CBD stands for cannabidiol. It is a chemical compound extracted from Cannabis Sativa plant, commonly referred to as marijuana. Once extracted, it is packaged into oils, gummy cand, topical creams and many more products. Unlike the THC compound also found in the same plant, CBD doesn’t have euphoric effects.
What Are The Health Benefits Of CBD?
Over the last few years, CBD products have become very popular for the following reasons:
1. Relieving Pain
Scientists have discovered that CBD can be used to relieve pain. Once used, CBD impacts the endocannabinoid receptor activity in the body thus reducing pain and inflammation in your body. It’s ideal for people suffering from long-term pain conditions such as arthritis.
2. Reducing Anxiety And Depression
Anxiety and depression are some of the common mental disorders that have a negative impact on your health and overall well-being. Most of these mental disorders are treated using pharmaceutical drugs which have their own side effects.
Recent scientific research has proven that CBD can be used for reducing anxiety and depression. It reacts with the brain receptors that produce serotonin thus regulating your mood and overall social behaviour.
3. Reducing Acne
At least 9% of people in the world have suffered from acne. It’s a condition that can be caused by underlying inflammation, bacteria, genetics or overproduction of sebum in your skin. Since CBD has anti-inflammatory properties, it can reduce the production of sebum. As such, it is a safe and efficient way of treating acne.
4. Improves Heart Health
A few recent studies have discovered that CBD is good for your heart. That’s because it reduces your blood pressure thus reducing your risk for stroke or heart attacks. Since CBD reduces anxiety, it ultimately reduces your blood pressure.
5. Reducing Cancer Related Symptoms
CBD is also an ideal product for people with cancer. After a few studies, CBD has been found to reduce symptoms related to cancer and the side effects of undergoing treatment for cancer such as pain, vomiting and nausea.
Note that, there are drugs prescribed for treating side effects of chemotherapy but they are often ineffective. That’s why many people have now switched to CBD.
6. Reduce Epileptic Seizures
CBD has also been discovered to reduce epileptic seizures. It has also been proven effective for handling symptoms of other types of diseases such as multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease. There's still undergoing research to show other neurological benefits of CBD.
What’s The Future Of CBD?
As of 2020, the CBD industry is expected to grow by at least $2 billion. Over the years, CBD has developed a lot of medical backing and many experts in the field support it as being the future of medicine. Numerous studies have been conducted on the product to show the benefits as mentioned above.
Currently, medical marijuana is legal in 30 states in the US and in many other countries all over the world. However, CBD products are widely accepted because they don’t have a euphoric effect. The future for CBD looks very promising with more people opening up to trying it for themselves.