Top 4 Health Benefits of CBD

Science is discovering more and more about CBD every day.  Here are 5 evidence-based benefits of using CBD Oil.

#1 Effective Pain Relief

This is predominantly one of the most common reasons people start utilising CBD. The pain relieving and anti-inflammatory properties of CBD have been known societally for over a century. Sir John Russell Reynolds, notable Neurologist commented in a letter to Queen Victoria in 1890, “For the relief of certain kinds of pain, I believe, there is no more useful medicine than Cannabis within our reach.” With more advanced medicinal science available to us, combined with our ability to isolate CBD from psychoactive (and illegal) THC, studies such as the 2017 paper from the European Journal of Pain have shown definitive evidence that CBD reduced both inflammatory and neuropathic pain levels(1).

#2 Lowers Anxiety

A recent study in 2020 showed that CBD oil interacts with the neurotransmitters in the areas of the brain responsible for anxiety and trauma related disorders(2). At the same time CBD activates the CB1 and CB2 receptors, increasing serotonin levels in the brain. These two factors working in tandem help to drastically reduce chronic anxiety in those taking CBD and can aid in treatment effectiveness when taken alongside with other therapies. [More on CBD and Anxiety here – CROSSLINK TO ANXIETY ARTICLE]

#3 Protects from Alzheimer’s

One of the most interesting studies to come out of the last decade regarding CBD and its positive effects on the human body, is a study from 2019 that documents the therapeutic effects of CBD in Alzheimer’s sufferers(3). Since CBD interacts with the nervous system, there is evidence to show it protects against nerve cell damage and cellular oxidation, both direct symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease.

In addition to this, another ongoing research study at East Virginia Medical School, is exploring the link between agitation reduction in Alzheimer’s patients using CBD(4) They discuss how “Individuals with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia often go through a period of significant behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia,” which can be very challenging for the individuals and carers. “Some evidence exists [to indicate] that agitation is related to this neuroinflammatory process.” Since CBD has proven and effective anti-inflammatory properties, it is being explored as a viable alternative to more hazardous antipsychotics. The study is due to conclude December 2021.

#4 A Cancer Preventative

Information for and against Cannabidiol as a cancer preventative or as use in cancer treatments, is broad, at times contentious, and often rife with misinformation. Looking purely at concrete, scientifically-backed evidence however, we can find some fantastic, legitimate sources of information:

A study in 2017(6) showed a reduction of tumour growth in animal cancer models when utilising CBD; A 2019 study(7) showed CBD helped slow tumour growth and induced some tumour cell death; Another in 2019(8) found CBD can make tumorous cells more sensitive to radiation with no effect on healthy tissue; Studies from 2010(9) and 2014(10) respectively showed that Cannabinoids reduce continued spread and drastically halted new invasion of cancerous growth whilst undergoing treatment.

CBD’s developing links to anti-cancer efficacy, coupled with its anti-inflammatory and pain-reducing properties, means there can be little question in the pivotal role CBD will have to play in the fight against cancer.

Try it Yourself

Modern science is showing us how closely entwined we are on a neurobiological level with cannabidiol, and the positive impacts it can have on our physical and mental wellbeing. And with statistically few to no adverse side effects, there’s never been a better time to try CBD. To explore our wide variety of Premium, lab quality-assured CBD products, visit today.













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