Cannabidiol (CBD) is a cure used in alternative medicine for thousands of years and is one of the hundred cannabidiol present inside the hemp plant.

Why did it become so famous? Because it has countless healing properties.

Some of CBD’s best-known benefits include reducing inflammation and pain, as well as treating anxiety, insomnia and lack of appetite, to being a possible cure for cancer.

All of these qualities have made CBD a truly attractive option for anyone wishing to find a natural remedy for a condition from which they suffer. But also for those who do not want to incur unpleasant contraindications, as is often the case with traditional drugs.

In fact, CBD is not psychoactive, unlike THC, and does not cause addiction.

This has led both patients and scientists to become increasingly interested in the therapeutic properties of cannabidiol. In recent years, science has made great strides in this field, declaring that this natural substance is the cure for many diseases and disorders.

That being said, what are CBD benefits for the body? And in what way does it interact with it? We are here precisely to answer all these questions.

Therapeutic properties of CBD

Science has established that CBD is effective as a treatment for numerous diseases precisely because of its therapeutic properties.

At first it appeared to be more effective THC, the psychoactive substance found within hemp, but further studies have shown CBD to be equally effective. Which, moreover, does not procure any alteration in perception as THC does.

CBD is thus a single substance within which properties are encapsulated:

  • Pain relief: can treat pain, including chronic pain, whether it occurs in mild or acute form;

  • Anti-inflammatory: calms inflammation, especially through topical use, and reduces the pain and swelling usually associated with it;

  • Analgesic: calms pain of different kinds, from headaches to neuralgia;

  • Anticonvulsants: calms convulsions, especially those caused by diseases such as epilepsy;

  • Antioxidants: prevents the oxidative state of both neurons and cells;

  • Neuroprotective: protects neurons, keeps them healthy and improves their function to slow or prevent neurodegenerative diseases;

  • Antiemetic: decreases the sensation and discomfort of nausea and vomiting; in fact, it is particularly indicated during chemotherapy;

  • Anxiolytic: CBD can calm disorders such as anxiety, stress and even depression;

  • Antitumor: appears to be able to slow the formation of cancer cells, thus representing a possible cure for cancer;

  • Antipsychotic: It can help people suffering from schizophrenia and other mental illnesses by reducing psychotic states and hallucinations;

  • Immunomodulatory: strengthens the immune system by preventing the formation of diseases that would result from its weakening.

As you can see, the therapeutic properties of CBD are so many. How is it possible for a natural substance to bring so many benefits to the body? Let’s find out right now.

How CBD acts on the human brain

The benefits of CBD on the body are so high and powerful because, in fact, the body already produces cannabinoid-like substances. Scientists have in fact discovered that within the body is the endocannabinoid system, a biological system composed of endocannabinoids, neurotransmitters and receptor proteins that is found in the central nervous system (including the brain) and the peripheral nervous system.

This means that the vertebrate organism itself already produces cannabinoid-like substances called endocannabinoids. Unfortunately, sometimes it does not produce enough of them, and because of this the body gets debilitated and ill. A cannabinoid such as CBD can bind to primary receptors (CB1 and CB2) in order to compensate for the lack and restore the body to health.

In addition, by acting on CB2 receptors, CBD creates anti-inflammatory responses in immune cells in the brain and prevents neurodegenerative diseases. Cells are protected by anti-inflammatory properties on the one hand and antioxidant properties on the other.

This is why many people have approached CBD as an alternative treatment to traditional medicine. Precisely because it does not just eliminate the symptoms but solves the root of the problem, preventing it from recurring in the future.

CBD’s effects on the brain also include stimulation of anandamide production, which decreases psychotic symptoms characteristic of certain disorders such as schizophrenia.

What’s more, CBD reduces blood flow to certain areas affected by anxiety disorders, stress and depression, such as the hypothalamus. The latter becomes hyperactive in people suffering from high levels of anxiety, so CBD is able to bring its activity back to a normal level.

The benefits of CBD oil

Interacting in many ways with the body, by now you must have realized that the benefits of CBD are many. And these are amplified inCBD oil.

CBD oil is obtained by extracting the active ingredient from hemp and diluting it within a carrier oil such as, for example, coconut oil.

Topically, that is, applied directly to the area affected by the ailment or disease, CBD is particularly strong and leads to faster healing. So much so that today you can find CBD oil in pharmacies just as an alternative remedy.

Let’s see what the main benefits of CBD are.

  1. It is pain relieving and anti-inflammatory

CBD as an anti-inflammatory and pain reliever has been used since long before the birth of Christ, and this is by far its main and most famous use. CBD can naturally treat pain, including chronic pain, without causing serious side effects. This is one reason why many people choose it instead of the more traditional drugs that can be found in pharmacies.

The pain sensation the body feels is in fact stimulated by the endocannabinoid system so CBD, by interacting with endocannabinoid receptors, can effectively reduce it. It also reduces inflammation in the same way.

Scientists suggest that CBD is particularly effective for certain types of pain like nerve or head pain, but of course it can be an effective remedy for any type.

  1. It is neuroprotective

The benefits of CBD are especially seen in those with neurological disorders, again due to its interaction with the endocannabinoid system. This characteristic makes the substance effective in treating diseases such as epilepsy or other lesser-known syndromes.

In fact, one study found that CBD oil itself has reduced seizures in patients with Dravet syndrome, a disease with severe seizures and a high mortality rate, that resisted standard anticonvulsant drugs.

CBD turned out to be useful also to treat other diseases like Parkinson’s and Lennox-Gastaut syndrome. That means it can cure even very serious situations.

