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The Health Benefits of CBD Oil

The Health Benefits of CBD Oil

CBD Oil Benefits

The health benefits of CBD oil are numerous. It exhibits potent antioxidant, analgesic, anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory and antipsychotic effects. It alleviates the cognitive decline associated with ageing, and it also reduces the risk of diabetes.

Studies show that CBD Oil benefits various neurological and physiological disorders such as:

  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
  • Anorexia
  • Anxiety
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Attention-Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Alzheimer’s
  • Arthritis
  • Bipolar
  • Cachexia
  • Cancer
  • Chronic pain
  • Cramps
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Epilepsy
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gastrointestinal Disorders
  • Headache
  • Hypertension
  • Inflammation
  • Insomnia
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Nausea
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pain
  • Parkinson’s
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Phantom Limb
  • Schizophrenia
  • Seizures
  • Spasticity
  • Spinal injury
  • Stress

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The Therapeutic Effects of CBD Oil

The Biology and Potential Therapeutic Effects of Cannabidiol: View Research Paper

A number of studies over the last two decades or more have reported that CBD has anti-seizure activity, reducing the severity of seizures in animal models. In addition, there have been a number of case studies and anecdotal reports suggesting that CBD may be effective in treating children with drug-resistant epilepsy.

CBD Oil for ADD/ADHD

ADD/ADHD symptoms are typified by low dopamine and high cortisol levels and can be reduced by CBD, which increases dopamine and lowers cortisol levels in the body. While some studies have investigated cannabis as a treatment for symptoms of ADD/ADHD, few have considered the efficacy of CBD in particular. However, there is a great deal of anecdotal evidence supporting the effectiveness of CBD as a treatment for symptoms of ADD/ADHD.

Cannabinoids in attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder: View Research Paper

Adults with ADHD may represent a subgroup of individuals who experience a reduction of symptoms and no cognitive impairments following cannabinoid use. While not definitive, this study provides preliminary evidence supporting the self-medication theory of cannabis use in ADHD and the need for further studies of the endocannabinoid system in ADHD.

CBD Oil for Pain Management

Cannabinoids in the management of difficult to treat painView Research Paper

Cannabidiol, a non-euphoriant phytocannabinoid common in certain strains, shares neuroprotective effects with THC, inhibits glutamate neurotoxicity, and displays antioxidant activity greater than ascorbic acid (vitamin C) or tocopherol (vitamin E).

CBD additionally affects THC function by inhibiting first pass hepatic metabolism to the possibly more psychoactive 11-hydroxy-THC, prolonging its half-life, and reducing associated intoxication, panic, anxiety and tachycardia.

Additionally, CBD is able to inhibit tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α) in its own right in a rodent model of rheumatoid arthritis.

CBD Oil as an Anti-Inflammatory

Cannabinoids as a novel anti-inflammatoryView Research Paper

Cannabinoids, the active components of Cannabis sativa, and endogenous cannabinoids mediate their effects through activation of specific cannabinoid receptors known as cannabinoid receptor 1 and 2 (CB1 and CB2). The cannabinoid system has been shown both in vivo and in vitro to be involved in regulating the immune system through its immunomodulatory properties.

CBD Oil for Cancer

Cannabidiol as a potential anticancer drugView Research Paper

Collectively, the non-psychoactive plant-derived cannabinoid CBD exhibits pro-apoptotic and anti-proliferative actions in different types of tumours and may also exert anti-migratory, anti-invasive, anti-metastatic and perhaps anti-angiogenic properties. On the basis of these results, evidence is emerging to suggest that CBD is a potent inhibitor of both cancer growth and spread.

Cannabidiol inhibits angiogenesis by multiple mechanismsView Research Paper

This study reveals that CBD inhibits angiogenesis by multiple mechanisms. Its dual effect on both tumour and endothelial cells supports the hypothesis that CBD has potential as an effective agent in cancer therapy.

Cannabidiol inhibits cancer cell invasion via upregulation of tissue inhibitor of matrix metalloproteinases-1View Research Paper

Altogether, these findings provide a novel mechanism underlying the anti-invasive action of cannabidiol and imply its use as a therapeutic option for the treatment of highly invasive cancers.

CBD Oil for Alzheimer’s

In vivo Evidence for Therapeutic Properties of Cannabidiol (CBD) for Alzheimer’s Disease: View Research Paper

The studies provide “proof of principle” that CBD and possibly CBD-THC combinations are valid candidates for novel AD therapies.

CBD Oil for Anxiety and Insomnia

The effectiveness of Cannabidiol Oil for Pediatric Anxiety and Insomnia as Part of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: View Research Paper

The main finding from this case study is that CBD oil can be an effective compound to reduce anxiety and insomnia secondary to PTSD. A review of the literature suggests some benefits from the use of CBD because of its anxiolytic and sleep-inducing effects.

CBD Oil for Epilepsy

CBD-enriched medical cannabis for intractable pediatric epilepsy: View Research Paper

CBD treatment yielded a significant positive effect on seizure load. Most of the children (66/74, 89%) reported reduction in seizure frequency: 13 (18%) reported 75-100% reduction, 25 (34%) reported 50-75% reduction, 9 (12%) reported 25-50% reduction, and 19 (26%) reported <25% reduction. Five (7%) patients reported aggravation of seizures which led to CBD withdrawal. In addition, we observed improvement in behavior and alertness, language, communication, motor skills and sleep.

Hypnotic and antiepileptic effects of cannabidiolView Research Paper

Seven out of the eight epileptics receiving cannabidiol had improvement of their disease state, whereas only one placebo patient improved.

CBD Oil for Arthritis

Attenuation of early phase inflammation by cannabidiol prevents pain and nerve damage in rat osteoarthritis: View Research Paper

The data presented here indicate that local administration of CBD blocked OA pain. Prophylactic CBD treatment prevented the later development of pain and nerve damage in these OA joints. These findings suggest that CBD may be a safe, useful therapeutic for treating OA joint neuropathic pain.

The nonpsychoactive cannabis constituent cannabidiol is an oral anti-arthritic therapeutic in murine collagen-induced arthritisView Research Paper

Taken together, these data show that CBD, through its combined immunosuppressive and anti-inflammatory actions, has a potent anti-arthritic effect in CIA.

For further reading, ProjectCBD maintains a comprehensive list of conditions and related scientific studies that examine how CBD is used in the treatment thereof.

CBD Oil for Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

Cannabidiol to Improve Mobility in People with Multiple Sclerosis View Research Article

There is evidence that CBD has a number of beneficial pharmacological effects (4, 5). It is anti-inflammatory, antioxidative, antiemetic, antipsychotic, and neuroprotective. The review of 132 original studies by Bergamaschi et al. (6) describes the safety profile of CBD by highlighting that catalepsy is not induced and physiological parameters (heart rate, blood pressure, and body temperature) are not altered. Moreover, psychomotor and psychological functions are not negatively affected.

Currently, many PwMS utilize cannabis to manage a variety of symptoms. Kindred et al.) showed in a web-based survey, which was hosted by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society that 66% of PwMS currently use cannabis for symptom treatment.

Cannabidiol Reduces Spasticity, Pain, Inflammation, Fatigue, and Depression in PwMS.

Where Can I Buy CBD Oil?

Buy CBD Oil Online at Organica

You can purchase CBD products from our online store, and we will courier your package to your door or a nearby collection point anywhere in South Africa.

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CBD Oil: The Essential Guide

Because the topic of CBD is so vast, this article is one of a number of sub-articles that combine that form the mega-article CBD Oil: The Essential Guide. We have done this so that you can more easily process the overview information and delve into the more detailed articles at will.