There is growing awareness about the health and wellness benefits of Cannabidiol (CBD) in our daily lives.
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a natural active compound from the cannabis plant. It is the non-intoxicating component, predominantly found in the hemp plant. CBD has been used, and continues to be used as a medical alternative to modern conventional medications to assist in the treatment of a variety of illnesses.
Some dynamic scientific studies are being done in the following areas:
Cancer treatment – Recent studies have investigated the role of Cannabidiol (CBD) in preventing cancer cell growth, but research is still in its early stages. CBD may help reduce or alleviate cancer symptoms and cancer treatment side effects. However, no formal endorsement of any form has been provided to confirm cannabis or hemp as a certified treatment method. CBD is showing very promising signs for cancer treatment in its ability to moderate inflammation and change how cells reproduce. CBD has an effect on reducing the ability of some types of tumor cells to reproduce efficiently.
Anti-seizure – CBD has been widely documented for it’s possible treatment for epilepsy. Researchers are testing how CBD is able to reduce the number of seizures and the frequency of seizures in people with epilepsy, as well as how safe it is. Medical trials show that cannabidiol researchers hope for seizure disorders, and that research is currently being conducted to better understand safe use. Please consult your medical practitioner before supplementing any medication with Cannabidiol (CBD) compounds or derivatives.
Neuro-Protection – Current studies are looking at receptors located in the brain to learn about the ways that CBD could help people with neurodegenerative disorders, which are diseases that cause the brain and nerves to deteriorate over time. This receptor is known as CB1.
Researchers are studying the use of CBD oil for treating:
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
- Parkinson’s disease
CBD oil may also reduce the inflammation that can make neurodegenerative symptoms worse. More research is needed to fully understand the effects of CBD oil for neurodegenerative diseases.