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Treating Pain and Inflammation with CBD Oil

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Pain and inflammation are two different things that often overlap. Many kinds of pain are caused by inflammation of muscles or tendons. CBD oil helps with all kinds of pain by being affecting how the brain interprets pain signals. It also helps with pain caused by inflammation by reducing the swelling in the affected area. Because CBD oil also calms anxiety, pain may be reduced because you aren’t as tense as well.

Pain relief with CBD oil happens because it binds to certain pain receptors and blocking the way they send pain signals to the brain. It also has anti-oxidants that reduce inflammation and help calm an over-stimulated immune system.

Research

In 2017, research involving the use of CBD to treat pain in rats showed very good results. The scientists noted that evidence showed the rats, who had pain from surgical incisions, showed different brain response to pain when treated with CBD. It supports the belief that both the body’s sense of pain and how it is interpreted are both improved by CBD. The results of that study can be found  here.

In 2012, a study published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine also supported the use of CBD for treating pain in animal trials. It  outlined the way cannabinoids affect glycine receptors in the brain and spine, which help regulate pain and decreased inflammation. It also notes that over time, the rats did not need increased amount of CBD to get pain relief. This is important, since many drugs stop being effective over time as people’s bodies adjust to them.

While there is not a lot of research into the use of CBD in humans yet, in 2017 the National Institutes of Health awarded researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Health System grant to do a five year study on whether CBD or medical marijuana might decrease the use of narcotics in patients with chronic pain. This is the first step toward proving in a clinical setting that CBD is a valid alternative to drugs.

Testimonials

In 2017, Forbes magazine published the results of a survey online titled “Survey: Nearly Half of People Who Use Cannabidiol Products Stop Taking Traditional Medicines.” The large-scale survey by Brightfield Group and HelloMD showed that 42% of the people surveyed had stopped using pain killers such as Tylenol and Vicodin after they began using CBD oil. Eighty percent of those surveyed rated CBD as “very or extremely effective.”

One convincing online testimonial comes from a patient named Carol who had chronic pain for years before trying CBD oil. She was able to stop taking pain meds and stop using steroids after using CBD for back pain. Her mobility improved and she says her mental clarity returned, giving her the chance to be a more active grandmother.

WebMD has published a long list of user reviews by people who have used Cannabidiols for pain relief, most of whom praise CBD for getting rid of their pain. Many of them say they stopped taking prescription and over-the-counter pain relievers after using CBD oil. Some of the comments say things like:

I take CBD oil to help with chronic pain caused by Ehlers Danlos Syndrome and it has changed my life!”

I have been using this for pain from arthritis and have had amazing results. “

14 months of chronic muscle pain and nerve pain. Both gone day after six doses…”

Why CBD Oil is Replacing Other Pain Relievers

There are many reasons people use CBD oil to ease pain and inflammation. The most common reason is how well it works and how simple it is to take. You can buy it easily online and take it daily and, because it is not a prescription, people can adjust the dose themselves to find how much works for them. Everyone has a different pain level and being able to tweak the dosage helps people feel in control and lets them increase or decrease as their pain level changes without having to see a doctor and get a new prescription.

The lack of unpleasant side effects with CDB is another reason people use CBD oil for pain from injuries, surgeries and arthritis. Even over-the-counter medications like Tylenol can lead to major problems like liver damage if taken for a long time for chronic pain. Many opioids cause fuzzy thinking, sleepiness and other side effects that interfere with normal living. Not having to increase the dose of CBD over time is another reason why people prefer CBD oil over more traditional treatments. Opioids often need to be increased because people build up a tolerance to them. This isn’t the case with CBD oil. Finally, CBD oil is not addictive. You can take it for as long as you want and stop when you want without going through withdrawal. This is important for people with chronic pain or long recovery times after serious injuries or surgeries.

How to Use CBD Oil for Pain and Inflammation

There are several ways to use CBD for pain and inflammation. The most popular is taking it sublingually, which means placing drops of CBD oil under your tongue so it is quickly absorbed. There are other ways to use CBD shown here:

Sublingual – Place several drops under your tongue and keep it there for a minute to 90 seconds before swallowing. This way the benefits will be quickly absorbed. You should feel pain relief in 20 to 40 minutes. This is a quick and direct route to relief and you can tailor your dosage easily with this method.

Vaping – Inhaling CBD vapors through a vaping pen (like e-cigarettes) will give you pain relief in 10 to 20 minutes, but you need to be careful with the dosage. Vaping is about four times as strong as taking CBD oil used under the tongue.

