Benefits

What are the benefits of CBD you may be asking yourself. Well, lets start from the beginning – CBD, short for cannabidiol, is one of many compounds found in both hemp and cannabis plant.

 

Cannabidiol (CBD) oil is a product derived from cannabis. It is a type of cannabinoid, which are natural chemicals found in hemp and cannabis plants.

 

Although it comes from hemp plants, CBD does not make you “high” or intoxicate you, this is caused by another cannabinoid, known as THC. With CDB, most, if not all of the THC is removed, ours is THC Free!

 

There is some controversy surrounding cannabis products like CBD oil due to the recreational use of marijuana. But there is a growing awareness of the potential health benefits of CBD oil.

 

Today, it is not known exactly when it was first used but it is an ingredient that has been used for millennia for its therapeutic qualities. People are waking up to the potential health benefits of CBD and thus it’s increasing popularity.

CBD Benefits

There is much information on the therapeutic value of CBD, among many other benefits,
the following qualities have been observed in clinical trials:

  • Antiseptic
  • Asthma
  • Diabetes
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Pain
  • Menstruation
  • Epilepsy
  • Anti convulsant
  • Neuroprotective and Antioxidant
  • Antipsychotic
  • Muscle relaxant
  • Stimulates the appetite
  • Anti tumor
  • Cancer

Below we highlight some of the most studied benefits and the research that has
been done on them, and then we give you the references of the studies.

PAIN RELIEF

The effects of CBD can also help receptors in the brain to ease pain. Studies indicate that CBD may offer benefits with arthritis pain, chronic pain, muscle pain, multiple sclerosis, and other injuries.

IMPROVING MOOD

By sleeping better, and having less pain and stress, CBD improves mood. Not only that, but it also regulates the endocrine system when we have altered hormones. This is why many people use CBD when they are menstruating, to relieve pain, and to help them calm down and feel better.

CBD Benefits
CBD Benefits

EPILEPSY

Studies suggest that CBD has properties to reduce the severity and frequency of epileptic seizures, especially in children resistant to drugs created for this purpose.

 

INCREASED CONCENTRATION

Studies have shown an increase in concentration when taking CBD. Since CBD influences sleep patterns and the body’s stress response, both factors are essential in establishing focus.

Obviously CBD does not eliminate distractions such as the telephone or a very noisy place, but it can help us to be more focused.

RELIEF FROM ANXIETY AND INSOMNIA

There are studies that suggest that CBD can help control anxiety.

 

When stress is high, the endocannabinoid system can become destabilized. Researchers believe that CBD can stabilize the system, changing the way the brain’s receptors respond to serotonin, which is a chemical related to mental health. Receptors are small proteins attached to cells that receive chemical messages and help those cells respond to different stimuli.

 

The aforementioned studies believe that CBD can help relieve anxiety by reducing stress and decreasing the physiological effects of anxiety (increased heart rate, improvement of PTSD, and inducing sleep in cases of insomnia.)

CBD Benefits

NEUROPROTECTIVE EFFECTS

These properties have been studied within patients with diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, etc.

 

The study carried out by Philpott, O’Brien, and McDougall in 2017, reports the following:

“CBD treatment may be a beneficial therapeutic for the population of patients who experience neuropathic arthritis and are refractory to currently used first- and second-line analgesics. Several cannabis compounds, including CBD, have been shown to be neuroprotective in other musculoskeletal disorders.

 

In a preclinical model of multiple sclerosis, CBD was shown to improve clinical recovery and rotarod scores in animals, correlating with and indicative of a neuroprotective effect. In addition, CBD and ∆9-tetrahydrocannabinol have both been implicated in slowing the progression and promoting the survival of neurons in a preclinical model of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. These studies, in addition to the results presented here, highlight the potential utility of CBD as an analgesic and neuroprotective agent… “

CBD Benefits
CBD Benefits

MENSTRUAL PAIN AND ENDOMETRIOSIS

CBD, apart from being able to relieve muscle pain in the body, since it makes the muscles more relaxed, could produce relief from menstrual pain, which many women suffer. By having the muscles more relaxed, CBD helps relieve menstrual pain. In addition, there are studies that indicate that CBD helps the endocannabinoid system to relieve pain caused by endometriosis.

ANTITUMORAL EFFECT

There are studies in the field of anti-tumor effects in breast cancer cell cultures that reveal cell viability, increase in cancer cell-specific apoptosis (programmed cell death), reduction of tumor growth, and inhibition of metastasis. Quite possibly due to the anti-oxidative and anti-inflammatory properties of CBD.

ANTINFLAMMATORY

There is a lot of documentation on the anti-inflammatory properties of CBD. Inflammation affects any part of the body, whether external or internal. CBD can help fight inflammation in different parts of the body. CBD Oil and balm is used by elite athletes after training to help with muscle pain and inflammation, and women who wear heels all day use it as a foot massage to reduce inflammation.

ATTENTION

 

The information listed, referenced, or linked in this post and all blog content is for general educational purposes only and does not provide professional legal or medical advice.

