It’s hard for scientists and society to deny the practical use of cannabis plant’s active ingredients, known as cannabinoids. Specifically, the cannabidiol (CBD) component provides a natural healing power that treats an array of different health conditions. Scientists and researchers are intrigued by this cannabinoid because of its healing nature and the fact that it won’t get you ‘stoned’.
Jared Berry, CEO of Isodiol, explains, “CBD is now the most researched cannabinoid on the market and rightly so because the studies go back to the 1940s proving its effectiveness on the nervous and immune systems, with no toxicity, side effects, nor psycho-activity.”
In later research, it was found that cannabinoids influenced and enhanced the human endocannabinoid system (ECS). It was found in 1992 that the ECS plays an important role in homeostasis, which functions to control each metabolic process in our body; pain sensation, immune function, stress reactivity, appetite, among others. It’s a pretty incredible discovery to find out that ECS, and essentially cannabidiol, can connect with our internal systems to keep us together and healthy.
Here are 7 conditions that hemp oil helps improve:
Addiction – Sounds ironic, right? You can use a component of a Schedule 1 drug (marijuana) to ultimately stop your addiction to other drugs. There have been a number of preclinical studies showing that cannabidiol may have healing power over opioid, cocaine, and psychostimulant addictions. The best addiction it may be able to stop? Smoking cigarettes.
Weight Management – As I was talking about with hemp oil playing a role in our endocannabinoid system, it can have a positive impact on our metabolism and overall weight regulation.
Sleep – 50-70 million U.S. adults have a sleep disorder today. Research is showing that cannabidiol blocks anxiety-induced Rem sleep, which results in a better nights sleep.
Oxidative Stress – A condition that may appear when a person has an inefficient diet (nutrient deficient), oxidative stress is on a rise in individuals. When untreated for so long, oxidative stress can lead to more complicated conditions like neurodegenerative diseases, heart disease, gene mutations, and cancer. Cannabidiol can treat this condition because of its ability to cross the blood brain barrier and exert their antioxidant effects in the brain.
Depression – It’s estimated that about 3.3 million American adults suffer from persistent depressive disorder (PDD). Cannabidiol is showing to have antidepressant properties, catalyzing both serotonergic and glutamate cortical signaling. Because of how problematic traditional medications are for this condition, this is one of the most significant healing powers that hemp oil offers.
Anti-Inflammatory – Almost all diseases spawn from some sort of inflammation; heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, etc. Cannabidiol is a fantastic option that should be supplemented with proper nutrition to create an effective anti-inflammatory daily regimen.
Anxiety – Around 40 million adults are affected by anxiety disorders. Along with depression, this is another massive market that cannabidiol can positively effect. Hemp oil has been shown to benefit and reduce anxiety in conditions like PTSD, social anxiety disorder, and others. More research needs to be done, but this list shows you just how much of a positive impact CBD can have on our bodies.