CBD oil has gained popularity over the past few years for its astounding benefits on numerous health related issues. Oil that comes from cannabis plant escaped a notorious reputation of a psychoactive simply by not containing THC in its composition (or having less than 0.3%). What CBD oil offers on the other hand is a natural plant derived remedy that can help with anxiety, depression, acne, cancer and many other medical conditions millions of people face every day.
- Reducing Acne
One of the most common skin conditions that affect more than 50 million people just in the US has many different causes. Hormones, stress, inflammation, poor hygiene are some of the causes that can aggravate acne.
Skin care market offers thousands and thousands of products that rarely ever work in the long run, so looking for a more natural remedy that can reduce scarring and possibly prevent further inflammation sounds like a good step forward.
Anti-inflammatory properties of CBD oil reduce acne by reducing visible inflammation usually caused by clogged pores. CBD works on activating individual’s endocannabinoid system (body’s natural system to utilize CBD) by triggering neurological transmitter in charge of regulating cell growth.
This regulation balances out overactive oil production creating a chain of events positively impacting skin condition whilst leaving healthy cells intact unlike many prescription medications.
- Easing Anxiety
Endocannabinoid system (ECS) is responsible for maintaining homeostasis in countless physiological functions such as pain, sleep, digestion, memory and immune functions. What CBD does is contribute to this balance affecting activity of ion channels, receptors and enzymes within the ECS.
Many anti-anxiety medications target these same receptors but have various negative side effects. CBD successfully triggers mentioned receptors without negative side effects which means you could get great results with less anxious behaviors and not have to deal with any unwanted symptoms of prescribed medications.
There is existing clinical and preclinical data supporting the notion of CBD having positive effects on anxiety sufferers.
- Curing depression
More than 300 million people of all ages suffer from depression globally. It is a major contributor to the overall global burden of disease. Wide ranges of treatments are available and have proven effective in improving symptoms.
Most effective combination being medications accompanied with psychotherapy has been found to improve life quality and ease symptoms.
CBD being a phytocannabinoid stimulates regulation of central nervous system thus helping depression symptoms.
It supplements the effects of ECS and affecting brain receptors by making them more receptive to serotonin binds. All of this chemical process results in improved depressive symptoms and overall feeling of well-being.
- Anti-Seizure properties
Immense effect of CBD oil in epilepsy treatment has been scientifically supported garnering significant interest amongst users.
Pure cannabidiol (CBD) containing less than 0.1% of THC showed most significant effect in complex epilepsies more precisely Lennx Gastaut syndrome and Dravet Syndrom. Amount of seizures has gone down convincingly. Adults, children and even pets who have been given CBD oil displayed less seizure prone brain activity.
- Pain management
When it comes to pain relief remedy CBD oil has been greatly celebrated for its analgesic and antioxidants properties especially when it comes to chronic pains such as arthritis. It works to reduce pain perception in the brain and is one of the most helpful pain supplements to become available in a long time. These are good news for anybody looking for a natural pain reliever.
Best of all, CBD works quick! Taken orally as drops or spray it only takes several minutes to feel the benefits, capsules take longer about 20 minutes, but this is all very fast and extremely helpful when it comes to pain management. As this isn’t enough, good news keeps on coming. CBD oil does not contain THC and is not addictive like so many prescribed pain medications.
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- Fighting Cancer
If all of the benefits listed above did not manage to somehow impress you keep reading as this cannabis derived oil actually has superpowers when it comes to fighting cancer cells and helping with side effects of chemotherapy such as nausea and vomiting. When fighting cancer CBD is a valuable companion in more than one way.
Although many more studies are needed to prove and explain this process, pre-clinical research has found compounds of cannabis to have anti-tumor effect. They can also stimulate death of cancer cells in both colon cancer and leukemia; and stop the spread of cervical cancer cells. All of this sounds very promising and we hope to see science officially back this up sooner than later.
In future we can expect numerous researches to study amazing
benefits of CBD oil more closely and provide relevant and reliable information
for each of the benefits plus many more that might not have been discovered
yet. One thing is for sure, Cannabis plant has many faces and is as fascinating
as a plant can be.
Material provided above is for educational purposes only. It does not replace advice or counsel of a doctor or health care professional. Before trying any new medication or supplementation you should consult your doctor or health care professional.