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CBD or Cannabidiol and Some of
Its Therapeutic Benefits

There has been a definite increase in the use of CBD to treat all sorts of ailments. New research is constantly showing it is effective as a treatment and as an aid for managing symptoms in a widening variety of conditions. But it could have happened years ago. Cannabis has had a bad press for decades and therefore, its many properties, besides those that get you high, have been left un-researched. Science is only just discovering the full extent of what this new wonder drug can do.

Cannabidiol commonly known as CBD has gained significant popularity in recent years. These days, it is not only used by people in all social groups but is also recommended by doctors for the treatment of various conditions from ADHD to eczema in children.

CBD is extracted from cannabis plants, mostly industrially produced hemp but also some strains of marijuana where the psychoactive compound, THC, is removed. The oil is processed for human consumption into various forms such as oil and capsules for oral consumption, topical creams and e-liquids for inhaling through vape devices.

Effects of CBD

Although there is no THC to produce the high traditionally associated with CBD, it has different effects depending on the dose.

A small 5ml dose of CBD in the from of drop administered onto the tongue helps with staying active and alert. It can increase performance and productivity. If CBD is consumed in a higher dose CBD induces sleep and drowsiness.

CBD is being used more to alleviate stress and anxiety and to provide pain relief in conditions such as arthritis but it is also useful for relief in neurological conditions such as Parkinsons and muscular dystrophy where it is used to manage symptoms.

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Therapeutic Benefits of CBD

CBD has already been proved effective in the treatment of various other ailments...

  • Epilepsy: CBD is found to be effective in reducing the frequency and duration of seizures in epilepsy patients. Many studies have confirmed its effectiveness.
  • Insomnia: Insomnia is a common sleep disorder. The patient is unable to fall asleep easily and when they do their sleep is more often than not interrupted. CBD oil in higher doses is often used to treat insomnia patients because it induces drowsiness and calms anxiety. Being non addictive CBD and with no side effects, is considerably safer than almost all prescribed sleep medications and therefore effective at helping suffers into new more manageable sleep routines.
  • Anxiety: Anxiety presents in many ways, from depression to obsessive-compulsive disorder but all can be treated and managed using CBD oils. Its antioxidant properties improve mental health by reducing oxidizing agents.

It is possible to compare the discovery of CBD to that or aspirin or penicillin but its popularity is still tempered by its reputation by association with stronger drugs even though many people use these daily in various anti anxiety medications. CBD is quietly gaining popularity as a gentle more natural alternative free from the dangers of addiction, but you need to learn more about it, and that's when can lend a helping hand. Despite obvious and clear research around the world to demonstrate how effective it is as a treatment for so many conditions from movement disorders, neurological conditions, skin disorders and pain, it still remains shortsightedly illegal in some countries.

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