CBD is gaining a lot of traction in the world of alternative medicine. Today it is not strange to find someone that suggests CBD as a form of treatment for various ailments. It is known to be quite beneficial, and with each passing day, more studies and research are being carried out to uncover additional health benefits. The most appealing part of CBD is that while it does not contain the intoxicating substance THC, it still gives you a majority of the same benefits. Let’s take a closer look into a few of the proven benefits of CBD.
Natural Pain Reliever
Even before becoming popular, marijuana has been used in the treatment of pain since as far back as 2900 B.C. This pain relieving effect is made possible through the binding together of pain receptors in the nervous system by cannabis. This treatment of pain, however, has been found to be more effective when CBD is combined with THC, also known as the “entourage effect”, and has been seen in cases of treating rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis and other autoimmune diseases
Reduction of Stress, Depression, and Anxiety
While stress is a major problem in and of itself, it can also lead to mental disorders such as anxiety and depression. In extreme cases, these conditions can not only make life unbearable but can also lead to severe physical and psychological consequences. Mental disorders are usually treated with pharmaceutical drugs, many of which have adverse side effects such as insomnia, drowsiness, agitation, and even sexual dysfunction. These drugs also have the tendency to be addictive and can lead to drug abuse which is one of the major reasons there is a shift to CBD. CBD has been known to show promising results in the treatment of mental disorders like anxiety and depression, and because it is natural, it does not possess any of the adverse side effects of anti-depressant medications.
Can Help In Alleviating Cancer Symptoms
We know that marijuana has been used in helping to manage the effects of cancer and cancer symptoms, but the majority of the benefits come from CBD. CBD can also help to alleviate some of the symptoms and side effects of cancer
and cancer treatment such as vomiting, pain, and even nausea. Although there are drugs that have been known to help reduce the effect of these symptoms, many times they are found to be rather ineffective and often cause patients to go looking for alternatives. Some studies have shown that CBD can even have properties that help to fight cancer cells in the body.
Can Have Heart Benefits
CBD has also been shown to have heart-healthy effects. These benefits include potentially lowering high blood pressure, which has been linked to a series of heart-related health conditions such as heart attacks and stroke.
With all of the benefits that CBD has to offer, it is not difficult to see why it is gaining so much traction today. CBD has also been attributed to many other health benefits such as the prevention of diabetes, the treatment of substance abuse, and even fighting the growth and spread of tumors in the body. While all of these health benefits are great, they do, however, require more research in order to be proven.