxing fragrance, and is often used in linen sprays and baby lotions.  It also contains anti-inflammatory, antifungal, antidepressant, antiseptic, and antimicrobial properties.  Lavender oil has antispasmodic, analgesic (pain relieving) and sedative effects, making it one of the most well-known essential oils with its sheer scope of benefits.
 
Lavandin–  (Lavendula intermedia) Also known as “French Lavender”, this species was originally developed for the French perfume industry.  Although it has similar medicinal properties to Lavendula Angustifolia, these properties tend to be slightly weaker, while the fragrance of Intermedia tends to be more pleasant.  For this reason, it is often used to impart a relaxing effect to creams, lotions and serums.
 
Bergamot–  (Citrus bergamia) In Ayurvedic medicine, Bergamot oil has been used to soothe acne, eczema, skin rashes and sores.  The fragrance is also said to have an “uplifting” effect on mood and general antidepressant properties.  Bergamot oil contains Terpineol, which is antibacterial and antifungal, and miticidal (kills mites) 
      
Tea Tree–  (Melaleuca alternifolia)  One of the strongest natural antifungal and antibacterial oils, Tea Tree is distilled from the leaves of the Melaleuca alternifolia tree, native to Australia.  Used since Aboriginal times, there is copious documented research on the effectiveness of Tea Tree oil on dandruff, athlete’s foot, acne and ringworm infections.  Tea Tree oil is also very effective at eradicating head lice.
 
Orange–  (Citrus sinensis)  Besides having anti-inflammatory effects for skin, citrus oils like Sweet Orange, Bergamot, and Orange essential oils are fantastic for relieving stress, anxiety and agitation, without causing drowsiness.  Used topically in skin lotions, Orange oil has antispasmodic effects which help relax both muscular and nervous spasms.
 
Ginger–  (Zingiber officinale)  Used topically, this warming and mildly stimulating oil soothes redness, eliminates bacteria, inhibits the signs of skin damage and aging, and restores color and radiance to a dull complexion.  Taken internally, ginger is helpful for a variety of gastric disturbances, including nausea, heartburn and acid reflux.
 
Eucalyptus–  (Eucalyptus radiata)  Eucalyptus has strong anti-bacterial properties and has proven use in healing acne and other skin sores.  It also has a marked analgesic effect, and studies on athletes have shown that Eucalyptus applied topically can help ease muscle soreness and bring down mild swelling and bruising.  It is also useful in arthritis.  Many people already know of Eucalyptus’ respiratory benefits, as inhaling its scent helps to relieve coughs and congestion, making it a popular choice for colds and flu treatment.
 
Patchouli–  (genus Pogostemon)  Patchouli oil may be be associated with hippies, but its ability to help alleviate all manner of skin issues is what it should be known for.  It’s considered one of the best home remedies for acne, as well as eczema, inflammation, and cracked, chapped or irritated skin.  Patchouli oil has cell rejuvenating properties, and is often used in anti-aging skin care.  It can help to lessen the appearance of scars and marks on the skin, and its fragrance has a calming and antidepressant effect on mood.  
 
Neroli–  (Citrus aurantium)  Neroli has a light, sweet-floral fragrance with an element of citrus, sometimes described as a honeyed floral.  In the late 1800’s, Neroli oil was said to prevent tetanus and other skin infections when applied to a fresh cut or puncture.  It increases circulation and helps increase cell turnover.  Although Neroli has rejuvenating and regenerating benefits for every skin type, its antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and strong antiseptic properties make it ideal for oily and blemished skin.  


Chamomile– (Chamaemelum nobile)  Chamomile is a very popular herbal remedy, and for good reason!  It’s flowers are dried and steeped in teas to soothe and calm both the body and the mind, and a cloth soaked with Chamomile can be used to help calm inflamed skin and to ease arthritis, headaches, sprains and muscle aches.  To the ancient Egyptians, Roman chamomile was an herb closely dedicated to the sun and moon, and was believed to cure fevers with its cooling ability.  It was also said to help soothe nervous complaints.  Both the plant and its essential oil were mixed or added to ancient shampoos, cosmetics and perfumes.
 
Frankincense–  (Boswellia sacra)  Frankincense is derived from the gummy sap that oozes from the cut bark of a Boswellia tree.  Once the sap hardens into a resin, it can be scraped off the bark and steam distilled into essential oil form.  It contains alpha-thujene, which is a highly antiseptic compound that works well in skin care.  It also contains high amounts of d-limonene, which helps to relieve sore muscles and joints.  Highly prized since ancient times, Frankincense has a scent which is said to uplift and revive, and it was once considered more precious than gold.
 
