Category: Cannabis: Renegade Healer Written by Kathy T. Cooley Views: 2273
Cannabidiol or what most people refer to as CBD is one of the chemical compounds that the cannabis plant contains. The popularity of CBD is fast rising due to its effectiveness in healing various diseases.
Although Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the dominant psychoactive component of marijuana, it makes the user ‘’high’’. Contrary, CBD has no psychoactive effects on users, which is the reason for its popularity.
Besides, scientific studies show that CBD may help in treating various ailments such as anxiety or chronic pain. Let’s look at the top 7 potential clinical benefits of extracts that contain high amounts of CBD as backed by research studies.
- Can Treat Epilepsy
According to a study involving 670 patients, CBD can be one of the best alternatives in treating epilepsy. The patients in this study took a daily dose of between 1 and 50 mg/mg/kg for about 3 to 12 months. Approximately two-thirds of these patients show a lot of improvement after some time since their seizure’s change in a frequency of (399/622, 64%). This study notes that patients who use CBD in treating epilepsy have more improvements than those who don’t.
- Could Help in Treating Alzheimer’s Disease
Alzheimer’s disease, which is a severe neurodegenerative disease that affects many people, can lead to neuroinflammation, oxidative stress, and hyperphosphorylation. Since most treatments that doctors are using recently are not helping much in treating this disease, CBD can be beneficial as it contains antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
A study shows that CBD can help in reducing the neuroinflammatory and reactive gliosis that you might experience when suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. Also, CBD can help promote neurogenesis in the body and prevent cognitive deficits in people with this disease.
- Could Reduce Cancer Symptoms
CBD is one of the most common treatments that if you use correctly, can help you in reducing some cancer symptoms such as pain. Cannabinoids like nabilone and dronabinol can help treat symptoms of cancer such as vomiting and nausea.
However, the response of the cancer cells to the CBD treatment can vary depending on the severity of the disease. So, the antitumor and anticancer activity in CBD can help you significantly in reducing cancer symptoms when you use them in moderation.
- Can Treat Schizophrenia
Schizophrenia, which mostly makes you have a hard time concentrating, have deficits in your memory, executive functioning, and learning can affect your daily life severely. Most antipsychotic drugs that doctors prescribe for this condition don’t work, which is where using CBD comes in.
Even though researchers have not done a lot of research on the use of CBD in treating this disease, studies show its antipsychotic properties can help you in improving your cognition when suffering from it.
- May Treat Anxiety Disorders
A study using evidence from human experimental, clinical, epidemiological, and clinal research shows that CBD can be an excellent treatment for anxiety disorders. You can use CBD to help you in treating disorders like panic, stress, and social anxiety.
- Might Heal Type 1 Diabetes
The destruction of cells that produce insulin in type 1 diabetes can make you experience some pancreatic inflammation. According to research, you can use CBD to help you reduce the intensity of inflammation in your pancreas as it has efficient anti-inflammatory properties. Also, using CBD can be beneficial to those who do not have diabetes as it can help them avoid getting this disease.
- Might Help in Treating Multiple Sclerosis
Muscle spasms and rigidity are some of the common symptoms that you can experience when you have multiple sclerosis. A study shows that using CBD or mucosal spray can be an effective method of treating this disease.
The reason why using CBD to treat multiple sclerosis is a great idea is because it’s effective and more tolerable than other medications. So, using CBD can help you notice a lot of improvement in gait parameters and also enable you to get your muscle fibers back to normal hence alleviating multiple sclerosis.
Using CBD has many significant benefits in treating a variety of critical diseases as you have seen in this article. If you are suffering from any of these diseases, then you should consider using CBD extracts to alleviate the conditions. However, it is crucial that you consult with your doctor to help you determine which amount is safe for you to take to help you deal with your specific condition effectively.
Kathy T. Cooley BIO:
Kathy has been closely studying the cannabis industry trends from quite some time. Intrigued by the booming growth of this sector, she takes interest in penning down her views providing quality insight on current marijuana trends, particularly medical cannabis.
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