Posted on Dec 30, 2019, 2 p.m.
In recent years CBD oil has become more popular and this is for good reason, it really works for most people, and is also now legal in most places as a safer alternative to traditional marijuana while possessing many health benefits without the hallucinogenic effects.
For those that are not aware CBD is a type of cannabinoid extracted from a cannabis plant, but it is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid that does not make a person high or alter brain functionality at all. Some people confuse CBD with THC, while they both come from cannabis they are different, the THC cannabinoid is what makes a person high not CBD, and there is no THC in any of the CBD oil products for sale.
The benefits of CBD goes well beyond altering brain function; the body possesses an endocannabinoid system that works with natural cannabinoid receptors in the brain and the immune system to reduce inflammation, pain, and other things that disrupt internal homeostasis while at the same time you maintain complete control over brain functionality.
In many places you can now legally purchase CBD oil for the relief of inflammation, pain, and anxiety. Some people purchase CBD gummies, but most people respond best to CBD oil, just a few drops underneath the tongue in your mouth produces results quickly in most people.
Over 300 million people around the globe are estimated to be affected by depression according to W.H.O, and a large percentage of these people also have anxiety. Research has shown that CBD can help to reduce the symptoms of anxiety and depression in humans, it may even help to reduce social anxiety and anxiety of having to speak in public as well.
The most common use for CDB is to reduce pain, it can help to reduce the level of pain in everything from the physical pain caused by arthritis to the neuropathic pain caused by multiple sclerosis; CBD can help dissipate the pain from most people with pain caused by an inflammatory disease fairly quickly.
Recently CBD has also been gaining attention in the battle against addiction: Addiction affects various brain circuits to create the dependency on drugs such as opioids and heroin, CBD works to help correct these brain circuits responsible for stimulating the addiction to feasibly eliminate the dependency on those drugs.
CBD is now believed to help prevent a condition called insulitis which destroys pancreatic beta cells, this is a factor causing Type 1 diabetes. Preventing insulitis from occurring may help to prevent diabetes, and for those that already have the condition CBD can still help to reduce symptoms such as memory deficits and neuroinflammation.
One dose of CBD oil daily may help to lower blood pressure which may help to decrease the chances of having a heart attack, stroke, or heart disease.
Those that suffer with sleeping difficulty or insomnia may experience some relief with CBDs, as a plus it is linked to decreasing anxiety and worrying that may be causing you to stay awake.
CBD may help to decrease the production of sebum in the skin, excessive amounts of this natural oil can cause acne to form on the surface. Consuming CBD oil may help to clear up visible pimples, blackheads and visible acne.
Neuroinflammation contributes to the development of Alzheimer’s disease, CBD works to decrease and prevent neuroinflammation by shielding neurons from dangerous free radicals that try to destroy them, which may mean less chance of dealing with the disease and its symptoms.
CBD has been found to have antipsychotic effects that help to reduce psychotic symptoms in those suffering from various forms of mental disorders such as psychosis and schizophrenia. While there aren’t yet results for all forms of mental disorders results thus far in psychosis and schizophrenia are encouraging.
The anti-inflammatory properties also give CBD its anti-tumor effects; using CBD oil consistently may help prevent a cancerous tumor from developing as well as helping to prevent an existing cancer from spreading.
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