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CBD – All about Cannabidiol

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Cannabidiol is a compound which is found in the cannabis plant. Since this is considered to have therapeutic uses, researchers have been looking at its usefulness.  CBD is thought to be effective in treating many health conditions. Until recently, THC or delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol was the best know.  Marijuana contains CBD as well as THC, but both compound works differently.

How CBD works in the body

CBD is not known to be a psychoactive compound in the sense that it doesn’t alter a person’s mental state.  It works more on the body and offers pain relief. Currently, the form of CBD in use is mostly medicinal in nature and is extracted from the hemp plant.

All cannabinoid compounds, especially CBD, are thought to attach themselves to the CB1 and CB2 receptors and reduce pain and inflammation.  According to researchers, CBD helps the body to use its resources and in turn, reduce inflammation.

Why CBD use is beneficial

Because of the way this compound works in the human body, its benefits are many.  Experts think that it is better to use a light formulation instead of prescription or other medications to relieve stiffness and pain. Studies have also shown that it reduces chronic inflammation in Lab tests.  Researchers also believe this non-psychoactive compound is the new method to treat chronic pain in humans.

Cannabidiol

There are even products which are different from regular CBD paste. A new version which is 2.5% comes with pure CBD crystals. So, the solution will be thinner and comfortable to use as spray. Moreover new bottles also released which have spray tops as well. A bottle is enough for 100 sprays and each spray can deliver 2.5 mg CBD. The ingredients in the formula come with lot of medical benefits. They can be used as

  • Antibiotics
  • anti-inflammatories
  • cognitive enhancers
  • neuroprotectants
  • anticonvulsants
  • anxiolytics
  • antibiotics

Other uses

Some studies are believed to offer promising results in helping people quit smoking by reducing cravings. The next step is to tweak compound strength and find out if it can help people with opioid addiction and even schizophrenia. Anxiety, pain and insomnia are other conditions that can be alleviated with CBD use. It may also prove useful in treating epilepsy and other brain related disorders.

The next logical step in CBD use is its efficacy as an anti-cancer agent. Reviews and trials conducted in the UK seem to indicate that it is quite effective in blocking the spread of cancer cells in a body. It could be a leading choice in treating aggressive cancers because of low toxicity.

Legal issues surrounding CBD use

Cannabis is a legal substance and can be used for medical purposes in some US states. Since laws differ from state to state and on the federal level, it is best to check before getting a prescription. Use of CBD oil is generally approved in every state and can be used to treat epilepsy. Talk to your doctor before starting use as they will be the best source of information. Having a prescription is also helpful.