Benefits of cannabidiol (CBD)
The reasearch on cannabidiol, CBD is fairly new, usually if there's a cannabis-related compound you've heard of, it's likely to be Tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC.
THC is what gives cannabis smokers the psychoactive effect or 'head high'. Some cannabis smokers may experience anxiety when smoking cannabis which has high levels of THC, because most common cannabis strains are focused on producing abundant THC with little or no CBD.
What most people don't know is that there is huge medicinal value found in other cannabinoid compounds also found in cannabis such as cannabidiol, better known as CBD!
Cannibidiol (CBD) is a non-psychoactive component of cannabis that possesses a wide range of therapeutic benefit. When present in high quantities, CBD enhances THC's positive effects while negating many of the negatives. It's clear both cannabanoids coexist in the plant for a reason, often acting synergistically.
What are the benefits of CBD?
Numerous people are reporting success in using CBD to ease a variety of symptoms, and the scientific community is currently experimenting with the substance on a wide scope of medical applications ranging from epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, spasms, anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, nausea, convulsions, inflammation, and many other conditions even including cancer!
The many different ways that CBD is starting to be used through out the world and the effectiveness of CBD to combat certain ailments and disease is only just starting to be understood. There is many further tests and much more to learn about CBD and all the other cannabinoids that are now understood to be present in the infamous cannabis plant.
What we know with fairly high certainty is that CBD has been shown to be effective for decreasing anxiety and helping in a number of inflamation-related problems, including arthritis and other inflammatory ailments as well as multiple-sclerosis and even healing the brain after alcohol consumption.
According to a recent University of Kentucky study, cannabidiol can prompt physiological brain changes that could help offset the damage caused by chronic alcoholism. The study found that administration of CBD resulted in a 48.8% reduction in entorhinal cortex neurodegeneration. Cannabis smokers have known forever that a few tokes on a joint can provide incredible hangover relief, but this study takes the therapeutic potential of cannabanoids to a whole new level.
- John Yoda