5 Benefits of CBD for Mental and Physical Disorders

October 13, 2017Diana Lengerson

17 U.S. states have now approved the use of medical marijuana in CBD form in limited circumstances. The approval is for the low THC and high CBD formula. Every state has its own set of requirements for the use of cannabidiol (CBD).

What is CBD?

CBD is an oil product extracted from the cannabis (marijuana) plant. CBD isn’t the compound that causes a person to get “high” or intoxicated in any way. The compound from marijuana that causes intoxication is called THC, which is a different cannabinoid. The only known side effect from CBD is fatigue or drowsiness.

CBD oil is surrounded by controversy due to the years of recreational marijuana use, but today the awareness of the benefits and possibilities of CBD oil is changing how people view it.

5 Benefits of CBD Oil – according to  Free Your Spine:

  1. Anti-Seizure – While the research for how CBD oil affects epilepsy and seizure activity in the brain is still in its early stage, the results to date are very good and promising. This research offers hope to people with seizure disorders. A 2016 study included 2014 people with epilepsy. Each participant received 2-5mg of CDB orally per day over 12 weeks. Overall, the participants reported 36.5 percent fewer seizures per month. 12 percent of the participants reported adverse side effects.
  2. Anti-Anxiety – With millions of people suffering from various types of anxiety and anxiety disorders across the globe, studies for CBD and reducing anxiety are important. One study discovered that one, 600mg dose of cannabis oil helped participants with social anxiety with public speaking. Promising animal studies show that CBD may be effective for stress reduction, decreasing the effects of anxiety and panic attacks, improving the symptoms of PTSD, and reducing issues of insomnia.
  3. Pain Relief – The primary cause of pain is related to inflammation. CBD has inflammatory properties that could play a role in treating arthritis, MS pain, spinal cord injuries, muscle pain, and chronic pain. Clinical trials at the National Institutes of Health are furthering the progress of this research.
  4. Neurological-Cognitive – Neurological conditions like Alzheimer’s disease, multiple sclerosis, stroke, and Parkinson’s disease are now being studied to see how CBD might help with these conditions. CBD, known for reducing inflammation could help with inflammation-related neurological conditions.
  5. Cancer – The National Cancer Institute (NCI) believes that cannabis oil may play a part in alleviating cancer symptoms and the treatment side effects. Other studies have discovered that CBD may help prevent cancer cell growth and adhesion, but this research is still in the early phase. However, the known anti-inflammatory effect of CBD could be crucial to stopping tumor growth.

Other health conditions where CBD shows promise include heart conditions, diabetes, and mental health. Various studies for acne and nausea are also in process and are resulting in positive results.

Side Effects of CBD

Most people don’t experience any major side effects, but here are some of the possible side effects just so you know:

  • Dizziness
  • Low blood pressure
  • Depression
  • Hallucinations
  • Irritability
  • Fatigue
  • Insomnia
  • Drowsiness

How is CBD Used?

CBD is extracted from cannabis plants (marijuana) in oil or powder form. It can be mixed in gels or creams, or taken in capsule or spray oral form.

Cannabis oil hasn’t been approved by the FDA.

Consult with your doctor before using CDB oil.

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