Health is a very important aspect (if not the most important aspect) of every human’s life. Therefore, there is every reason to take it seriously. The consequences of not doing so can be fatal. The next thing that comes to mind, and this is usually where the challenge is, is in the type of medication or treatment to take. This becomes even more pressing where the conventional medications seem not to be effective. Thanks to scientific advancements in plant research, you have another option which is CBD oil.
This is gotten from the cannabis plant and is one of the compounds or cannabinoids that make up the cannabis plant. Researchers have been looking into the benefits and properties of these cannabinoids and it just so happens that CBD or cannabidiol is one of the cannabinoids that make up the cannabis plant. You can read more about it here.
The other major component of the cannabis plant is the tetrahydrocannabinol or THC for short. While this particular component has its functions, it however, has a different effect from the cannabidiol in that it is psychoactive (meaning that it gets you high). This is however in contrast to CBD.
Until recently, THC was the most popular component of the cannabis plant. But with more and more studies, cannabidiol and its benefits have come to the limelight and as such there is a great rush for it in the market.
How Does CBD Work?
There are two types of receptors that the body produces; they are known as
- The CB1 Receptors: The CB1 receptors are all over the body but are mainly in the brain. There they coordinate all that has to do with sensory perception, memories, appetite and all an individual’s emotion.
- The CB2 Receptors: These are mainly found in the body’s immune system. They usually have to do with pains and body inflammations.
The primary reason why it is effective is because, it is able to interact with the body’s cannabinoid receptors. These now make up what is known as the body’s endocannabinoid system. You can read more on it at https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/317221#risks-and-side-effects
What Are Its Benefits?
Natural Treatment For Pain
Users so far have shown a preference for the more natural alternative that is cannabidiol. However, this preference is not just because it is a natural alternative, rather, it is because of its effectiveness in giving relief from chronic pain.
It is even said to be more efficacious than most analgesic.
Helpful For Those In Rehabilitation
Studies have shown that it has been helpful to those in rehabilitation centers (drug addicts and so on) or those who are weaning themselves off drugs or trying to quit smoking. The effect it has on them is that it helps to stop or dull their craving for tobacco or drugs.
Treatment Of Epilepsy
Cannabidiol’s effectiveness in the treatment of epilepsy is such that the use of a purified form of CBD called Epidiolex in its treatment has been certified by the FDA. It has also been approved for the treatment of some rare forms of epilepsy known as the
- Dravet syndrome and
- The Lennox-Gastaut syndrome
It is largely effective because, it is able to control and prevent seizures of any kind without the sedating effects that conventional medications will have on a person. Research shows that it has been effective in the treatment of those who are experiencing challenges with brain disorders. These brain disorders are generally known as neurodegenerative conditions.
The conditions that it has proven effective In treating are:
- Neuronal injuries
- Psychiatric diseases
Combats Cancerous Growths
Some medical reviews have shown that cannabidiol helps to prevent various types of cancerous tumors in the body. Users can also testify to this fact.
However, it helps cancer victims boost their body immunity to the effects of this condition. For this reason, it is advised that CBD be added to the other medications that cancer patients receive as it is really helpful to them.
Relief From Panic Attacks
Recent studies have shown that cannabidiol has a soothing and calming effect on those with anxiety disorders (evidenced by the constant panic attacks). So far, there is nothing to show that those who took this medication have experienced any side effect from it. Rather, the report has been that it has very helpful.
Acne is one skin condition that affects a lot of people. It is caused by over active sebaceous glands in the body. However, with cannabidiol, the production of sebum by the sebaceous glands are greatly reduced. Thus, acne can be treated or prevented with CBD oil.
Are There Any Side Effects?
The answer to this question is no. There might be slight reactions in rare cases but this is not the norm with this medication. Some of these reactions might include nausea, body weakness and vomiting.
These reactions however, might also be as a result of its interaction with other medications that you might have taken. For this reason, it is important that you seek the advice of a medical expert before proceeding with the treatment.
The results that people have gotten from the use of cannabidiol have triggered its rise in popularity in the society today. This also has also resulted in many purchasing it without properly being informed about it.
This write-up therefore, aims to inform and educate on the benefits and uses of CBD oil.
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