Topically – Rubbing balms or lotions containing CBD oil into your skin is a good way to treat specific areas of the body. It is very good for targeting stiff, sore muscles or aching, inflamed joints.

Dosing CBD Oil for Pain and Inflammation

Dosing suggestions vary widely, partly because there are lots of things to consider. Your body weight, how you react to CBD and the strength of the CBD oil will all affect your dosage. Start with a small dose and slowly increase it until you reach a dose that is controlling your pain.

Some doctors suggest starting with 5-10 mg per every ten pounds you weight if you are taking it sublingually. For  instance, a 150 pound person might start at 750mg to 1500mg a day. After a few days, you can slowly increase the dosage until you hit the sweet spot that works for you. If you are vaping, you should use about ¼ of that dose (187mg to 375mg) Dosage for pain tends to be higher than it is for some other conditions, but you should always start at a lower dose and work your way up. Always talk to your doctor before starting CBD in any form and to safely stop taking any other pain relievers you are taking.

Treating Anxiety with CBD Oil

Millions of people suffer from anxiety in the United States. Anxiety is a feeling that something bad is about to happen. In many cases, people with anxiety have trouble getting things done because they worry all the time about things that haven’t happened. Their anxiety is not based in reality and is about things they can’t change. It leads to a lot of other problems like sleeplessness, obsessive  thoughts, muscle tension, nervousness and even panic attacks. When you have anxiety, you can’t stay calm or focus on what you are doing. Anxiety is one of the most common mood-related problems in the U.S.

Research

As early as 2010, those in the medical world saw there were early signs CBD can be an effective treatment for anxiety. A study in 2010 showed that cannabidoil affected the blood flow to parts of the brain that are linked to anxiety in people with social anxiety disorder. The people in the study felt better and their brains responded differently to social situations that normally caused them anxiety.(https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20829306)

In the medical journal Neurotherapeutics, an October 2015 article stated, “We found that existing preclinical evidence strongly supports CBD as a treatment for generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, obsessive–compulsive disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder when administered acutely…Overall, current evidence indicates CBD has considerable potential as a treatment for multiple anxiety disorders, with need for further study of chronic and therapeutic effects in relevant clinical populations.”  (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4604171/)

Research continues into the effect of CBD on anxiety and the results are promising.

Testimonials

There are many stories by people with anxiety who felt less worried and more relaxed after using CBD in some form. Harling Ross, an online author and writer for ManRepeller.com, sings the praises of CBD oil because it greatly decreases her anxiety. Read her account here.

Another user, Nicole Richter, related her experience with CBD oil for anxiety in August 2018. She states, “In terms of effects, I’ll go ahead and put it very bluntly – the oil did help, without a doubt. It was kind of strange in a way, though, because you notice absolutely zero bodily or cerebral effects other than the anxiety just slowly melting away over time.” She also says the effect lasts for hours each day and takes effect quickly (45 minutes to an hour after taking it). You can read more about her experience here.

Why CDB Oil is Replacing Drugs for Anxiety

CBD oil acts in much the same way prescriptions antidepressants work. It stalls the brain’s ability to absorb serotonin so it can stay in your system longer and keep your mood balanced. It also increases mood regulators that promote calm. CBD also promotes growth of brain cells in the hippocampus, which shrinks in response to repeated bouts of anxiety.

The problem with most antidepressants is their many side effects. Most antidepressants have a long list of side effects ranging from minor (dry mouth, headache, rashes) to major (weight gain, decreased sexual desire, dizziness, restlessness, thoughts of suicide, bowel problems, organ damage). CBD oil has very few side effects and none of them are serious. The rare CBD user who experiences side effects might have lightheadedness, lower blood pressure and mild drowsiness. Fortunately, these side effects are usually only short-term. In most cases, there are no side effects at all.

How to Use CBD Oil to Treat Anxiety

There are many ways you can use CBCD to treat anxiety. You can eat CBD in edibles or use a vaping pen to inhale the CBD, but by far the most common way is to take CBD oil. CBD oil is easy to take anywhere and you can control the dosage more easily than you can with other ways. If you want to try CBD oil for your anxiety, talk to your doctor first. If you are on any kind of prescription drug for anxiety (benzodiazepines, SSRIs, etc.), you should not stop taking it without supervision by your doctor. If you have been on a drug for a long time, withdrawal symptoms can be severe. Your doctor can help you slowly taper off them as you begin using CBD oil to treat your anxiety.

