CBD or Cannabidiol is gaining popularity because of its numerous medical benefits especially since it is established that CBD even if one of the chemical compounds found in cannabis or marijuana plant is not psychoactive unlike THC or Tetrahydrocannabinol. With this, people who are long suffering from pain but could not find relief from pharmaceutical drugs have considered using CBD oil.
Medical health professionals recognized the positive effect of CBD oil and even endorsed it to some of their patients. Backed by scientific evidences and with patients reporting beneficial outcomes of using the oil, the health benefits of CBD are as follow.
Perhaps one of the reasons why people are so eager to try CBD oil is because it alleviates pain which is consistent with facts, considering marijuana has been used as early 2900 BC to treat pain. Several studies show that CBD helps reduce chronic pain by reducing inflammation. People with multiple sclerosis, arthritis, and migraine have benefitted from using CBD. It even helped people who are trying to quit and those suffering from the symptoms of drug withdrawal.
Another reason why CBD oil is in demand is because it is proven to reduce anxiety and depression. These mental health disorders are debilitating and affecting daily functions of a person suffering from it. Pharmaceutical drugs have been known to treat these conditions but they also cause side effects such as insomnia, agitation, sexual dysfunction and headache.
A lot of people who benefitted from this alternative treatment have advocated the use of CBD oil and anxiety would effectively be reduced. It has also been used on people suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD. Due to CBD, the brain’s receptor for serotonin or the happy chemical, help regulate our mood.
Since it is effective in controlling seizures, FDA or Food and Drug Administration have approved CBD oil to treat Lennox-Gastrault or Dravet, rare types of epilepsy. Ongoing clinical trials have also indicated that adding CBD oil to pharmaceutical antiepileptic drugs could be effective in treating other kinds of epilepsy.
CBD oil could also be used topically to treat skin conditions such as acne, psoriasis, atopic dermatitis and even skin cancer since some cannabinoids have anti-aging, anti-itch and anti-cancer components that interacts with the endocannabinoid system in our skin. Although this benefit still requires more results before they are endorsed for wide spread use.
Chemotherapy side effects relief
Similar to its contribution to treating skin conditions, providing relief for chemotherapy side effects is still undergoing further reviews although CBD and THC have contributed to reducing nausea and vomiting because of chemotherapy.
CBD not only comes in oil form. Since it is also tested to provide relief on skin conditions, it also comes in salves and creams. As for helping treat kids with epilepsy, it could also come in the form of edibles. It also comes in the form of capsules, drinks and CBD flower for inhalation. Before trying, make sure that you seek the advice of a medical professional first since the effects differ whether it is taken orally, inhaled or applied directly on the skin.