Clove–  (Syzygium aromaticum)  A popular spice used in cooking, Clove also has a plethora of medicinal uses.  The high anti-microbial, anti-fungal, antiviral, and stimulating properties of Clove benefit both internally and externally.  It is used to soothe tension headaches, toothaches, arthritis, and other inflammatory issues.  On the skin, it helps to heal acne and decrease the redness associated with pimples and boils.  It can also be used as a wart preventative.
 
Peppermint–  (Mentha piperita)  Peppermint has a menthol quality which acts as a vasodilator, helping to increase blood flow to the scalp, leading to healthier hair growth.  It leaves the scalp feeling clean with a pleasant “tingling” feeling.  Combined with Rosemary Oil, it is a potent scalp tonic said to stimulate hair growth and clean the hair without harsh chemicals and solvents.  Its pleasant fragrance is highly energizing, making it popular in both shampoo and body wash formulas. Findings published in Toxicological Research say a Peppermint and Rosemary oil solution led to more hair growth than Minoxidil, the active ingredient in Rogaine.
 
Rosemary–  (Rosmarinus offinalis)  Like Peppermint, Rosemary oil strengthens circulation.  As a result, it can prevent hair follicles from being starved of blood supply, dying off, and leading to hair loss.  Beyond stimulating hair growth, Rosemary essential oil is used to prevent premature graying and dandruff.  It also soothes a dry and itchy scalp.
 
Carrot seed–  (Daucus carota)  Carrot seed oil is rich in beta-carotene and vitamin A and E.  Full of bioflavanoids and antioxidants, it nourishes the skin, making it smooth and bright.  Carrot seed oil is said to increase the skin’s resistance to sunlight, and is often added to natural sunscreen formulations.  It also works to lighten skin spots and scars, and is an overall fantastic tonic for all skin types. 
 
Geranium–  (Pelargonium graveolens Used by the ancient Egyptians to promote radiant, beautiful skin, Geranium oil is now used to reduce inflammation, treat acne, and strengthen hair follicles.  This sweet smelling oil can also uplift mood, lessen fatigue and alleviate anxiety.
 
Lemongrass–  (Cymbopogon citratus)  One of the most popular scents in aromatherapy, Lemongrass has a fresh citrus scent that is often used in natural cleaning products, body lotions and shampoos.  It works well to cleanse an oily scalp, and its antibacterial properties help to soothe dandruff and eczema.  
  
Cypress–  (Cupressus sempervirens Cypress essential oil is obtained through steam distillation of young cypress twigs, stems and needles. The antiseptic properties of Cypress oil make it a good choice for treating both external and internal wounds.  It is a common ingredient in antiseptic lotions and creams.  Cypress oil contain components of alpha pinene, alpha terpinene, camphrene, myrcene and linalool, which contribute to its medicinal properties.
 
Ylang Ylang–  (Cananga odorata)  Ylang Ylang is often used for its effective antiseptic, antispasmodic, sedative and antidepressant properties.  It has been used for centuries thanks to its healing properties on the skin and natural thickening effect on the hair.  Its name means “flower of flowers” and its scent is described as a sweet floral which is said to have energizing and aphrodesiac qualities. 
 
Rosehip–  (Rosa canina)  A heavy hitter in the natural skincare world, Rosehip oil contains a wealth of essential fatty acids, including linoleic and linolenic acids.  These fatty acids help to hydrate and moisturize dry, itchy skin.  The skin easily absorbs Rosehip oil, allowing its antioxidants to travel deep into the skin layers, effectively strengthening the barrier layer while minimizing fine lines and wrinkles.  Its gentleness, ease of absorption and light, pleasant fragrance make it popular in eye creams and serums, where it seems to be very effective in lightening dark undereye circles and bags.  Also used in hair serums, Rosehip oil effectively seals split ends, while adding shine and conditioning elements to all hair types.
 
 
Carrier oils:
 
As many essential oils are quite strong in their pure forms, substances known as Carrier oils are used to dilute them to their ideal therapeutic levels, along with helping them absorb into the skin layers where they will be most useful.  Here at CannaCure Sciences, our skin and hair products are carefully blended using the highest quality essential oils, and the purest, cold-pressed organic carrier oils.