Dosing CBD Oil for Anxiety

You should always start with a low dose of CBD oil. In the case of anxiety, the effective range is wide, anywhere from 40mg to 600mg per day. The dose that’s right for you will depend on a few factors:

  • Your weight and age
  • How your body responds to CBD
  • The severity of your anxiety
  • The concentration of CDB in the oil you choose

By starting with a low dose, you allow your body time to adjust to the CBD oil and its effects. Stay at the lowest dosage for a few days to see whether it is helping your anxiety. If not, you can slowly increase the dosage until you feel your anxiety is under control. Each time you increase the dosage, stay at that level for at least a week to see if it is working for you. If you end up taking a large dose, it is best to split it up and take it a few times a day. For instance, if you are taking 75mg daily, you may want to take 15mg in the morning, 15mg in the afternoon and 15mg before bed to increase its effectiveness and keep levels steady in your system.

If your level of anxiety is very high and is interfering with your daily living, you can opt to start at a higher CDB dose for a few days until your anxiety subsides. This can be helpful if you are having panic attacks or other acute symptoms. After you feel calmer, you can slowly reduce the dose until you reach the lowest one that works for you. It is always best to adjust how much CBD oil you take so that you are taking the most effective dose without taking more than you need. Taking more than you need doesn’t make the cannabidiol any more effective against anxiety.

Treating anxiety is just one of the many health benefits that you can receive from CBD Oil and other CBD related products.

 

Health Benefits of CBD Oil

CBD Oil has been in the news a lot lately for its many health benefits. More people than ever are turning to this natural oil to treat illnesses from anxiety to cancer. To understand why CBD oil has become so popular with the public, you need to understand what CBD oil is and how it works to improve health and relieve pain.

What is CBD Oil?

CBD stands for cannabidoil, which is an oil found in hemp and marijuana plants that affects the body in many ways. You may be familiar with THC, found in hemp and marijuana plants an responsible for making people feel “high.” CBD isn’t like that. It doesn’t make you high and is safe to use on a regular basis. Marijuana and hemp are basically the same plant, but marijuana strains are high in THC while hemp strains are higher in CBD and low in THC. CBD oils come from hemp plants grown to produce high quality cannabidoil with only trace amounts of THC. You do not need a prescription for CBD oil because it is not the same as medical marijuana. In fact, the Food and Drug Administration does not consider CBD oil a drug at all. It is a natural health supplement.

Brief History of CBD Oil for Health

The current interest in CBD oil for health first took off in the 1980s, but in ancient times CBD was used by many people for its health benefits. As long ago as 12,000 BCE, hemp was grown and used in Siberia and the surrounding area. China, Egypt and India all used cannabis to treat cramps, joint pain and infections thousands of years ago. Greeks and Romans used cannabis for pain relief, inflammation and some forms of epilepsy. A good track record!

In the modern world, cannabis and cannabidoil’s health benefits were largely forgotten until the 1940s, when Roger Adams, a Harvard graduate and researcher, isolated and identified cannabidoil. He noticed how it eased pain and continued his research, but the U.S. government banned marijuana as a “dangerous drug.” By the 1970s, a tincture containing CBD oil was available in the United Kingdom for pain relief. The U.S. was slower to embrace its use despite Dr. Raphael Mechoulam having proved that CBD could control seizures in children with epilepsy.

Today, CBD oil is available in pure oil form and in tinctures as over-the-counter supplements. It is not classified as a drug and is legal in all fifty states. In some states, CBD is legal only if it comes from hemp plants grown on licensed farms. In other states, CBD oil can be taken from either hemp or marijuana plants as long as the level of THC is low enough.

How Does CBD Affect the Body?

Cannabidoil affects two different important neurotransmitters – CB1 and CB2. It acts to block certain signals to these neurotransmitters by working with other receptors in the brain such as those that control the release of serotonin and certain ion channel blockers.

CB1 receptors affect the part of the brain that controls movement, mood, emotions and memories. CB2 receptors affect the immune system and the body’s response to pain and inflammation. When CBD works with these two receptors, it helps the body improve its response, reducing symptoms of pain and inflammation. CBD stops the transmission of pain across nerve paths and produces a soothing effect by increasing the body’s production of serotonin, the feel-good hormone that  affects mood and your overall feeling of well-being. CBD also improves the function of adenosine receptors, which control anxiety and paranoia. Finally, CBD stimulates the vanilloid receptors that control both pain and inflammation. When vanilloid receptors are firing, pain and inflammation aren’t felt as strongly.

