CBD is a compound found in marijuana known for its therapeutic benefits in treating many diseases. CBD is different than THC, also a compound found in marijuana, because it has low toxicity, meaning its mind-altering effects are next to nothing. THC, on the other hand is what causes those mind-altering effects of marijuana consumption.
The fact that CBD is a non psychoactive component makes it an ideal treatment for the following.
Pain and Inflammation
CBD oil prevents inflammation and pain in rodents and can’t develop dependency and tolerance issues according to a study published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine. This is great research to back CBD as a treatment for chronic pain.
A study was performed with CBD oil and a placebo. Patients that took the CBD oil showed a reduction in anxiety.
CBD produces anti-psychotic effects according to research which can be associated with treating schizophrenic symptoms.
CBD has pro-apoptotic effects that can impede migration, invasion and adhesion of cancer cells. Research has also shown CBD can battle breast cancer cells and impede the spread of lung and colon cancer. CBD also has anti-tumor properties that is being used to treat leukemia
Nausea and Vomiting
CBD oil can also help get rid of nausea and vomiting according to a British Journal of Pharmacology study.
Seizure frequency may be reduced with CBD consumption according to Stanford University research. Other benefits found in this study were improved sleep and mood.
A study done on mice with and without diabetes, found that CBD oil can lower diabetes incidences.
The British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology published a study that reported that CBD can help against strokes occurrences.