As we are previously familiar, CBD oil is actually Cannabidiol oil that’s derived from the cannabis plant. This CBD is actually extracted from resinous material found on buds of the plant hemp or marijuana. This resinous material is then distilled and different compounds are extracted including CBD. In this article we will talk about benefits of CBD oil.
Due to day by day increasing momentum of this heavenly compound, this CBD is now produced in many dosage forms for the sake of user’s compliance. It doesn’t matter which dosage form you prefer for yourself, it has exceptional safe health benefits for many ailments. And yes, safe in terms of keeping your psychomotor system active as it doesn’t let you feel high or dizzy like other extracted compounds and keeps you actively alive.
CBD has always won the hearts of many locals, herbalists, and biologists by providing potentially risk-free health advantages but still up till now, most of its benefits are not backed by scientific evidence as researches are still in process.
Here’s what you need to know about six major potential uses of CBD and where the benefits of CBD stand in the light of research:
Benefits of CBD oil
Analgesic or Pain reliever:
According to a proposed mode of action, CBD has the potential to interfere with the pain signaling. When CBD enters the bloodstream or body via any means of ingestion, it immediately reaches the CB1 and CB2 receptors of the ECS system and binds here thus blocks the receptor and pain signals are no more received to produce a sense of pain. This is how a CBD effectively treats the pain.
The effects of CBD on the human body are powerful enough to handle even the most severe type of pains that other drugs cannot handle like it’s extremely effective for post-chemotherapy pain, migraine, post-traumatic pains, and arthritis.
Also, there are some preclinical studies supported by the National Institutes of Health, that are working to find the role of CBD as a symptomatic treatment for many ailments like arthritis, chronic pain, MS pain, muscle pain, and spinal cord injury pain.
Furthermore, now we also have registered and approved drugs made with the combination of TCH and CBD designed to treat MS pain which is a positive initiative towards a bright pain-free future.
However, the research is still in the pre-clinical phase and we have to wait for the final clinical decision for its safest usage guide.
Anxiolytic and Anti-depressant:
Any drug that reduces anxiety is termed as anxiolytic whereas any drug that helps to fight depression is known as an anti-depressant. After being analgesic, the second most accepted benefit of CBD is its psychiatric related properties.
Mental health is majorly concerned with two charges/chemicals in our brain named serotonin and dopamine. These two chemicals bind to their specific sites that we say are receptors and show their activity.
The CBD is trusted to interfere with its binding and thus has the potential to fight with a chemical imbalance and mental illness by blocking its effect.
Moreover, again, as the clinical studies are in process, studies show improved mental health in animals by the use of CBD. And it’s proposed that CBD may have helped mental illness by reducing stress, decreasing effects of anxiety-like increased heart rate or by inducing sleep.
For some years, CBD is creating hype on media as it’s considered a potential treatment for epilepsy. Researchers are trying to find the right dose that can reduce seizure cycles in epileptic patients along with its safety profile.
The good thing is that The American Epilepsy Society has shown hope for its anti-epileptic application as the research is in process.
Also, clinical trials are in process and clearly show that the patients who are advised to add CBD in their routine medications have shown a huge 36% decline in their seizure cycles over a period of one month. However, some adverse effects are also seen but still, it’s a big hope that a new but most effective treatment of epilepsy is just one the way.
Any drug or compound that protects any neurological (brain or nervous system-related) ailment like Alzheimer’s, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s or stroke is termed as a neuroprotective agent. Currently, this benefit is not backed by any of the evidence or study but still, researchers are trying to locate the CBI receptor in the brain to learn more about the proper mode of action of CBD as a neuroprotective agent.
A proposed idea about its effectiveness as a Neuroprotective agent is that maybe the anti-inflammatory properties of CBD are helping in decreasing the symptom’s severity of these ailments but still there’s a lot of room for proper research.
CBD works by impacting our immune system to reduce overall inflammation anywhere in the body thus in that way, it may also be helpful for treating acne.
Acne is usually a result of more sebum/oil production by the sebaceous gland in the skin. A human study published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation found that CBD interferes with sebaceous glands of the skin and reduces oil/sebum production. Hence CBD is good to heal acne by reducing sebaceous glands activity.
An early stages of research has shown the figures that CBD may render or prevent the growth of abnormal cancerous cells in the body.
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) says that CBD may be helpful in the symptomatic treatment of cancer and the treatment of side effects produced by cancer treatment. However, the research is still weak as it’s in the early stages.
The CBD may manipulate cancer due to its anti-inflammatory ability. Also, CBD has the effect of reducing the reproduction of abnormal cells. Both ways are helpful in fighting with cancer, its treatment difficulties, and its side effects but again, there’s still a lot to discover.
Final Note: You have to be careful while deciding on using CBD for any of your ailments as anything that’s used without recommendation or proper research may leave drastic effects instead of benefits. You better take advice from your physician or herbalist before starting on especially when you have any chronic diseases like heart diseases, neurodegenerative disorders or cancer.