What are Some of the Health Benefits of CBD Oil?

There are many health problems that can be controlled or reduced by taking CBD oil. Daily use seems to be the best way to get the full benefits.

Anxiety

Anxiety is a feeling of fear or dread of the future that isn’t backed up by reality. People with anxiety worry a lot about things that aren’t real or things they can’t change. It can be crippling, interfering with daily activities and relationships and leading to agitation, insomnia and obsessive thinking. Some of the symptoms of anxiety can include panic, raised heart rate, nervousness, sweating, dizziness and inability to relax or stay calm.

CBD oil acts in the same way antidepressants work. It inhibits the brain’s absorption of serotonin so that it stays in the system longer and stabilizes mood, making you feel better. It also increases the levels of anandamide in the body. Anandamide is a mood regulator the gives you a feeling of calm. CBD blocks the enzyme that breaks down anandamide so your body has more of it for longer stretches of time.

Some studies suggest that CBD also increases the body’s production of nerve cells in the hippocampus. The hippocampus is the part of the brain that controls fear and anxiety. Over time, anxiety leads to shrinking of the hippocampus because fewer new cells are being made. CBD helps your brain make more nerve cells.

You can learn more about Treating Anxiety with CBD Oil in our deep-dive article.

Depression

Some of the same receptors that make you anxious can also lead to depression. By helping limit the brain’s absorption of serotonin, CBD oil helps smooth out a person’s mood and gives them a feeling of well-being. Anxiety and depression can be linked, and the effect of CBD on depression is the same as its effect on anxiety.

There are lots of antidepressants that limit serotonin absorption. These are called SSRIs (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors), but they come with a long list of side effects like nausea, vomiting, tiredness, weight gain and headaches. They are also addictive, so when a person wants to stop taking it, they go through withdrawal. This can cause headaches, dizziness, flu-like symptoms and hallucinations. Withdrawing from SSRIs can be brutal. CBD oil is not addictive and has few or no side effects.

Recent studies show that CBD oil also works more quickly, giving many users relief in as little as week or less. Prescription antidepressants can take weeks before they are effective and have to be slowly moved up a dosage scale. Antidepressants have to be taken on a rigid schedule to be safe, while CBD oil can be skipped sometimes and the dosage can be adjusted without side effects.

Insomnia

Some studies show that taking small amounts of CBD oil before bedtime can make you more alert, but CBD oil is also recommended for treating insomnia and promoting better sleep. How is this possible? The answer lies in the way CBD works.

If lack of sleep or poor sleep is caused by anxiety or depression, treating these problems with CBD oil may be enough to let you get a good night’s rest. You may also get more rest as a side effect to using CBD oil as a pain reliever.

You should also take CBD oil earlier in the day so that you are alert during the day and will be ready to sleep at night. Too much napping during the day can throw your sleep cycle off, so being alert and able to get things done during the day can help you to sleep better at night. Using CBD oil a few hours before bedtime usually leads to longer, more restful sleep.

Pain and Inflammation Relief

CBD oil provides pain relief in two ways. It is an analgesic (it affects the way your brain perceives pain) and an anti-inflammatory (it reduces swelling and inflammation in joints). Cannabidoil’s effect on serotonin and anandamide levels in the brain reduces pain the same way it increases your sense of well-being and reduces anxiety levels.

But the pain relief occurs because of the way CBD affects the CB2 receptors in the central nervous system. CB2 receptors tied to the central nervous system run all through the body and affect the immune system, pain and inflammation. There is a change in CB2 function with almost every kind of pain-related disease. CBD binds to some kinds of CB2 receptors and indirectly turns on glycerin receptors so they block or reduce feelings of pain. CBD oil also contains several anti-oxidants, which help reduce inflammation in the body and reduce over-activity in the immune system.

One of the greatest benefits of using CBD oil for treating pain is the lack of major side effects. Many prescription pain relievers have side effects such as fogginess, nausea, vomiting, constipation and organ damage. There is also a risk of addiction with narcotic pain relievers, which isn’t an issue with CBD. The list of pain and inflammation related conditions that can be helped by use of CBD oil is long, including arthritis, MS, Fibromyalgia, injuries, post-surgical pain, headaches and more.