Apricot–  Apricot carrier oil is cold pressed from the kernel of the apricot fruit.  It is a light oil that closely resembles the makeup of human sebum, allowing it to be absorbed easily.  It is particularly good for chapped or cracked skin, as it smoothes without leaving a greasy residue.  Apricot oil is a great choice for those with nut allergies who may not be able to experience the benefits of Sweet Almond oil.
 
Avocado–  Avocado oil is non-comedogenic and full of antioxidants, essential fatty acids, minerals, vitamins A,C,D,E and K, beta carotene, protein and lecithin.  It is wonderful as a hair moisturizer, and its antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties lend its use to treating acne, eczema and psoriasis.  It is also known to help speed wound healing.
 
Grape seed–  Grape seed oil is a light, odorless oil that is fantastic for sensitive or reactive skin types. Its high content of fatty acids and light texture also make it a good choice for conditioning the hair.  Grape seed oil is loaded with antioxidants, and it has also been proven to lower DHT (dihydrotestosterone), a common culprit in both male and female hair loss. 
 
Sweet Almond–  Sweet Almond oil is full of powerful vitamin E and zinc, both of which are essential for healthy skin.  Its texture makes it superior at dislodging dirt, grime and make-up, making it popular in face washes.  It also helps to fade dark circles under the eyes, and may provide some extra protection against UV rays.  
 
Jojoba–  Jojoba oil is a powerful oil for both hair and skin.  It is easily absorbed into the scalp and hair shaft, providing superior conditioning.  It is said to help thicken individual hairs due to this “plumping” action in the hair shaft.  On skin, its close resemblance to human sebum actually makes it a great choice for oily skin, in that it helps to regulate the body’s own oil production.  This can help balance oily skin, which often suffers from dehydration.
 
Argan–  Argan oil, sometimes referred to as “liquid gold” in its native Morocco, is proven to make hair softer, smoother and silkier.  it helps to heal damage caused by chemical treatments, heat and styling.  Argan oil is powerful detangler, and a few drops after washing hair makes combing wet hair effortless.  Full of beneficial fatty acids, Argan oil is also wonderful at softening the skin and leaving it feeling plumper.  It can help restore elasticity to aging skin, and is a powerful moisturizer for extremely dry, chapped skin.

 
Butters
 
Shea– Shea butter is a potent moisturizer for both skin and hair.  It contains amyrin, which has well documented anti-inflammatory properties and is very useful for treating eczema on the skin and scalp.  Shea butter reduces hair breakage, and is especially good for curly and ethnic hair types.  It works well to moisturize cracked, chapped and irritated skin, and it is thick enough to protect the skin of feet and hands from further damage.
 
Cocoa–  Cocoa butter, also called theobroma oil, is a pale yellow, edible vegetable fat with a delectable chocolate scent.  In fact, it is used to make chocolate!  It’s melting point is just below human body temperature, making it ideal for use in stick form, such as a lip or hand moisturizer.  On skin, Cocoa butter is amazing at softening stretch marks and restoring elasticity to the skin.  It is especially good as a moisturizer for curly or ethnic hair types, and it’s light, natural fragrance makes it a popular choice in natural hair and skin care products.
 
Kokum–  Kokum butter has a higher melting point than other butters, allowing it to be very stable at room temperature.  It is also very emollient, and softens the skin to prevent drying.  Kokum butter also has natural anti-bacterial properties, making it a good choice for damaged and irritated skin.  Considered an astringent butter, Kokum is virtually odorless and helps to constrict tissues and tighten pores, while its high triglyceride levels provide hydration and moisture to sensitive skin.
Mango–  Mango butter is produced from the kernel of the mango tree fruit.  It generally has a rich creamy color and a slightly sweet smell.  Mango butter is hard at room temperature, and is generally mixed with other oils to provide stability.  It has natural emollient properties, and has traditionally been used in the rain forest and tropics for it’s moisturizing ability.  Used on both the skin and hair, Mango butter’s rich fatty acids help to smooth and lubricate.

How CBD works

All cannabinoids, including CBD, produce effects in the body by attaching to certain receptors. The human body produces certain cannabinoids on its own. It also has two receptors for cannabinoids, called the CB1 receptors and CB2 receptors.

CB1 receptors are located throughout the body, but many are in the brain. The CB1 receptors in the brain deal with coordination and movement, pain, emotions, and mood, thinking, appetite, and memories, among other factors. THC attaches to these receptors. CB2 receptors are more common in the immune system. They affect inflammation and pain. Researchers once believed that CBD attached to these CB2 receptors, but it now appears that CBD does not attach directly to either receptor. Instead, it seems to direct the body to use more of its own cannabinoids.

