As CBD continues to flourish and gain wider acceptance, research continues to explore its ever-increasing benefits. CBD is marketed as capable of relieving anxiety, depression, and more. It has also been promoted as being capable of helping with sleep issues. Part of the popularity of CBD is that it purports to be “nonpsychoactive,” and that the plant can yield considerable consumers without the high.
CBD oil is widely considered an effective product for treating and managing pain. The endocannabinoid system in humans helps to regulate sleep, appetite, the immune system, and the response to pain. These naturally produced endocannabinoids are neurotransmitters in the body’s nervous system which bind to cannabinoid receptors. By affecting this receptor function, CBD can help to reduce chronic pain and thereby reduce inflammation and interact with neurotransmitters.
For people suffering from strong anxiety, the effects can be nearly debilitating. A little bit of Internet sleuthing shows preliminary results that consuming CBD can help with relieving the disorder, making it a little easier to perform tasks that an anxious person may normally find terrifying, such as public speaking for example.
CBD oil can benefit people with addiction by reducing amygdala activation, a brain region that is involved in addiction. Drug cravings usually occur through reaction to a given cue. Cutting down the cravings during signals may, therefore, help people abstain from heroin.
Some cannabinoids have anti-inflammatory effects, such as anti-itch, anti-aging, and potentially even anticancer. It’s believed that when CBD interacts with the endocannabinoid system found on the skin, these effects occur. A few skin conditions that may see improvements when using CBD include psoriasis and acne, to name a few.
Brain health, pain management, lowering blood pressure, potential support for people dealing with the effects of cancer, CBD’s benefits are many as more studies and testing is done.