Long Term Illnesses and CBD Oil, What is the Deal?

April 29, 2018 7:09 pm

This article is going to be looking at the benefits and uses of CBD oil. There is a distinction between THC and CBD, THC is a psychoactive and causes the user to get ‘high’. CBD, on the other hand, is not psychoactive – you cannot get high from CBD use.

CBD is appealing to many different types of pain patients; it dulls the pain without any of the mind-altering issues you would get from using marijuana.  It is becoming more and more popular with medical users and recreational users, so let’s take a look at the benefits of CBD.

Researchers believe that CBD might have a positive impact on users who have neurological disorders. Multiple Sclerosis and Epilepsy have been at the heart of many studies which have shown exciting results in reducing spasms in MS patients (75% of a 276 person study). Another study went on to find a reduction in seizure activity in children with Dravet Syndrome.

Potentially one of most notable illness and alternative pain medication is cancer and CBD. The CBD helps reduce swelling and joint pain that is often associated with chemo or radiotherapy. The continuous pain can be harsh to deal with, and CBD can relieve that enough for sufferers to be able to sleep or relax.

Because of its relaxing properties, it has been shown to help with anxiety disorders; it is suggested that it may help OCD sufferers,  people with social anxiety disorder and PTSD.

For years cannabis has been used to suppress nausea and vomiting, especially in animal studies useful is CBD. It has been noted it had a robust antiemetic effect when it was used on rats. Some researchers have also found that when used in low doses it may help suppress toxin-induced vomiting.

A study in 2006 found that a CBD treatment significantly reduced diabetes (in non-obese diabetic mice) from 86% to 30% which is pretty significant numbers. In 2013 a further study published in the American Journal of Medicine highlighted the use of marijuana on glucose, insulin and insulin resistance among U.S adults. A total of 4,657 adults were included, 579 used marijuana, 1975 were past users and the current users had lower fasting insulin levels.

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Heart happy? In 2013 a study published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology reported that CBD oil might help protect against the damage caused to the heart by a high glucose environment and the onset of diabetes in some animals. As a side note, it was proved to reduced vascular hyperpermeability (which causes leaky gut), again associated with the same environment.

If you are considering CBD use, make sure that you spend some time researching the benefits and potential adverse reactions, as well as the legalities of your country or state. Buy from a reputable source or pharmacy, so you can be sure what you are buying is legal and safe.

If you are interested in reading more of the health benefits associated with CBD check out canabidol.com

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