Health Benefits of CBD
Cannabidiol (CBD) has been found to have many medical applications. Along with its therapeutic attributes it is also found to be nonpsychoactive (does not produce the ‘high’). This makes it a safe and effective option for patients who are concerned about the mind altering effects of other cannabinoids such as THC.
CBD oils are the oils that are CBD dominant in their ingredients. However you can find some products with the exact concentrations and ratio of CBD to THC. This will vary depending on the product and manufacturer. Irrespective of this, CBD oils offer a range of health benefits that could potentially improve the quality of life for patients around the world.
Here are just a few of the key health benefits of CBD oils:
1. Pain relief
Pain relief or analgesic effect is one of the primary health benefits of CBD oil. The reduction in inflammation and alleviation of pain occurs when CBD interacts with receptors in the brain and immune system. Research found that CBD significantly reduced inflammation in mice and rats. CBD also offered effective pain relief without inducing adverse side effects in patients.
2. Anti-Seizure Properties
When there is a marked fluctuation of electrical activity in the brain a seizure will occur. In recent years, some high profile cases have revealed CBD’s anti-seizure properties, but this was not confirmed by science. The New England Journal of Medicine published in a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial that investigated the effect of CBD medication on young adults with Dravet syndrome. The CBD recipients saw their seizure frequency drop significantly (median of 38.9%).
3. Reduce Anxiety
It has been found recently that CBD can address a range of mental health conditions, including anxiety. It was found in a study by the University of São Paulo that CBD reduces anxiety.
4. Combat Cancer
Research indicates that CBD helps in the treatment of cancer in a variety of ways. Compounds found in cannabis, along with CBD, have an anti-tumor effect and can speed up the death of tumor cells in colon cancer and leukemia. CBD can also reduce the spread of cancer cells in cervical cancer.The majority of CBD and cancer studies are pre-clinical (not conducted on human or even mammalian test subjects) therefore the findings should not be considered as conclusive proof that CBD can cure cancer.
5. Reduce the Risk of Diabetes
CBD oil may help to reduce the risk of developing diabetes. Researchers explored the effect CBD on non-obese diabetes-prone female mice in a study published in Neuropharmacology. 68 percent of the mice that received the CBD remained diabetes free, compared to 100 percent of the untreated group.
CBD oil is an incredibly valuable medicine that can be used to treat a range of health conditions.