With more and more studies coming out every day, CBD oil has been shown to help relieve chronic pain with zero side effects like the ones that come with taking prescription medication. CBD is an anti inflammatory so it helps fight conditions like multiple sclerosis, psoriasis, arthritis, and IBS. It has anti-depressant properties which improve mood, help you regenerate in sleep and improve your overall alertness. CBD has been shown to elevate the levels of serotonin available in your brain. CBD can help reduce your anxiety. It’s also been shown to help people with OCD, panic disorders and PTSD. CBD can help treat seizures and other neurological disorders. It has also been shown to lower incidents of diabetes. People who use hemp extracts show lower blood pressure levels, manage their blood sugar better and have less insulin dysfunction. CBD can help fight cancer, it can keep it from spreading and when the CBD connects to the CB2 receptor site on the cancer cell it leads to a process called ceramide synthesis, which can lead to cell death killing the cancer.
Take a look at some of the common uses for hemp extract:
Lowering Bad Cholesterol
The alpha-linolenic acid found in hemp products also helps you reduce the bad cholesterols that clog your arteries.
Natural pain relief or anti-inflammatory properties
Rather than taking numerous over-the-counter medications, many people feel that CBD offers a more natural way to lower chronic pain. A study published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine found that CBD significantly reduced chronic inflammation and pain in some mice and rats.
Epilepsy and Other Mental Health Disorders
CBD oil is also being studied for its possible role in treating epilepsy and neuropsychiatric disorders. A review posted to Epilepsia noted that CBD has anti-seizure properties and a low risk of side effects for people with epilepsy.
CBD has been studied for its use as an anti-cancer agent. A review posted to the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology notes that CBD may appear to block cancer cells from spreading around the body and invading an area entirely. Researchers have noted that CBD may help in cancer treatment because of its lower toxicity levels. This is promising research in the ever-evolving dive into cancer treatments.
People with chronic anxiety are often advised to avoid cannabis, as THC can trigger or amplify anxiety and paranoia in some people. However, there have been studies that may suggests that CBD may help to reduce the anxiety felt by people with certain anxiety disorders such as:
post-traumatic stress disorder
general anxiety disorder
social anxiety disorder
Type 1 diabetes is caused by inflammation when the immune system attacks cells in the pancreas. Some research has suggested that CBD may ease the inflammation in the pancreas in type 1 diabetes. This may be the first step in finding a CBD-based treatment for type 1 diabetes.
Initial research published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease found that CBD was able to prevent the development of social recognition deficit in subjects. This means that CBD could potentially prevent people in the early stages of Alzheimer's from losing their ability to recognize the faces of people that they know. This is the first evidence that CBD has potential to prevent Alzheimer's disease symptoms.