As the legalization of medical marijuana progresses more smoothly, the results of research on CBD - the active, healing ingredient in cannabis - are pouring in en masse. Providing relief in many fields, legal and increasingly widely available, it is CBD that is the most fascinating component of cannabis.
CBD belongs to a group of about 60, including the 2 main (next to THC), cannabinoids that we find in the plant cannabis sativa L. Unlike THC, CBD is not psychoactive, that is, it does not cause a "high" feeling, and today it is recognized as a substance that could revolutionize the natural medicine market.
If you've heard of CBD, but don't yet know how it can positively affect your health and well-being, here are 8 examples of effective uses:
Muscles, joints, body organs
CBD supports the proper functioning of the body's muscles, joints and organs, reducing the risk of contracting rheumatic and other diseases related to the immune system and the inflammation they cause.
Anxiety and depression
The endocannabinoid system is largely responsible for combating depression, anxiety, lack of appetite and general feelings of happiness and contentment; the role of the endocannabinoid system is to indirectly affect memory, mood, motor activity and susceptibility to addiction. CBD affects the receptors of the ECS system, thereby enhancing the work and supporting the regulation of neurohormonal connections.
Feelings of cravings in patients
One of the most troublesome discomforts in patients suffering from various diseases is a significant loss of appetite. Patients undergoing chemotherapy often lose the feeling of appetite altogether, further depleting already low energy resources. Many drugs act on the endocannabinoid system, disrupting feelings of satiety and hunger. It has long been known that CBD stimulates appetite by regulating the efficient functioning of the system. Proper nutrition in disease can be a stepping stone to further recovery.
Neurodegenerative diseases of the brain
Nearly 44 million people worldwide suffer from Alzheimer's disease, 2 in 3 of whom are women. Alzheimer's disease, Huntington's chorea or multiple sclerosis cause irreversible changes in the brain. However, it has been proven that efficient functioning of the endocannabinoid system delays their development. By stimulating the activity of the CBD system, it distances us from dangerous neurodegenerative diseases.
CBD is believed to reduce the psychotic effects of THC and may inhibit the severity of symptoms associated with various types of psychosis. Additionally, unlike antipsychotic drugs, natural CBD does not carry debilitating side effects.
Brain aging is a normal process that is largely influenced by non-specific free radical reactions. These are formed through metabolism. As a product of what we eat and drink, free radicals are unavoidable. But according to recent research, CBD is thought to support the processes of removing free radicals from the brain, thereby prolonging its efficient functioning.
Stimulating gray cells
CBD stimulates the function of mitochondria, which are the energy carrier for cells. Mitochondria also work more efficiently with less accumulation of free radicals, which CBD can help with.
CBD and thus the CBD hemp oil produced from it, is believed to have natural antibacterial effects. It has been used to treat tuberculosis since the 1950s. The more drug-resistant modern bacteria become, the greater the role of natural substances in disease prevention. CBD shows significant antibacterial activity against the common methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in the US, which kills 18,000 out of 94,000 patients annually.
Have we convinced you that it's time to stock your home medicine cabinet with CBD-based natural preparations?