9 Amazing Health Benefits of CBD Oil

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CBD Oil, also called, Cannabidiol oil is one of the 100 cannabinoids found in the marijuana plant (Cannabis sativa). CBD oil has been used as a remedy for many conditions including heart diseases, acne and chronic pain. It is made by extracting Cannabidiol from the marijuana plant and then adding carrier oil, like hemp seed or coconut oil. There are two types of CBD oils products: Hemp-based CBD and the Marijuana-based CBD. Both of these products are derived from the cannabis plant, they had different effects.

The marijuana based CBD oil contains Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), a psychoactive compound that stimulates the release of dopamine and actives cannabinoid receptors. THC alters the brain and induces a “high feeling” or sense of euphoria. The Hemp-based CBD oil is a non-psychoactive compound which does not induce a high feeling. It is used to treat a wide range of health problems including depression, anxiety, stress and sleeplessness. In this article, we will discuss 9 amazing benefits of the hemp-based CBD oil.

1.CBD Oil Helps to Reduce Chronic Inflammation

Chronic inflammation is a common problem that causes many non-infectious ailments, including autoimmune disease, Alzheimer’s, cancer, heart disease and many more. Diet and lifestyle play a crucial part in chronic inflammation, but most people nowadays are eating healthy nutritious meals and improving their lifestyle and exercise.

Research shows that CBD can be quite effective in reducing inflammatory and pain associated ailments. It acts on the immune cells to trigger a host of anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory reactions.

2.Fight Cancer-Related Symptoms

CBD oil can help to fight cancer-related symptoms as well as reduce the side effects related to cancer treatment, like pain, vomiting and nausea. CBD oil also contains compounds that have an anti-tumor effect. These help to speed up the death of tumor cells in both leukemia and cancer.

Further research has shown that CBD oil can help to stop the spread of cancerous cells in the cervix as well as induce the death of these cells. Although there are drugs that can are used to fight cancer-related symptoms, they are sometimes ineffective, making patients seek alternative treatments.

In addition, it is imperative to note that most of CBD oil and cancer studies are preclinical, which means that they have not yet been conducted on human beings. Thus, more detailed research and clinical tests are needed to come up with conclusive proof that CBD oil can cure cancer.

3.Reduce the Risk of Developing Diabetes

CBD oil is considered one of the best natural remedies for diabetes. According to a paper published in the American Journal of Medicine in 2013, regular use of CBD oil helps to lower the insulin resistance level by up to 17% and the fasting insulin resistance level by up to 16%.

CBD oil contains a compound, known as cannabinoid, which interacts with the cannabinoid receptors in the pancreas and other parts of the body. This helps to reduce inflammation and regulate the blood sugar levels, a reaction that is useful for the treatment of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.

4.Promote a Healthy Heart

CBD oil helps to promote a healthy heart by alleviating oxidative stress, relaxing blood vessels and reducing inflammation. It reduces damage to the heart and brain by preventing irregular heart rhythms and the clogging of blood vessels. This consequently prevents heart attacks and stroke.

Studies also show that CBD oil can help lower blood pressure and heart rate in response to anxiety or stressful situations. In addition, CBD oil reduces the clumping of platelets which can lead to the clogging of blood vessels. In white blood cells, it reduces inflammatory processes.

5.Improve Skin Health

CBD Oil is so beneficial for skin health, thanks to its numerous vitamins and moisturizing qualities. It can be used on nearly any skin type and can help to regulate skin’s oil production, hydrate it as well as balance out oily skin.

CBD oil can also moisturize your skin without clogging your pores. It contains, gamma-linoleic acid (GLA), an omega-6 fatty acid that stimulates skin growth and encourages the generation of new cells. This helps to reduce skin inflammation and irritation leading to prevention of acne, eczema and some conditions like psoriasis.

6.Prevents Signs of Aging

Aside from soothing and moisturizing the skin, CBD oil has excellent anti aging properties. It helps to reduce wrinkles and fine lines as well as prevent signs of aging. CBD oil contains oleic acids and linoleic acid that improve skin health and anti-aging.

7.Reduce Anxiety and Depression

Studies show that CBD oil can help to lower levels of anxiety and depression for people suffering from conditions, such as obsessive-compulsive disorder, social anxiety disorder and PSTD. CBD oil does this by activating the brain receptors for serotonin, the neurotransmitter that regulates mood, sleep and appetite.

CBD oil can also help to lower the stress and discomfort associated with public speaking. Doctors believe that CBD has some sort of calming effect on the brain, though the exact mechanism by which it exerts these effects is not clearly understood.

8.Relieves Chronic Pain

Studies indicate that CBD oil can be used to relieve many types of chronic pain, including fibromyalgia, arthritis, neuropathic, HIV and multiple sclerosis pain. In fact, CBD has been approved in countries like Canada for use in relieving multiple sclerosis and cancer pain. The best thing is that CBD oil does not cause dependence or tolerance and thus it is an ideal option for those trying to stay away from opioids.

9.CBD Oil Has Neuro-protective Properties

Studies show that CBD oil can act on the endocannabinoid system and other brain signaling systems to provide relief to those suffering from neurological disorders. In fact, one study showed that CBD oil can be used to treat neurological disorders, like multiple sclerosis and epilepsy. Research also shows that CBD oil can help patients of schizophrenia and other mental disorders by alleviating psychotic symptoms.

There are many other health benefits of CBD oil, other than those discussed above. CBD oil is believed to have potential benefits for the treatment and management of many ailments due to its anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, analgesic, anti-psychotic and muscle relaxing effects. CBD oil is also able to interact with nearly all cannabinoid receptors present in the body’s endocannabinoid system.

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Steven Aitchison

Steven Aitchison is the author of The Belief Principle and an online trainer teaching personal development and online business.  He is also the creator of this blog which has been running since August 2006.