What Is CBD Oil And Is It Good For You?

Updated on April 9, 2021

CBD oil is the short form for Cannabidiol, which is naturally extracted from the flowers and bud of the cannabis plant. It does not contain Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is found in marijuana responsible for a person feeling high. CBD oil is approved by the U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) due to its numerous health benefits.

Due to the numerous health benefits associated with CBD oil, it is being legalized in many states where it was previously illegal. However, in some countries marijuana is legal while its products like CBD oil are illegal. Therefore it’s important to know what your state laws say about this product.

The benefits of CBD oil have long been well-discussed and well-known, which is precisely why there are so many reasons for you to incorporate this as a part of your daily routine.

The cannabis plant has more than 100 chemical compounds with Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) being the most common. Remember cannabidiol or CBD, CBD oil is a combination of CBD and coconut or seed oil. Now let’s look at the benefits of CBD oil.

Reduces Cancer Symptoms And Side Effects

Chemotherapy may be a painful process in cancer treatment, which side effects include nausea and vomiting. The pain is normally in the stomach, mouth sores, hands and feet. A research done on cancer patients showed that the ones who used Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) experienced less pain than those who didn’t.

CBD is also used to reduce vomiting and nausea to cancer patients during chemotherapy. Some research done on animals shown that highly concentrated CBD could stop the spread of breast cancer cells by killing them, however this is yet to be approved for humans.

Reduces Pain 

Back in 2900 B.C. the Chinese were among the first people to use marijuana to relieve and treat pain. Scientists have done several research on the plant and came up with CBD, which is better for medical purposes than the plant itself. CBD has been found effective in treating arthritis.

Body functions like sleep, pain and immune response are regulated by a system called an endocannabinoid. When CBD is administered in the body, it alters its functioning. Research done on some rats during surgery showed that the ones injected with CBD experienced lesser pain than the others.

Synthetic or chemical-laden pain killers can do more harm than good when used over an extended period. They contain powerful and highly addictive substances that can destroy your liver or nervous system if overdone. They can have disastrous side effects on your overall health. Besides that, they can trick your body into becoming dependent on these pain relievers.

This is the major reason why many people today use natural supplements to deal with their joint pain. CBD is one such supplement, which is gaining in popularity, for this purpose. It doesn’t have the nasty side effects of other pain killers.

You should try out this oil in conjunction with other methods of pain management. Some patients report great results when they combine it with heat therapy. This can be particularly useful for joint pain as the heat relaxes the area around the joint. Heat is known to have a positive effect on the muscles and can ease discomfort and restore mobility to the area.

Apart from this, you can also use the oil as the main ingredient you’ll use for your body massage. Not only does your body get relief from pain, but it also improves your ability to relax.

It Reduces Depression And Anxiety

When treating anxiety, you should make sure there is no trace of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), increasing anxiety instead of reducing. This is why CBD oil is used instead of cannabis. CBD can alter brain receptors hence affecting the mood of a person, therefore reducing depression.

Depression is one of the major causes of disability according to the World Health Organization (WHO); it should be avoided at all costs. When pharmaceutical drugs used to treat depression and anxiety are compared with CBD oil, they have more side effects and less effective than CBD. It’s even worse some of these drugs may be addictive.

Good For Brain Health

CBD can interact with brain receptors and protect the brain from diseases like dementia; it’s good for our health. This is possible because CBD can prevent radical damage as it facilitates the generation of new cells in the brain. Sometimes back, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the treatment of two children with epilepsy. From that time there has been an increase in the number of people using CBD for treatment of seizures and epilepsy though there are some side effects like fatigue and fever.

Beneficial To Heart Health And Blood Pressure

There are a lot of diseases associated with high blood pressure, for example, stroke and heart attack. The good thing is we might put all this behind our back after a recent study, which has shown CBD can help regulate blood pressure. When a person takes CBD, it reduces stress and in the process it lowers blood pressure and also improving blood circulation in the body.

It Reduces Acne

Acne is a skin disease mostly found in teenagers where hair follicles are plugged with oil and dead skin cells. This disease affects a large population and it’s mostly caused by a bacterial, genetic disorder, overproduction of sebum, among other factors. From a recent study, we learn that CBD can reduce sebum production hence treating Acne.

As we all know, everything that has advantages must also have disadvantages. The following are side effects of CBD:

 (a)The patient may experience a fever



Works As An Anti-Aging Agent

Another reason to use CBD oil has a lot to do with its anti-aging properties. This oil has been found to possess very strong anti-oxidant properties, which help fight off free radicals from the body. These are toxic substances that not only cause damage to your body, health-wise, but also as to the physical aspect of your skin.

When free radicals take over your body, this can speed up or result to premature aging. One very good way to combat this is through incorporating CBD oil as a part of your daily routine.

In Conclusion

CBD is good and safe to use, but I would recommend you consult with your doctor at first for the right prescription and medical advice because we have different bodies that react differently. I believe stirling CBD oil is good because it has more medical benefits and should be legalized in a few countries it is illegal.

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