How CBD Works
Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the two main compounds found naturally in the cannabis sativa hemp plants.
CBD is an acronym for cannabinoid. Cannabinoids interact with our ECS or Endocannabinoid System. Many scientists believe that ECS’s role is to maintain balance and harmony throughout our bodies. The ECS is made up of hundreds of tiny receptors spread throughout our brains and central nervous system. CBD interacts with these receptors to create a chemical reaction.
CBD oil can be produced from both the cannabis plant and the hemp plant. CBD products which are sourced from hemp plants contains little to no THC.
What Are Some of the Health Benefits of CBD Hemp Oil?
For thousands of years, civilizations around the world have been using CBD based products for their reported health benefits. From the ancient Egyptians mixing it with honey through to Chinese health practitioners.
There are currently hundreds of different studies underway around the world to determine what the full health benefits of CBD oils are. Health professionals and scientists still have a lot to learn about the full extent of CBDs health benefits, but early studies and trials are hopeful.
Below are some of the health benefits which CBD hemp oil could offer:
- CBD for Pain Relief – Some studies have shown that CBD could help reduce those that suffer from chronic pain by interacting with the endocannabinoid system, reducing inflammation and also interacting with the bodies neurotransmitters.
- CBD for Reducing Depression and Anxiety – Both depression and anxiety are mental health issues which can have disastrous consequences for people. The most common way people treat anxiety and depression is with harsh pharmaceutical medication which often has a long list of negative side-effects. In one study, people with social anxiety were given CBD before a public speaking test. The group who used CBD suffered significantly less social anxiety.
- CBD for Heart Health – High blood pressure is a serious health issue facing many people around the world. Some studies have found that CBD oil could reduce high blood pressure in men.
- CBD for Reducing Acne – Acne is reported to affect more than 50 million Americans annually. Due to its anti-inflammatory properties, CBD could be an effective treatment for those suffering from severe acne. One study found that CBD oil helped to prevent sebaceous gland cells from secreting excessive sebum which is one of the main causes of acne.