You don’t have to be a runner or a jock to get it, athlete’s foot can happen to any feet! It  occurs when a certain fungus grows on the skin of your feet. The same fungus may also grow on other parts of the body. However, the feet are most commonly affected, especially between the toes. Athlete’s foot is the most common type of tinea infection.

Many wellness companies would like people to believe that most of these conditions can be successfully treated with CBD. Still, the compound has a lot of promise for treating several key issues, such as chronic pain, depression, anxiety, and more.

A study published in the Journal of Pharmacology & Pharmacotherapeutics found the compound even has anti-fungal properties which could potential treat conditions such as athlete’s foot. Athlete’s foot is uncomfortable, but generally not concerning, use patients have diabetes or compromised immune systems.

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These conditions are also usually hard to treat with over-the-counter medications. People who have the most success usually catch these infections early and rely on prescription medication in order to successfully treat them.

CBD is big when it comes to treating skin conditions, especially if you’re using full spectrum products. Since the broad effects of CBD haven’t been fully studied, there’s no way of knowing which part of the compound is best at managing skin conditions and controlling infections. When using full spectrum products, you ensure the terpenes and cannabinoids present in the extracts are also there, producing cannabis’ entourage effect.

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There are no known side effects associated with the topical use of CBD, which means it’s relatively low risk if you’re looking to supplement the medication you normally use to treat fungi infections. In order to be as successful as possible, make sure to document your progress, including before and after photos, and be diligent. Jot down the product(s) you use, and how much of it you apply to your skin. This will be especially helpful, should you decide to see a dermatologist at some point.

Besides the National Institute of Health’s study highlighting CBD’s potent antifungal properties, another study points to the effectiveness of cannabis as an effective alternative to antibacterial medications.  It’s important to seek out full-spectrum CBD products since they contain all of the plants’ chemical components, which work in conjunction with one another to help the body address a wide range of imbalances, including ones leading to infections.

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