CBD: Everything that you need to know

Published On November 14, 2018 | By Gerardo Sanders | Medicine

Renowned for its several health benefits, Cannabidiol (CBD) is a Cannabis compound that is non-psychoactive in nature. It is one of the 113 cannabinoids found in hemp plants which are widely grown in countries like China, Egypt, Finland, Canada, Australia, Spain, Sweden, India, Hungary, Netherlands, and many others.

The CBD extracts derived from hemp plants are not psychoactive unlike Marijuana and it has now gained popularity all around the globe with a market of billions of dollars.

Consumers can use Vape oil in several forms: isolates, wax, and oils. A common question among these consumers is “What is CBD Vape oil?”

CBD oil is produced by extracting CBD from the Cannabis plant and then adding carrier oil like Almond oil, Olive oil, or Castor oil to it.

Here are some of the benefits of CBD

·        Treats Arthritis

Arthritis is a joint ailment with symptoms like inflammation, pain, and motion stiffness associated with it.

Scientific research has proven that Cannabidiol has the ability to act as a pain reliever, reduce inflammation and hence treat Arthritis effectively.

·        Regulates sleep cycles

CBD has the ability to regulate sleep cycles as it acts as an anti-anxiety agent. It improves the quality of sleep and also reduces REM behavior disorder which is a sleep disorder in which people act out their dreams physically.

·        Cures brain ailments like Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a mental disorder which drastically effects how a person thinks and behaves. People suffering from this have a hard time in making decisions, think clearly as they suffer from hallucinations and delusions.

Studies have shown that CBD can help people suffering from brain ailments like Schizophrenia by reducing the cognitive impairment and psychotic effects associated with them.

·        Cures Diabetes

Diabetes is a serious ailment where blood sugar levels are elevated due to our body’s inability to produce a hormone called as insulin. If left unchecked, Diabetes can damage the vital organs in our body- kidneys, eyes, and heart.

CBD has the ability to regulate blood sugar levels and hence reduce the chances of Diabetes to a great extent.

·        Treats Acne

Acne is one of the most common ailments among teenagers. It is caused when hair follicles get clogged with the dead skin cells and give birth to whiteheads, blackheads, and pus-filled pimples.

Due to its anti-inflammatory properties, CBD can effectively cure acne by reduce the visible inflammation. It also inhibits excess oil production and irregular cell growth, keeping our skin healthy and radiant.

·        Cures substance addiction

CBD has been proven to treat substance use disorder which includes addiction to cocaine, nicotine, amphetamines, and other substances. It also cures alcoholic addiction.

CBD reduces the cravings and anxiety related to substance abuse. It also treats the symptoms associated with substance withdrawal such as sleep issues, lethargy, muscle pain, nausea, mood swings, and many others.

·        Treats depression

Depression is one of the most common mental disorders all around the globe. A person suffering from depression feels sad always and displays no interest in any activity.

CBD has been scientifically proven to act as an effective anti-depressant agent. It also regulates mood.

·        Fights PTSD

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder-PTSD is a mental condition developed in people who experience a shocking or a terrifying event. PTSD has symptoms such as anxiety, nausea, increased heart rate, flashbacks, nightmares, sweating, feeling isolated, and many others.

CBD has been proven to reduce PTSD and the symptoms associated with it effectively.

·        Acts as a pain reliever

CBD is well known for its pain reliving properties and hence widely used by patients all around the world. It reduces the inflammation and also the chronic pain without any side effects.

It also is used to treat multiple sclerosis- a chronic ailment which attacks our central nervous system and the protective covering of nerve cells.

Thanks to its numerous health benefits, CBD has gained popularity worldwide. Hope that this article introduced you to the world of CBD.

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