Product Benefits

Natural pain relief and anti-inflammatory properties

People tend to use prescription or over-the-counter drugs to relieve stiffness and pain, including chronic pain. Authors of a study published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine found that CBD significantly reduced chronic inflammation and pain in some mice and rats. The researchers suggested that the non-psychoactive compounds in marijuana, such as CBD, could constitute a new treatment for chronic pain.

Quitting smoking and drug withdrawals

Some promising evidence suggests that CBD use may help people to quit smoking. A pilot study published in Addictive Behaviors found that smokers who used inhalers containing CBD smoked fewer cigarettes than usual and had no further cravings for nicotine. A similar review, published in Neurotherapeutics found that CBD may be a promising treatment for people with opioid addiction disorders.

Epilepsy

After researching the safety and effectiveness of CBD oil for treating epilepsy, the FDA approved the use of CBD (Epidiolex) as a therapy for two rare conditions characterized by of epileptic seizures.

In the U.S., a doctor can prescribe Epidiolex to treat:

  • Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS), a condition that appears between the ages of 3 and 5 years and involves different kinds of seizures
  • Dravet syndrome (DS), a rare genetic condition that appears in the first year of life and involves frequent, fever-related seizures

The types of seizures that characterize LGS or DS are difficult to control with other types of medication.

The FDA specified that doctors could not prescribe Epidiolex for children younger than 2 years. A physician or pharmacist will determine the right dosage based on body weight.

Other neurological symptoms and disorders

Researchers are studying the effects of CBD on various neuropsychiatric disorders. Studies suggest that CBD may also treat many complications linked to epilepsy, such as neurodegeneration, neuronal injury, and psychiatric diseases.

Another study, published in Current Pharmaceutical Design, found that CBD may produce effects similar to those of certain antipsychotic drugs, and that the compound may provide a safe and effective treatment for people with schizophrenia.

Fighting cancer

Some researchers have found that CBD may prove to combat cancer. Authors of a review published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology found evidence that CBD significantly helped to prevent the spread of cancer.

In addition, the researchers noted that the compound tends to suppress the growth of cancer cells and promote their destruction. The authors pointed out that CBD has low levels of toxicity and called for further research into its potential as an accompaniment to standard cancer treatments.

Anxiety disorders

Doctors often advise people with chronic anxiety to avoid cannabis, as THC can trigger or amplify feelings of anxiousness and paranoia. However, authors of a review from Neurotherapeutics found that CBD may help to reduce anxiety in people with certain related disorders. According to the review, CBD may reduce anxiety-related behaviors in people with conditions such as:

  1. post-traumatic stress disorder
  2. general anxiety disorder
  3. panic disorder
  4. social anxiety disorder
  5. obsessive-compulsive disorder

Acne

Acne treatment is another promising use for CBD. The condition is caused, in part, by inflammation and overworked sebaceous glands in the body.

A 2014 study published by the Journal of Clinical Investigation found that CBD helps to lower the production of sebum that leads to acne, partly because of its anti-inflammatory effect on the body. Sebum is an oily substance, and overproduction can cause acne. CBD could become a future treatment for acne vulgaris, the most common form of acne.

Alzheimer’s disease

Initial research published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease found that CBD was able to prevent the development of social recognition deficit in participants. This means that CBD could help people in the early stages of Alzheimer’s to keep the ability to recognize the faces of people that they know. This is the first evidence that CBD may slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.

Market Segmentation

A significant trend in America, and abroad, is that people are taking a more proactive interest in their health.  This is exemplified by the increase of health clubs and health club memberships.  People are looking to avoid invasive surgery and powerful pharmaceuticals. People are taking an active role in the maintenance of their health and practicing preventive medicine.  Cannabidiol medicine promotes the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of human disorders through the use of non-invasive, non-pharmaceutical products and practices. 

Besides the general development of medicine, the aging of the American population is a significant trend driving the use of organic and natural health supplements that also include cannabidiol products.  The middle age demographic segment, which is comprised of 80 million people, represents over 50% of our county’s discretionary income.  It is reasonable to believe that this wealthy market segment will continue to grow the sales of these products.

Industry Insights

The global dietary supplements market size was valued at USD 133.1 billion in 2016 and is projected to accelerate at a CAGR of 9.6% from 2016 to 2024. Rising awareness towards weight management among working professionals as a result of extensive brand campaigns by nutritional product manufacturers is expected to have a substantial impact.  