References

ANXIETY
  • Campos, A.C., de Paula Soares, V., Carvalho, M.C., Ferreira, F.R., Vicente, M.A., Brandão, M.L., Zuardi, A.W., Zangrossi, H. and Guimarães, F.S. (2012). Involvement of serotonin-mediated neurotrans mission in the dorsal periaqueductal gray matter on cannabidiol chronic effects in panic-like responses in rats. Psycho pharmacology, 226(1), pp.13–24.
  • Hahn, B. (2017). The Potential of Cannabidiol Treatment for Cannabis Users With Recent-Onset Psychosis. Schizophrenia Bulletin, [online] 44(1), pp.46–53. Available at: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5768049/.
  • Campos, A.C., Ortega, Z., Palazuelos, J., Fogaça, M.V., Aguiar, D.C., Díaz-Alonso, J., Ortega-Gutiérrez, S., Vázquez-Villa, H., Moreira, F.A., Guzmán, M., Galve-Roperh, I. and Guimarães, F.S. (2013). Theanxiolytic effect of cannabidiolon chronically stress edmice depend sonhippocampal neurogenesis: involvement of the endocannabinoid system. International Journal of Neuropsycho pharmacology, [online] 16(6), pp.1407–1419. Available at: https://academic.oup.com/ijnp/article/16/6/1407/754216
ANTI-INFLAMMATORY
ANTI-TUMOR
  • Ligresti, A., Moriello, A.S., Starowicz, K., Matias, I., Pisanti, S., De Petrocellis, L., Laezza, C., Portella, G., Bifulco, M. and Di Marzo, V. (2006). AntitumorActivity of PlantCannabinoidswithEmphasisontheEffect of Cannabidiol on Human Breast Carcinoma. Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, [online] 318(3), pp.1375–1387. Available at: http://jpet.aspetjournals.org/content/318/3/1375
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AUTISM
DORMER INSOMNIA
  • Chagas, M.H.N., Eckeli, A.L., Zuardi, A.W., Pena-Pereira, M.A., Sobreira-Neto, M.A., Sobreira, E.T., Camilo, M.R., Bergamaschi, M.M., Schenck, C.H., Hallak, J.E.C., Tumas, V. and Crippa, J.A.S. (2014). Cannabidiol can improve complex sleep-related behaviour associated with rapid eye movement sleep behaviour disorder in Parkinson’sdiseasepatients: a case series. Journal of clinical pharmacy and therapeutics, [online] 39(5), pp.564–6. Available at: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24845114
  • Linares, I.M.P., Guimaraes, F.S., Eckeli, A., Crippa, A.C.S., Zuardi, A.W., Souza, J.D.S., Hallak, J.E., and Crippa, J.A.S. (2018). No acute effects of CannabidiolontheSleep-Wake Cycle of HealthySubjects: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Crossover Study. Frontiers in Pharmacology, [online] 9. Available at: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5895650/
EPILEPSY
CANCER
  • Cinquina, Valentina; Massim, Paola; Parolaro, Daniela; Solinas, Marta: Cannabidiol as Potential Anticancer Drug, Departamento de Farmacología, Quimioterapia y Toxicología, Universidad de Milan, 2012
  • Blázquez, C., Carracedo, A., Barrado, L., José Real, P., Luis Fernández‐Luna, J., Velasco, G., Malumbres, M., Guzmán, M., Blázquez, C., Carracedo, A., Barrado, L., José Real, P., Luis Fernández‐Luna, J., Velasco, G., Malumbres, M. and Guzmán, M. (2006). Cannabinoid receptors as novel targets forthetreatment of melanoma. The FASEB Journal, 20(14), pp.2633–2635.

 

CONCENTRATION
  • Campos, A.C., Ortega, Z., Palazuelos, J., Fogaça, M.V., Aguiar, D.C., Díaz-Alonso, J., Ortega-Gutiérrez, S., Vázquez-Villa, H., Moreira, F.A., Guzmán, M., Galve-Roperh, I. and Guimarães, F.S. (2013). The anxiolytic effect of cannabidiol chronically stressesesedmice depend so on hippocampal neurogenesis: involvement of the endocannabinoid system. International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology, [online] 16(6), pp.1407–1419. Available at: https://academic.oup.com/ijnp/article/16/6/1407/754216.
  • Cooper, R.E., Williams, E., Seegobin, S., Tye, C., Kuntsi, J., and Asherson, P. (2017). Cannabinoids in attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder: A randomized controlled trial. European Neuropsychopharmacology, [online] 27(8), pp.795–808. Available at: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0924977X17302377
  • Kowal, M.A., Hazekamp, A., Colzato, L.S., van Steenbergen, H., and Hommel, B. (2013). Modulation of cognitive and emotional processing by cannabidiol: the role of the anterior cingulate cortex. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 7.
  • Solowij, N., Broyd, S.J., Beale, C., Prick, J.-A., Greenwood, L., van Hell, H., Suo, C., Galettis, P., Pai, N., Fu, S., Croft, R.J., Martin, J.H. and Yücel, M. (2018). TherapeuticEffects of ProlongedCannabidiolTreatmentonPsychologicalSymptoms and CognitiveFunction in Regular Cannabis Users: A Pragmatic Open-LabelClinical Trial. Cannabis and CannabinoidResearch, 3(1), pp.21–34.
DEPRESSION
  • Linge, R., Jiménez-Sánchez, L., Campa, L., Pilar-Cuéllar, F., Vidal, R., Pazos, A., Adell, A. and Díaz, Á. (2016). Cannabidiol induces rapid-actingantidepressant-likeeffects and enhances cortical 5-HT/glutamateneurotransmission: role of 5-HT1A receptors. Neuropharmacology, [online] 103, pp.16–26. Available at: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0028390815302136?via%3Dihub
DOLOR
MENSTRUATION
  • Bouaziz, J., Bar On, A., Seidman, D.S., and Soriano, D. (2017). TheClinicalSignificance of Endocannabinoids in Endometriosis Pain Management. Cannabis and CannabinoidResearch, 2(1), pp.72–80.
ENDOCANNABINOID SYSTEM