Cannabinoids or CBD, as it is popularly referred to, is the rave right now, mainly due to its several applications in the field of medicine. It is one of the active constituents of cannabis plants. However, several concerns have been raised on the possible dangers of taking products made with this component considering its highly stigmatized source. This has prompted lots of scientific research as well as experiments. Fortunately, it has now been confirmed that it is much more helpful than it is harmful. Although the FDA hasn’t approved all CBD products, the farming bill of 2018 has made it possible for Hemp Oils, which includes CBD Oils, to be openly manufactured and sold. As a result, stores and pharmaceutical companies now have full-spectrum CBD oil for sale.
The CBD Oils is the extract from CBD, and it is only regarded as full-spectrum if the oil contains all the naturally occurring cannabinoids that are present in a cannabis plant. Since acknowledging the goodness of CBD Oil, it has been realized to have numerous usages. Some of its possible uses include:
Pain Relief: Pain in the body can be caused by different reasons, one of which is the body’s absorbance of anandamide. Anandamide is the compound produced in the body for the purpose of regulating pain. Nonetheless, the body sometimes tends to absorb the compound, thereby reducing its amount and eventually resulting in pain. When CBD oil is applied to the body, it simply stops the excessive absorbance hence allowing the body to maintain an increased level of Anandamide. Due to this, it is often prescribed to arthritis patients to help manage their pain.
Skin Treatment: Taking into account that when applied topically to the skin, it reduces the skin’s production of sebum, CBD oil is considered a possible acne treatment. It has also been discovered that cannabidiol, which is found in the stalk of the hemp plant, can be used in the treatment of eczema and psoriasis. Since CBD oil is the extract from all the parts of the cannabis plant, including the stalk, it also contains cannabidiol and performs the same functions. The usage in this regard is, however, limited to a surface application as a safety procedure.
Handling Anxiety and Depression: Although most of the researches done regarding this has mostly been on animals, it has been speculated that CBD oil can be very effective in the treatment of depression. Generally, depression has been associated with low serotonin levels. What CBD does is influence the brain to produce more serotonin hence removing the individual from a depressive state. An old study done on an animal confirmed that CBD facilitated the brain’s production of antidepressants. Recently, another study has corroborated the study, and it confirmed that not only does CBD have an anti-depressant effect, but it also has an anti-stress effect as well. Considering the close relationship between the anatomy of some animals and humans, CBD is postulated as a treatment for depression.
Reducing the Effects of Epilepsy: An epileptic patient typically experiences sudden seizures and convulsion. Unfortunately, since there is no cure for epilepsy, medical practitioners simply try to contain the seizures. Due to the strong anticonvulsant properties of the endocannabinoids present in CBD, it can be used in managing epilepsy. Unlike for the other uses which are mainly speculated, CBD has legally been approved for usage in a product used in the treatment of seizures in people with Dravet Syndrome and Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome. This is because it contains cannabidiol, one of the major cannabinoids used in the field of medicine.
Managing Substance Abuse: Ironically, CBD can be used to treat drug and cigarette addiction. Unlike the other cannabis component, THC, which causes a state of euphoria, CBD simply stimulates the body to optimally make use of the endocannabinoids that are already present in the body. Studies have shown that intake of CBD does not result in a drug-induced craving and anxiety that happens when a person takes hard drugs, rather it fosters a relaxed state. This implies that CBD can be used as a substitute in the withdrawal stages when treating addiction.
The use of CBD oil is quickly gaining ground, and several types of research are going on to find other purposes for the oil. With time, its legal status, as well as its use for treating chronic and life-threatening diseases, will become less complicated, and it will become more widely used in many products.