You may have heard by now that the CBD found in cannabis holds some pretty impressive medicinal uses — but, could CBD oil uses really be the key to treating certain conditions?
Cannabinoids (CBD) are the chemical compounds secreted by cannabis that work by imitating compounds our bodies naturally produce, called endocannabinoids, which activate to maintain internal stability and health.
From aiding in a better night’s sleep to reducing the effects of Alzheimer’s, here are some CBD oil benefits that may be the key to improving your health.
30 CBD Oil Uses You Need to Know
Studies show that CBD may to help decrease intraocular pressure in glaucoma patients, making it a viable treatment.
CBD may reduce inflammation caused by rheumatism, with one study showing patients experienced improvement in less pain and inflammation.
Recently, a study that was published by the American Journal of Medicine indicated that CBD users are less likely to suffer from metabolic disorder which is a common factor in obesity.
Studies have shown that both topical and oral administrations of CBD have greatly decreased the appearance and occurrence of scarring due to acne.
Cannabis not only helps reduce the fear response in those with PTSD but may also help put patients at ease and enable them to better respond to treatment, suggests research.
Researchers from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem believe that the anti-inflammatory properties of CBD could treat the inflammation in type-2 diabetes and therefore improve the body’s metabolism.
One 2010 paper points to cannabis as being a more effective treatment for behavioral issues in children, compared to conventional medications and therapies.
8. Manages Seizures
According to the CDC, epilepsy affects over 3 million Americans, he use of CBD may be beneficial to those suffering from debilitating epileptic seizures, found one study. This is one of the most significant CBD oil benefits out there.
9. Multiple Sclerosis
10. Provides Relief from Insomnia
Some suffering with sleep issues may find relief from CBD suggests a study that found ingesting a CBD-rich tincture or extract a few hours before bedtime could facilitates a good night’s sleep.
A study in the journal Mediators of Inflammation revealed that CBD contains potent immunosuppressive and anti-inflammatory responses, which may prove useful in treating the chronic inflammatory disease.
12. Brain Injury
CBD may hold the key to restoring brain function in those suffering from a traumatic brain injury, says a 2012 study that found CBD restores neurobehavioral function in rats.
13. Chronic Pain
The effects of CBD oil may also help people manage chronic pain. What makes CBD so efficient in reducing pain? The secret lies in our body’s own endocannabinoid system that has special receptors that react to the presence of cannabinoids
According to a new study published in the journal Current Neuropharmacology, CBD provides a sense of relaxation and psychic well-being for those prone to anxiety and panic attacks.
15. Sickle Cell Anemia
People suffering from the chronic pain associated with sickle cell anemia may find pain relief through the anti-inflammatory properties of CBD.
A 2011 study found that many patients suffering from nausea, including chemotherapy patients, showed significant relief of symptoms after CBD use.
CBD’s potential therapeutic properties for Alzheimer’s disease could be beneficial for treating the neurodegenerative disease, per a recent study in Frontiers of Pharmacology.
18. Liver Disease
Studies have shown that CBD can help in resolving excessive accumulation of fat in the livers of the cirrhosis patients.
A growing body of research suggests that the anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving effects of the CBD gel could hold promise for people with arthritis.
20. Heart Disease
A 2013 review published in the British Journal of Pharmacology revealed that CBD has successfully reduced vascular tension, a condition that causes unnecessary strain in blood vessels in animal trials.
CBD activates anti-anxiety, anti-depressant and anti-inflammatory receptors to manage the symptoms of patients suffering with ADD, according to research in Journal of Substance Use and Misuse.
According to NIH, CBD is used to help fight and reduce the inflammation caused by ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease.
23. Parkinson’s Disease
Research from the University of Louisville School of Medicine found that cannabis medicine may help to manage symptoms caused by Parkinson’s Disease, including tremors and muscle stiffness.
24. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Cannabis strains high in CBD or CBD in concentrated forms may be ideal for treating OCD symptoms, due to its relaxing effects.
25. A Possible Cancer Treatment
According to a study published in the British Journal of Pharmacology, cannabidiol contains powerful agents that inhibit the growth of tumors and the invasion of harmful cells in some types of cancers such as breast, lung or brain cancer.
26. Mad Cow Disease
Cannabidiol has been shown to inhibit the proteins that cause neurodegenerative diseases like Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease and mad cow disease.
27. Nicotine Addiction
Could CBD be the answer to quitting smoking? Possibly, according to a study which found those participants who were taking CBD saw a nearly 40 percent drop in their intake of nicotine.
Findings in a 2012 study indicate that CBD could help treat some of the negative and drug resistant symptoms associated with schizophrenia.
A recent survey the National Pain Foundation found that fibromyalgia participants who had used cannabis, compared to FDA-approved pharmaceuticals, reported a decrease in symptoms such as chronic pain, joint stiffness and fatigue.
30. Fights Infections
CBD may be a new and effective way to treat infections with research finding its potency against bacteria, including the strains of MRSA .
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