Seizures

The profound effect that CBD oil has on some patients who suffer from epileptic seizures is the main reason a growing wave of states have approved medical marijuana. But many patients respond just as well to CBD oil, which is available without a prescription in most states and doesn’t get the patient “high.” It’s an alternative to more traditional seizure medications that often cause bad side effects.

Treating seizures is the one medical treatment that all sides of the CBD oil debate seems to agree on. More clinical tests have been done on the effect of CBD on seizures than any other medical condition and the scientific evidence is good. It does not work on all forms of seizures, but for patients with either Dravet syndrome or Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, CBD has been valuable. These disorders do not respond to drugs and CBD works well on them at low doses.

Cancer

Cancer patients have known for years that marijuana use can ease the side effects of chemotherapy. It helps ease the nausea and vomiting and improves appetite, but you don’t have to smoke marijuana to get these benefits. CBD oil can reduce the nausea and vomiting from chemo without the high you get from marijuana.

Cancer is the growth of cells in the body that should have been killed. When a cell is damaged or has some kind of problem, it self-destructs if the body’s immune system is working right. This is called apoptosis, and CBD oil stimulates apoptosis in cancer cells. In laboratory and animal trials, it shrinks tumors and stops their growth. While human trials haven’t been done, there are many people who use CBD oil with other medical treatments.

Current research shows that CBD might help stop the spread of some cancers, including breast, lung, thyroid and ovarian cancer and leukemia, but human trials need to be done to confirm this. It is important to talk to your doctor about using CBD oil as part of your cancer treatment. It should not be used in place of other treatments, but can be added to them to improve how they work and relieve other symptoms.

Heart Health Benefits

Many studies have been done on how CBD affects blood pressure, heart rate and heart health. The results are good. CBD oil reduces blood pressure that goes up when you are stressed. It also seems to reduce resting blood pressure by about 6 points. CBD is also rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, which helps boost heart health and can help reduce cholesterol levels. By reducing high blood pressure, CBD oil can help reduce cardiovascular illness. The most recent studies have also noted that CBD acts as a vasodilator (it opens blood vessels for better blood flow), which can reduce your chance of having a stroke.

Immune System Support

A balanced immune system is important to good health. An overactive immune system can cause allergic reactions to harmless things such as grass and pets and lead to food sensitivities, asthma and sinus problems. It can also trigger immune related illnesses such as Lupus, Hashimoto’s disease, arthritis, Type 1 diabetes, Crohn’s disease, MS and more. An underactive immune system can contribute to cancer, HIV, hepatitis and shingles and leave people open to infections from molds, bacteria and viruses.

Recent evidence suggests that CBD oil aids in balancing immune system function and reduces the inflammation that causes damage and pain from diseases such as arthritis and Lupus. In MS patients, for example, the immune system is overstimulated and attacks the body’s central nervous system as though it is an invader. It damages nerve bundles and causes scarring, leaving nerves less able to react. Many patients lose motor function. CBD oil reduces this, restoring some movement to many patients.

For patients with diseases like HIV the effects of CBD are less direct. It seems to encourage the body to make healthy T cells, but it also improves overall health. By improving appetite and getting rid of nausea, CBD oil helps those with HIV stay healthier so they can more easily fight the illness. It also combats the depression, pain and anxiety that many HIV-positive people suffer.

Advantages and Disadvantages of CBD Oil

Inexpensive

There are many advantages to using CBD oil as part of a healthy lifestyle. It is relatively inexpensive compared to most prescription drugs. If you have high blood pressure or anxiety and CBD oil helps, you can avoid having to take a pricey drug and you can easily adjust the dosage to meet your needs. For people who are undergoing expensive treatments, CBD oil may be a welcome alternative. It is also easy to get CBD oil without having to visit a doctor and fill prescriptions, making it convenient for busy people.

Easy to Use

CBD oil is easy to use. Just place drops of the oil under the tongue so it is absorbed quickly. If you don’t like the earthy taste of pure CBD oil, you can use CBD tinctures that have added flavors. No need to swallow pills! Adjusting the dose is easy to do and you can take CBD oil with you wherever you go.

Few Side Effects

Prescription drugs often have a long list of side effects. Some of these can be uncomfortable, others can be dangerous or even deadly. CBD oil has very few side effects and most people don’t have any side effects at all when using CBD oil. The most common side effects are fatigue, changes in appetite and mild diarrhea. These effects usually go away after a few days or weeks and happen in less than 5% of the people who use CBD oil. There are no known side effects that are dangerous or harmful.

