WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT CBD
WHAT IS CBD
CBD or cannabidiol is one of more than 100 naturally occurring substances in hemp Cannabis sativa L., so-called cannabinoids, which have a number of properties that positively affect human body.
Recently, scientists discovered that mammals, including humans, also have a cannabinoid system with receptors located in the central nervous, digestive and immune systems.
DO NOT CONFUSE CANNABIS SATIVA L. WITH MARIJUANA
It is important to distinguish between hemp (Cannabis sativa L.) and the notorious cannabis (marihuana) with its high concentration of narcotic substances. Cannabis sativa is simply another species of hemp that does not produce enough psychoactive substances to produce addictive substances from it. The levels of these substances in cannabis products are regularly tested in laboratories and do not exceed the legal, non-addictive and non-dangerous levels.
IS HEMP OIL SAFE?
Up to date studies practically exclude the possibility of addiction to CBD, and even show its antagonistic activity to THC, a substance that makes the body addictive. Further research is underway into the use of CBD as a treatment for people addicted to drugs and other stimulants.
HEALTH & BEAUTY BENEFITS OF CBD
In addition to CBD, hemp extracts contain a number of substances that are very beneficial to our health, including among others antioxidant effect, thus slowing down the aging processes of the skin.
Hemp extract also contains gamma linolenic acid, which lowers cholesterol, and also has a stabilizing effect on the endocrine system, reducing the symptoms of premenstrual tension (PMS). In addition, it contains a number of vitamins: A, E, K, B vitamins and minerals such as calcium, zinc, phosphorus and magnesium. This shows that hemp oil is a rich source of vitamins and minerals that benefit the entire body.
There are many more positive uses for CBD. It is a natural antioxidant, affects good sleep, calmness and relaxation.
A 2017 report by the WHO, or World Health Organization, summarized the results of studies conducted to date to estimate the health benefits resulting from the use of CBD extract. Among other things, it lists a significant reduction or complete cessation of epileptic seizures in various types of epilepsy, including drug-resistant epilepsy.
Meanwhile, following the publication of this report, a CBD extract-based drug for the treatment of epilepsy was recognized and marketed in the United States. The report describes the directions in which research is being conducted into the use of CBD oil for various conditions, such as inflammatory conditions such as joint and autoimmune diseases, lowered mood states, anxiety, in the treatment of depression, sleep regulation, insomnia, Alzheimer’s disease, multiple sclerosis, spinal pain, and even toward the treatment of certain types of cancer. Also, people struggling with various kinds of nausea and even vomiting have declared improved well-being and cessation of discomfort after using CBD oil.
Certainly, the moment the research is completed and its results officially approved, showing the positive effects of CBD oil, will be a major breakthrough for many people struggling with diseases so far difficult to treat.