There is a multitude of health benefits that one can get using CBD products. However, users must be aware of the risks involved in too much of the dosage, so caution must be necessary. People often do not realize that CBD and THC are completely different substances. Unlike THC, CBD has no psychoactive components that can induce changes in the mental state of people.
In 2018, the FDA has approved a concentrated or purified form of CBD oil for the treatment of epilepsy. The mother plant of both Hemp and marijuana is Cannabis Sativa. Albeit this fact, they are completely different in terms of the substance they produce and their uses. Marijuana are usually bred by marijuana farmers to contain as much THC as possible, Hemp, on the other hand, are not modified to produce such substances and are used instead for the hemp oil and the fiber they produce.
Each one of the cannabinoids attach to CB1 receptors and CB2 receptors to produce their effects. THC mostly attaches to CB1 receptors are found to control emotion, pain, mood, appetite, memories, movement and coordination. CB2 receptors, on the other hand, mostly affect the immune system by modulating inflammation and pain. Recent studies have found CBD to attach neither to these receptors but may infact induce the body’s own cannabinoid system.
CBD have a natural form of pain relief and have anti-inflammatory properties along with other effects. An increasing number of evidence have been found on CBD which suggest that it can be an effective adjunct for the treatment of smoking and drug withdrawals. Research on addictive behaviors have found that the use of CBD contining inhalers to long time smokers resulted in the reduction of nicotine cravings. Research now have found CBD to be effective in the treatment of opioid addiction, especially the symptoms related to withdrawal from the drug such as anxiety, mood related symptoms and insomnia.
CBD has perhaps had the most effective use as treatment for epileptic seizures. Epidiolex, a concentrated form of CBD oil, have been used by many doctors in young patients with different forms of seizures. These were used to treat seizure types that were otherwise unresponsive to other anti-seizure medications. There have been variable results from the use of CBD derived drugs but there is a high rate of response in terms of the control and alleviation of seizure related symptoms. CBD has also been discovered to have less side-effects than that of conventional anti-seizure drugs.
Research has found that it is also effective in the treatment of other prevalent societal diseases such as cancer, anxiety, diabetes type 1 and Alzheimer’s. Doctors are now coming to realize the importance of normalizing drugs such as CBD in order to fight an increasing number of diseases that require new drugs.