CBD or cannabidiol is one of the 100+compounds found in hemp and cannabis plants. These hemp plants are widely grown in countries like China, Canada,Egypt, Australia, Finland, Spain, India, Hungary, Sweden, Netherlands, and many others.
The Hemp plants are grown to have low THC-Tetrahydrocannabinol levels, which is a psychoactive cannabinoid that is responsible for creating the “high”- a sensation that is generally associated with cannabis. Cannabinoids are thechemical compounds that trigger the cannabinoid CB1 and CB2 receptors which are present in the endocannabinoid systemof the human body and brain.
The CBD extracts derived from hemp plants are not psychoactive unlike Marijuana and have a variety of therapeutic benefits. CBD has now gained popularity all around the globe with a market of billions of dollars.
When consumers are asked “how does CBD oil make you feel?” they reply with a smile as CBD is an appealing option to them to get relief from ailments including arthritis, diabetes, PTSD, epilepsy, inflammation, seizures, and others. CBD can be consumed in many forms: oil, capsules, cream, smoke, or even liquid solution.
Here are some of the health benefits of CBD–
- Cures Arthritis
Arthritis is a joint ailment with symptoms like pain, inflammation, and motion stiffness associated with it.
Scientific research has proven that Cannabidiol has the ability to act as a pain reliever by reducing the inflammation, hence treating Arthritis effectively.
- Regulates sleep cycles
CBD is capable to regulate sleep cycles since it is an effective 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.
- Treat brain ailments like Schizophrenia
Studies have shown that CBD can effectively help people suffering from brain ailments like Schizophrenia by reducing the psychotic effects and cognitive associated with them.
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.
- Treats 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-relieving agent
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.
- Treats anxiety
CBD has been scientifically proven to reduce social anxiety and the symptoms associated with it.
This article listed a few of the several health benefits of CBD-Cannabidiol. Hope that it helps you.
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