Benefits of CBD Oil
There is this conflict called “CBD vs THC” among cannabis users. The psychoactive compound, THC, often wins the battle against the cannabinoid that serves as a natural antipsychotic, antiepileptic and anti-anxiety medicine. This is caused by the fact that the benefits of CBD oil aren’t accompanied by the colorful high commonly related to when speaking of marijuana. But why not combine them both? When paired with THC, the soothing effect of CBD helps patients fight panic or paranoia effects, let alone one of the major benefits of CBD oil, which is seizure reduction in cases of epilepsy. Besides that, CBD oil is considered by the FDA as a dietary supplement, which means that you can buy it in any state, even though hemp isn’t legal to grow in every U.S. state.
While revered for its impact on epilepsy, recent research has recognized CBD as the constituent bound to the myriad of marijuana’s health benefits. So what does CBD do exactly? To answer your question precisely, I’ll shed light on both the biology of cannabidiol and its effects on several medical conditions you may not have been aware of.
What is CBD?
Cannabidiol is one of over 60 constituents found in the cannabis plant. Unlike other examined cannabinoids found in Cannabis sativa, CBD does not affect the CB1 and CB2 receptors. Most cannabinoids behave as ligands, which means they anchor the binding site of a protein, changing a receptor’s behavior. Thus, CBD doesn’t have any mind-altering effects, so it’s no wonder that most marijuana plants cultivated for recreational purposes are high in THC and very low in CBD. A study conducted and published in 2013 in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology found that cannabidiol shows antiemetic, antioxidant, anticonvulsant, and anti-inflammatory properties. Now that you know a few things about the biology of cannabidiol, it’s high time you get acquainted with the most popular benefits of CBD oil.
First published here: Benefits of CBD Oil