Does CBD perform miracles?
What is CBD?
Cannabidiol or CBD is a cannabis ingredient with enormous medical benefits.
Scientific and clinical studies underline the potential of CBD as treatment for various disorders, including arthritis, diabetes, alcoholism, MS, chronic pain, schizophrenia, PTSD, epilepsy and other neurological issues. CBD has neuroprotective and neurogenic effects and various American medical centers are currently examining the substance on cancer-inhibiting properties.
CBD is the cannabinoid responsible for many of the healing components of the cannabis plant. It doesn’t contain the THC, the atom that cause the psychoactive symptoms of cannabis. In other words, CBD is suitable for cannabis users who want to alleviate their symptoms. Among other things, CBD offers inflammatory in which no sedation occurs. It reduces anxiety and a fast heart rate.
When we’re talking about cannabis, it often gets referred to as two cannabinoïds: THC or tetrahydrocannabinol, and CBD cannabidiol.
THC is the psychoactive ingredient of the cannabis plant.
CBD has a similar effect, but without the psycho active aspects.
Let’s therefore also explore the therapeutic potential of this substance. CBD is a phytocannabinoid occurring in hemp fibers. In contrast to what’s said in older literature, it doesn’t include hallucinating aspects; it can only be very light sedative, at most, depending on the patient.
From personal experience, we can say that pure CBD isn’t tiring or causes sleepiness; on the contrary, it fights the psychoactive components of THC.
How does CBD work?
What does CBD exactly do in the body?
We’ll try to avoid scientific language and the pharmacology of CBD - the impact in the human body – explain as easy as possible.
Cannabidiol reacts with physical receptors that are important for the cannabinoid system in the body - the so-called endogenous cannabinoid system. Receptors are a type of links which react with certain substances and medicines, to ensure that certain effects are put to work.
We call the two main cannabinoid receptors the CB1- and the CB2 receptor. Cannabidiol is a kind of counterpart of the cannabinoids that connects to the receptors. With a special mechanism, CBD arouses influences on these receptors, which also cause changes of the operation of the body's own cannabinoids.
That leads to the relevant medical effects.
For example, CBD hinders degradation of the body's own atom anandamide. But, there are also other cannabinoids which react with receptors, including the so-called CBDA (cannabidiol acid).
Is CBD legally and healthy?
In most of the western countries including the EU and USA, CBD is legal.
Because it’s not on the list of banned substances, it’s not prohibited to deal, buy or sell, which makes it for patients much easier to buy.
CBD can be used in treatment with various disorders and symptoms, including chronic pain, anxiety disorders, heart diseases, epilepsy, inflammation, infections, diabetes, PTSD, neurological disorders and possibly even cancer and schizophrenia.
According to a leading professor from Germany CBD is better tolerated than psycho pharmaceuticals like amisulpride - which are often used to treat schizophrenia, which leads to movement disorders, weight gain and diabetes. In a controlled study with 42 patients with acute schizophrenic psychoses, half of them got administrated with cannabidiol, the other half with a amisulpride.
Both cured and healed the same - but CBD was better tolerated.
This is certainly not the only effect CBD offers. The examination of these and other active ingredients of cannabis is in its infancy.
There are already promising results: this shows that CBD slows down the dissemination of cancer in mice. But for breast and lung cancer we’ve found similar results.
Finally, CBD can kill bacteria and viruses to painless fight inflammation.
Can you get high from CBD oil?
CBD-oil is not psych troop, which means that you won’t experience the stoned effect you get from cannabis.
In addition, CBD-oil in normal doses is completely safe.
Always start with a small dose and gradually increase it when you have more experience with this medicine.
When you suffer from a serious illness or disorder, it is advisable to consult a doctor.
Don’t use CBD if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
Will more research being done to CBD?
Yes, we still haven’t got a complete image of all features from CBD.
More research is therefore necessary; of which some currently taking place in the USA, Israel, Brazil and Canada.
Some effects are already adopted, such as the neuroprotective and neurogenic effects of CBD; research to other functions such as the inhibition of cancer cells, is still being investigated.
Finally, cannabidiol also protects the nerve cells in the brain