Five Major Benefits Offered by Medical CBD
The effects of marijuana are created by two major chemical compounds present in it: THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol).
THC is responsible for creating the “high” associated with marijuana use, while CBD is non-psychoactive. Not only is CBD non-psychoactive, but it also offers a lot of health benefits.
Below are the five diseases and medical conditions alleviated by regular CBD use:
Inflammation plays a big part in diabetes, and this role also gets bigger as the disease progresses. Studies show that CBD can delay diabetes progression, inflammation included. Additionally, CBD can help prevent common complications of the disease, like cardiovascular disease and eye damage.
There is new evidence pointing to CBD’s ability to treat some of the complications and side effects brought on by Parkinson’s disease. In particular, the compound has been found to help manage sleep issues related to the disease. Studies further show that CBD can help treat Parkinson’s-related psychosis with no effect on motor symptoms.
Research shows that with regular CBD use, the body produces less sebum, the oil that is notorious for causing or aggravating acne. The same research shows that other compounds found in marijuana, such as CBG and CBGv, can actually increase sebum production. That means anyone who wants to use CBD for acne should look for products with CBD as the primary ingredient.
There is more and more evidence proving that CBD can help fight depression. This effect occurs as the compound acts on serotonin pathways in the brain. Research shows changes in the body’s endocannabinoid system could be a factor behind depression, and CBD activates the system by increasing the levels of cannabinoids produced by the body.
Liver failure can keep toxins in the blood, and this can damage the body’s organs, including the brain. Research proves that CBD can help control or reduce liver failure-associated damage. On top of that, CBD has also been found to restore liver function and maintain normal brain functions. In hepatitis C, an often drug-resistant viral infection that can cause severe liver damage, CBD can help by reducing virus replication by as much as 86.4%.
CBD can help stroke patients recover faster and avoid brain damage. According to a study, CBD can help two types of brain damage resulting from a stroke. In fact, the benefits were so great that the stroke group and the no-stroke control group showed almost the same results. Finally, of all cannabinoids, CBD has been found to be the most effective in terms of treating stroke-related brain damage. It prevents brain damage more than THC and all the rest.