CBD, or cannabidiol, is a chemical compound found in Marijuana and Hemp plants. It has recently been studied more for it's medicinal effects. Some of these effects include:
**Be sure to speak with your doctor if you are currently on medications and are thinking about taking CBD to make sure there are no adverse effects.
**Medications that say "do not have grapefruit" can have adverse effects with CBD.
Researchers believe CBD can help change the way your brain's receptors respond to serotonin (a chemical linked with mental health).
One study found that 600mg of CBD helped people with social anxiety when giving a speech, and other studies with animals found CBD can help relieve anxiety by:
CBD has made the news for treating Epilepsy. Research is still in the early days, but the American Epilepsy Society states cannabidiol research offers hope for seizure disorders, and that research is currently being conducted to better understand safe use.
Researchers have been looking into the receptor CB1 and how CBD can help with neurodegenerative disorders such as:
The use of CBD on brain receptors can help manage pain. Research is being done on CBD after chemotherapy treatments currently to help patients with the pain. CBD can also help with these ailments as well:
CBD may have benefits for reducing acne. CBD effects the receptors in the immune system and reduces inflammation. A human study published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation found that the oil prevented activity in sebaceous glands. These glands are responsible for producing sebum, a natural oily substance that hydrates the skin. Too much sebum, however, can lead to acne.
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) says that CBD may help alleviate cancer symptoms and cancer treatment side effects. However, they are still in early research and do not fully endorse it as a treatment. CBD has the ability to reduce inflammation and change how cells reproduce, thus making it promising in future research to possibly reduce tumor cells from reproducing.
As an anti-inflammatory CBD has shown good results for many ailments such as: