For many, it isn’t the high they’re after, but the life-saving medicine the plant has to offer. One of the most effective ways to get all the good (without the bad) is by taking CBD hemp oil.
What is CBD oil?
Cannabidiol (CBD) oil is made from strains of cannabis that contain low levels of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), which is what makes marijuana psychoactive. CBD oil is high in cannabinoids, a group of phytochemicals found in cannabis plants.
Cannabis has been used all over the world for millennia to treat various illness and disease and in recent years the scientific significance of cannabinoids for human health has become more well-known.
With current research into CBD and its effects on the body, science has begun to discover all the ways in which these phytochemicals interact to fix our many ills.
Here are 13 reasons to give CBD oil a try:
CBD oil for terminal illness
Numerous people have taken their health into their own hands, and use cannabis in treating their cancer. Many of those same people have recovered entirely from their ‘terminal’ condition.
Moreover, in every one of the clinical studies now published, cannabis has been found to kill cancer cells.
Even the National Cancer Institute in the United States now admits that cannabis is powerfully effective in the treatment of cancer.
CBD oil for autism
CBD hemp oil is particularly effective in treating neurological disorders. The human body has cannabinoid receptors, which mainly exists in the central nervous system (CNS).
Hence, you can use CBD oil to restore cannabinoid balance and enables appropriate neurological communication, removing the cause and symptoms of autism.
Cannabis oil for ADHD
Similar to autism, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) results from impairment of neurotransmitters.
Cannabis raises the level of dopamine (the pleasure hormone) in the brain, like the ADHD drugs Adderall and Ritalin. Because cannabinoids work in the brain and regulate hormones, they release dopamine and the stimulating effect follows its natural course.
CBD for seizures
Used in children with epilepsy, cannabis stops seizures, preventing permanent damage and allowing them to live a normal life. Further, 30% of people with epilepsy do not respond to conventional treatment, resulting in high mortality rates. A 2015 study found that cannabidiol was extremely effective in reducing seizures in those for whom conventional treatment was ineffective.
This occurs because CBD inhibits glutamate release; this amino acid plays an active role in the genesis of epileptic seizures.
CBD oil for nausea
A 2014 study discovered that endocannabinoid receptors exist in the amygdala sections of the brain. The amygdala is responsible for experiencing emotion. This explains why cannabinoids affect emotion.
Cannabinoids affect certain emotions specifically fear, stress, and anxiety. In many people, emotional regulation by the brain’s receptors induced by cannabis results in a calming effect with the consequential reduction in anxiety.
CBD oil for Chron’s disease
Because CBD interacts with endocannabinoids in the immune system, it is very effective in treating Crohn’s and other immunoinflammatory diseases. Cannabis reduces pain, relieves diarrhea, relaxes gastrointestinal spasms, and decreases inflammation.
According to a 2013 study published in the Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology journal, in half of the subjects of the study, marijuana put their Crohn’s disease into complete remission, improved appetite, and sleep, and showed no adverse side effects.
CBD oil for Alzheimer’s
Again due to the endocannabinoid receptors in the brain, CBD oil provides protective effects on neurological function. In addition, it removes the protein in the brain that plaque and reduces neuron inflammation – precursors to Alzheimer’s disease and other brain disorders.
Cannabis oil for liver health
Fatty liver and cirrhosis are degenerative diseases of the liver. Cannabinoid receptors exist in liver tissue. Cannabis oil prevents liver cell oxidation, a key factor in the deterioration of the liver.
CBD oil for colitis
Similar to Crohn’s disease, colitis is a chronic immunoinflammatory condition of the colon. The lining of colon deteriorates and its contents leak, presenting a septic condition. Fortunately, cannabinoids affect the cells of the lining, making them bond tighter together to restore integrity and healing the lesions. Moreover, CBD reduces inflammation and eases the pain of colitis and other inflammatory bowel diseases.
Cannabis oil for insomnia
While everyone is different and responds to any particular solution depends on the individual, CBD oil can help induce sleep for people with insomnia.
Cannabis oil for multiple sclerosis
Multiple sclerosis is a debilitating disease of the brain and how it communicates with the rest of the body. Symptoms include pain, spasticity, muscle stiffness, and decreased mobility. CBD can reduce pain and improve spasticity and stiffness.
As we’ve seen in the context of Alzheimer’s, epilepsy, and other neurological diseases, CBD oil may have a protective effect, reducing inflammation and allowing neurotransmitters to communicate normally.
CBD oil for chronic pain
Cannabidiol is an anti-inflammatory, non-euphoric, non-addictive, non-toxic analgesic from which use no one has ever died. In fact, in those states where medical marijuana is legal, painkiller overdoses have dropped twenty-five percent. CBD safety has been established by thousands of clinical trials and by the use of ordinary people in the treatment of pain.
There is evidence that the root cause of some conditions of chronic pain is endocannabinoid deficiency. This explains why CBD is so effective in treating pain – it gives the body what it’s lacking.