CBD: what is it and what its health benefits are?
Cannabidiol oil, also known as hemp oil, is a substance obtained from the marijuana plant, known as Cannabis sativa. Unlike other marijuana-based medicines, Cannabidiol oil does not contain THC, which is a substance in marijuana responsible for psychotropic effects. CBD Oil is likely to be used in therapeutic practices. However, more studies are still needed to clarify the benefits of CBD oil for each problem. Cannabidiol Oil is already recognized for its many possible benefits.
To get rid of chronic pain, many people use opium derivatives due to their anti-inflammatory properties. Their effectiveness is not to be doubted but they can cause side effects more than undesirable – habituation, addiction, nausea, decrease of the immune defenses and various physiological damages. For these reasons, more and more people are turning to CBD oil for such pain relief. Cannabidiol has been proven to have a positive impact on muscular pain, arthritis, pain and inflammation related to menstruation, migraines, multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, Crohn’s disease, etc.
Anti-anxiolytic & anti psychotic potential
Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that helps regulate mood and behavior. It plays a preponderant role for mental health. CBD influences the way brain receptors react to serotonin. With the consumption of CBD oil, we would observe decreased stress, decreased physiological effects of stress, improved sleep in insomnia due to stress, and reduced symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Besides its anti-stress potential, CBD is having anti-psychotic potential and may help treat certain mental disorders, such as depression, anxiety disorders, bipolarity and schizophrenia, etc.
The medical field where the effectiveness of CBD shows the most promise is in the fight against cancer and its symptoms. Research has been carried out since the 1970s on the anti-cancer potential of cannabis (THC & CBD). We learn that cannabis would destroy the spread of cancer cells and the growth of metastases. This phenomenon has been observed on different kinds of cancer. CBD may help reduce the unwanted side effects of chemotherapy treatment for cancer (pain, vomiting, anxiety & insomnia).
Anti-oxidizing potential and neurodegenerative treatments
The involvement of the CB1 receptor in neurodegenerative diseases has been clearly established. CBD oil would act directly on the brain receptor called CB1 and it would therefore be beneficial in the fight against serious pathologies as well as their symptoms, such as multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease and mad cow disease, and strokes.
Potentials against insomnia
Lack of sleep or insomnia is very common ailments. Cannabis in general is well known to fight sleep disorders, but CBD would be more suitable than THC in cases of insomnia because it affects the quality of sleep in the long term. CBD would help to fall asleep thanks to its relaxing and anxiolytic effects without suffering from the psychotropic effects of THC.
Potential against skin problems
The anti-inflammatory properties of CBD oil are said to reduce the production of lipids in the skin cells and regulate the production of sebum. Its antioxidant properties protect the epidermis from environmental stress such as pollution. CBD oil is therefore a natural way to fight acne and dryness of the skin. CBD infused creams and lotions are said to help relieve itching, swelling and redness associated with eczema and other inflammatory skin conditions like psoriasis.
The action of Cannabidiol oil is mainly due to its activity in two receptors present in the body, called CB1 and CB2. By acting on the CB1 receptor, CBD is able to prevent excessive neuronal activity. By acting on the CB2 receptor, CBD helps in the process of cytokine release by cells of the immune system. Note that this product is not a drug, so you can buy it without a prescription in specialized stores.
Jesse Waters is head content writer and article at God Men. He found out about his love for writing when he was struggling with cancer. His works are very sensitive and he writes with his heart.