Main effects of CBD & CBD oil
In the past few years, CBD has been attracting more and more attention in the fields of health and beauty, and it is finally recognized for reducing pain and for relaxing both the body and the mind.
For the new comers in this field and the people who would like to get a wake-up call, let us bring you up-to-date so that everybody knows what to know about CBD today.
So first, do you already know what is CBD and CBD oil?
CBD is an abbreviation for the word “cannabidiol” and it is one of the numerous cannabinoids (at least 140 compounds) found in hemp (besides medicinal cannabis).
In addition, products containing CBD mixed with oil like coconut oil or camelina oil are called CBD oil.
Today, however, some people may be wary of CBD when they hear that it is an ingredient originally coming from the cannabis plant.
This is because the word “marijuana” immediately conjures up images of drugs.
In fact, the main ingredient in marijuana is called THC [tetrahydorocannnabinol], a cannabinoid that differs from CBD in that THC produces a psychoactive “high” when inhaled, while CBD does not.
CBD and the Law
This is a question that some of you may have…
If marijuana is not considered legal in some places all over the world, why CBD which is originally from the same plant could be?
Indeed, even if you realize that CBD and marijuana are different things, the main question still remains: “How can CBD be legal when it is a cannabis ingredient?”
In reality, legal system and regulation differs from country to country.
For example, the U.S. has been more tolerant of cannabis, removing restrictions on hemp cultivation in 2019.
However, states have mixed attitudes toward the use of cannabinoids, including CBD. Some states prohibit the use of cannabis itself, while others allow its use only for medical purposes, and other state laws vary in how it is treated.
In Japan, there are currently no regulations on CBD but as CBD attracts more attention and more people start to use it, it is possible that guidelines will be established for its use soon.
Therefore, it will be important to keep an eye on how the laws regarding CBD will change in the future.
Main effects and benefits of CBD & CBD Oil
CBD relieves stress
In today’s society, many people experience stress and tension on a daily basis. Thus, CBD oil may be useful as a supplement to help ease your mind and make you feel more positive.
CBD reduces anxiety
CBD acts on the nerves and is involved in the response to neurotransmitters such as serotonin and dopamine. Consequently CBD is a natural anxiety reducer.
CBD can help treating mental illness
Several clinical experiments have been realized in many places (mainly in the United States) and showed better results for treating some mental disorders with CBD-treated patients compared to sham-treated ones.
In addition, there have been reports of CBD alleviating psychotic symptoms of schizophrenia, and experiments on mice have confirmed that CBD works effectively against depression by activating serotonin receptors.
CBD can help treat insomnia
In fact, there are experimental results showing that CBD can help insomniacs sleep longer.
There are also reports of large-scale clinical trials in which CBD has been shown to improve sleep.
After one month, 66.7% of the patients have reported improved sleep.
CBD can alleviate addiction and dependence
For example, CBD has been shown to be effective in reducing the consumption of cigarettes, which are considered to be addictive and harmful to health worldwide.
As for alcohol, other experiments using rats have shown that CBD is effective in reducing consumption and preventing relapse of addiction.
CBD reduces convulsions and seizures such as epilepsy
In a 2016 study, CBD was administered orally to more than 200 patients with epilepsy. And the results showed an overall significant reduction in epileptic seizures.
CBD protects nerves and may be effective in treating neurodegenerative diseases
Neurons in the adult brain are gradually lost over time.
Deterioration of nerve cells can lead to neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.
Yet, significant results have been found for Alzheimer’s disease, showing that CBD is known could reduce inflammation and prevent cognitive decline.
CBD Relieves Pain and Inflammation
CBD is already known to relieve various types of pain, including pain caused by physical injury, pain caused by inflammation of tissues in the body, and pain caused by nerve damage.
CBD can help with acne and other skin problems
There are two types of acne: those that occur during puberty and those that occur in adulthood.
And it is said that CBD may be useful in the prevention and treatment of both.
CBD also has an anti-aging effect
For example, it prevents oxidation and saccharification in the body and improves skin problems such as “dullness” and “blemishes”.
It is said to have the effect of promoting skin turnover and removing dead skin cells to make the skin smooth.
And still even more effects and benefits to be found…
For example, more and more studies and experiments tend to show that CBD would be even useful in cancer treatment.
Indeed, there are theories that CBD can help alleviate cancer symptoms and side effects of cancer treatment.
For instance, it is said that CBD would reduce the side effects of chemotherapy such as anticancer drugs.
Many cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy suffer from nausea and vomiting. CBD has been suggested to have an effect on such chemotherapy side effects.
Consequently, as CBD and CBD oil have already been certified effective on health in many ways, we now expect it to keep on gaining in popularity all over the world and in Japan.
And as expectations about it grow, further research on the topic will definitely put it even more in the center of attention…
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