Heard of CBD oil? Maybe you’re aware of its connection to cannabis, but don’t know much beyond that? Or perhaps you’ve heard of the waves that it has been making in the medical sphere and want to learn more?
First, cannabidiol (CBD) oil is a compound found in the cannabis plant that is nonpsychoactive. Instead, scientists have been studying it for its startling and abundant health benefits.Here are 12 studies that prove that CBD oil deserves attention and further examination.
1. Inhibits breast cancer cells.
Sean D. McAllister, PhD, found that cannabidiol inhibited tumor progression in breast cancer patients. His research was conducted at the California Pacific Medical Center and was published in Breast Cancer Research and Treatment.
2. Possibilities for schizophrenia treatment.
In a report published in 2013, researchers examined evidence suggesting CBD might relieve negative schizophrenia symptoms.
3. Aids in pain relief for those with advanced cancer.
A study published in the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, and conducted by Jeremy R. Johnson, MBChB, pointed to the effectiveness of CBD as pain relief for those suffering from advanced cancer. Noteworthy to mention, this option was found to be more effective in relieving pain than other strong opioids.
4. Reduced spasms in MS patients.
Using a cannabidiol-based oral spray, 52 patients were included in a study to observe the effectiveness of cannabidiol on spasticity. 84 percent of patients did not report spastic events following treatment. Which provides encouraging evidence toward the use of cannabidiol for the treatment of MS.
5. Reduced spasms in infants.
6. Reduced inflammation among those with IBD.
CBD has been studied for its anti-inflammatory properties and its therapeutic use for inflammatory bowel disease.
7. Reduced spasms in patients with treatment-resistant epilepsy.
A third of all epilepsy patients suffer from a treatment-resistant strain of the disease. This strain causes increased morbidity and mortality among sufferers. In an open-label trial, patients with this type of epilepsy were given doses of CBD oil. Findings suggest that CBD oil may reduce frequency of seizures in treatment-resistant strains of epilepsy.
8. Studied as a key in treating neurodegenerative diseases.
Some evidences suggest that cannabis provides symptomatic relief to a range of neurodegenerative disorders, such as Parkinson’s, Huntington’s, and Alzheimer’s.
9. Studied as a possible treatment for breast, prostate, and bone cancers.
The human body’s endocannabinoid system is activated through the intake of cannabis. While this is a simplistic explanation, scientists are studying the effect the endocannabinoid system has on cancer cells and its resulting effect on patients.
10. Induces apoptosis in cervical cancer cells.
In a study published in 2016, results indicated that both CBD and cannabis sativa strains were able to curb cervical cancer cell proliferation. But it was CBD that outperformed sativa extracts.
11. Relieves aggression and agitation in Alzheimer’s disease patients.
CBD oil has been the source of numerous studies regarding its use as an aggression and agitation relief for Alzheimer patients. In a summary of all literature to date on this topic, researchers concluded that further trials were recommended to validate claims.
12. Prevents chemo-related nausea and vomiting.
In a randomized and double blind clinical trial, patients were treated with cannabis based medicine that contained cannabidiol. Compared with the control group, the cannabis based medicine helped to prevent the onset of chemo related nausea.
After reading of all the studies being conducted on CBD, you may be feeling ready to jump right in. Just don’t lose all common sense. According to Urbnleaf, a medical marijuana dispensary, “Cannabis is a tool and if we use it correctly it can greatly enhance our lives. … Self-assessment and application of micro-dosing can greatly enhance our ability to find the magic in this healing plant.”
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