Dietary supplements are majorly consumed with a prime intention to enhance the intake of essential nutritional components in the human body. Growing prevalence of cardiovascular disorders on account of fluctuating diet patterns and inactive lifestyle among the age-group of 30-40 is expected to promote the importance of nutraceuticals.

Rising alertness towards calorie reduction among athletes and gym professionals in countries including USA, China, India, and Italy is expected to promote the application movement in sports nutrition industry. Furthermore, increasing importance of protein on a global level owing to the implementation of new advertising campaigns by companies including Pfizer and Amway is expected to have a significant impact.

Growing awareness towards the importance of functional foods on account of providing optimal health and reducing the risk of cholesterol diseases is expected to reduce the application scope of Dietary Supplements market. Also, the innovation in terms of introduction of new nutraceutical products including yogurt, fresh bread, cereal bars and frozen baked goods is expected to limit the share of dietary counterparts.

Vitamins-based supplements are projected to account for 48.0% of global share by the end of 2024. These product forms are available in a variety of formulas by age, sex, or by specific nutritional requirements.

End-use Insights

Adults accounted for 55.5% of total revenue in 2015. Growing demand for nutritional supplements among sports athletes as well as working professionals is expected to increase the application in adults’ segment.

Children segment is projected to foresee the fastest growth at a CAGR of 10.0% from 2016 to 2024. Application growth of vitamin supplements among children for providing tissue and bone repair; healthy skin, and immune responses is expected to have a substantial impact.

Regional Insights

Increasing market size for functional foods in major markets of Germany, UK, France, and Italy on account of the ease of incorporation of nutritional ingredients is expected to pose a substitutional threat to dietary supplements industry over the forecast period.

North America is expected to witness an increase in growth over the forecast period owing to the shift of interest among millennials and adults. High adoption rates for herbal medicines among individuals located in the U.S. and Canada on account of rising concerns over hazardous effect associated with conventional pharma drugs are expected to expand the market size over the forecast period.

Dietary Supplements Market Share Insights

The dietary supplements market is highly fragmented in nature as a result of the presence of numerous small and large-scale vendors, specifically in the Japan, U.S., and China. The market is influenced by various key players such as Amway, Abbott Laboratories, Glanbia, Archer Daniels Midland, GlaxoSmithKline, and DuPont.

Significant players depend on strategies, for example, joint ventures mergers, and acquisitions to raise their market presence. The vendors in the market compete on a different basis such as quality, innovation, service, reputation, promotion, and strategic initiatives. They also focus on increasing their profitability through R&D activities and product innovation. Therefore, the vendors are required to distinguish their product and service offerings through clear and unique value propositions.

CBD Oil Market

Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the hundreds of cannabinoids found in the Cannabis sativa plant. CBD oil can be derived from two different species of cannabinoids: marijuana and hemp. The Americas dominated the global CBD oil market in 2016, followed by EMEA and APAC. 
Hemp-based CBD oil products have a lower delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) concentration, whereas marijuana-derived CBD oil products have a relatively high concentration of THC. Technavio’s analysts forecast the global CBD oil market to grow at a CAGR of 39.19% during the period 2017-2021.

Growth Potential

Medical Marijuana Inc. remains the market leader for the time being, although increasing competition is cutting into its profits. In 2014, for instance, it was the only major CBD company in America and enjoyed sales of $14.5 million – a staggering increase on the 2013 figure of “just” $3.4 million. Sales fell in 2015 but rose once more to $9 million, still an enormous drop. Meanwhile, a VC firm named General Hemp, which has a controlling interest in Medical Marijuana Inc., saw CBD sales of $34 million between 2014 and 2016 between its other CBD companies.

Competitive landscape and key vendors

The CBD oil market is characterized by the presence of many vendors. These vendors are increasingly competing against each other based on factors such as the product differentiation, distribution, price, quality, and promotion. Vendors are differentiating their products and services through a unique and clear value proposition to survive and succeed in this intensely competitive environment.

 Key vendors in this market are –

  • ENDOCA
  • Gaia Botanicals
  • Isodiol
  • Medical Marijuana

Other prominent vendors in the market include Aurora Cannabis (AC), Cannoid, CBD American Shaman, Canopy Growth Corporation, CV Sciences, Elixinol, Folium Biosciences, IRIE CBD, NuLeaf Naturals, and PharmaHemp.

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