Ever since the 2018 Farm Bill was signed into law, scientists and medical experts are now able to more openly study and research the benefits of this little green leaf. What they have found is that CBD has shown great promise and tremendous health benefits to the human body.
From simple back pain ( 80% of adults suffer back pain globally) to more serious medical conditions such as epilepsy (nearly 3.4 million people in the U.S. suffer from epilepsy), depression (more than 300 million suffer from depression worldwide) and cancer (300 per 100,000 people suffer from cancer worldwide), the result of the different research that has been done towards CBD as a possible cure for these said conditions are all positive with just minimal side effects.
Here are 5 Essential Benefits of CBD that Might Surprise You.
1. CBD is a Natural Pain Reliever
Different studies have shown that CBD helps reduce inflammation, which is one major cause of back pain. And another study has also shown that CBD can help treat symptoms of arthritis. CBD also works to block neurotransmitting pain chemicals to the body. And in people who are suffering from multiple sclerosis, an oral spray called Sativex that is approved by the FDA can help treat symptoms of MS such as neuropathic pain, spasticity and overactive bladder.
2. CBD is an Appetite Stimulant
People who are suffering from eating disorders like bulimia or anorexia, and even cancer, has the tendency to lack the appetite to eat. And this is a very serious problem for them.
For the many cancer patients who have already tried CBD, they find that medical marijuana like CBD oil is the only thing that helps them regain their eating appetite that lets them get a meal down.
3. CBD Helps Reduce Stress and Anxiety
Around the world, more than 300 million people are depressed. Now, add those who are stressed and anxious. Well, that’s too many too many to count.
There have been many different studies that have been done regarding CBD as a possible treatment for anxiety disorders. And the results of these studies have all been promising to say the least.
Since CBD is considered as a depressant (it slows the body down), then, it can also help reduce anxiety.
4. CBD Helps Treat Depression
There is still no concrete and fool proof scientific and medical evidence that CBD can heal depression. However, it has shown great promise in treating the said condition.
Studies show that CBD helps improve the symptoms of depression by enhancing the activity of receptors to which serotonin (the chemical that has a wide variety of functions in the human body or sometime called the happy chemical) binds. The effects of CBD on the endocannabinoid system and its ability to release and optimize serotonin can also have a calming and relaxing effect typically associated with cannabidiol.
5. CBD Could Help Treat Acne
Acne is a very common skin ailment – affecting 8 out of 10 people between the ages of 18 and 30 or older.
Based on recent studies, CBD oil through its anti-inflammatory properties can help prevent acne. The National Center for Biotechnology Information also conducted a study that found evidence that CBD has properties that regulate sebum production. Therefore, using CBD oil for acne can effectively reduce or reduce breakouts.
If you think you are suffering from any of the 5 medical conditions discussed above, then there is no loss in giving CBD a try.
CBD is also now available in different forms. Edibles, vapes, oils, lotions, and bath soaks are just few of them.
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