Since its introduction, not once did CBD products drop down from the trending products’ list, and its presently famous therapeutic effects and promising research going on in the background to explore its optimum potential maintains its market value. Out of the plethora of CBD product options, CBD oil is the most popular one because of its easy availability and high potency levels. Some of the benefits of CBD oil are discussed here.
The endocannabinoid system of the body is responsible for maintenance and regulation of sleep, mood, pain sensation etc and its receptors are present in different parts of the body. Endocannabinoids are the neurotransmitters released by the endocannabinoid system and they bind to the cannabinoid receptors present in different parts of the body.
The interaction between endocannabinoids and receptors of the endocannabinoid system is crucial in deciding pain sensation as well pain relief. Due to various health conditions, the percentage of endocannabinoids released in the body may go down and this deficit can be addressed by supplying cannabinoids by consuming CBD oil.
Studies have suggested that CBD has the effect to influence the activity of the endocannabinoid system helping to produce pain relief effects.
Relieves Anxiety Symptoms And Depression
The mental health disorders, anxiety and depression are detrimental to physical and mental health of the patients and affect their social life too. According to WHO, depression is ranked as the number 1 mental disorder that affects the highest portion of world population and anxiety ranks sixth.
The conditions are usually treated with pharmaceutical drugs that can sometimes cause multiple side effects like insomnia, headaches, drowsiness, agitation etc. Some of the medications are even addictive and might lead to substance abuse.
CBD is a safer medication that can successfully improve the symptoms of the conditions without causing many side effects.
The neurotransmitter, serotonin is responsible for regulating the mood and social behavior and CBD has the potential to act on the serotonin receptors in the brain. The interaction with the receptors helps in improving the mood and general well-being of the users.
Several factors can cause acne and the most common reason is the over production of sebum in the skin. Sebum is a waxy substance that protects and nourishes the skin but overactive sebaceous glands might lead to over production of sebum, which then combines with the dead cells and dirt on the skin to form acne.
Regulating the activity of sebaceous glands can help cure acne and studies have suggested that the anti-inflammatory properties of CBD can effectively reduce the production of sebum.
Heart Health Benefits
High blood pressure puts you at the risk of strokes and heart attacks and maintaining the blood pressure levels at normal is important in keeping our heart healthy. Stress inducing situations might elevate the blood pressure levels in people, and the stress-relieving properties of CBD helps in regulating the blood pressure.
Cell death and inflammation are conditions associated with heart disease and the antioxidant properties of CBD can prevent oxidative stress and resultant cell damage.
CBD can influence the endocannabinoid system as well as other brain signaling systems and the effect could benefit people with neurological disorders. Several studies have been conducted to discover the potential of CBD in treating neurological disorders like multiple sclerosis and epilepsy.
Seizure is the most common symptom of epilepsy and CBD can effectively bring down the seizure frequency and reduce its severity. FDA has approved a CBD drug Epidolex ,which is used to treat epilepsy.
Parkinson’s disease a nervous system disorder and studies have suggested that CBD usage can help in improving the sleep quality of people with Parkinson’s disease.
Reduces Cancer Symptoms
Cancer has several associated symptoms like nausea, pain and vomiting. Treatment too is not a smooth process because chemotherapy causes various side effects like loss of appetite and nausea that has a negative impact on the overall health of the person.
The pain relief effects of CBD help the patients deal with cancer pain and help in dealing with the nausea associated with chemotherapy. As the nausea symptoms weaken, the appetite of the patient improves and their overall health gets better.
Treatment Of Substance Abuse
CBD is not an addictive medication but it can help in treating substance abuse disorders by helping handle the withdrawal symptoms better. Abuse of drugs like heroin and cocaine is a major public health concern and CBD can help in reducing the pleasing sensation that these drugs can produce by influencing the reward centers of the brain, and thereby reduce the dependence on them.
Most often, the contents of CBD oil are CBD extract and essential solvent oil and the specific combination that avoids flavoring agents coupled with the sublingual mode of intake is the reason for the high potency of CBD oil.