Ancient Chinese texts dating back to 2900 B.C. documents the use of cannabis for pain which has been used throughout many cultures in our history. Scientists are now discovering the different components of cannabis, CBD is a major one, are powerful pain killers.
Scientists have discovered the human endocannabinoid system (ECS), which regulates many different functions from sleep to the immune system, integrates perfectly with CBD because the ECS recognizes and responds to cannabinoids from external sources. The Human body contains two classes of cannabinoid receptors, cannabinoid receptor type 1 (CB1) and cannabinoid receptor type 2 (CB2). CB1 receptors reside mostly in the human brain. The CB2 receptors, however, are found throughout the body and play important functions throughout our immune system, controlling pain and inflammation. If we look at the big picture of disease in the human body, most human illness, including pain-related illnesses, involve some sort of change in CB2 function. Studies into the effects of CBD on the body suggests that CBD will bind to CB2 receptors and become an effective treatment for pain.
2) Stops Cancer-Cell Development
It has been well established through scientific research that THC, CBD, CBG, and other cannabinoids have anti-cancer properties. Scientists have been studying cannabinoids since the early 1970s and more than 1000 papers on cannabinoids and cancer have been published. It is also well established that cannabis helps with the side effects of cancer treatments, particularly nausea and lack of appetite. The current research suggests CBD is beneficial to chemotherapy patients as it reduces the expansion of most cancers cells.
3) Increase bone mass
CBD has been shown to help people with Osteodegenerative illnesses (e.g., osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, and others) a very debilitating condition that can affect people of all ages resulting in brittle and broken bones, very little mobility and many more medical issues. CBD can help with pain management and also test have shown that it can also promote bone growth in some people.
4) CBD As A Neuro-protector
Research on CBD confirms that it protects the brain from various neurodegenerative disorders such as epilepsy and Alzheimer’s. In fact cannabis use in the treatment of epilepsy appears as far back as 1800 BC.
In 1881 medical scientific papers published neurologist's findings of using Indian hemp to treat epilepsy with dramatic success. With the introduction of pharmaceutical drugs phenobarbital and phenytoin and also the introduction of laws prohibiting marijuana use in the U.S, this treatment died.
5) Helps Diabetics
Diabetes is now the 7th leading cause of Death in the United States with more than 84 million Americans are Prediabetic.
In 2016, University of Nottingham researchers showed that CBD in combination with another cannabis compound called tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV), helped lower blood sugar levels and increase insulin production in people with type 2 diabetes.
CBD assists the entire body to reach homeostasis and assists diabetics in other ways using its powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
6) Powerful anti-inflammatory
A scientific study from the European Journal of Pain used an animal model to discover the effects of CBD on inflammation. They fond when CBD is applied on the skin it could help lower pain and inflammation due to arthritis. Another study demonstrated how CBD inhibits the development of inflammatory and neuropathic pain, two of the most difficult types of chronic pain to treat.
7 ) Protects against Bone Disease and Broken Bones
Cannabinoids are part of the process of bone metabolism—the cycle in which old bone material is replaced by new bone at a rate of about 10 percent per year, crucial to maintaining strong, healthy bones over time. CBD has been shown to block an enzyme that suppresses bone-building compounds in the body, as a result, this reduces the risk of developing bone diseases like osteoporosis and osteoarthritis. These diseases stop new bone and cartilage cells from creating more bone.
CBD helps encourage the process of new bone-cell formation and has been found to speed up the recovery of broken bones as well as decrease the likelihood of re-fracturing the bone. In the Journal of Mineral and Bone Research, this study was published “Cannabidiol, A Major Nonpsychotropic Cannabis Constituent, Enhances Fracture Healing and Stimulates Lysyl Hydroxylase Activity in Osteoblasts,” and discovered that bones are 35–50 percent stronger than those of non-treated subjects.
8) Helps with Mental Diseases and Disorders
Now that CBD and cannabis, in general, is being decriminalized, more individuals are seeing the advantages of CBD as an antipsychotic.
One latest research compares CBD with a conventional antipsychotic (amisulpride) and found that, whereas they each led to enhancements generally, CBD had the best side-effect profile.
So for those who have been confronted with possible side effects of antipsychotic pharmaceutical drugs then CBD is a great solution for mediating psychotic problems.
9) Suppresses Epileptic Seizures
Seizures result from disruptions of electrical signals in your brain causing disturbances in movement and behavior. They are extremely difficult to deal with and thanks to CDB we now have an effective natural treatment.
The chemistry of CBD (and different cannabinoids) and the way in which it interacts along with your mind signifies that it may be an efficient anticonvulsant and results in decreasing seizure frequency.
10) Combats Anxiousness And Despair
When CBD is introduced into the body, it activates two important receptors: the adenosine receptors and the serotonin receptors.
The adenosine receptors help lower anxiousness, paranoid emotions related to social anxiety dysfunction (SAD) and different cognitive impairments. CBD assists theses receptors to work optimally.
Also when CBD prompts the serotonin receptors, it produces an antidepressant effect that improves your outlook on life and elevates your mood.
11) Sleep Disorders (Insomnia, Sleep Apnea)
As we have discussed, CBD has the ability to reduce anxiety, which in turn can be helpful in reducing sleep difficulties and improving sleep quality. CBD may increase overall sleep amounts, and improve insomnia, according to research.
CBD has been shown to reduce insomnia in people who suffer from chronic pain.
Why CBD May Be The Good Answer
CBD is a:
Antiemetic (Reduces nausea and vomiting)
Anticonvulsant (Suppresses seizure activity)
Antipsychotic (Combats psychosis disorders)
Anti-inflammatory (Combats inflammatory disorders)
Anti-oxidant (Combats neurodegenerative disorders)
Anti-tumoral/Anti-cancer (Combats tumor and cancer cells)
Anxiolytic/Anti-depressant (Combats anxiety and depression disorders)
Also....it is NOT psychoactive! You can use it anytime! Smoke it, Juice it, Blend it... You decide.
Unlike THC, CBD does not cause a high. While this makes CBD a poor choice for recreational users, it gives the chemical a significant advantage as a medicine, since health professionals prefer treatments with minimal side effects.
CBD is non-psychoactive because it does not act on the same pathways as THC. These pathways, called CB1 receptors, are highly concentrated in the brain and are responsible for the mind-altering effects of THC.
A 2011 review published in Current Drug Safety concludes that CBD “does not interfere with several psychomotor and psychological functions.” The authors add that several studies suggest that CBD is “well tolerated and safe” even at high doses.