The University of Technology Sydney (UTS) and the Australian cannabis company Bod, Australia have announced the results of their partnership research. As part of a three-year study, scientists have discovered a family of proteins in human cells that could potentially be used as anti-aging agents.
According to the report, Cannabis Bod and UTS are investigating the combination of these proteins with CBD in topical anti-aging cream. Adele Hosseini, scientific director of Bod Australia, explained that proteins probably have two properties. First, they can act as an antioxidant, and second, they help the body absorb CBD better.
Anti-aging cream with CBD: Research is still in its infancy
The report also says that research is still at an early stage. In addition, Hosseini did not want to announce the commercial terms of partnership with UTS. Because the results of the research can affect other fields of application.
"Skin care is very popular at any age. So, we're not limited to a certain age group," Hosseini says.
In addition, Hosseini hopes the research will be of interest not only to consumer products but also to the therapeutic field.
Australia: Cannabis cultivation is authorized for scientific purposes
In Australia, the government has legalized cannabis cultivation for medical or scientific purposes. According to Hosseini, the regulation of cannabis in Australia is "quite dynamic" and is changing day by day. At the same time, she mentioned that different rules should be relaxed.
"In particular, we believe that the rules for non-psychoactive cannabinoids need to be further mitigated as it has become clear that they have fewer side effects. And this can benefit a broad group of patients and people in general," Hosseini said.
The partnership between UTS and Bod Australia is a hallmark of Australia's growing cannabis market. Already in early July, reports were released that two Australian cannabis companies, together with Curtin University, wanted to investigate the effectiveness of specially developed cannabis patches (reported by Leafly.de).