The Benefits of CBD Oil

CBD oil has been a very hot topic over the last couple years due to new findings of it’s healing and relieving benefits. CBD or cannabidiol that has been catching everyone’s attention of late is a compound from the hemp plant that can be extracted into oils and consumed in a variety of different ways. The oil is extracted from the hemp plant which is a type of marijuana and has a high content of the CBD chemical compound. Marijuana contains THC which is the compound responsible getting people on a ‘high’ or intoxicated; CBD lacks the psychoactive power and does not get you high. In addition, it has several health benefits associated with it. Let’s check out a few of its top benefits –

Natural pain reliever and anti-inflammatory

The CBD oil is most famous for its analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties. The endocannabinoid system (ECS) of our body which regulates various body functions like sleep, pain, appetite, and immunity produces neurotransmitters which readily bind with the cannabinoid receptors present in the nervous system. This is what brings about an almost immediate relief from pain. One can even find relief from chronic pain arising from diseases like fibromyalgia or general pain and body aches without experiencing any dependence on CBD. In Canada, the oil is approved for multiple sclerosis and cancer pain.

Anti-seizure properties

The CBD oil has also been grabbing eyeballs because of its anti-seizure properties. Today, more and more research is backing up CBD’s anti-seizure properties and it’s even effective on children. The oil has proven to be highly effective in treating neurological disorders like multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, and more. Several FDA approved drugs have been made available in the market containing the oil to treat such diseases but CBD in itself is still not approved by the FDA.

Reducing Anxiety and Depression

Anxiety and depression are amongst the top eight largest contributors to mental health worldwide. They are relieved using pharmaceutical drugs which often manifest various side- effects like drowsiness, insomnia, agitation, headache, sexual dysfunction, and more. These can also be addictive and have sever health consequences. However, CBD oil has proven to be highly effective in treating physiological symptoms without these side effects. Its anti-anxiety benefits have even been proven on dogs. The CBD oil acts on the brain’s receptors and encourages the production of serotonin, the neurotransmitter responsible for producing happiness and calmness.

Fight cancer

Studies suggest that CBD oil can be crucial in arresting cancer cell growth due to its antitumor effect. It has compounds which can amplify the death of tumor cells in leukemia, colon cancer, etc. It also prevents the spread of cancerous cells. However, the results are not yet wholly established, and intense research of it is currently underway.

Beneficial for heart health

The CBD oil has also shown a positive impact on the heart and the circulatory system. It is emerging as the natural and effective method in reducing blood pressure which in turn reduces risks of various heart conditions like attack, stroke, metabolic syndrome, etc. This effect stems from the stress and anxiety reducing properties of CBD oil.

Helps in reducing acne

The CBD oil acts on the receptors of the immunity system and reduces the inflammation in the body. A positive result of this is the prevention of overproduction of sebum by the sebaceous gland. Sebum is natural oil which hydrates the skin and keeps it lubricated. However, overproduction of it causes acne. Thus, CND oil can be effective in acne management.

Reduces diabetes risk

CBD oil has also shown a positive effect in helping prevent diabetes. However, more research is still required in this direction.

There’s still much research to be done to truly understand CBD’s benefits. While you can find them at some dispensaries and brick and mortar stores; they are more readily available online, but make sure that you purchase CBD oil from reputed brand. The oil is generally expensive, but typically you can find brands that give coupons. CBDistillery Coupon codes for example can save you 10% and many other brands offer similar discounts. This can make the oil more affordable for many. You can still be confident that these products aren’t as expensive as most pharmaceutical drugs.

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