Medical CBD and Five Key Benefits
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. CBD is not just non-psychoactive, but it also provides plenty of health benefits.
Here are five of the many diseases and medical conditions where CBD can make a positive difference:
Diabetes comes with inflammation, which usually gets worse as the condition progresses. According to studies, CBD can delay the progression of diabetes, including the inflammation. In addition, common complications of the disease, such as vision loss and heart disease, can also be prevented by CBD.
New evidence bolsters previous claims that CBD can treat complications and side effects of Parkinson’s disease. In particular, the compound has been found to help manage sleep issues related to the disease. It has also been found that CBD can help in the treatment of Parkinson’s-related psychosis without worsening motor symptoms.
Constant CBD use has been shown to control the body’s production of sebum, an oil known to cause or aggravate acne. The same research also proves that other compounds found in marijuana, such as CBG and CBGv, can actually boost 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. According to studies, depression may be partly caused by changes in the body’s endocannabinoid system, which CBD activates by boosting levels of naturally-occurring cannabinoids.
Liver failure causes a buildup of toxins in the blood, and this can damage the body’s organs, including the brain. Studies show CBD can help reduce such damage. On top of that, CBD has also been found to restore liver function and maintain normal brain functions. Liver damage caused by hepatitis C, a viral infection, can be prevented with CBD, which can reduce virus replication by as much as 86.4%.
CBD has been found to help stroke patients recover faster and stay protected against brain damage. Research shows CBD can help reduce two types of brain damage after a stroke. The benefits were so pronounced that the stroke group almost had the same results as the group that did not have a stroke. Finally, CBD has been particularly found to be superior to other cannabinoids when it comes to treating brain damage due to a stroke. It protects against brain damage more than THC and the rest.