Cannabidiol is a common natural cure against various diseases. Better known by the abbreviation CBD, this molecule is one of the many cannabinoids found in hemp, also known as cannabis.
Another cannabinoid called THC is famous as a psychoactive agent. In contrast, CBD is non-psychoactive and has a relaxing effect. It relieves pain and other symptoms without the psychotropic effects of marijuana or certain medications. Besides, CBD is not addictive.
Here are 4 health benefits of CBD oil.
CBD can relieve pain
Scientists have recently found that some marijuana compounds, like CBD, can be used as painkillers.
The human body contains a system called the endocannabinoid system, which consists of cannabinoid receptors that manage your sleep, pain or other conditions.
Studies have shown that CBD can help reduce chronic pain by affecting the activity of the endocannabinoid receptors and interacting with neurotransmitters. The CBD can, therefore, manipulate the way we perceive pain.
In addition, several human studies have shown that a combination of CBD and THC is effective in the treatment of pain. This combination seems to be effective in treating pain related to multiple sclerosis.
CBD can reduce anxiety and depression
Anxiety and depression are common mental health disorders that can have devastating effects on the individual! Anxiety and depression are usually treated with medication, which can cause several side effects, including drowsiness, restlessness, and insomnia.
Nevertheless, CBD has shown promise as a treatment for depression and anxiety. Indeed, in a Brazilian study, 57 men received 600g of CBD 90 minutes before undergoing a simulated public speaking test. As a result, the researchers found that one dose of CBD reduced anxiety during the test.
CBD showed antidepressant properties when used in animal studies too.
These qualities, for stress and other conditions, are related to its ability to act on brain receptors for serotonin, a neurotransmitter that regulates mood and social behavior. Also, CBD stimulates the cerebral blood flow circuit, which has a relaxing effect.
Itcan support cancer symptoms
CBD can help reduce the symptoms of cancer and the side effects of cancer treatment (nausea, vomiting, and pain).
A study examined both CBD and THC in 177 people with cancer-related pain who failed pain relief medication. Patients receiving the CBD and THC-containing extract reported noticeable pain reduction over those who received the THC extract alone. This suggests an important role for CBD in reducing pain.
CBD can also stimulate appetite through the presence of cannabinoids in the blood. Indeed, most people undergoing chemotherapy lose their appetite.
CBD can reduce acne
Acne is a common skin infection in individuals. It is thought to be caused by many factors, including bacteria and sebum.
According to scientific studies, CBD can be useful to treat acne due to the anti-inflammatory action and its potential in reducing sebum production. In fact, one study found that CBD prevents the cells of the sebaceous glands from secreting excessive sebum and prevents the activation of “pro-acne” agents such as inflammatory cytokines.
Although these findings are encouraging, additional studies in humans are needed to explore the effects of CBD on acne.
CBD has many benefits for individuals suffering from stress, cancer, acne or other conditions.