The discovery of Cannabidiol (CBD), a subset of the Cannabinoids found in Cannabis Sativa Plants has been nothing short of revolutionary. How else can the serial legalization of ‘marijuana’ substances in states across the United States be explained? And deservedly so, since CBD brings so many therapeutic benefits to the table, even after excluding the efficient job it does in readjusting sleep cycles for better rest, that the mind-altering effects of the less recommended cannabis products like the infamous marijuana have been ignored.
Which begs the question, what exactly are those benefits that CBD contributes that warrant a change in the cultural perception of the Cannabis Sativa plants? Below are some of those benefits:
Chronic Pain Relief
There’s a big difference between the common aches and chronic pain, as can be attested by people suffering from intense afflictions like cancer, multiple sclerosis or even fibromyalgia. Fortunately, whether the pain is common or as agonizing as chronic pain, CBD products like CBD oils or CBD gummies have been discovered to provide remarkable relief to the victims of pain.
Thus, the nervous system that bears the wear and tear of transmitting such pain can be prevented from degenerating over time. Similarly, chronic inflammations which leads to diseases as severe as Alzheimer’s disease, autoimmune diseases, type 1 diabetes and several heart diseases can be soothed effectively by applying CBD oils.
Tranquilizes Epileptic attacks
CBD oils have also found use in neurological ailments like epilepsy. This especially important since most of these neurological syndromes, like Dravet as well as Lennox-Gastaut Syndromes, are usually resistant to the effect of drugs, which makes treatment a complicated process, at least until CBD oils.
Extensive research has shown that purer forms of CBD oils contain significant amount of anti-seizure characteristics that work perfectly on children at and above the age of 2 years, and has long since been accepted by the FDA in the US as the standard treatment for most neurological diseases.
Helps in The Battle Against Mental Illnesses and Addiction
In what is an ironic twist, unlike how marijuana disengages mental focus and infects the mind of users with psychosis, CBD oils does the exact opposite by suppressing psychosis and removing symptoms of mental illnesses like hallucinations. This effect of CBD as against marijuana is extensive enough for CBD to serve as a curing tool for those fighting against addictions.
During the rehabilitation of former abusers of marijuana, CBD offers a resistance to the chemical effect of the THC in marijuana which usually leads to withdrawal symptoms. Now, CBD products offer former addicts a fighting chance and some space to breathe when fighting their figurative demons.
While there is still much research left to be done, patients of extreme mental illnesses like schizophrenia have cause for optimism since recent studies, most notably the publication by Current Pharmaceutical Design have highlighted how CBD is the safer and effective option against schizophrenia and other related illnesses. In fact, many institutions have started to favor the use of CBD oils for dealing with psychiatric ailments and neurotic accidents instead of the more traditional alternatives.
Is Immense in the Care of The Skin
Skin conditions are usually due to unnatural behavior of skin cells, which could be because of the invasion of bacteria. Eczema, for example, occurs because of erratic death of skin cells. Fortunately, CBD provides a regulatory effect on skin cells that also shores up the defense of the cells against infection.
It also accomplishes this feat by controlling the flow and production of oil in the skin, while it is rich in Vitamin E that contributes in skin nutrition and protection. Also, CBD naturally reduces the rate of production of acne-inducing chemical, sebum. In the future, it is believed that CBD will hold the quickest solution to acnes.
Aids in Recovery from Some Severe Diseases
By relieving oxidative stress and reducing inflammations, CBD could be nature’s solution to a lot of hopeless situations. Much has been made of CBD’s potential to slow down the growth of cancerous cells in animals – a sign of better things to come – CBD is already making waves by helping to mitigate the loss of memory for people suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. For now, if the disease is within its early stages, there could be a measure of hope for the regression of the disease with CBD oils.
Similarly, CBD oils are effective measures against the immune system/pancreatic cells incongruences that leads to type-1 diabetes. The anti-inflammatory qualities of CBD oils work actively to quench the inflammations in the pancreas to improve the survival chances of the patients of type-1 diabetes.
All in all, it might interest you to know that while Cannabidiol already has so much use in modern science for humans, even your pets stand to benefit from the use of CBD. It could be to reduce excessive barking, to alleviate pain, to reduce anxiety before separation or taking it to the vet. Regardless, it is definitely something to have close by.