Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of more than 100 cannabinoids which are natural compounds and are found in Cannabis sativa or the marijuana plant. CBD has shown significant benefits for a variety of conditions, many of which otherwise are hard to treat. People use CBD to treat a variety of symptoms, but its use is still found controversial somehow. People are still confused about what it really is and how it affects the human body.
How CBD works?
CBD (Cannabidiol) is extracted from the flowers and buds of marijuana or hemp plants. It does not get you high as THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) does. THC is another chemical compound found in cannabis plant which causes the intoxicated or stoned feeling. THC interacts directly with the body receptors while CBD increases the circulation of endocannabinoids, which, in turn, interact with your receptors. CBD also interacts with serotonin receptors, causing a reduction in anxiety, and with pain receptors having positive effects on pain and inflammation.
How CBD oil is made?
Cannabis plant CBD oils contain concentrations of CBD. The concentrations and the uses of these oils vary. In simple words, CBD oil is the concentrated liquid extract of the Cannabis plant which has CBD in abundance. CBD oils are, in fact, CBD dominant. On the other hand, oils having almost equal proportions of CBD and THC are called cannabis oil. However, the variation of exact concentrations and ratio of CBD or THC depends on the product and manufacturer, too.
Use of Cannabis oil:
CBD oils offer a range of health benefits that potentially are proved to improve the quality of life for patients having different conditions. The use of medical marijuana and cannabis oil has been in practice since for more than one hundred years. However, due to its extending negative use, it has been banned by the government in 1930. But now, as more and more health benefits of CBD are unveiling day by day, it is now legalized for the recreational use in many US States.
How CBD benefits humanity?
It has a long history which very well proves that how much it has been sought as a reliever in different conditions since long. It may be helpful in treating many symptoms like Chronic Pain, Anxiety, Depression, Migraine, Schizophrenia, Anti-biotic Resistant Infections, MS and PTSD. Alzheimer and Dementia can also be treated by CBD.
Countless properties of CBD:
It has unbelievable results in treating Acne and Aging issues, for which it is available in creams, lotions, and sprays. It makes your sleep-cycle better, treats psychosis and helps in smoking and drug withdrawals. Because of its neuro-protective properties, it reduces the side-effects of cancer related symptoms. According to a study published in the Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, CBD inhibits the growth of breast cancer and kills cancer cells.
IS CBD safe to use?
It is believed to be quite safe to be used in the treatment of fibromyalgia and rheumatoid arthritis. CBD can have significant effects on Diabetes Type 1, Bipolar Disorder, Dystonia, and Multiple Sclerosis. People are advised to intake CBD to help to treat Parkinson’s disease. It is well known in promoting your cardio-vascular health.
There are actually countless CBD benefits to health. It helps regulate the nervous system, the immune system, and organs throughout the body. It may be helpful in treating Seizures, Inflammation, Cognitive Impairment and regulating Body Metabolism and Eating Disorders.
CBD combats Epilepsy:
The most important role it is playing is in administrating Pediatric Epilepsy, also called Dravet Syndrome. FDA (Food and Drug Administration) has approved the use of pure CBD oil as an epilepsy drug called Epidiolex. Different studies tell us that CBD may also treat many complications linked to epilepsy, like neuro-degeneration, neuronal injury, and psychiatric diseases also.
Hard to find:
Research shows that CBD surprisingly acts as an anti-inflammatory, anticonvulsant, antioxidant, antiemetic, anxiolytic and antipsychotic agent, and is, therefore, a potential medicine for the treatment of numerous diseases with a wide variety of symptoms. But keeping all the benefits of CBD in mind, we should also consider this fact that CBD strains having abundant levels of THC and high levels of CBD are not very common. Many pharmaceutical or health supplement compaies do not comply with the ratio they mention on the package.
The final words:
Although 17 states have already approved the use of low THC, high CBD products for medical and recreational reasons in limited situations, yet it has some requirements and conditions to use CBD legally, such as patient registry and the complete definition of products that are used.
People belonging to all genders, age group and walks of life can be benefited by CBD, depending upon the dosage administration. Each patient is unique, with different needs and issues and a proper Cannabinoid Specialist should be consulted to get the correct amount of cannabis for each one.