What is CBD?
CBD (cannabidiol) is one of the chemical compounds known as cannabinoids that are found in cannabis. Cannabis plant has 2 main types (Cannabis Indica and Cannabis Sativa). By law, hemp should not contain more than 0.3% THC (tetrahydrocannabinol – the compound in cannabis that has psychoactive properties and gives you a high).
CBD derived from hemp doesn’t contain more than 0.3% THC. CBD is legal federally but it’s still illegal under some state laws. According to the WHO (World Health Organization), there’s no evidence that it is associated with any serious side effects.
Proponents states that CBD oil may treat a wide variety of health conditions, including:
According to a 2015 review of studies in the journal Neurotherapeutics, CBD oil shows promise in the treatment of anxiety disorders. In some studies, lower doses of CBD oil (less than 10 mg/kg or less) were better able to treat symptoms of anxiety. Higher doses (more than 100 mg/kg) showed virtually no effect. You can use CBD Anti-Anxiety and Calming Capsules.
- Parkinson’s Disease
Some smalls studies have investigated using CBD to relieve symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease, with generally encouraging results.
A laboratory study discovered that CBD prevented human sebocytes from making too much sebum in addition to having an anti-inflammatory effect, keeping inflammatory cytokines from activating. Excessive sebum may lead to oily skin, which can lead to clogged pores and acne. Topical CBD could be an effective treatment for acne and may prevent future breakouts.
30% of individuals taking CBD oil for other conditions (anxiety or non-cancer-related pain) reported improved sleep with CBD oil.
Studies have indicated some effect of CBD oil at relieving depression, possibly related to its strong anti-stress effect.
Studies have shown that CBD oil has anti-inflammatory effects and works on the endocannabinoid and pain-sensing systems to soothe pain. Researchers believe that CBD oil reduces nerve pain by binding to glycine receptors in the brain that control the speed at which nerve signals pass between nerve cells.
Studies demonstrated that topical CBD applications soothe pain and inflammation related with arthritis with few side effects. The topical application of CBD is beneficial for joint pain.
CBD oil may also treat other health conditions, such as anorexia, high blood pressure, drug addiction and withdrawal, epilepsy, muscle spasms, glaucoma, Parkinson’s disease, and much more. However, more trials are needed to examine its use for various conditions, such as Alzheimer’s disease, muscle-spasticity in multiple sclerosis, substance-abuse treatment, etc.