The health benefits of cannabidiol, better known as CBD, have been widely recognized by the medical community in the past few years and CBD products such as CBD oil have been gaining popularity in the United Stated and all over the world.
Much like TCH (tetrahydrocannabinol), CBD isn’t addictive in any way, unlike THC, however, it is non-psychoactive, which means you can enjoy all of the benefits of CBD without worrying about experiencing a high.
How does CBD work?
CBD enters your body through the endocannabinoid system. This system is a complex signalling network which regulates many of your body’s natural functions such as appetite, pain, mood, memory, and it also helps maintain your health. When CBD is absorbed by your body, it has a balancing and healing, as well as therapeutic effects. So, what does CBD do when it enters your body? Well, it targets different parts of your body and, depending on what a person would use CBD for, achieves different results.
It Works as Pain Relief
One thing CBD does to your body is help relieve pain in a natural way and many doctors have started recommending CBD oil to people who are undergoing physical therapy. CBD has shown to be very effective in relieving chronic pain such as broken bones and migraines. Many professional athletes also use it instead of regular, over the counter, painkillers.
It Helps You Lose Weight
People who suffer from obesity can benefit from CBD as, while it interacts with your endocannabinoid system, it targets those parts of your body that are responsible for calorie loss and fat burning. It reduces your appetite while increasing your metabolism at the same time.
It Calms Down Symptoms of Schizophrenia
For people suffering from illnesses such as schizophrenia and psychosis, effects of CBD can be quite calming, since CBD has antipsychotic effects and can help schizophrenic people calm down, regulate sleep, modulate their emotions and even help process traumatic memories. It has also shown to be an effective way to calm down people who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
It Clears Up Your Acne
More than 9% of the Earth’s population suffers from acne, and not just in their teenage years. Many people have this common skin condition well into their adulthood. In several studies CBD oil has been proven to be effective in treating acne thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties. It also regulates oil production by calming down your body’s sebaceous gland, which means that people who suffer from acne because of oily skin can finally have a cure for clogged pores.
It Reduces Cancer Related Symptoms
Many people who suffer from cancer have reported that medication that should be easing some cancer related symptoms such as pain, nausea and vomiting aren’t effective. Therefore, doctors are studying the effects CBD has on patients who are undergoing chemotherapy. People that were given this type of experimental treatment have reported reduced pain, nausea and vomiting. Some test-tube studies have shown that CBD could have anti-cancer properties, as one study has successfully killed breast cancer cells.