CBD oil has gained a reputation of the biggest revelation in natural remedies in a long time. The reason why this powerful product has become the talk of the day in the past couple of years is the fact that it is versatile.
It can be an amazing addition to your regular medication and treatments and the best thing about it is that it can sometimes even alleviate some of the side effects caused by that medication! However, since studies on this remedy are still in their early stages, you should not expect CBD alone to cure your condition.
Nonetheless, it really is versatile and it can be used as an addition to treatments for a lot of different health conditions, which is something you’re about to learn a whole lot more!
What is CBD?
Of course, before we get into the conditions that can be alleviated using this oil, you should know what CBD is, to begin with. Simply put, CBD (cannabidiol) is one of the 113 cannabinoids found in hemp.
Lots of people tend to confuse it with THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), which could not be farther from the truth. While the two share the same molecular structure, their effect on our organisms is quite different. THC is a psychoactive substance, whereas CBD is not. As a matter of fact, CBD sometimes works against THC’s high!
Now that you’ve realized that CBD is harmless and actually quite healthy for you, let’s get into some of the conditions that CBD can help alleviate!
As you already know, the most common medications for (chronic) migraines are pain killers. The reason why they are not adequate for this condition is the fact that they only numb the pain temporarily and can sometimes even cause a dependence!
Well, luckily for us, this is where CBD oils step in and save the day! CBD can actually interact with the nervous system and the brain and help limit inflammation, which can result in almost immediate pain relief. However, just to be on the safe side and to make sure that no side effects occur, the best thing to do when using CBD oil to alleviate migraines is put a few drops of oil under the tongue or take a CBD capsule.
As expected, the most common use of CBD oil is for pain relief. CBD oil can be used for a great number of chronic pains including back pains, chronic migraines, fibromyalgia etc.
Since CBD has an anti-inflammatory effect, it can be used to relieve joint pain and swelling for rheumatoid arthritis as well. The best thing about CBD is the fact that it does not cause dependence on the substance whatsoever, so it can a great substitute for opioids.
Yet another benefit of using CBD oils is that they can help improve most of the skin conditions. CBD oil helps balance out skin’s oil production which results in reducing acne (a skin condition that affects 9% of the population) and can also cause abnormal cell death when used to fight against eczema.
CBD oil plays an important role in skin’s health overall because of its’ anti-inflammatory qualities and since it regenerates and energizes skin’s protective layer it also ends up giving it a youthful and healthy glow.
Of course, to say that the mere use of CBD oil will be able to help you treat cancer on its own would surely be an overstatement. However, what it can do is help alleviate a number of its symptoms. You’re probably wondering what is it exactly that use of a CBD oil can do for you, right? Well, here’s just a short list of its benefits:
- It can help increase appetite of patients who use chemotherapy as a means of treatment of cancer.
- It protects the immune system.
- It is anti-inflammatory, so it will alleviate muscle pains.
- It can eliminate the tumor cells while leaving healthy cells intact.
- It efficiently induced cell death in breast cancer patients).
- It reduces pain and nausea.
Keep in mind that the recommendation for a full treatment is 90 days, and the recommended intake is 3 doses a day (gradually increasing them up to 1 gram of CBD oil).
You should also know that there is a variety of CBD products that you can get other than the oil. You can get the CBD vape oil, CBD balm, CBD tinctures, CBD drops, CBD edibles, etc.
Make sure to consult your doctor before taking up any of the aforementioned products and, of course, check out some of the studies that have been conducted in the past couple of years. Once you do, you can freely enjoy the CBD benefits!