What are the Benefits of CBD Oil?
Cannabidoil, also known as CBD, is one of the many chemical compounds found in Hemp. Unlike THC, CBD doesn’t alter your state of mind after consumption. This quality makes CBD look rather appealing to people who are looking to relieve pain, stress and/or anxiety without the mind altering effects. Here are 4 benefits of CBD.
1.Can Relieve pain
Current studies are showing that CBD helps reduce pain while interacting with your brain’s receptors. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2503660/
A study was done on rats that showed reduced pain response to surgical incision after consuming CBD. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5478794/
A recent study on a CBD/THC oral spray Sativex, showed improvements in pain, muscle soreness, and spasms on a group of 47 patients who had multiple sclerosis. The patients took sativex for a month and yielded these results. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25699191
In summary, CBD has many benefits that are great to combat pain, muscle soreness, and spasms.
2.Could Help Reduce Some Cancer-Related Symptoms.
CBD can also help chemotherapy patients who are experiencing nausea, vomiting and pain.
A group of patients who experienced no relief from pain meds were given a CBD and THC tincture. They reported significant signs of relief from their pain. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19896326
Some smaller studies have been tone with test tubes and mice. When the CBD was consumed by the mice, it inhibited the growth of rapidly growing breast cancer cells. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18025276
Although this test yield positive results, these studies were done on animals not people.
3. Can Alleviate Depression and Anxiety
As most of us already know, anxiety and depression and crippling mental disorders that can play a large role on one’s mental well being.
Low serotonin levels seem to be a leading factor in depression. CBD does not boost serotonin levels. It affects your brain’s chemical receptors and how they respond to the serotonin already produced in your body.
A study was done in Brazil on a group of men who had anxiety. Some were given a 300mg dose of CBD while others were given placebo 90 minutes before a public speaking test. Those who were given the CBD reported that they experienced less anxiety and stress during the speech. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5412699/
4.Might benefit heart health
CBD has proven to be beneficial for the heart and circulatory system, especially in lowering blood pressure.
A test stress test was undergone by 9 healthy men. Half of them were given 600mg of CBD and the others were given placebos. The results showed that the men who took the CBD had smaller increase in stress while doing the test. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5470879/
In conclusion, although there are many studies confirming the benefits of CBD, many have yet to be done on humans. CBD, however, has been proven to help patients with cancer patients, aid people in pain, alleviate depression and/or anxiety and promote a healthy heart and circulatory system.