  1. It cures mental health-related disorders.

When we talk about mental health-related disorders, we are referring to a wide range of situations. As mentioned before, CBD can relieve from anxiety, stress and depression which are the most common diseases. One study demonstrated this through a simulated test on the difficulty of public speaking, a test effectively passed by those who had taken CBD.

Cannabidiol is also able to cure more serious disorders, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Scientists have shown that treatement in adults is also effective, because in some parts of the world, like the United States, many people suffer from it.

Other studies showed its effectiveness treating anxiety and depression in severe forms, such as those that occur in patients suffering from bipolar disorder.

  1. Deflames acne

CBD is topically very effective in people who suffer from acne, a disturb that affects a large part of the population, especially teenagers, and involves physical ailments as well as emotional and psychological. The cause is an overproduction of sebum by inflamed sebaceous glands.

CBD helps people who suffer from acne, because according to science it regulates the production of sebum and reduces inflammation, soothing swelling and redness of the skin.

As evidence of this, there is a growing number of CBD-based products lately, even in the cosmetic industry and for body care.

  1. Cures insomnia

Remaining on the endocannabinoid system, the benefits of CBD can be seen in people who suffer from insomnia. Cannabidiol helps during REM sleep and also reduces the stress that notoriously prevents people from sleeping.

Research declared that CBD effectiveness in curing these diseases, depends on its power to reduce anxiety which helped the patients interested in the study to sleep better.

This is not the only advantage that brings in the treatment of insomnia because it also seems to make REM sleep deeper, in that moment when sleep is light and the person starts to dream and is notably easy to wake up. Cannabidiol therefore regulates the sleep-wake cycle.

  1. Helps to fight cancer

According to scientists, CBD is a powerful cure for cell proliferation in particular types of cancer. In fact, it seems to slow down or even suppress its growth, thus also slowing down the course of the disease.

Cannabidiol is also effective inmanaging pain and anxiety, two persistent conditions in patients who suffer from cancer. This helps the body to better endure the disease and to find the strenght to react.

In addition, we must not forget that CBD is effective in strengthening the immune system, hence it can help chemotherapy cycles. Among other things, it reduces the sensation of nausea and vomiting during the treatment.

  1. Keeps the heart healthy

Scientists have made enquiries to test the benefits of CBD on the heart and they realized that this natural substance has the ability tolower high blood pressure. This latter is one of the first causes of heart diseases like, for example, strokes.

For those who suffer from high blood pressure, CBD looks like a more than valid natural remedy to prevent the onset of even serious health problems.

The first studies on CBD and blood pressure look very encouraging. Patients who undergo stress tests to increase blood pressure have identified a lower increase after taking a single dose of CBD. More studies will certainly be needed but these ones already give us hope.

  1. Improves the sexual sphere

Maybe you don’t know, but the sexual effects of CBD have been tested. Many people suffer from pains or inflammations during sexual activity, a condition that make a real nightmare an otherwise pleasant act.

Cannabidiol is in fact able to ease the pain, reduce inflammations and release performance anxiety, which can occur in those who do not feel comfortable during sex, and can increase the pleasure.

The reduction of pain and anxiety release contribute to create the right atmopshere to have a good intercourse with the partner. Considering also that the stimulation of anandamide, a neurotransmitter we mentioned earlier, increases endorphins and consequently the sense of well-being and bliss.

Our tour among the benefits of CBD ends here, but yours in discovering CBD oil is only beginning.

  1. What are the side effects of CBD

CBD has become so popular in alternative medicine because it has very few, if any, contraindications.

The side effects that emerged during the research carried out by scientists were minor. CBD, in rare cases, has resulted in dry mouth, altered appetite, drowsiness, and diarrhea.

Almost always these side effects emerged because cannabidiol interacted with other drugs to treat ongoing conditions. CBD, as we have seen, is indicated for the treatment of many diseases but care should be taken when already taking medications.

To avoid running into troublesome contraindications, it is best to seek advice from your primary care physician. Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should be especially careful.

  1. How many drops of CBD are needed to sleep

As we saw earlier, CBD is a natural compound that improves sleep quality in some individuals.

There is no standard dosage for everyone because each person has a different physical constitution. CBD assimilation depends greatly on the concentration present in the product, but also on the weight and metabolism of those who intend to use it.

Scientists, after conducting a special study, spoke indicatively of an initial dosage of 25 mg.

A good practice is to start with a few drops one or two hours before bedtime and see the result. The dose can be gradually increased from week to week until a satisfactory result is achieved.

  1. What CBD oil is used for.

The properties of CBD help treat so many ailments and diseases, of different origins and severity. Specifically, CBD oil treats:

      • Local problems: it is perfect for working topically on the skin by treating acne, dermatitis, psoriasis, dryness, as well as pain and inflammation;
      • Widespread diseases: it is also indicated to treat disorders that affect the whole body such as anxiety, stress, depression, insomnia, lack of appetite, hallucinations, seizures, pain, heart problems, neurological disorders, and even cancer.

We are therefore talking about an extremely versatile and complete product, which has within it everything needed to restore the body to its original state of health.

  1. How to use CBD oil

But if we are talking about such a versatile product, different may also be its uses. Here are the most common ones:

      • Sublingual: a few drops of CBD oil can be placed under the tongue and held for 30 to 60 seconds before swallowing; this method seems particularly effective for treating the widespread diseases in the body that we have just listed;
      • Topical: Topical use is effective when treating local problems such as skin diseases as well as pain or inflammation affecting a well-defined area to which the product is applied directly;
      • Added to foods and drinks: CBD is great not only for healing but also for prevention, and this can be achieved by adding a few drops to smoothies or favorite dishes.

To make proper use of them, it is important to read the directions for use on the label. To avoid making mistakes, just as with dosing, it may help to consult your doctor.

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