Benefits of CBD
CBD HAS SHOWN POSITIVE RESULTS
CBD is thought to work by reducing inflammation in the brain and nervous system via an effect on cannabinoid and other receptors, in channels, anandamide (a substance that regulates our response to pain) and enzymes. READ MORE
Chronic pain is one of the most common reasons why people take CBD oil. CBD attacks pain by adjusting the brain’s pain response, releasing neurotransmitters that act as an antidepressant. At the same time, it binds to CB2 receptors located throughout the immune system to reduce inflammation.
The role of CBD for autism with anxiety is twofold. First, some children with autism find that using CBD oil for anxiety alleviates not only stress but also aggression, self-injurious behaviors, and trouble with social interactions. Second, CBD oil can help children with co-occurring seizures. READ MORE
Recently, CBD-enriched cannabis has been shown to be beneficial for children with autism. In this retrospective study on 60 children, behavioral outbreaks were improved in 61% of patients, communication problems in 47%, anxiety in 39%, stress in 33% and disruptive behavior in 33% of the patients. The rationale for this treatment is based on the previous observations and theory that cannabidiol effects might include alleviation of psychosis, anxiety, facilitation of REM sleep and suppressing seizure activity. A prospective single-case-study of Dronabinol (a THC-based drug) showed significant improvements in hyperactivity, lethargy, irritability, stereotypy and inappropriate speech at 6-month follow-up. Furthermore, Dronabinol treatment of 10 adolescent patients with intellectual disability resulted in 8 patients showing improvement in the management of treatment-resistant self-injurious behavior.
When a person experiences a seizure, there’s an excessive amount of electrical activity in the body. Cannabidiol works naturally with our body’s endocannabinoid receptors to quiet that excess. READ MORE
Cannabidiol treatments have been found to benefit epilepsy patients with increased alertness, improved mood and better sleep. CBD is a promising treatment because it does not have psychoactive side effects, making it an excellent option for children.
The endocannabinoid system acts as a bridge between our mind and our body. Cannabinoid receptors are found throughout all the other systems of the body — immune, digestive and even neurological.
When a person is experiencing a seizure, brain cells become overly excited and fire abnormally. CBD soothes the body, allowing electrical impulses in the brain to work properly. As a cannabinoid, CBD has a similar structure to that of the endocannabinoids produced internally by your body. As a result, when you ingest CBD, it’s also able to bind to cannabinoid receptors, even though it comes from a plant.
Some studies suggest CBD may have some positive effects, especially when it comes to nonmotor symptoms, such as depression, anxiety, and sleep disorders. CBD may help reduce anxiety, relieve pain, and offer neuroprotective properties. READ MORE
Because of the many potential benefits of CBD for people with Parkinson’s, researchers have suggested using the compound might help improve quality of life. This is a major concern for individuals living with Parkinson’s disease. One study found that people who had Parkinson’s disease and no psychiatric symptoms or conditions experienced an improved quality of life with CBD use.
Several studies point to the potential benefits of CBD for anxiety. CBD may benefit people with various forms of anxiety, such as social anxiety disorder (SAD) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). READ MORE
For generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) says that CBD has been shown to reduce stress in animals such as rats. Study subjects were observed as having lower behavioral signs of anxiety. Their physiological symptoms of anxiety, such as increased heart rate, also improved. More research needs to be done, specifically on humans and GAD.
CBD may also benefit people with other forms of anxiety, such as SAD and PTSD. It may help treat anxiety-induced insomnia as well.
If you’re interested in trying CBD oil for your anxiety, talk to your doctor. They can help you figure out a starting dosage that’s right for you.
CBD oil can significantly reduce the negative effects that Alzheimer’s disease has on a patient’s overall health as well as improving cognitive ability. READ MORE
Cannabinoids and cannabinoid receptors affect a particular part of the brain known as the endocannabinoid system. This intricate internal piece of equipment comprises two receptors: CB1 and CB2. CB1 is present in each part of the brain, including the hippocampus, which is responsible for our memory function and learning ability. CB2 receptors live in certain immune cells in our brain called microglia. The endocannabinoid system that responds to the signals sent by CBD products is largely responsible for memory and the hippocampus is the first major part of the body to be destroyed by Alzheimer’s disease.
CBD may help reduce symptoms related to cancer and side effects related to cancer treatment, like nausea, vomiting, and pain. READ MORE
CBD may help reduce symptoms related to cancer and side effects related to cancer treatment, like nausea, vomiting and pain. Those treated with an extract containing both compounds experienced a significant reduction in pain compared to those who received only THC extract. CBD may also help reduce chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting, which are among the most common chemotherapy-related side effects for those with cancer.