In recent studies, CBD has been taken more seriously. Scientists are finding promising evidence that CBD can be used effectively to treat pain and other medical issues, without life-threatening side-effects. The side-effects typical to CBD include tiredness and changes in appetite! So, how can your body benefit from CBD?
What Is CBD?
CBD stands for cannabidiol. CBD is one of some 113 identified cannabinoids in the cannabis plant. CBD is the second most prevalent of the active ingredients of cannabis. CBD does not produce a “high” or psychoactive effect. This is because CBD does not affect the same receptors as THC, nor does it affect its binding receptors in a way to create this “high” effect. The amount of CBD can vary from plant-to-plant so, it’s important to medicate with the right dose. Companies extract the CBD oil using a variety of methods which can cause different levels of CBD. CBD is prescribed in many strengths and forms (oil, spray, pills, and more!)
The Benefits Of CBD
CBD has been shown to provide a variety of benefits and evidence that it can help treat a wide variety of medical issues. CBD has been used for thousands of years but, just recently, the medical community has begun embracing it again.
- Multiple sclerosis
- Arthritis pain
- Chronic pain
- Treating seizures and epilepsy
- Anxiety treatment
- Quitting tobacco smoking and drug withdrawal
- Reducing some of the effects of Alzheimer’s
- Antipsychotic effects on people with schizophrenia
- Future applications in combating acne, type 1 diabetes, and cancer
CBD should not be considered the ultimate cure but for the millions of people who benefit from its effects, it can be! It can be an effective treatment to reduce the pain and symptoms from the health concerns noted above. With its ability to positively affect quality of life for such a wide range of people, CBD has major potential!