CBD Oil… Possible Benefits.
October 15, 2019 Uncategorized
What is CBD?
CBD oil, not surprisingly, contains CBD, or Cannabidiol, which is one over 100 natural chemical compounds found in marijuana. Unlike Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is the main active ingredient in cannabis, CBD is NOT psychoactive. This means CBD is not responsible for the feeling of “getting high”. CBD acts as a viable alternative for pharmaceutical medications.
Those searching for pain relief without the psychoactive effects of THC may be interested in pursuing CBD instead.
Although it’s available in a number of forms, CBD oil is the most common non-active component. It is extracted primarily from the flowers of the cannabis plant as a thick resin and then combined and diluted with a carrier. These carriers are typically coconut oil or hemp seed oil.
CBD is a pain reliever.
CBD is also often used to treat anxiety, depression and insomnia. Studies suggest it helps reduce not only pain in cancer patients, but other symptoms of the disease and its treatment side effects as well, such as nausea. CBD appears to be effective in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis.
A number of studies also suggest that CBD has neuroprotective properties and is able to act on the endocannabinoid system, as well as other brain signalling systems. This means it may be beneficial with regards to neurological disorders such as epilepsy and multiple sclerosis.
Participants with multiple sclerosis experienced improvements not only in pain, but movement as well. Relief of muscle spasms appears significant when given a combination of CBD and THC. Additionally, one study involving almost 300 people with multiple sclerosis found 75% of participants experienced muscle spasm reduction when treated with CBD oil!
Reduction of seizures.
In another study involving over 200 people with severe epilepsy, a median reduction of seizures of more than 36% was observed. CBD appears to improve quality of life and sleep in people with Parkinson’s disease. Lab and animal studies suggest CBD may even inhibit neurodegeneration in Alzheimer patients.
CBD oil has anti-inflammatory properties and in at least one lab study, inhibited excessive secretion of sebum by sebaceous glands. This may be useful in the treatment of acne.
While these studies are still somewhat preliminary, the research into the medical benefits of CBD and other compounds suggest strongly that cannabis maybe the wonder drug of our age. Some people do experience side-effects and CBD can interact with a number of prescription medications so always consult your physician before adding CBD to your health regimen.