Regardless of that fact, Cannabidiol or CBD, stands on its own as one of the world’s most effective medicines.
CBD is one of 60 compounds in cannabis and due to significant new studies, it has been hailed as a near miracle for all sorts of conditions.
A Natural Anti-inflammatory
Want to stop taking so much Advil or Aleve? CBD could be your answer.
Research has shown that CBD inhibits neurotransmitters in pain pathways and suppresses chronic inflammatory pain without causing a tolerance buildup in the body. Basically you can take as much as you want and it will always do the trick.
CBD has Antipsychotic Effects
CBD’s antipsychotic effects are so prominent that many patients who visit Canada’s trusted dispensaries are recommended CBD for its antidepressant and calming abilities.
If that wasn’t enough, CBD is the perfect substance to take if you’ve had too much THC. The paranoia that comes along with overdoing it on high THC marijuana, can be quenched and brought down to comfortable levels by consuming CBD.
CBD and Cancer
Okay, this is a big one. Several scientific studies have shown that CBD is an effective tool that inhibits cancer cell migration and invasion.
A 2006 study in the Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics found that CBD inhibited the growth of breast tumour cells.
A similar study in 2011 showed that CBD induced cell death in breast cancer.
Lowers Risk of Diabetes
In 2013, the American Journal of Medicine revealed the effects of marijuana had on glucose, insulin, and insulin resistance. The results were incredible.
The results found that marijuana use was associated with 16 percent lower fasting insulin levels. It also found a correlation between pot use and smaller waist circumferences, which is a factor in onset diabetes.
In 2013, the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology reported that CBD can protect against vascular damage and inflammation.
CBD Can Treat Seizures
Stanford University released the findings of a 2014 survey that spoke to parents using CBD to treat their child’s seizures.
84 percent of the parents interviewed, reported a reduction in seizure frequency while taking CBD and 11 percent said that their children became seizure free.
In a controlled study, cigarette smokers were chosen to receive a CBD inhaler or a placebo. Participants were told to take a puff every time they had an urge for a cigarette.
The results saw that those taking CBD had a nearly 40 percent drop in cigarette consumption while the placebo group had no change. This suggests that CBD can help wean people off of one of the world’s most addictive substances.
So there you have it. CBD may take second billing to the powerful effects of THC, but the one-two punch that these two compounds provides for your health and mental well-being cannot be ignored.
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