Cannabis and cannabis extracts are becoming more popular as more states across the country legalize the plant for recreational and/or medical use. CBD, or cannabidiol, is a chemical compound that is extracted from the cannabis sativa plant. The compound can be consumed through edible consumption or smoke inhalation, in addition to being applied topically. It interacts with neuro-receptors in an individual’s endocannabinoid system, which send signals between the body’s cells to help regulate the immune system, homeostasis, mood and movement.
Cannabidiol is usually extracted in oil form and has recently become popular because of its calming effects. Below are a few ways CBD oil can benefit health and wellness, as suggested by preliminary research on the compound.
Protect against neurological ailments
Clinical and preclinical studies have found that CBD possesses anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that could offer considerable protection against various pathological disorders. Some preclinical studies also propose that the compound produces beneficial effects against multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’ disease.
Studies conducted in the United States indicate that CBD is efficacious in treating chronic pain when administered topically. Research results from a 2020 study show that the use of topical CBD in managing pain in patients with symptomatic peripheral neuropathy resulted in considerable reductions in intense sharp pains.
Reduce symptoms of ALS
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (“ALS”) is an ailment that causes nerve cells in an individual’s spinal cord and brain to deteriorate, which brings about loss in muscle control. The disease has no cure, and only two medications exist that are approved by the FDA for the management of this condition. A 2019 study suggests that ALS patients can benefit from a combined CBD and THC treatment, with patients who suffered from mild-to-severe muscle stiffness and tightness reporting high levels of satisfaction.
Decrease symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder
A 2018 study that involved 11 individuals who all suffer from PTSD found that the use of CBD in conjunction with psychiatric care decreased the patients’ symptoms. Other studies on the same topic have found that CBD used together with THC enhances the former’s effects in reducing symptoms of PTSD.
Numerous studies on the use of cannabis and its extracts in helping combat anxiety have been conducted in the recent past. A study conducted in 2017 found that CBD was effective in reducing anxiety when used in moderate doses.
The above are only a few of the ways in which CBD can be provide health benefits. Researchers are focused on finding out more about this compound and any additional benefits that it may possess.
Many companies such as The Alkaline Water Company Inc. (NASDAQ: WTER) (CSE: WTER) are marketing a variety of CBD-infused products. It is good to learn that scientific studies are revealing some of the benefits that consumers could derive from using these widely available products.
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