CBD Benefits: What Are the Uses And Effects of CBD?

By Jack Pena
man looking at the bottle with cbd.

Before I started using CBD oil, there were so many advantages to it that I was completely unaware of. There is so much that you can get from the use of CBD. Cannabis oil is grouped as cannabinoid- an essential chemical usually found in marijuana. Even though there are some states in the US where CBD is banned, there is a growing awareness of the benefits of CBD oil.

The controversy behind CBD oil uses is that the product is extracted from marijuana- a narcotic that causes euphoric effects and alters CNS functions. However, this isn’t the case with CBD. The extract is non-psychoactive, meaning that it does not cause any form of “high” or intoxication. 

So, what does CBD do for you? Let’s take a look at some CBD oil benefits.

Relief from chronic pain

One of the major CBD benefits for users is its anti-inflammatory effects. The extract is often used to manage mild to chronic pain in people who have suffered some form of pain due to illnesses, accidents, surgeries, and more. CBD is able to treat severe pain because of its effects on brain receptors. Does CBD oil work for all kinds of pain? Yes, it does. More research is being carried out on the efficacy of CBD for conditions such as musculoskeletal pain, spinal cord injuries, arthritis, muscle pain, fibromyalgia, and other chronic pain. There are many diseases that may cause inflammations such as cancer, type 1 diabetes, heart diseases, and more. CBD is reported to treat inflammations caused by these diseases. 

CBD for Cancer

People battling cancer can attest to the severe pains that accompany the terminal illness. Even though there is more research to be done on the effects or contributions of CBD in cancer treatment, it is confirmed that the extract does provide relief for symptomatic cancer pains. Popular reviews confirm that CBD can prevent the spread of the cancer cells by either suppressing the development of cancer cells or cause their damage. 

Alzheimer’s disease

Alzheimer’s disease is mostly associated with old age. The diseases cause a form of dementia, social recognition deficit, and memory loss in the elderly. CBD has been reported to support the mental health of people in the early stages of the disease. This means that CBD can help people who are prone to this disease to retain their cognitive abilities or even slow down the progression of memory loss.

CBD also helps with other nerve deteriorating diseases such as Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, and stroke. 

Acne treatment

Have you considered CBD for acne treatment? Cannabidiol is reported to be very efficient for preventing the over-activity of the sebaceous glands in the skin. The activity of sebaceous glands on your skin produces sebum, an oily substance. When too much sebum stores in the skin, it causes acne. CBD uses to alter the formation of sebum, keeping your skin clear of acne.

Seizure treatment

CBD is instrumental in the treatment of epilepsy. Adding CBD to your regular anti-epilepsy medications can be quite helpful; however, it should only be taken for this purpose after consulting your doctor in order to avoid complications or interactions. Research is still ongoing to determine the safe usage of the extract for various causes of seizures. 

Some other applications and CDB benefits I’ve fould include: 

  • Anxiety and depression relief (PTSD, OCD, panic attacks)
  • Treatment of stress caused by the accumulation of free radicals
  • Treatment of heart problems (regulation of blood pressure, cholesterol levels and reducing blockages)
  • As treatment regimen for type 1 diabetes
  • Treatment of various skin conditions
  • Helps with withdrawal symptoms in addiction
  • Insomnia
  • Glaucoma treatment
  • Treatment of Schizophrenia 
  • To destroy drug-resistant bacteria