Cannabidiol (CBD) is a Phyto-cannabinoid discovered in 1940. When applied topically or consumed through smoke inhalation or edible consumption, CBD interacts with neuroreceptors in your endocannabinoid system, which sends signals between your cells to help regulate your movement, mood, homeostasis and immune system.
CBD is often extracted from the cannabis sativa plant in oil form and mixed with an inert carrier oil like hemp seed oil for consumption.
Below is a list of 7 amazing reasons why you should start using CBD oil today:
1. Helps Treat Anxiety
CBD’s ability to calm is perhaps its most popular effect and the reason its use is so widespread. A study of 57 men in a simulated public speaking test. Those who received 300 milligrams of CBD experienced significantly reduced anxiety during the test compared to those who received the placebo.
2. Helps Treat Epilepsy
In some instances, CBD can be used to treat epileptic seizures. In 2018, the FDA approved the use of CBD under the brand name Epidiolex to treat seizures resulting from Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and Dravet syndrome.
3. Helps Treat Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
In a small study, 11 people with post traumatic stress disorder received CBD along with routine psychiatric care for eight weeks in an outpatient psychiatric clinic. Ten of the 11 experienced a decrease in their PTSD symptoms.
4. Helps Treat ALS
ALS is a disease that causes nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord to deteriorate, resulting in loss of muscle control that worsens over time. Research suggests people with ALS can benefit from the entourage effect created by the combination of THC and CBD, similar to people with post traumatic stress disorder. In a study, patients received a combination of THC and CBD in varying doses depending on their needs and preferences.
5. Helps Treat Diabetes
For starters, tests on human cells found that CBD helps reduce the effects of high glucose levels on other cells in the body, which typically precedes the development of diabetes and various complications. Researchers concluded that with further studies, CBD could have significant benefits when used in patients with diabetes, diabetic complications and plaque build-up in artery walls.
6. Helps Treat Neurological Problems
Preclinical and clinical studies show that CBD has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Several preclinical studies suggest CBD can produce beneficial effects against Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease and multiple sclerosis. Huntington’s disease and cerebral ischemia were also tested, although significant positive results were not recorded.
7. Helps Treat Arthritis
Arthritis involves the deterioration of the tissues in and around your joints. A study found that CBD promoted statistically significant improvements in quality of sleep, pain during movement and pain at rest in patients with rheumatoid arthritis when compared to a placebo.
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