Modified on: 30/10/2023
The benefits of CBD
CBD, or cannabidiol, is the second main metabolite contained in cannabis. Unlike THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, it is not a psychoactive substance, which is why it is not subject to the same restrictions.
It is therefore available, usually in the form of CBD oil, even in countries where the recreational use of marijuana is considered illegal.
The beneficial effects of CBD weed are attested by numerous scientific publications. Here are the main ones:
- The Journal of Pharmacology documents the efficacy of CBD on people suffering from convulsions, particularly those with epilepsy who no longer respond to the treatments with traditional drugs: on a sample of 8 patients, it is claimed, 4 did not show convulsions and 3, instead, had a noticeable improvement in their clinical condition;
- The magazine Frontiers in Psychiatry has published a study according to which CBD appears to be an effective anxiolytic, capable of counteracting the side effects derived from taking an overdose of THC: in patients suffering from anxiety and paranoia following massive assumptions of THC, CBD positively counteracted the negative effects, significantly reducing the anxiogenic effects.
It has also been ascertained that CBD, present in CBD flowers, has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, analgesic and antidepressant properties; Recent research has confirmed the positive action on endocannabinoids CB1 and CB2, important neuroprotectors.
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The best alternative and free of contraindications due to combustion is the cannabis oil, available in capsules, in solution for oral intake, CBD oil for the vaporizer or for the application directly on the skin.
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Among the multiple uses of this product, one of the most interesting is surely the one against insomnia: in fact it relaxes the muscles favoring a peaceful and quality sleep.
CBD oil, ideal for insomnia, stress and difficulty falling asleep
Although there is no scientific documentation of the positive action of CBD in cases of insomnia patients, cannabidiol exerts, however, a positive action against all impediments to a restful and regenerative sleep.
As a THC antagonist, cannabidiol intervenes in the regulation of heart rate, breathing and body temperature.
States of over-excitement, dictated by both stress and the intake of stimulant substances, such as caffeine, can easily be counteracted with the intake of cannabis oil.
In fact, cannabidiol inhibits the exciting effects by restoring to the individual a regular heartbeat, a less frenetic breathing and a natural body temperature, in order to produce the effect of an overall relaxation of the body and the psyche. A peaceful sleep is impossible without this condition.
In addition, the anti-inflammatory properties of CBD weed make it an effective remedy for headaches or muscle inflammation. The CBD oil, in fact, taken either through the vaporizer or with sub-lingual drops, allows the most painful migraines to be right, giving the relief necessary to allow themselves the deserved hours of sleep without the contraindications derived from the use of anti-inflammatories traditional, which go to stress the gastrointestinal system.
The CBD oil, also in the form of ointment, can instead be applied directly on the affected part to help the muscles relax, relieving muscle pain due to cramps or lactic acid accumulation, allowing to cure one of the main causes of insomnia, or chronic pains.
The action of antioxidants has long been established as one of the best forms of prevention of cardiovascular diseases, neurodegenerative diseases and the immune system.
Usually we always recommend the preventive consumption of fruits and vegetables, rich in natural antioxidants. CBD oil, like plant foods, is one of the best antioxidant supplements.
Their action is almost imperceptible in the short term but, with a constant consumption over time, gives exceptional results, allowing to avoid those imbalances that make the body susceptible to serious diseases as much as to slight seasonal ailments.
Everyone knows how hard it is to fall asleep when you have a runny nose or a sore throat: CBD oil can effectively calm these symptoms.
Furthermore, the antidepressant and antipsychotic properties recognized in CBD are particularly useful in combating the other main causes of insomnia in addition to chronic pain: anxiety and paranoia.
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Not being a psychoactive metabolite, cannabidiol does not involve the contraindications that characterize other substances, so the relaxing effects are not accompanied by upheavals of perceptions and psyche.
The intake of CBD oil, therefore, can very well allow you to serenely face certain problems underlying stress. It also acts positively on the psyche, guaranteeing the tranquility and serenity necessary to fully benefit from the restorative effect of the hours of sleep fundamental for the body and the mind.
You sleep better with CBD oil
Although, as it has been said, there are no specific studies on the intake of CBD oil on people suffering from insomnia or having difficulty falling asleep, its effects on the physical and on the psyche are such as not to raise doubts about its potential application as a remedy for restless nights.