Cannabidiol or commonly known as CBD has recently become the talk of the town and caught the media attention as well. I am sure you might have seen by now how popular CBD has become and is everywhere. What can do you with CBD? Well, you can drink it, eat it, vape it, you can even bathe in it. Though there is still so much more to learn about this magical ingredient as its consumers claim it has so many potential benefits. But before we dive into any potential benefits and properties of CBD, we have to first learn about what exactly it is? And why it has grown so popular in no time?
CBD, otherwise known as cannabidiol, is a type of natural compound found in cannabis or marijuana plant. It is one of the most active ingredients of cannabis. Unlike tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) which is the reason for producing that ‘high.’ For your knowledge, you have cannabinoid receptors all over your body and both the THC and CBD act on this system of receptors. Researchers have identified CB1 and CB2, which are found in the central nervous system and immune system tissues. Moreover, they have found that THC can activate both CB1 and CB2, while CBD may moderate and slightly block the effects of both receptors. Therefore, it is concluded that any effect that CBD can have on receptors is countering some of the effects of THC and other cannabinoids in the brain.
Though the exact legal status of CBD is yet to be obtained, it is available in most states. All states have some laws and regulations for legalizing CBD with different restrictions. In 2015, FDA approved researchers to conduct CBD trials and to study the compound in detail. However, in 2018, after the Hemp Framing Bill was passed, more and more sellers and manufacturers have stepped into the hemp oil industry. It is now legal almost everywhere and you can purchase it from online or stores from the region where it is legal. In future, the legality of CBD or cannabidiol is expected to change, and more people are likely to learn the difference between marijuana and CBD.
Different studies and medical reasons suggest that CBD may help in treating and managing chronic pains, followed by managing joint pain or arthritis. According to the National Academies of Sciences, Medicine, and Engineering studies, adults experiencing chronic pains when treated with CBD are expected to experience a significant lessening in pain symptoms. This conclusion was made on the basis of what they know about THC or THC plus cannabidiol not CBD on its own.
Several other studies were also conducted to know that effects of CBD or cannabis on the chronic pains, which states that it may be very effective to counter and lessen chronic pains. In fact, convincing research found for using CBD for treating pain came from a meta-analysis and a large review published in JAMA in 2015. To properly figure out the results, researchers reviewed results from 79 other studies conducted before on cannabidiol and other medical conditions including chronic pain as well.
Using marijuana for treating pain has a long history which starts from 2900 B.C. Recently, scientists have found that a few components of marijuana such as CBD may have pain-relieving properties. The human body has a specified system called the endocannabinoid system (ECS), which regulates different body functions such as appetite, sleep, pain, and immune system response. The body naturally produces neurotransmitters endocannabinoids that bind to CB1 and CB2 which are cannabinoid receptors in your nervous system. Some compelling studies have shown that CBD may help decrease chronic pain by effecting endocannabinoid receptor activity, which will reduce inflammation. However, more convincing studies need to be carried out to find out other benefits and potential therapeutic properties.
Here are a few other benefits of cannabis or CBD oil. To further know about them, make sure to read the article till the end!
Probably anxiety and depression are a few common mental health disorders that can have devastating effects on both mental and physical health. Usually, both these problems are treated by giving medicines, which can have a number side effect including agitation, headache, drowsiness, insomnia, and sexual dysfunction. CBD oil has shown some amazing properties for treating both depression and anxiety and is the most natural approach a person can opt for.
Acne is the most common skin-related issue that every other person is dealing with, which can be caused by bacteria, genetics, inflammation, and the overproduction of sebum. According to several scientific studies, CBD oil may help counter acne and overproduction of sebum.
Not only in treating acne and controlling the production of sebum on the skin, but CBD oil also has a lot of other amazing benefits. Yes, it has anti-ageing properties, which can help in reducing signs of ageing, wrinkles, dull skin, and makes your skin appear glowing and even than ever.
While more and more studies are claiming that CBD oil may help adults experiencing chronic pain or joint pains due to its therapeutic benefits. You can now purchase balm, lotions, and creams to help you with your pains. It is important to know which one you should choose. You can read the descriptions and ingredients mentioned in the CBD oil packaging before purchasing.