Five Benefits of CBD
Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a chemical found in the cannabis Sativa plant.
Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a chemical found in the cannabis Sativa plant.
Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a chemical found in the cannabis Sativa plant. When applied topically or consumed through smoke inhalation (like our Gippro CBD) or edible consumption, CBD interacts with neuroreceptors in your endocannabinoid system, which sends signals between your cells to help regulate your movement, mood, homeostasis, and immune system.
In a small 2018 study in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 11 people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) received CBD and routine psychiatric care for eight weeks in an outpatient psychiatric clinic. Ten of the 11 experienced a decrease in their PTSD symptoms. CBD was generally well tolerated, the researchers write.
CBD’s ability to calm is perhaps its most popular effect and why its use is so widespread. A 2017 study in the Brazilian Journal of Psychiatry tested the anxiety levels of 57 men in a simulated public speaking test. Some received a placebo, while others received either 150 milligrams, 300 milligrams, or 600 milligrams of CBD before their speeches. Those who received 300 milligrams of CBD experienced significantly reduced anxiety during the test compared to those who received the placebo. Interestingly, participants who received either 150 or 600 milligrams of CBD experienced more pressure during the test than the 300 milligrams group.
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a disease that causes nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord to deteriorate, resulting in loss of muscle control that worsens over time. It’s not yet understood exactly why ALS occurs, although it can be hereditary in some cases. There’s no known cure, and there are only two FDA-approved medications to help treat ALS symptoms.
Research suggests people with ALS can benefit from the entourage effect created by THC and CBD, similar to people with PTSD. In a 2019 study, patients received a combination of THC and CBD in varying doses depending on their needs and preferences. Those with mild, moderate, or severe spasticity (muscle tightness and stiffness) due to ALS reported high satisfaction levels with the treatment. Those with moderate to severe spasticity reported higher satisfaction rates than those with mild spasticity.
In 2005, Canada approved using Sativex, an oromucosal spray with equal proportions of THC and CBD, to treat multiple sclerosis-related central neuropathic pain. In 2007, Canada ratified the medicine’s use for cancer pain that proved unresponsive to other medications.
CBD oil doesn’t affect the systemic issue as it might if introduced directly into the bloodstream when introduced topically. Instead, topical CBD is more localized and treats pain in a particular area. Since it’s more direct, it may have a more pronounced effect.
Arthritis involves the deterioration of the tissues in and around your joints. There are several types of arthritis, and symptoms include pain, stiffness, and loss of motion. Arthritis treatment usually targets pain relief and improved joint function.
A 2006 study found that Sativex — a CBD-based botanical drug approved in the United Kingdom in 2010 — promoted statistically significant improvements in quality of sleep, pain during movement, and pain at rest in patients with rheumatoid arthritis compared to a placebo. It was the first controlled trial of Sativex as a treatment for rheumatoid arthritis, involving 58 patients. CBD was found to have a pain-relieving effect and an ability to suppress disease activity.
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It is common to see online that cannabis and marijuana products as they become legal in more and more countries.