Holistic Healing With Scientific Backing
Cannabis has been used for thousands of years to treat a variety of ailments, but rigorous scientific testing is only now catching up. CBD oil may help many who suffer from chronic pain, joint pain, menstrual cramps, arthritis, nausea, or addiction.
There is also mounting evidence that CBD helps improve outcomes for those who suffer from PTSD and insomnia. [link source]
Further research is also beginning to show promising results for the following ailments:
CBD may help you manage your anxiety by changing the way your brain’s receptors respond to serotonin, your body’s natural mood stabilizer. Receptors are tiny proteins attached to your cells that receive chemical messages and help your cells respond to different stimuli.
One study found that a CBD helped people with social anxiety disorder give a speech.
Other early studies done with animals have shown that CBD may help relieve anxiety by reducing stress, and decreasing physiological effects of anxiety, such as increased heart rate.
CBD has been in the news before, as a possible treatment for epilepsy. The American Epilepsy Society states that cannabidiol research offers hope for seizure disorders, and that more studies need to be conducted to understand dosing protocols.
In 2016, a study of 214 patients with epilepsy revealed that the study participants had 36.5% fewer seizures per month. In the trial, the patients took oral doses of 2-5mg of CBD per day to their existing anti-epilepsy medications over the course of 12 weeks.
According to the National Cancer Institute (NCI), CBD may help alleviate cancer symptoms and cancer treatment side-effects by moderating inflammation and altering how cells reproduce. New research is also under way to study its ability to reduce and maybe even prevent malignant cell reproduction.
CBD may help fight acne in two ways: By minimizing overall inflammation in the body and reducing the amount of acne-causing sebum produced by irritated sebaceous glands.
Researchers are now looking at brain receptor CB1 to determine how CBD could help with neurodegenerative disorders. The results of these studies could show how CBD can mitigate:
- Alzheimer’s Disease
- Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
- Parkinson’s Disease