The Surprising Health Benefits and Uses of CBD Oil
7 Surprising Health Benefits and Uses of CBD Oil
Next time someone acts skeptical about the benefits of CBD oil, you'll be ready with these 7 surprising health benefits of Cannabidiol (CBD).
You may be shocked by how strong the research is to support the many health benefits we'll discuss. Can you guess what debilitating chronic disease sufferers saw a 54% reduction in symptoms from treatment?
Read on to explore these benefits and the science behind them.
Pain Reduction & Anti-Inflammation
CBD oil demonstrates incredible benefits as a pain reliever for chronic pain sufferers.
Studies show an interaction between S296 in the third transmembrane domain of purified α3 glycine receptors (GlyR).
Glycine is a vital amino acid that helps regulate inflammation and your body's natural healing processes. By interacting with these receptors, CBD oil is able to help regulate the transportation of glycine, which reduces feelings of pain.
In these studies, they have been able to show a clear reduction in pain from the use of CBD oil. Additionally, they found that patients didn't develop a tolerance to the CBD like they might with traditional painkillers.
When your body develops a tolerance, you have to take more and more to get relief.
Additionally, they were able to rule out any psychoactive (mind-altering) causes for the pain reduction. The pain reduction could be directly linked to the actual pain.
This is important to mention because naysayers may simply attribute the pain reduction to the presence of THC (a psychoactive substance), which may or may not be present in CBD oil.
By eliminating THC, they were able to show that this was clearly not the case.
Related to pain and inflammation, but most often considered a different diagnosis, arthritis suffers can also benefit from CBD. Arthritis is a broad term for many inflammatory ailments of which these 3 are likely to the most familiar:
- Rheumatoid arthritis
One of these studies found a significant decrease in arthritis symptoms with transdermal (topical) application of cannabis oil. The study also found that taking CBD orally effectively reduced symptoms.
Reducing Psychotic Episodes
Psychosis is a general term for a symptom that involves "losing touch" with reality. When someone experiences an episode, they are unable to distinguish what is real from their imagination.
Their bedroom may look like a jungle. Friends may look like enemies. They may hear voices and sounds that seem as clear and real as any normal sounds.
For victims and their families, this can be a very frightening experience that can lead unintended self-harm or the harm of others.
Research suggests that cannabidiol has an anti-psychotic property very similar to commonly used anti-psychosis drugs on the market today. It can therefore reduce psychotic episodes in those who have conditions that causes psychosis.
It's been shown to prevent psychosis in even some of the toughest cases as with those who have schizophrenia, an often disabling mental disorder.
Fighting Autism Symptoms
1 in 68 children in the US suffers from Autism, a disorder than can lead to life-long challenges. The symptoms can range from mild/moderate (eg, not understanding social cues) to severe (eg, inability to talk or relate to others).
CBD has shown great promise in helping those with autism. There have been anecdotal (personal testimony-based) cases in which even the most severe autism symptoms have been completely reversed. For example, parents report that their children who were once completely isolated by the disease, speak for the first time after treatment.
Some are likening CBD to a "miracle" for these children.
Researchers will be initiating more controlled studies to confirm the testimonials of parents who claim that products like sublingual cannabidiol and cannabidiol spray have significantly reduced or eliminated certain symptoms of autism.
One such study is currently underway in Israel. It involves 120 children with mild to severe symptoms and it scheduled to be completed in 2018.
We'll keep you posted.
Lab studies, anecdotal reports and small studies show that CBD oil can help control seizures in those with epilepsy.
Those suffering from this condition can have anywhere from weekly seizures to dozens of seizures a day. During seizures, they have no control over their bodies, making them very prone to seriously harming themselves.
Those with the condition likely won't be able to drive.They may not be able to attend social functions. They miss out on many of life's experiences and often can't hold down a job due to the unpredictability of their condition.
In one study, CBD oil was found to reduce seizure frequency by 54%.
CBD oil has been shown to reduce the symptoms of many anxiety-related disorders including:
- Social anxiety
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
A recent study demonstrated a significant reduction in the following anxiety-related symptoms
- Cognitive impairment
- Inability to speak or act
- Discomfort during public speaking
- Hyper-anticipation - extreme worrying about something you plan to do like giving a speech
And in case you're wondering, these effects could be attributed directly to the Cannabidiol -- not THC.
Fighting Cancer With a 1-2-3 Punch
And we have very exciting news regarding the big "C".
Several scientific reports corroborate that CBD oil can fight cancer in the following ways. It can inhibit:
- Cell migration - If cancer cells can't migrate, the cancer will have a much more difficult time spreading from organ to organ, as is the case with aggressive cancers.
- Adhesion - If cancer cells can't adhere to an organ, they can't absorb nutrients that should go to healthy cells. They'll have no spring board off which to begin multiplying.
- Invasion - If cancer cells can't enter new organs, the cancer will become isolated and easier to treat with conventional medicine.
The Benefits of CBD Oil Don't End Here
Explore the health benefits of CBD oil for yourself.
If you or someone you love is suffering from one of these conditions, it may be time to talk to your doctor and give Cannabidiol a try.
Check out our selection of CBD products and start experiencing CBD for yourself today.