Before we delve into the ins and outs, it’s probably best to answer the question: What is CBD oil for? Not much point looking further into whether it could be right for you until we answer that question first, right?
WHAT IS CBD OIL?
Okay, so let’s look firstly at what it is.
More commonly known as CBD Oil, the term refers to cannabidiol, and has become increasingly popular over a very short period for helping with both common ailments and illnesses, but has even had some effect on major diseases like cancer.
Recent scientific reports have confirmed that there does appear to be a relationship between relief of pain and other symptoms and the use of CBD oil.
But I get it. All the scientific reports in the world are not going to answer the direct question whether CBD oil will work for you. That’s a hard one, because in all honesty, you can only find someone out there with similar symptoms who CBD oil has helped, it’s not going to prove to you whether it will work for you.
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WHAT DO PEOPLE TAKE CBD OIL FOR?
From my research, the main thing people take CBD oil for is the relief of pain. Lots of different kinds of pain. It has been known to help with things like back pain and joint pain, with many reports from Joe Public about their personal stories of pain being significantly reduced through the use of CBD oil.
Other reported benefits include:
* assistance with lowering blood sugar
* aids with anxiety and depression
* may help to alleviate cancer-related symptoms
* can help sciatica and other nerve related pain
* it’s anti-inflammatory properties could help with the fight against acne
LOWERING BLOOD SUGAR
While human clinical studies are lacking, probably because of the previous legality status of cannabis and marijuana, we do know that studies of the endocannabinoid system in humans indicate that this system plays a major part in the regulation of metabolism.
There are individual examples of differing reactions to the use of CBD oil. In one instance, the decrease in blood sugar occurred within a matter of minutes – which, of course, could be extremely dangerous. In another instance, there was no alternation in blood sugar levels at all. This would suggest that the effectiveness of CBD oil in lowering blood sugar could be more attributable to the individuality and healthiness of an individual’s endocannabinoid system.
ANXIETY & DEPRESSION
The effects of anxiety and depression on the human mental frame are widely documented, together with the disastrous impacts that can occur on an individual’s health and well-being.
Whilst there may be side effects from CBD oil, the effects on the body of other drugs used to treat these conditions is well-known, and can include headache, insomnia, sexual dysfunction and drowsiness. The other possible side effect can be addiction.
CBD oil has shown some success in the treatment of depression and anxiety, and I guess it’s more about weighing up possible benefits against possible side effects when electing which path you wish to follow.
Because CBD oil may act on the receptors in the brain for the neurotransmitter serotonin, it could be feasible that it assists in the regulation of social behavior and mood.
Although it is early days to assess whether CBD oil works as a cancer treatment, the majority of the time it’s the symptoms of cancer that cause issues.
For this reason, CBD oil should be used as a complementary therapy to cancer treatment, considered effective on some side effects of cancer, such as:
Nausea and loss of appetite are frequent visitors to those undergoing cancer treatment. It has been documented that ingested cannabis (including THC) that deliver cannabinoids to the bloodstream directly can help to stimulate appetite, sadly CBD oil alone has not been confirmed as being able to deliver the same effect.
Among the most highly reported benefits of CBD is it’s ability to act on pain. This is primarily due to its role as an anti-inflammatory, and cancer’s insidious pain caused by inflammation and injury to nerves.
When pain reaches a severe level, it can even become resistant to the most powerful pain relievers of all: Opioids.
It appears that the anti-nausea effects come from the THC in cannabis, rather than the CBD oil itself. Those wanting to experience relief from nausea should discuss this with their doctor as low doses of synthetic THC can be prescribed, which have fewer side effects.
Firstly, it’s widely known that acne is an inflammatory condition of the skin. And we also know that CBD oil has anti-inflammatory properties. So, it seems pretty logical to assume the CBD oil would be a good partner to help in the fight against acne.
However, there’s no need to apply logic here: CBD oil’s effect on acne and the associated redness that occurs is one of its benefits that is widely documented.
Aside from many reports from individuals, there have been many studies that confirm the anti-inflammatory properties of CBD oil when it is applied to the skin. It also has the potential, due to its balancing effect on the skin, to help with a decrease in excess oil (sebum) production.
Initial results are exciting, but as with most things, further testing and scientific studies will of course help to establish common-place use of CBD oil.
Cannabidiol, or CBD oil, is one of many cannabinoids in the cannabis plant gaining popularity due to being a natural medicine that appears to benefit many parts of the human body.
What is CBD oil for? Research into the effective use of CBD oil is in its infancy.
This natural product is by no means new, and has had many beneficial properties attributed to it. The trick is to know that you’re getting what you think you’re getting, and its the best stuff for your purpose.
It is worth noting that over time, as with many new kids on the block, CBD oil will probably become as mainstream as cough syrup as it proves itself to the individual average Joe and Judy time and time again.