Can CBD be used to improve your health?
Cannabidiol (CBD) has become popular as a natural remedy for many common health issues. But there are many misconceptions associated with CBD and its usage. Here, we try to evaluate various facts about CBD and help you figure out whether it is indeed helpful in improving your health.
CBD is one of the numerous (more than hundred) chemical compounds known as cannabinoids in Cannabis Sativa, the cannabis or marijuana plant. Hemp is also one of the cannabis and CBD extracted from Hemp, which is much different from the CBD that comes from marijuana.
Hemp can be differentiated from marijuana by looking at its appearance and chemical makeup. Additionally, even the environment for cultivation of hemp and marijuana is strikingly different. However, the most important difference is the amount of THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) present in them, which is the major psychoactive constituent.
Though both hemp and marijuana come from the same cannabis plant, hemp naturally contains a meager amount of THC. The highest amount of THC it has is less than 0.3%, which can be considered as almost negligible. On the other hand, marijuana can have substantial quantities of THC in it, which can get you high. Thus, CBD oil, which is extracted from hemp by diluting it with a carrier like coconut oil, is also very low on THC content.
As hemp CBD is not psychoactive it has huge potential as a therapeutic and medical product that can serve as an effective solution for various health issues. Scientific research has also confirmed that CBD can help treat a variety of ailments. Discussed below are some of its uses that can promote health and wellbeing.
- Relief from Neurological disorders
Researchers believe that CBD has Neuroprotective properties that enable it to act on the brain signaling systems such as endocannabinoid system in our body. Hence, CBD can be used for treating neurological disorders. However, the research in this area is an ongoing process and has shown some promising results.
- Relief from Chronic pain
Scientists have discovered that human body contains a specialized system called the endocannabinoid system (ECS), which has an active role in regulating various important functions such as appetite, sleep, pain and immune system. The system produces neurotransmitters known as endocannabinoids that bind to cannabinoid receptors in the nervous system. CBD has shown the potential to make an impact on the endocannabinoid activity and help through positive engagement with the receptors.
CBD oil has shown promises of treating imbalance in social behavior through a natural approach. Apart from this, CBD has also been linked with several benefits for the heart and circulatory system. Moreover, with its powerful antioxidant, anti-inflammation as well as stress-reducing properties, it has been found to be able to treat a number of other health issues. These are some of the reasons that make CBD an excellent solution for improving health and wellbeing.