CBD is growing every day in popularity and rightfully so. So what are the benefits of CBD Oil?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a compound found in cannabis plants that may have various benefits in treating various ailments and medical conditions. CBD oil comes from hemp and contains less than 0.3% THC. It is non-psychoative so it won't make you high or alter your brain functionality at all. The cannabinoid that does make you high is THC, which is found in cannabis.
In our body, we have what is called an endocannabinoid system which works with the natural cannabinoid receptors in our brain and immune system to reduce inflammation, pain, anxiety.
The World Health Organization published a report in 2017 stating potential benefits of CBD oil.
Below are the top 5 benefits of CBD oil products according to the World Health Organization
- Pain and Inflammation Relief
- Anxiety and Depression Relief
- Promotes Better Sleep
- May Prevent Seizures
- Improves Overall Mood
1. Pain and Inflammation Relief
CBD may be able to help you manage your pain and reduce inflammation. Studies have shown that when CBD enters your body, it interacts with our endocanabinoid systems and more precisely our CBD1 receptor. The CB1 receptors, which are present throughout our body but mainly our brain, deal with pain, emotion, mood appetite and memory.
Other studies have shown positive effect of CBD Oil for arthritis and joint pain. If you have an inflammatory disease causing you pain, CBD might be able to help. It could provide a natural way to reduce your pain without taking over the counter medications or prescription pain killers. Not to mention the risk of dependency is lower.
2. Anxiety Relief
Over 300 million people in the world suffer from depression, according to the World Health Organization. Depression is the single largest contributor to disability in the world, while anxiety disorder ranks 6th.
Studies have shown the benefits of using CBD to reduce depression and anxiety. It also helps with social anxiety, PTSD, panic disorder, and obsessive-compulsive-disorder (OCD).
These qualities are linked to CBD’s ability to act on the brain’s receptors for serotonin, a neurotransmitter that regulates mood and social behavior.
3. Promotes Better Sleep
A lot of people think that CBD oil is a sedative but it's not. CBD enhances relaxation, reduces anxiety and stress. This makes it easier for you to fall asleep at night, and have a long and better sleep.
4. May Prevent Seizures
Since CBD acts on our endocannabinoid system and other brain signaling systems, researchers believe that CBD may benefit those with neurological disorders such as seizures.
Epidiolex is the only FDA approved medication containing CBD for seizures. According to the clinical trials, CBD oil may reduce the intensity, frequency and duration of seizures. However, despite these promising signs, the FDA has warned that more research is necessary before any health claims to CBD can be made.
5. Improves Overall Mood
CBD can have a positive effect on your internal hormonal balance and overall mood. Just like CBD regulates stress and anxiety, CBD also regulates your mood. It can also increase your level of serotonin.
CBD has shown a huge promise in helping ease and relive a number of disease. As research on the health benefits of CBD continues to be done, more will be known about the efficacy, and uses on this natural remedy.