However, unlike THC, CBD is not psychoactive so you can get great benefits from using CBD without the mind altering effects of THC (and honestly a whole range of pharmaceutical drugs - opioids being the most controversial . CBD oil is made by extracting CBD from the cannabis plant, then diluting it with a carrier oil like coconut or hemp seed oil.
Here are three amazing health benefits of CBD oil that are backed by scientific evidence.
1. Pain Relief
Marijuana has been used to treat pain as far back as 2900 B.C
More recently, scientists have discovered that the CBD in Marijuana is responsible for its pain-relieving effects.
The human body contains a specialized system called the endocannabinoid system (ECS), which is involved in regulating a variety of functions including sleep, appetite, pain and immune system response.
The body produces endocannabinoids, which are neurotransmitters that bind to cannabinoid receptors in your nervous system. Studies have shown that CBD may help reduce chronic pain by impacting endocannabinoid receptor activity, reducing inflammation and interacting with neurotransmitters
Further several human studies have found that a combination of CBD and THC is effective in treating pain related to multiple sclerosis and arthritis.
2. Relief from Anxiety and Depression
Anxiety and depression are common mental health disorders that can have devastating impacts on health and well-being. According to the World Health Organization, depression is the single largest contributor to disability worldwide, while anxiety disorders are ranked sixth
Anxiety and depression are usually treated with pharmaceutical drugs, which can cause a number of side effects including drowsiness, agitation, insomnia, sexual dysfunction and headache.
CBD oil has shown promise as a treatment for both depression and anxiety because CBD has the ability to act on the brain’s receptors for serotonin, a neurotransmitter that regulates mood and social behavior.
3. Heart Health
Recent research has linked CBD with several benefits for the heart and circulatory system, including the ability to lower high blood pressure. High blood pressure is linked to higher risks of a number of health conditions, including stroke, heart attack and metabolic syndrome.
Researchers have suggested that the stress- and anxiety-reducing properties of CBD are responsible for its ability to help lower blood pressure.
Additionally, several animal studies have demonstrated that CBD may help reduce the inflammation and cell death associated with heart disease due to its powerful antioxidant and stress-reducing properties.
4. Other possible benefits
Studies in the field have multiplied in recent years with promising results.
Other uses for CBD are now coming to the forefront and are listed below:
Although CBD is generally considered safe, it can cause adverse reactions like diarrhea and fatigue in some people. It may also interfere with certain medications so please check with your doctor before you try it.
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