7 Reasons why CBD oil may change your life
CBD oil is fast becoming one of the worlds most popular home remedies for a range of ailments. There are distinct differences between CBD oil and cannabis oil. Just to clarify, we are talking about CBD oil in this article.
Tetrahydrocannabinol or THC is the main psychoactive cannabinoid found in cannabis and is the reason that people ‘get high’ from consuming it. CBD oil does not contain any THC (or amounts so small you could not get high). So, the important difference is that cannabis oil can get you high and CBD oil cannot.
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CBD oil is produced by extracting CBD from the cannabis plants and then diluting it into a carrier oil at various potency. This is normally between 2.5% and 10%.
CBD oil is now starting to get traction in the health and wellness industry for its health benefits including alleviating chronic pain and reducing anxiety.
We have heard some groundbreaking reports on how CBD oil has transformed the lives of people where conventional medicine has failed. This article offers 7 reasons why CBD oil may change your life.
CBD oil for pain relief
Cannabis has been used for pain relief for thousands of years. Scientists are now discovering the powerful pain relief that marijuana offers patients. Cannabis contains many cannabinoids but one in particular, CBD, offers relief against pain. Both THC, CBD and a hybrid of the both have been effective in studies to reduce pain with diseases like multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis.
CBD oil for anxiety and depression
Anxiety and depression are very common mental health disorders. These disorders can have a devastating effect on people lives. The World Health Organisation estimates that depression is the major contributor to suicide deaths, with numbers close to 800 000 per year. It also ranks anxiety as being one of the top ranking disorders.
Depression and anxiety are normally treated with pharmaceutical drugs which can cause a whole range of side effects including drowsiness, insomnia, sexual dysfunction and headaches. Also, some treatments can become addictive which in itself causes complications.
CBD oil has shown potential for treating depression and anxiety in recent studies. CBD has been used to treat insomnia and anxiety in children.
It is believed that CBD works with the brains receptors for serotonin which helps regulate mood and behaviour.
CBD oil for cancer-related symptoms
CBD oil has been shown to help reduce symptoms related to cancer and the side effects of cancer treatment. These side effects include nausea, vomiting and pain. These are the most common chemotherapy-related side effects from cancer treatment.
We are waiting for more scientific studies to be made but the use of CBD as a complimentary supplement to aid recovery of cancer seems very positive.
CBD oil for skin care and acne
ACNE is a skin condition that is estimated to effect 1 in 10 people. There are a number of causes of acne including genetics, bacteria, inflammation of the skin and the over production of sebum. Because CBD oil has anti-inflammatory properties, it can help reduce sebum production and in tun reduce acne.
CBD oil for brain well being
CBD oil is believed to be beneficial for the endocannabinoid system which can help in the well being of mental health. This is particularly useful for epilepsy and multiple sclerosis. Most studies have focused around small human studies and studies on animals but the beneficial effects of CBD on the brain has been very positive.
CBD oil for a healthy heart
CBD oil has been shown in some studies to help lower blood pressure. This has very positive effects on the heart and circulatory system. High blood pressure has been linked with a number of health conditions including strokes, heart attacks and metabolic syndrome.
It has been suggested by the medical profession that CBD oil helps to reduce blood pressure by helping to reduce stress and anxiety.
Other health benefits of CBD oil
Medical studies into CBD oil are ongoing and further scientific research is required by the results so far are sounding very positive.
CBD oil is reported to show beneficial effects on the following;
Antipsychotic effects – studies suggest that CBD may help people with schizophrenia and other mental disorders by reducing psychotic symptoms
Substance abuse – CBD has been shown to modify brain pattens associated with drug addiction. In animal studies, CBD has been shown to reduce morphine dependence and heroin-seeking behavior
Anti-tumor effects – In test-tube and animal studies, CBD has demonstrated anti-tumor effects. In animals, it has been shown to prevent the spread of breast, prostate, brain, colon and lung cancer
Diabetes prevention – In diabetic mice, treatment with CBD reduced the incidence of diabetes by 56% and significantly reduced inflammation
* It is very important to note that CBD oil is a relatively new substance to the mass market. Although cannabis has been used for thousands of years and all the data is anecdotal evidence, the scientific community is looking into the scientific benefits of CBD much more now. In fact, British Sugar, is the largest grower of marijuana in the UK. It is just a matter of time before CBD and cannabis, in general, is to be taken more seriously in the medical industry and more studies were undertaken.