The Main Uses & Benefits of CBD Products
CBD (cannabidiol) is famous for it’s unique effects in reducing anxiety and depression, increasing focus, and assisting with chronic pain, especially those fighting cancer. CBD products will not make you “intoxicated” as they contain zero THC, the main psychoactive compound found in traditional marijuana. However, CBD oil has amazing health benefits when it comes to managing medical conditions such as arthritis, ADHD, sports injuries, and skin conditions like acne and eczema.
CBD oil can be taken as drops under the tongue or added to vapes and e-liquids (a delivery method that is quickly absorbed and fast acting). Many people also enjoy taking CBD as an edible such as gummies which are released slower through the body. On the other hand, when it comes to skin conditions people prefer applying a CBD balm, cream or lotion.
Other Benefits of CBD
Research on the potential health benefits of CBD oil is still ongoing and new therapeutic uses for this natural remedy are sure to be discovered. However, there is much still to be learned about the efficacy and safety of CBD, results from recent studies suggest that CBD may provide a safe, powerful natural treatment for many health issues.
Other interesting benefits of using CBD products include:
- Reducing Psychotic Symptoms: CBD has shown to act as an anti-psychotic when treating mental disorders such as schizophrenia (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25667194).
- Treating Drug Addiction: CBD has shown to modify circuits in the brain related to drug addiction and has shown to reduce morphine dependence and heroin-seeking behaviour in rats (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4444130/).
- Anti-Cancer Effects: CBD has demonstrated anti-tumour effects in test-tube and animal studies, preventing the spread of breast, prostate, brain, colon and lung cancers (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25916739).
- Reducing Diabetes: Treatment with CBD reduced the incidence of diabetes in mice by 56% and significantly reduced inflammation (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16698671).