What are the beneficial effects of CBD and which problems can it be a great help with?
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But what are the specific benefits of CBD? Is this active ingredient in marijuana psychoactive or not?
Today we will answer all your possible doubts about it to get to know all the cannabidiol benefits in depth.
What is CBD and how does it interact with our body?
Cannabidiol, known as CBD, is one of the cannabinoids most present in the marijuana plant, especially in the flowers of Hemp Sativa L., and, to a lesser extent, in the leaves.
It is the “brother” of THC, but, unlike the latter, it has no psychoactive effects. If THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) causes the typical high, euphoria, loss of space-time orientation, anxiety and many other products, CBD only acts on the body level.
Specifically, it interacts with the receptors of our endocannabinoid system (ECS), which are essential for maintaining our body’s stability.
This interaction triggers essential beneficial effects.
Not surprisingly, the CBD weed with THC below 0.2% and high in CBD and the CBD oil derived from it are among the most requested products on the market.
CBD: benefits and contraindications
CBD has significant benefits for our body. Here are the possible effects of taking this cannabinoid:
- Antiemetic (counteracts nausea and vomiting)
What about the side effects?
In reality, they are very few compared to the positive ones and include possible diarrhoea and fatigue (given by the limbs’ extreme relaxation). It could also negatively interfere with antibiotics, antihistamines and other drugs. Before taking cannabidiol, it is always good to consult your doctor.
Now let’s see which are the most common ailments for people (and animals, dogs and cats!) Can benefit from taking CBD.
CBD to reduce chronic (including neuropathic) pain and inflammation
Cannabis has always been used to relieve pain and inflammation, and it appears that CBD is responsible for these benefits.
Numerous studies have shown that cannabidiol helps reduce chronic pain by affecting the activity of endocannabinoid receptors. Likewise, it also counteracts inflammation of any type precisely because of its positive interaction with our body’s endocannabinoid system.
For example, many people take medical marijuana and CBD products to combat chronic pain related to multiple sclerosis, arthritis, and numerous other conditions.
And, speaking of multiple sclerosis, it seems that cannabidiol can significantly reduce muscle spasms precisely because of its antispasmodic effect.
Taking CBD can counteract insomnia
It seems that cannabidiol is beneficial in significantly reducing insomnia episodes. So much so that those who use it in this regard take it immediately after dinner to relax their limbs and fall into such a deep sleep that not even the prince of Snow White could interrupt!
The relaxing effect of CBD is also associated with another positive outcome of its intake, namely the anxiolytic one.
CBD against anxiety and depression (also of animals)
Those who suffer from anxiety and/or depression know well how these disorders, often underestimated, can compromise health and psychophysical well-being, significantly reducing life quality.
Tangentially, the treatments dedicated to these pathologies consist of the intake of drugs that have severe side effects. For example, psychiatric drugs dedicated to depression can cause insomnia, agitation, sexual dysfunction, and more.
Some are even physically addictive, so much so that they are distributed with great caution.
Several studies show that CBD can counteract the symptoms of anxiety and depression in a 100% natural way. Some even speak of contrasting panic attacks, post-traumatic stress disorder and many other forms of pathological anxiety.
But how is it possible that cannabidiol can counteract such important ailments?
These effects depend on the fantastic interaction between CBD and serotonin, known as the “good mood hormone”, the deficiency of which causes anxiety, depression, insomnia and many other symptoms.
CBD stimulates the production of this neurotransmitter, improving people and animals’ lives, so much so that many use CBD oil for dogs and other pets.
We have told you about the main benefits of CBD, but there are many more. For example, its antiemetic effect can calm the negative symptoms of cancer contrast therapies (chemo and radiotherapy), improving cancer patients’ days.
It should be noted that the studies have been carried out on both animals and humans.
However, research on cannabinoids is still slow … So much so that CBD intake has been authorized only through medicinal cannabis preparations, for example, Bediol, Bedrolite and FM2.
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