Non-Addictive

Some drugs, including most narcotic pain relievers, can be addictive. CBD oil is not addictive and can be used for as long as necessary. You can stop taking it without going through withdrawal symptoms.

Drug Interaction

In rare instances, CBD oil may interact with some medications, making them less effective.  If you are taking any medication, be sure to discuss using CBD oil with your doctor.

Regulatory Issues

It is legal to sell CBD oil and other products from hemp plant in the United States according to the 2014 Agricultural Act. On the other hand, the Controlled Substances Act says it is illegal to cultivate and sell products from cannabis plants. This doesn’t take into consideration the difference between hemp plants (high in CBD, low in THC) and marijuana plants (high in THC). This makes the legal status of CBD oil a gray area, but it hasn’t affected the popularity of CBD oil and the government has not addressed the conflict. It seems the government is fine with CBD oil as long as it is from hemp and not marijuana plants. Most states have made CBD oil legal as long as it contains low THC values.

Future of CBD Oil

In June of 2018, the Food and Drug Administration approved Epidiolex to treat Dravet and Lennox-Gastaut, making it the FDA’s first ever approval of any form of medication from marijuana plants. It has opened the door to more research on the effects of CBD on other illnesses and conditions, including cancers, Parkinson’s, MS, epilepsy, migraines and various autoimmune diseases. As more uses are found for CDB and THC, the demand for DBD oil will only increase.

Because most states have already made CBD oil legal, the federal government is currently turning a blind eye to the sale of CBD oils. Every year, more scientists are doing research that confirms the value of CBD oil for good health. As these results roll in, the federal government is sure to follow the lead of states and recognize that marijuana and CBD from hemp are two different products. Formally legalizing CBD oil should be the next step.

Health Benefits of CBD Hemp Oil

CBD or cannabidiol hemp oil is a natural substance that was used for thousands of years for health purposes. Yet globally, it came to prominence in the previous decade. Now, it is a sought-after medical compound that was shown to have a range of health benefits. Its popularity was further boosted when several big news networks began reporting on it and what could it do for both chronic and acute diseases. Since that happened, CBD products found their place in doctor offices, dispensaries of medical marijuana and many other businesses related to healthcare. At the same time, numerous individuals do not have an overview of this compound and why it is so important for both health and wellbeing. Here is a detailed explanation of the compound and especially a detailed showcase of the health benefits of CBD hemp oil.

How is CBD Oil made?

CBD is derived from the seeds of cannabis or hemp plants, as well as their stalk. Through an extraction and separation process, the oil is obtained in its natural, but a concentrated form that contains a high level of cannabidiol. This compound is present in the plant in high concentrations and it only second to tetrahydrocannabinol or THC. But, while THC is psychoactive, CBD is what is called a non-psychotropic substance. This means that it does not produce any sense of altered emotional or cognitive states. But, it does with a huge range of positive effects it can have on the body and the mind of its users.

Effects of the CBD Oil

Unlike HTC, which has the biggest effect on the overall central nervous system (CNS) in the body, CBD produces the biggest effect on the endocannabinoid system, also known as the endogenous cannabinoid system or ECS. This sub-section of the CNS is exceedingly important even though it was only discovered in the late 1980’s. Now, it is known that ECS is used to regulate sleep, hormone regulating, mood, appetite, pain receptors, and the immune response. In an everyday environment, ECS is the balancing force in the body. It makes sure that the same body and mind can adapt and react to the changes in the outside environment. Being that CBD has such impact on it, scientist began exploring how the same process takes place and how can it be used to improve the health status of an individual.

What are the Health Benefits of CBD?

The main thing about the CBD effect on the body is its ability to influence the endocannabinoid system and basically balance it out. A lot of the stress-related issues of the modern world are directly connected to this imbalance and CBD can influence the body so it gradually returns to the balanced state. Currently, there are over 23,000 scientific studies that have been published about the direct results of the use of this oil. The main direct-effect areas are emotional issues like anxiety and insomnia, along with its ability to improve chronic inflammations that are often drug-resistant. When it comes to the management of chronic illnesses, CBD has been shown to be helpful in dealing with pain related to cancers and other life-threatening or terminal states. These are only the tip of the iceberg with more and more benefits of CBD oil being discovered all the time.

Thanks to the range of benefits that the CBD hemp oil brings to its users, it is clear that its widespread use will only continue to grow.

 

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