10+ Surprising Health Benefits of CBD Oil
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a supplement from the marijuana plant. There are over 80 cannabinoids in cannabis, but the two most well-known are CBD, and delta-9-tetrahudrocanabinol (THC). These are the most studied cannabinoids of the plant as they are the most active. The THC produces the feeling of being high, while CBD produces more of the medical effects. CBD is known to have powerful anti-inflammatory properties and has been shown to help with many diseases which were unable to be treated before.
- CBD helps to fight cancer
Some studies have shown cannabis has antitumor effects which could be helpful as new treatments or combined with current treatments. In one study CBD stopped cancer cells from replicating in cervical cancer research. Another study showed CBD helped lymphokine-activated killer or LAK cells to eradicate cancer cells faster. Other cancer studies with favorable results include leukemia, colon cancer, breast cancer, and prostate cancer. They are also useful for their pain relieving properties for those who are fighting cancer with treatments, such as chemotherapy, that typically have myriad side effects.
- CBD lowers inflammation
Due to its anti-inflammatory properties, CBD is a promising treatment for inflammation and pain disorders. They slow the growth of neutrophils (white blood cells) and reduces the production of chemokines which are small protein molecules which signal other cells involved in inflammation.
- CBD may assist with neurodegenerative diseases
Cannabidiol was shown to prevent negative effects of glutamate, a neurotransmitter, and radical oxygen species in the brain. These chemicals are factors in the death of brain cells which could be important in diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. CBD could also be beneficial in helping to prevent strokes. Another brain disease with some promising scientific results with CBD treatment is Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis or ALS.
- Multiple Sclerosis symptom relief
Some compounds of marijuana might bring symptom relief in MS patients. Specifically, the symptoms of muscle tightness, pain, disturbances with sleeping, and urinary incontinence.
- CBD and Schizophrenia
Cannabidiol can improve some of the symptoms of Schizophrenia, but the mechanisms for this are unknown. CBD could be a treatment for psychosis since it has effects much like anti-psychotic drugs. Remember, the CBD in marijuana is not what causes the high effect. That is the THC.
- Epileptic seizures can be reduced with CBD
84% of parents reported a lessening of seizures in their children while taking CBD. Other side effects were increased alertness, improved mood, and improved sleep. Another study showed 39% of children treated with a CBD oil experienced more than a 50% reduction in seizure activity. The CBD oil can be extracted from Hemp or industrial hemp in order to leave the THC psychoactive effects behind.
- Anxiety relief
CBD might be an effective treatment for panic disorder, OCD, and PTSD. Studies show anxiety reduction with use of cannabidiol for patients with social anxiety disorder and for anxiety caused by public speaking.
- CBD and pain
Cannabidiol may be a very effective substance for the use of treating chronic pain., specifically chronic inflammatory and neuropathic pain.
- Rheumatoid arthritis
The anti-inflammatory effects of CBD may help prevent joint pain, swelling, and lower joint ruin and progression of Rheumatoid arthritis.
- CBD relieves nausea and increases appetite
Nausea is not a pleasant feeling and for those trying to fight disease, sometimes the treatments (pills or chemotherapy) the side effects like nausea can be debilitating. CBD can help with nausea relief and also with helping someone maintain calorie intake which can be critical in overall health.