There has been a lot of talk on the use of CBD around the world. Everyone is seeing the benefits and how it has helped with so many different conditions. Well let’s talk about what these benefits really are.
CBD oil or Cannabidiol, along with THC (tertrahydrocannabinol) is found naturally within hemp. While components in THC are responsible for the “high,” CBD is not psychoactive but has amazing health benefits. Decreased stress, anxiety and pain are just a few of the common ones. This makes CBD appealing because you can get the relief of symptoms without going into a mind-altering state.
Our bodies are composed of various different systems- 11 to be exact. Examples of these are the nervous system, cardiovascular system and digestive system. One thing many people don’t know is that there is often a 12th system considered. That 12th system is the Endocannabinoid system or the ECS. The ECS supports the body’s natural response to pain, stress and anxiety; along with numerous other issues in the body. It also regulates function of sleep, appetite, pain and immune system response. CBD works by impacting receptors of the endocannabinoid system and signaling the body to produce more receptors and create homeostasis. These receptors are in the brain, organs, muscles, glands and connective tissue. The receptors are known as CB1 and CB2. Many conditions are now classified as endocannabinoid deficiency. This means that when using CBD as a treatment, it increase the receptors so there will no longer be deficiencies and the symptoms and conditions begin to improve.
Here are some of the top health benefits of CBD:
Pain relief and decreased inflammation
Inhibits pain pathways between the affected area and the brain
Reduction of anxiety and depression
Also useful in patients with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
PTSD is classified as a “clinical endocannabinoid deficiency”
Reduced Risk of Cancer
CBD produced anti-proliferative and pro-apoptotic effects that inhibit cancer cell growth and migration
It can also help with the side effects of cancer-related symptoms
Reduction in the spread of tumors
Reduction of Acne
The anti-inflammatory response helps to improve acne
Neuroprotective Properties- Neurological Disorders
Treatment of epileptic seizures
Reduces the frequency and helps patients remain alert and improve their sleep
Epilepsy is classified as a “clinical endocannabinoid deficiency”
Relaxation of spastic muscles in the Multiple Sclerosis
Improved sleep and life quality for patients with Parkinson’s
CBD can protect the heart against vascular damage
Natural high blood pressure reduction
Prevents experimental psychosis- example in patients with schizophrenia
Substance abuse treatment
Circuits in the brain that are wired in drug addiction can be modified by using CBD to make the patient not seek them
Reduction of dependence on insulin as well as the anti-inflammatory affects.
Treatment of Arthritis
Anti-inflammatory response is a major component to help arthritis
It is important to talk to a doctor before starting CBD and to make sure that it will not interact with any medications that you are currently taking.
As you can see CBD helps with numerous health conditions, many of which are very common throughout the world. Research is always on going with CBD oils and there is still a lot to learn but it is a very powerful natural treatment that should be considered.