Today, people’s knowledge about cannabis is broader than ever, but unfortunately, facts still speak of the present stigma around this plant and its use. Cannabidiol (or also known as CBD) has been used for medication for such a long time. Yet, people still need reminding that there’s a big and significant difference between CBD and THC, the two main components of the cannabis plant.
Contrary to THC, CBD has been proven to be non-psychoactive, it has neuroprotective properties, and has been praised for the amazing medicinal benefits, like being an excellent
antioxidant, as well as an anti-inflammatory agent. Science has also found that mammals,
including us, humans have CB1 and CB2 receptors in our endocannabinoid system, and CBD
interacts with them by creating many different pathways.
As science paves the path for CBD to get to the medicinal market more efficiently, the popularity of CBD also grows. That is why today it can be found almost everywhere, in different shapesand forms, infused in foods and drinks, beauty products, creams, therapeutic products, etc. All in all, CBD has been used for healing for such a long time now, providing fantastic health benefits without having to deal with the psychoactive effect produced by THC.
So here are some of the most popular uses of CBD:
While it’s essential to make sure people understand that CBD does not cure cancer, it is also
crucial to know how cancer patients can use CBD to ease their current painful state. There are so many different types of cancer, but most of the time, they share some common symptoms, like constant pain, weight loss, tiredness, and fever. CBD has a function of stimulating apophatic pathways in the body to eliminate cells that are not functioning correctly, which can help prevent tumors from growing as cancer cells.
Anxiety doesn’t mean it’s ultimately a bad thing, and it can be a healthy and good reaction that
usually disappears when the stressful event passes. The problem becomes real if anxiety turns into a dark shadow, you can not escape from, and when you need extra help dealing with it. CBD helps to lower stress levels and makes this condition more bearable. It helps to relax the person, calm them down, and bring them out of a psychotic state.
Pain becomes chronic if it lasts for at least 12 weeks or more. Unfortunately, a vast amount of people rely on heavy medications in the hope of a sense of relief. At the same time, CBD offers a safer and healthier option because of its anti-inflammatory properties. It also protects our neurons and acts as an antioxidant. It’s been proven that it is safe to use for patients suffering from pain related to cancer, as well as terminally ill patients.
Medically explained, a stroke happens when a blockage in the arteries and blood vessels occur in the brain, which then causes inflammation, and free radicals are released that are very harmful. CBD is beneficial as it helps to counter specific actions in the brain, while also reducing inflammation and removing the dead brain cells.
There are two types of diabetes, type 1 and type 2. They require different approaches in treatment, but they share one common factor – too much glucose in the blood. When insulin production is lowered or stopped altogether, it leads to inflammation in the cells, and we know that CBD has anti-inflammatory properties. It also protects the cell walls against further damage caused by the lack of sufficient insulin levels.