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Lindsey Patterson

Benefits of CBD Oil

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Introduction

Cannabidiol oil as it is known in full refers to oil that is extracted from the hemp plant, a plant that is closely related to the marijuana plant. This medical marijuana component is otherwise among the most ubiquitous cannabis active ingredients. Unlike other marijuana components, the oil does not make its users high, and this is in line with the study that the World Health Organization carried out. The cannabinoid has been attributed to have the following benefits;

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Managing Anxiety

In recent studies, cannabidiol has been proved to relieve anxiety, reduce stress, manage effects of anxiety, keep in check PTSD symptoms and even induce sleep curbing insomnia. The cannabinoid achieves this by altering how one's brain receptors respond to Serotonin.

 

Keeping Seizures at Bay

As much as the research into using CBD to treat epilepsy is still ongoing and not yet concluded, it has shown positive results. According to the American Epilepsy Society, clinical trials of cannabidiol show a considerable reduction in the number of seizures in victims and has no side effects.

Pain Relief

The Endocannabinoid System (ECS) a body system that regulates functions like pain, sleep, appetite and many more has been known to bind with the cannabinoid and just like in managing anxiety, cannabidiol manipulates the brain receptors. This has seen to it that cannabidiol makes the perfect choice to be used along with other tasking treatments such as chemotherapy. According to research by the National Institutes of Health, conditions like muscle pain, spinal cord injuries, chronic pain, arthritis, MS pain, among others, make perfect candidates for using the cannabinoid.

Cancer Treatment

Being a marijuana product, the cannabinoid, of course, has properties that curb the growth of cancerous cells. The National Cancer Institute firmly believes that the cannabinoid can be used to not only control the cancer treatment side effects but also assuage the cancer symptoms. This is despite being in the very early stages of researching on how the cannabinoid can be used to mitigate inflammation, treat cancer and alter cell reproduction.

 

Acne Treatment

CBD does not only interact and deal with cancerous cells only, instead, but it also deals with the entire body inflammation. It attains this by altering the functioning of the immune system receptors. As per the Journal of Clinical Investigation, CBD keeps the sebaceous glands in check by regulating how much sebum they produce, as it has been proven scientifically that more than enough sebum causes acne.

 

Neuro-Protection

Aimed at helping individuals that suffer from neurodegenerative disorders, a study on how the oil can be used to manipulate the receptor CB1 to curtail nerve deterioration is underway. In so doing, ailments like stroke, Parkinson's disease, Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and Alzheimer's disease can be treated using the Cannabidiol oil.

 

Keep the Heart Healthy

The cannabinoid 's ability to lower high blood pressure not only ensures the well-being of one's circulatory system but also the heart in general. In doing so, heart conditions such as heart attack, strokes and even the metabolic syndrome are kept in check.

 

The Legality and Safety of Cannabidiol

 

Just like most cannabis products, cbd oil is not legal all over the US. In some states, it has been legalized for medicinal purposes only, and as far as FDA is concerned, the oil should not be used officially to treat any medical conditions. The cannabidiol has a few side effects such as raising levels of certain medications in the blood nausea, irritability and fatigue.

 

Closing Remarks

 

In conclusion, the cannabinoid has shown with no doubt that it can manage cancer symptoms, chronic pain, insomnia and anxiety. More studies to elaborate the effective doses of the cannabidiol need to be carried out, however, if you are in for it now, please ensure to consult your doctor to prevent any effects that may arise especially as a result of other medications currently in use.