What Are The Benefits Of CBD?
CBD is being touted as the new cure for everything. From Alzheimer’s to Cancer. But is it really everything it is cracked up to be? Are there really any benefits to taking yet another “dietary supplement”? Lori from Medicinal Essentials had this to share with us.
Let’s first discover what Organically Grown Pure Phytocannabinoid (CBD) Rich Hemp Oil is.
Cannabidiol or CBD is just one of over 85 cannabinoids discovered so far in the cannabis plant. CBD works in the body naturally by activating receptors in the brain and nervous system the endocannabinoid system. It affects different receptors to THC and affects many receptors which are responsible for the regulation of many parts of the body’s systems. The fact that CBD is non-psychoactive or less psychoactive than THC- dominant strains makes it an appealing option for patients looking for relief from inflammation, pain, anxiety, seizures, spasms, and other conditions. Bottom line is CBD—is a cannabis compound that has significant medical benefits, but does not make people feel “stoned” or “high”.
How can CBD HELP ME?
According to the NCBI which is The National Center for Biotechnology Information and is part of the United States National Library of Medicine, a branch of the National Institutes of Health, when taking regularly CBD has some very beneficial effects to a variety of serious issues and diseases. Many users of CBD have stated that the therapeutic benefits of this dietary supplement can help them cope daily for the following medical ailments.
CBD Benefits Chart
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Bipolar disorder
- Cardiovascular disorders
- Chronic pain
- Epilepsy (seizures)
- Huntington’s disease
- Inflammation from various conditions
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Nausea (emesis)
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Tourette’s syndrome
Most commonly, our users of CBD are taking it for pain, inflammation, stress, anxiety, and depression. It works! Reports from our users tell us things like this one from Matt, “According to my ‘Fitbit’, my heart has averaged around 74 BPM. After two days of CBD oil, that rate has fallen to around 60 BPM. I do feel less anxiety already and my focus has improved. I think this is quite an amazing product.”
Kathy wrote, “This stuff helps with my arthritis pain but most of all, I find my nerve pain in my legs is greatly reduced, and I’ve been able to take less gabapentin!”
Taking an oral tincture or softgel is effective for overall symptoms and additionally, we can treat locally with the use of our topical salve. This method of dermal absorption is particularly efficient when treating arthritis and inflammation pain. Along with acclaim for its benefits of arthritis, we have also had our customers find it beneficial for neuropathy and restless leg syndrome.
Jannette told us that she has severe neuropathy resulting from chemo. “I have constant pain. I bought this balm to try after trying so many other products. I apply the balm to my feet twice a day and the relief is incredible.”
Marlyce wrote, “I have suffered from Restless Leg Syndrome for close to 50 yrs. I was told there is no reliable cure or help for it. I started using CBD Rich Salve 1000mg at bedtime. It is the miracle I have been waiting for. It stops the nagging pain and allows me to sleep. I also carry the 500mg with me for flare-ups during the day. I had not slept more than 4 hrs.a night until now. If you have RLS, this may be the miracle worker for you.”
CBD in and of itself is beneficial, but there is more to this hemp plant that often gets overlooked. By using full plant extraction, infused with terpenes, we get a full spectrum oil that not only contains CBD but also CB1, CB2, CBG.
CB1 receptors are concentrated in the brain and central nervous system. CB2 receptors are cells associated with the immune system and peripheral organs. CBG has been found to be able to counteract and prevent tumor formation.
This adds significant benefit to “Full Spectrum Hemp Oil”. If your CBD is an isolate, a powder form of CBD, then you are only getting CBD. Why limit yourself to just CBD when the full spectrum provides the entourage effect, the interactive synergy between cannabis compounds needed for total healing.
CBD Oil And Depression
Depression is a struggle for a growing number of Americans. Evidence provided by research from King’s Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, states that there is mountain evidence showing that high levels of inflammation in the brain can lead to depression. Inflammation, in essence, may increase the depression risk by reducing the birth of new cells and increasing the death of existing cells in the brain.
CBD Oil And Inflammation
Inflammation is known to be a precursor to many diseases and ailments. If Dr. Patricia Zunzan is claiming that inflammation is associated with cognitive and behavioral disturbances, would that not also support the claim being made that pure CBD oil is helpful in the prevention of Alzheimer’s, as well as treatment for PTSD, Bipolar, ADD, ADHD, and many other like brain-related issues?
CBD Oil And Autism
CBD has been proven by science to help with autism. According to science, this endocannabinoid system “ECB” holds the components relative to autism. This very lengthy scientific study is just one of many that suggest the promise of CBD for autism. The full article can be found at https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s13311-015-0371-9
CBD Oil And Fibromyalgia
As posted on the website Fibrowomen.com, the cause for fibromyalgia according to Dr. Ethan Russo, medical director of PHYTECS, is that those who have fibromyalgia suffer from Clinical Endocannabinoid Deficiency (CED). “When you replenish the depleted endocannabinoid system with the necessary cannabinoids, the symptoms disappear. Think of it in similar terms of someone with a Vitamin B deficiency feeling much better after taking supplements. For those who have studied the endocannabinoid system (ECS), you will know that its main function is to help the body maintain homeostasis. When the body is in homeostasis, it is free from disease.”
The article goes on to talk about the CB1 receptors and CB2 receptors in your brain. Something the folks at Medicinal Essentials have been trying to educate people about to know why CBD Oil is so beneficial to their health.
According to The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, CBD is also beneficial for weight loss. Their Abstract reads, “The recent discovery of the endocannabinoid system has led to the development of promising treatments for patients with obesity and associated cardiometabolic risk factors. Basic research has demonstrated that the endocannabinoid system plays an integral role in the regulation of food intake, metabolism, and storage. Research with the endocannabinoid receptor antagonist rimonabant has demonstrated statistically significant improvements in body weight, fasting insulin levels, glucose tolerance, high-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels, serum triglyceride levels, and waist circumference, compared with placebo. Rimonabant has also produced statistically significant improvements in inflammatory markers. Research with rimonabant has demonstrated sustained efficacy for as long as 2 years when used in conjunction with a reduced-calorie diet and moderate physical activity. Rimonabant is the first cannabinoid receptor, 1 antagonist, to be marketed in Europe and the first to file a New Drug Application in the United States. It may provide a novel therapeutic strategy for the treatment of patients with obesity and associated cardiometabolic risk factors.”
Research on the benefits of CBD is ongoing. The testimonials from users are abounding with praise, which is the “proof in the pudding.” While some are still nervous to try “a cannabinoid” consider it as a gift from nature, and without having THC, you are only getting the healing part of the plant. With so many pharmaceuticals having side effects, doesn’t it make sense to get back to what naturally works in our bodies for prevention and healing?