In recent years, there have been many studies conducted on the benefits of CBD. More so recently since CBD derived from the hemp plant are legal on a federal level. And the studies will just continue to grow. Studies have shown that there are many health benefits when it comes to CBD. With no real side effects. But because the scientific community has not been able to study the long term effects of CBD, they are reluctant to say that there are zero side effects. As they do not know the implications if any on long term use of CDB.
Although the scientific community seems to be trying to maintain a politically correct view on the subject. We all know from history, that there has not been any life-threatening documentation when it comes to either CBD or THC and has been used by humans for thousands of years for many different ailments with little to no negative side effects. Of course, every individual handles chemicals in different ways you to their specific chemical make up.
In this blog, we will be discussing many of the health benefits associated with the use of CBD. CBD is derived from the Cannabis Sativa plant. It is also found in industrial hemp. Industrial hemp is the reason CBD has been made legal on a federal level. They are very high in CBD and very low in THC. So low that there is no psychoactive component involved. All CBD products on the market contain less than .03% THC. Which makes it virtually non-existent. Even though this amount of THC is so low, there is still the potential for it to show up in a drug test.
Pain Relief and Anti-Inflammatory Properties
Many people use CBD as a pain management alternative to prescription drugs. The main reason for this is to use something natural with no side effects instead of lab-created drugs that may cause unpleasant side effects. CBD has been known to treat pain caused by, but not limited to arthritis, stiffness and overall chronic pain. It has also shown positive outcomes when it comes to its anti-inflammatory properties. This happened with the CBD working with the immune system. Which is where there are many CB2 receptors.
Quitting Smoking and Drug Withdrawals
There has been promising evidence that suggests that CBD use may help a smoker quit. One study published in Addictive behaviors found that smokers that used inhalers containing CBD smoked fewer cigarettes than usual and had no more cravings for nicotine.
A similar study published in Neurotherapeutics found that CBD was a likely treatment when it came to people suffering from opioid withdrawals. These included symptoms such as anxiety, insomnia, pain, and other mood-related symptoms.
Epilepsy is the only disease that has an approved treatment of CBD by the FDA. To be more specific, two rare epileptic conditions which affect small children. They are Lonnox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS) and Dravet syndrome (DS). They are very difficult to control with other types of medications.
Some researchers have found that CBD may prove to combat cancer.Not only does it prevent the growth of cancer cells, but it also promotes their destruction by targeting the bad cells while leaving the normal cells alone. This is one of the more remarkable findings that have really given hope in the fight against cancer. CBD is also used in conjunction with current methods to help treat cancer.
It has been known that people who consume cannabis may have negative side effects of anxiety and paranoia. However, CBD causes the opposite effect. It is used to treat people suffering from anxiety. Studies have shown that CBD may help reduce anxiety in people suffering from conditions such as PTSD, general anxiety disorder, panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, and OCD. Also let it be noted, that current treatments for these disorders can lead to additional symptoms and side effects which can cause people to stop taking them.
Type 1 Diabetes
Type 1 diabetes results from inflammation that occurs when the immune system attacks cells in the pancreas. CBD is beneficial in this sense that it is anti-inflammatory. Because of this fact, CBD can reduce inflammation in the pancreas. This may protect against or delay the development of type 1 diabetes.
Acne treatment is another promising use for CBD. Acne is in part inflammation of the sebaceous glands in the body. Sebum is an oily substance produced by the body. Overproduction of this can cause acne. CBD can help reduce the production of sebum that leads to acne. Partly because of its anti-inflammatory effect on the body.
CBD has shown promising results in the treatment of early onset of Alzheimer's by preventing the development of social recognition deficits in participants. Which will allow them to recognize the faces of people they know. This is the first evidence that CBD may slow the progression of Alzheimer’s.
As you can see, there are many health benefits when it comes to CBD. And new ones are found all the time. Making this a great treatment for many of the worst ailments that have impacted many of our lives. Although we are still very early in knowing much about CBD, there is no doubt that it is something that promises to be a positive impact on the human race. As our ancestors realized thousands of years ago about the benefits of the cannabis plant, so are we to relearn the wonders of this amazing plant and all of its amazing healing properties.
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