Cannabiliol (CBD) is a natural remedy that has become very popular in the past two years. Find out what is CBD and how can you use it for maximum effects.
Made from the cannabis plant, CBD is one of the 100 chemical compounds from the previous mentioned plant. THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) is the psychoactive compound in the cannabis plant and causes the sensation of getting ‘high’. CBD is not psychoactive, and this makes it an excellent option for those who want to benefit from the multitude of uses of cannabis without the mind-altering effects. It is legal in most countries around the world and safe to use.
Usually diluted with a carrier oil such as hemp seed or coconut oil, some recent studies show that CBD can ease unpleasant symptoms of pain or anxiety.
We’ve made a list of top benefits and uses of CBD.
CBD can reduce feelings of anxiety and depression
Anxiety and depression are some of the most popular disorders of this century and they can have devastating effects on health and mental well-being. While medications can be very addictive and can have very severe side effects, CBD oil is considered as safe to use and has no side effects. CBD has been used to safely treat anxiety, depression and insomnia. CBD compounds act on the brain’s receptors for serotonin, the hormone which regulates mood.
CBD can relieve chronic pain
The human body contains a system called endocannabinoid system (ECS) which regulates sleep, appetite and pain. Endocannabinoids are produced by the body and CBD may help reduce chronic pain by making an impact on endocannabinoid receptor activity. There are scientific studies that have proven CBD’s effectiveness in treating pain related to arthritis and multiple sclerosis.
CBD can reduce cancer-related symptoms
Cancer treatments are not a pleasant experience and often come with symptoms such as nausea, vomiting and pain. CBD usage can reduce these symptoms and can even inhibit the spread of cancerous cells in the body for some cancer types.
CBD has neuroprotective effects
People who suffer form epilepsy and multiple sclerosis can see huge improvements by using CBD according to recent studies. It has also been proven that some people suffering from Parkinson’s disease can see an improvement in sleep quality and overall life quality from CBD usage.
CBD can improve your heart health
CBD has the ability to lower blood pressure and can help people suffering from high blood pressure conditions. Additionally, people who have suffered a stroke or a heart attack can use CBD to alleviate symptoms. Having strong antioxidant and stress reducing properties, CBD can help people suffering from heart disease by reducing inflammation and cell death.
CBD can help with substance abuse
It has been scientifically proven that CBD can modify certain circuits in the brain related to substance addiction.
Overall, CBD is well tolerated and considered safe to use. Side effects are minor and relatively rare, but if you experience diarrhoea, changes in appetite or fatigue, please stop using CBD and consult your doctor.
CBD can also interact with certain medical treatments, so please consult your doctor before starting CBD dosage if you are under medical treatment.
Though there is so much more to learn about the efficiency of CBD, the medical evidence so far looks extremely promising and all the studies made so far suggest that CBD can be an excellent natural treatment for several health conditions.