RAD Extreme Creams all contain Shea Butter and Olive oil which are all great for your skin. But the things that make it work its magic are the levels of Virgin Hemp Seed Oil and Borage Oil. So here’s the details and story on TOKE Extreme.
RAD’s TOKE Extreme is the eczema slayer, or any skin problem for that matter. It was created for my oldest son who has suffered from severe eczema at a very young age. I immersed myself in natural remedies when doctors were quick to prescribe a steroid for his treatment. After years of searching I concluded two super ingredients that had dramatic effects and improvement for my sons condition.
It’s important to understand that our skin needs to carry out all kinds of functions to keep us alive such as temperature control, sensory collection, protection and moisture regulation. Let me explain how our skin regulates moisture so you can see the benefit of our TOKE Extreme. Moisture levels are carried out through a “barrier” produced by our skin; it is on the surface and called the epidermis. The epidermis has a layer, the stratum corneum, which is comprised of skin cells, held together by lipids. Our skin cells are perpetually dying and being replaced by new ones. This cycle is controlled by the health of the epidermis. The key to the health of the epidermis is moisture, purposely keeping water inside the skin. In order to do this you need apply humectants (something that attracts or holds water).
Hemp seed oil replenishes our Essential Fatty Acids, which helps our skin hold moisture, making it an all natural humectants. The effectiveness of our epidermis function is what determines the moisture level of our skin, thus the health, softness and smoothness. Essential Fatty Acids (EFA’S) specifically Omega 6, Omega 3 and Omega 9 preserve this barrier.
The Hemp seed oil in TOKE Extreme comes from Canada and is made up of 80% essential fatty acid, the highest amount of any other plant. Hemp seed oil prevents moisture loss on a physiological level; it does just not merely “coat” the skin as do other oils. It contains the ideal ratio of Omega 6 to Omega 3 based on our cells needs. Hemp so closely matches our own skins lipids it is able to penetrate inside our cells and lubricate the surface between them, thus bringing the EFA’s within our body. For this reason EFA’s have been proven to play a preventative role in skin aging and a healthy moisture balance.
Not only does Hemp seed oil contribute greatly to the barrier function and appearance it also has other skin benefits such as offering relief to acne, minor abrasions, psoriasis and eczema. Hemp is also the only plant oil containing Vitamin D, which is necessary for Calcium absorption, especially useful to vegans. Using Hemp seed oil is a great way to achieve soft, smooth and hydrated skin.
As well just when you think it can’t get better we added Borage oil to the mix. Borage, also known as a starflower, is an annual herb originating in Syria, but naturalized throughout the Mediterranean region, as well as Asia Minor, Europe, North Africa, and South America. So the properties of these essential fatty acids are gamma linolenic acid (GLA). The body uses GLA to create prostaglandin, a hormone-like substance that is important for the smooth muscle system, blood vessel function, and moderation of blood pressure and control of inflammation. Borage seeds have been found to have high levels, from 20 to 23 percent of GLA, making it a rich, natural source of this important nutrient.
The link below will give much more detail on its benefits.