Benefits of CBD hemp oil

Scientific research now shows the many health benefits of CBD hemp oil or cannabidiol.

According to Wikipedia Cannabidiol (CBD) (INN)[5] is one of at least 113 active cannabinoids identified cannabis.[6][7] It is a major phytocannabinoid, accounting for up to 40% of the plant’s extract.[8]CBD is considered to have a wide scope of potential medical applications – due to clinical reports showing the lack of side effects, particularly a lack of psychoactivity (as is typically associated with ∆9-THC), and non-interference with several psychomotor learning and psychological functions.  Therefore cannabidiol does not produce the psychoactive effects that have made marijuana attractive for recreational use.  Benefits of CBD hemp oil are strong medicinal and therapeutic effects for even the most common conditions.

Benefits of CBD hemp oil include but are certainly not limited to the following:

Digestive Aid

A healthy appetite is vital to a healthy body, CBD stimulates appetite, according to the National Cancer Institute.  CBDs bind to cannabinoid receptors in the body. CBDs stimulate appetite when they dock onto these receptors.  Scientists have also found that CBD eases nausea and vomiting.

Analgesic

CBDs bind to CB1 receptors in the body to relieve pain. CBD also has an anti-inflammatory effect that reduces swelling.

Anxiety Relief

CBD may alleviate severe social anxiety. Treatment with CBD may be better than anti-depressants because it acts quickly and does not cause side effects or withdrawal symptoms.

Cancer Spread

The National Cancer Institute details several studies into the anti-tumor effects of CBD. One study in mice and rats suggest CBDs “may have a protective effect against the development of certain types of tumors.” CBDs may do this by inducing tumor cell death, inhibiting cancer cell growth, and by controlling and inhibiting the spread of cancer cells.

One study by California Pacific Medical Center suggests CBD “turns off” the gene involved in the spread of breast cancer. These scientists found CBD inhibits ID-1, an action that prevents cancer cells from traveling long distances to distant tissues.

Anti-psychotic

CBD relieves psychotic symptoms associated with schizophrenia, according to research by University of Cologne in Germany.

Diabetes

CBD could be used to treat diabetes, according to Israeli scientists.   The researchers believe that the anti-inflammatory properties of CBD could treat this inflammation and therefore improve the body’s metabolism.

Diabetes is also associated with high levels of fasting insulin and insulin resistance, as well as low levels of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C). In 2013, the results of a five-year study into the effects of cannabis on fasting insulin and insulin resistance were published in the American Journal of Medicine. Of the 4,657 respondents, 2,554 had used cannabis in their lifetime (579 were current users and 1,975 were past users) and 2,103 had never used the drug.

The researchers found that current users of cannabis had 16% lower fasting insulin levels than respondents who had never used cannabis, as well as having 17% lower levels of insulin resistance and higher levels of HDL-C. Respondents who had used cannabis in their lifetime but were not current users showed similar but less pronounced associations, indicating that the protective effect of cannabis fades with time.                  The researchers also ran analyses on the data that excluded individuals diagnosed with diabetes. Even after excluding diabetics, current cannabis users were found to exhibit reduced fasting insulin and insulin resistance levels, indicating that cannabis can help prevent the occurrence of diabetes as well as controlling symptoms in diagnosed cases.

 

Heart Disease

Because of the volatile oils in cannabis essential oil, daily use can improve heart health by balancing out the negative oils in your system.  It can stimulate antioxidant processes as well, scraping off excess cholesterol and maximizing the health of your cardiovascular system.

 

Obesity

Two large national surveys found lower BMI and decreased levels of obesity in cannabis users despite higher-than-average daily consumption of calories. The 2013 study found that current cannabis use was  associated with smaller waist circumferences than in past or non-users.

An associate professor at Harvard Medical School has also studied the effects of cannabis on metabolism, and says that those who use cannabinoids have a more efficient carbohydrate metabolism. A University of Miami study that also surveyed thousands of people found that cannabinoid users had lower blood sugar and therefore less risk of obesity, type 2 diabetes and heart disease.

Skin Care

The powerful components of cannabis essential oil do wonders to protect the skin, and can be consumed both internally and applied externally to achieve this important effect.

It can stimulate the shedding of dead skin and faster re-growth of health, glowing skin. It also is known to prevent wrinkles and signs of aging, while also protecting against eczema and psoriasis.

Medical Properties of CBD Effects
Antiemetic Reduces nausea and vomiting
Anticonvulsant Suppresses seizure activity
Antipsychotic Combats psychosis disorders
Anti-inflammatory Combats inflammatory disorders
Anti-oxidant Combats neurodegenerative disorders
Anti-tumoral/Anti-cancer Combats tumor and cancer cells
Anxiolytic/Anti-depressant Combats anxiety and depression disorders