CBD oil is a popular product among the wide selection of CBD options that have been hitting the markets since 2018. CBD legalization in the US was in the year 2018, when the US Farm Bill recognized hemp derived CBD as an agricultural product and removed it from the list of Controlled Substances.
CBD oil is made by infusing CBD extract with carrier oils like hempseed oil, coconut oil, MCT oil etc, and it can be taken sublingually or added to edibles. In this session, we discuss the benefits of CBD oil.
Many prefer CBD as an alternative to pain killer medications that may have associated side effects. All the CBD effects are based on the specific target location of CBD in the body-the endocannabinoid system. Some major body functions like pain perception, sleep, mood, appetite etc are regulated by the endocannabinoid system.
CB1 and CB2 are the major endocannabinoid receptors present at different parts of the body. By influencing these cannabinoid receptors indirectly, CBD offers relief from various disease symptoms like pain.
Reduces Anxiety And Depression
Most of the common drugs used to treat the mental disorders anxiety and depression have side effects like agitation, insomnia, drowsiness etc. Some medications like benzodiazepines might even lead to substance abuse. CBD is a promising treatment for depression and anxiety.
In a Brazilian study, the subjects were given either placebo or oral CBD before they attended a public speaking test. The study found out that 300 mg dosage of CBD could significantly reduce anxiety in the people while they took the test indicating the influence of CBD in reducing anxiety.
Multiple studies have shed light to the application of CBD in treating anxiety and depression.
Can Reduce The Side Effects Of Cancer Treatment
The studies on the effectiveness of CBD in cancer treatment are progressing but as of now, CBD cannot be promoted as a cancer curing medication. But it is an effective medication to treat the side effects of cancer treatment, with the application already popular.
Cancer treatments like chemotherapy causes several side effects like nausea, vomiting etc that will reduce the appetite of the patient and affect their general health. CBD can effectively handle nausea and vomiting symptoms contributing to improving the patient’s appetite and immunity.
Cannabis plant has been used since ancient times in the treatment of various health disorders, and the CBD products derived from hemp that belongs to cannabis family too aim to achieve the level of medical cure that cannabis plants have been offering since ages.