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6 Proven Health Benefits of CBD Oil

By - Reviewed by CHD Team
The scientifically proven health benefits of CBD oil might surprise you.
CBD Oil Benefits
Benefits and Uses of CBD Oil. Shutterstock Images

Over the last half a decade, CBD oil has seen a spike in interest. As the hype continues to grow, nearly everyone is curious about the health benefits CBD can offer.

Though the use of medical marijuana is still an emotionally and political-charged topic, an increasing number of states across the country is legalizing medical marijuana. Research[1] reveals that CBD has huge medical potential. Here are the top six benefits of using CDB oil.

1. Pain relief

The CBD’s ability to relieve pain is the primary reason a growing number of people is paying attention to hemp flower and CBD oil for pain. It can inhibit the neural transmission of pain in your body. As a result, you can rely on it to eliminate even chronic pain, and you don’t have to consume the pharmaceutical medication.

A recent study on rodents showed that CBD relieves pain without causing analgesic tolerance, making it a useful therapeutic compound for helping patients battling with chronic pain. Indeed, an analysis[2] conducted in Canada in 2007 revealed that CBD is effective in alleviating the pain associated with multiple sclerosis.

2. Effective in the treatment of depression and anxiety

In research that involved an animal and healthy volunteers, results showed that CBD has anxiolytic-like effects that lower anxiety levels and can help treat depression. It is particularly useful for patients with a social anxiety disorder.

Besides, it can help patients deal with post-traumatic stress disorder, panic disorders, and other mental-related disorders that tend to impair one’s ability to function.

Another study conducted in 2011 showed that CBD oil could help alleviate symptoms of anxiety within a few hours consuming it.

3. Reduced risk of cancer

Could CBD compound help prevent both cancerous and non-cancerous tumors before they grow? A study[3] carried out in 2012 revealed that animals treated with CBD had a significantly low chance of developing colon cancer after they were induced with carcinogens in a research lab.

Other studies have suggested that a combination of CBD and a controlled amount of HTC can treat and prevent skin cancers.

Benefits Of CBD

CBD Oil Benefits: How to Use CBD to Boost Your Health. Shutterstock Images

4. Helps maintain brain health

Cannabinoids are neuroprotective, and that means they can help regulate and maintain brain health. The effects seem to be related to different action they have on a human brain such as improved efficiency of mitochondria and removal of damaged cells. CBD is a strong antioxidant and can reduce glutamate toxicity.

Note that extra glutamate stimulates your brain nerve cells to fire, making them overstimulated, and this might cause easy cell death. CBD can protect these cells from danger and keep your brain functioning properly. The compound also has anti-inflammatory effects on the human brain.

5. Protects against bone disease

The CBD compound facilitates the process of bone metabolism. This is the cycle in which the old bone tissue is replaced by a newer one at a rate of approximately 10 percent annually. This process is crucial when it comes to maintaining strong and healthy bones.

Multiple studies have shown that CBD can block a particular enzyme that destroys compounds that facilitate the bone-building process in your body. This reduces the risk of age-related bone issues like osteoarthritis and osteoporosis. In both of these health conditions, the body is unable to create cartilage and new bone cells.

CBD can help spur the process of new bone generation. This is the primary reason it is believed to speed up the healing process of broken bones, and because of a strong fracture callus, minimize the possibility of re-fracturing the bone.

6. It can protect and heal your skin

Generally, your skin has the highest concentration of CB2 receptors in your body. CBD has a powerful antioxidant component which, according to medical scientists, is stronger than Vitamin C and Vitamin E. when applied topically as a serum, an infused lotion or oil, CBD has many skincare benefits. It can help repair skin damage associated free radicals such as UV rays.

CBD also regulates the quality and overall production of sebum in the sebaceous glands. That means some cannabis-based topical products can treat skin issues such as acne and facilitate faster healing of damaged skin.

Different studies have shown that CBD promotes better cholesterol levels in the body and lowers the risk of cardiovascular disease.

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Aneeca Younas

Aneeca Younas is a versatile writer with years of experience in writing content for health and beauty magazines and websites. With a

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