Exploring the Research-Backed Benefits of using CBD Oil

Updated on: Aug 11, 2021

Exploring the Research-Backed Benefits of using CBD Oil

CBD, or Cannabidiol, is an active ingredient in the Cannabis plant. However, it is different from marijuana primarily because it doesn't contain the prime psychoactive compound, THC, responsible for intoxication. The benefits of CBD go far away from altering brain functionality.

We have seen CBD gain traction to enhance the overall well-being of the person by treating many conditions – be it physical or mental ailment, stress, or insomnia. We have listed the significant benefits of including CBD in your regime.

1.      CBD for Natural Pain Relief

CBD primarily acts as a relaxant that induces calmness and relaxation to the body. Our system holds endocannabinoid system (ECS), which is responsible for vital functions, including sleep, appetite, immune response, and pain. The components of the oil stimulate the receptors to enable the body to produce its own ECS and work exceptionally well with inflammatory and neuropathic pain.

A 2020 review article from researchers has discussed the addition of CBD to chemotherapy drugs to improve the immune response to the treatment. Ongoing research also experiments how CBD might help reduce the growth of cancer cells, reduce the side effect of chemo and bring down the anxiety level of patients.

2.      CBD to Control Anxiety and Depression

Anxiety and depression are two prevalent mental disorders that are witnessing a surge among individuals. Consistent medical attention can help them treat this condition. But there's a catch – the medications often have mild to severe side effects.

A 2019 study shows that the oral consumption of CBD Oil has reduced the level of social anxiety in Japanese teenagers. It also has a positive impact on patients with insomnia and anxiety-related disorders, including PTSD, OCD, and Panic Disorder. People are rather eager to try this win-win natural remedy to see the effect it holds on their condition.

3.      CBD for Treating Skin Conditions

Cannabidiol holds antioxidant properties, a powerhouse ingredient seen across cosmetic products. It is well-known that sebum is the natural oil produced for healthy skin. Skin conditions are caused due to a variety of factors, including genetics, bacteria, inflammation, overproduction of sebum.

A 2014 study reveals that the use of CBD in your skincare regime helps control the production of sebum. A recent examination also explains that the application of CBD on the skin reduces inflammation by regulating the formation of the compound responsible for it.

The combined outcome of controlling the secretion of the sebum and providing antioxidants results in happy healthy-looking skin. The significant benefits of CBD oil have driven it to be an active ingredient in cosmetic products.

4.      CBD for Regulating Physical Ailments

The benefits of CBD Oil have seeped their way into many severe ailments in the human body – be it Alzheimer's or Epilepsy. It is imperative to use CBD as a medication after a detailed consultation with your doctor. Let's take a quick look into how the oil helps fight chronic diseases.

Epilepsy – After years of intense research, FDA has approved CBD as a reliable medication for treating epilepsy. Studies show that consistent use of CBD has reduced the frequency of seizures in patients.

Alzheimer’s – Research helps us understand that patients under the medication of CBD Oil may be able to retain the ability to recognize familiar faces, which is generally lost as the disease progresses to advanced stages. It is also observed that the onset of the disease slows down with Cannabinoid. 

Type 1 Diabetes – Type 1 Diabetes is caused when the immune system attacks the pancreas, leading to inflammation in the organ. Early research shows evidence that CBD soothes inflammation and delays the progress of the disease.

Lowering Blood Pressure - Studies have linked CBD with several benefits to improve the heart and the circulatory system, including the ability to lower blood pressure. The calming and relaxing property of the CBD Oil combined with the antioxidant properties that helps with anxiety and depression triggers the same effect when it comes to dealing with Blood Pressure.

 

Medical Science and Research signify that CBD Oil is a miracle oil that helps different degrees of ailment, from acne to cancer. Although we are still progressing to understand the comprehensive benefits and application of the Cannabinoid, it is safe to say that it would play an active role in soothing and relieving us.

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