It’s been a big year for CBD and products have become spectacularly abundant in the UK service and commerce markets.
From use in creams, oils, edibles, and e-liquids, CBD is being touted as a sort of fix-all, from sleep disorders to mood disorders. While the research is still out, we’re expecting a lot of new information to surface in 2020. With that in mind, here are some of the potential benefits of CBD.
CBD has been used in a range of instances to counter the effects of a range of mental health conditions. Due to cannabidiol’s soothing effects, it has been most associated with the treatment of anxiety and insomnia, but ongoing research suggests that it could be used to treat depression and post-traumatic stress disorder in the future.
CBD’s effects on certain brain receptors mean that it has proven extremely useful in pain management for a range of conditions. The most prominent use for CBD in recent years has been arthritis, which affects the joints and can be very debilitating indeed. Regular use of CBD vape liquids or oils can lessen the painful effects of the disease.
Whether used in muscle inflammation and sprain treatment or for more serious conditions such as spinal or nerve damage, CBD’s pain relief effects could help a range of different problems stemming from muscle and bone pain. Whilst the chemical may not be proven to halt the problems, it can certainly alleviate the symptoms.
Whilst research is still in its infancy, it is thought that CBD may be able to alleviate the symptoms of seizures, or even diminish the amount that epilepsy sufferers have. Whilst tests have shown that progress is being made, there are still adverse effects cropping up in a few of the tests, meaning that more research has to be undertaken to ensure the applicability of the chemical in treating this debilitating disease.
As with its anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving effects, CBD creams have been reported to have skin healing properties. This has led to its use in many creams aimed at rejuvenating the skin. However, once again it should be noted that research is still in its infancy and so you should consult your doctor before using skin products containing CBD.
Reliever of chemotherapy side effects
Cancer treatments can be painful and debilitating, but CBD and even THC have been used in the treatment of chemotherapy side effects, which include vomiting and nausea. Research is still ongoing on how CBD could potentially be used in the fight against the disease itself.
Due to its effects on the brains neuroreceptors, scientists are exploring the ways that CBD could affect a receptor in the brain called CB1, the degradation of which is known to lead to diseases such as Alzheimers and Parkinsons. Again, research is in its infancy, but the results hold the potential to change many lives for the better.
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