CBD oil is available in most states, and the market is growing. More and more people are discovering the health benefits of this remarkable cannabis-derived compound. Why should it be used as a medicine and to benefit your health?
CBD health benefits are becoming part of life for many people, and here are seven reasons why it should
Organic Authority recently explored CBD’s health benefits as a medicine, but also as a supplement. CBD oil is often confused with hemp seed oil and even marijuana. CBD oil is rich in Cannabidiol, the non-psychoactive compound in cannabis. Both whole plant CBD oil and hempseed oil have nutritional benefits. They are high in omega 3 and 6 fatty acids in a perfect ratio for human health. Hemp oils contain linoleic and alpha-linoleic acids and have antioxidant properties.
The possibility of getting stoned from hempseed oil or CBD oil is as unlikely as getting high from poppy seed muffins, even though poppy seeds are used to produce morphine, says Dr. Serena Goldstein, a Naturopath.
CBD oil is not hempseed oil
CBD oil is made from the stems and leaves of the Cannabis sativa plant. The oil is named after the cannabinoid it contains.
A variety of CBD oils is available on the market depending on the amount of CBD and the ratio of CBD to THC you prefer. Chris Kilham from Medicine Hunter, says some people don’t mind a little psycho-activity while others don’t want anything that can make them feel high.
Seven CBD health benefits:
1.CBD for pain relief
Pain is one of the most common reasons cannabis gets used as a medicine and Kilham credits both THC and CBD with bringing relief. He mentions CBD’s anti-inflammatory properties.
2. Managing seizures
Many studies have shown the direct relation between the number and severity of seizures and CBD oil use. By now, most people believe that CBD curbs seizures.
3. Inhibition of cancer growth and spread
CBD has been connected to inhibiting tumor growth and the spread of cancer in the body. This effect is currently being researched by scientists in various countries around the world.
4. Improving sleep
CBD won’t necessarily make you sleepy but could restore a sleep cycle in those who suffer from insomnia. Studies on rats in 2006 showed CBD helps regulate sleep effectively, but so far there have been no conclusive studies on humans.
5. Mood equalizer
CBD oil has anti-depressant-like effects as shown in some studies. In the past, many believed that people who smoke cannabis are more inclined to being depressed. Now many see this as a way in which people choose to self-medicate. However, we do have to remember that THC has been linked to psychosis. CBD has not. It’s just possible that this effect might be unique to CBD.
6. Reducing nausea
Nausea is another common reason why people turn to cannabis. Since the 80’s, synthetic THC has been given to cancer patients in the UK. Recent animal studies seem to show that CBD works better than THC in curbing nausea.
CBD oil nourishes the skin, and is rich in antioxidants. Many skin creams already contain antioxidants, but natural creams made with CBD oil may have the inside edge when it comes to rejuvenating skin.
To buy high-quality CBD oil you can trust, Kilham recommends Endoca. Why thank you, Mr. Kilham! Although Endoca has always stood by its quality, it’s great getting recognition from Organic Authority!
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