Healing With CBD: 6 Health Benefits

May 30, 2018 3 min read

Healing With CBD: 6 Health Benefits

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CBD or cannabidiol is one of the compounds found in cannabis that is known to have significant health benefits. It does not have any psychotic effects and instead counteracts the psychoactivity of its counterpart, THC or tetrahydrocannabinol.

Owing to its multiple benefits many CBD products are being made available in the market like CBD oil, isolates, strains, dry hemp or CBD seeds. These products can be broadly classified into two types- CBD rich and CBD dominant. By CBD rich, we mean those products that contain a higher level of CBD( 4 percent CBD by dry weight) and a much lesser level of THC content. CBD dominant products are those which contains an exceptionally high level of CBD with little or no THC content.

Here are 6 health benefits of CBD that explain it’s growing popularity:

1. Anti-Inflammation

Coming to its therapeutic benefits, CBD is known to help in pain modulation and subdue chronic pain associated with many diseases. It can help to reduce inflammation, provide resistance to infections and boost immunity. Smoked as marijuana, consumed as marijuana seeds, or applied as topicals, CBD can relieve many inflammation-linked problems. It may the best alternative to opioids in the near future.


2. Boost Immune Health

Your immune system works to protect your body against bacteria, viruses and foreign objects and helps to keep diseases at bay. Sometimes, the immune system cannot differentiate between foreign cells and body cells and can mistakenly attack your own body. CBD can help to regulate an overactive immune system, leading to lower rates of autoimmune diseases. This means it could prevent diabetes, arthritis, lupus, multiple sclerosis, type 1 diabetes, vasculitis and other autoimmune diseases.

3. Neurodegenerative diseases

Neurodegenerative diseases affect the neurons in the human brain causing problems with movement or mental functioning. CBD contains powerful compounds that act as neuroprotectants. It is known to prevent the effects of free radicals in the brain which can reduce the death of brain cells associated with neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer's.

4. Anti-Anxiety and Anti-Depression

CBD works with our endocannabinoid system and helps to boost our mood and reduce the physical symptoms of anxiety, such as rapid heartbeat. CBD oilhas been used to treat traumatic stress and insomnia for quite some time now. It is also known to improve mood and help with panic disorders. 

5. Can Prevent Cancer

CBD can help alleviate pain and side effects like nausea and vomiting related to cancer. It is also known to reduce tumor size or hinder the spread of cancerous cells. Combined with chemotherapy, it can improve cure for cervical cancer, leukemia, breast cancer and colon cancer. Research is being carried out to see how it is used to completely stop the growth of cancer cells, the results of which, if positive can revolutionize the medical industry.

6. Other Potential Benefits

CBD can help to cure schizophrenia, psychosis, inflammatory bowel disease, colitis and improve diabetes and appetite loss.Moreover, it is known to regulate heartbeat, and protect again blocked blood vessels reducing the risks of heart diseases as well as stroke and heart attack.

CBD products are safe and are responsible for about 70% of the benefits of marijuana. As CBD does not cause afeeling of dizziness and “high” associated with THC, it is a positive aspect in the legalization of marijuana in many countries. The best CBD products contain pure hemp oil. Make sure to choose a quality brand with no preservatives or fillers for best results.

 

Jessica K. is an avid reader who enjoys getting lost in the world of books. Holding on to her passion for fitness, she is also curious about unconventional medicine. She is intrigued about various discoveries in the field of Marijuana and loves reading the latest researches in this field.

 



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