Cannabidiol (CBD) is a viable compound in cannabis that can be used to alleviate symptoms related to cancer, PTSD, childhood epilepsy and migraines. The maximum potential of CBD has not been fully unlocked, and researchers are still learning about its applications in the field of medicine.
Below are five uncommon medicinal benefits of CBD oil and concentrates.
CBD dog treats are the latest breakthrough in the canine community. Pets with crippling medical diagnoses, such as degenerative disc disease, could use the natural medicine as an alternative to Rimadyl (linked to liver damage) and Tramadol (side effects include vomiting, dizziness and constipation). Unlike synthetic options, CBD does not come with unwanted side effects.
CBD is effective in treating a range of mental conditions, including anxiety and depression. Based on a study published in Science Direct, the extract contains fast-acting, anti-depressant properties. During the trial, scientists tested the compound on OBX mice. “Our findings indicate that CBD could represent a novel fast antidepressant drug, via enhancing both serotonergic and glutamate cortical signaling through a 5-HT1A receptor-dependent mechanism,” said the researchers. The compound can also help pacify overwhelming THC-based highs. It actively reduces the negative effects of high THC doses, such as memory loss and paranoia.
Individuals who are concerned about devastating neurodegenerative diseases (Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease and mad cow) may consider taking CBD oil. In a study published in the Journal of Neuroscience, scientists discovered that cannabidiol can be used to prevent the formation of prions- protein particles that are linked to medical conditions that target the brain.
The elderly, obese, cigarette smokers and people who perform manual labor on a regular basis are prone to intervertebral disc degeneration. CBD is applicable in addressing issues associated with the disease, including chronic pain and numbness. In a study titled Protective Effects of Cannabidiol on Lesion-Induced Intervertebral Disc Degeneration, scientists administered CBD extract in rats with injured intervertebral discs. “By MRI, improvements were noted within 2 days of injury/treatment, and they endured until at least day 15 post-injury/treatment (the last day of the experiment) when examined by MRI and histologically,” said Arielle Gerard from Medical Jane.
Diabetes is one of the most prevalent illnesses consuming the world today. Interestingly, CBD can hinder the development of the disease, along with other preventive measures. A study from the US National Library of Medicine suggests that regulated doses may prevent the production of IL-12 by splenocytes. The trial was successfully conducted on non-obese mice, and human-based clinical trials may be needed to further solidify the scientists’ findings.