CBD has a lot of uses and can is safe enough to be used daily as a part of your daily diet or medical regimen. CBD has been known to help psoriasis and other skin disorders like eczema and acne; fungus; smoking and substance abuse; insomnia; depression and anxiety; increases appetite and relieves nausea; relieves severe and chronic pain; reduces inflammation and autoimmunity, helps with seizures and cancer. It is currently an herbal supplement and is undergoing more research to determine medical benefits. CBD is extracted from two different plants, the hemp plant and the marijuana plant, and is normally extracted using a CO2 extraction method.
Why and what does CBD help
CBD does a number of different things to the body and currently a lot is being researched about the substance. It is known to activate the 5HT1A receptors in the body. It also effects the 5HT2A receptors, TRPV-1 receptors; it blocks anandamide reuptake and the FAAH enzyme; and it modulates the intracellular Ca2+ ions and neuron excitability. Cannabis has about 512 different molecules. Out of these 512 molecules, 80 to 100 are cannabinoids and over 125 are terpenes. A lot of these chemicals have therapeutic value, plus, CBD is basically an anti-everything.
Psoriasis and other skin issues
CBD has been known to aid issues like psoriasis and eczema. This is because it helps to reduce inflammation and itching. It also helps to heal the skin with psoriasis patients and reduce the rash in eczema patients, not to mention the redness of the skin in both. CBD can also help to reduce the flaking in both of these skin conditions, which is a huge issue with psoriasis.
CBD has also been known to help clear up acne, slightly tighten skin and it has anti-aging properties. This is because CBD is an antioxidant. All you have to do is add it to your daily facial wash or facial cream and you will see the result almost immediately. Zits will start to dissipate and your skin will feel fresher due to the antioxidants in CBD extracts.
The best part of using CBD for any of these conditions is that it can be effective topically and internally. CBD works best when taken internally, however, when added to topical things like soaps, lotions, balms or creams it has extra benefits. It works from the inside to balance you internally, plus it works from the outside, penetrating your skin to get the best results.
How CBD can help fungi
CBD is a natural anti-fungal kind of like tea-tree oil. This means that it can help you to get rid of certain types of fungus. You should always check with your doctor or a medical professional to see if you have athletes feet, jock itch, ring worm or scalp fungus, but CBD may be a treatment option for you. It has been known to reduce the itchiness and inflammation that can sometimes occur with any of the tine conditions, plus it helps with the flaking. It is gentle enough to us multiple times during the day, but effective enough that after a week or 2 of use you should see your issue dissipated.
CBD can help with smoking and substance abuse
Because CBD effects the receptors that it does it can help with substance abuse and smoking cessation. When used for substance abuse CBD can help a lot. Normally the withdrawal from substance abuse comes with stomach issues, sleeping issues and anxiety. CBD can help to curb these issues by reducing the physical pain from withdrawal, the stomach issues, can help you to sleep and can slow the cravings. The same reasons that CBD helps to aid with substance abuse, it also helps with smoking. It can help to curb your cravings and take the edge off so that you aren’t as cranky. Unfortunately with smoking, the one thing that CBD will not help, is the increased appetite.
Anxiety, depression, sleeping, nausea and eating issues
CBD has been known to reduce the occurrence and feelings of anxiety and depression due to all of it’s amazing therapeutic properties. CBD effects the endocannabinoid receptors in the body, which is what causes it to be effective in fighting against anxiety and depression. High amounts of THC can activate these receptors and cause anxiety, even though THC has been known to help with bi-polar, but CBD works as a blocker and stops it from occurring.
It has also been known to help with sleeping issues, nausea and eating issues. As a supplement, the side effects of CBD are increased appetite and drowsiness. CBD may help to increase appetite in people who are having an issue eating. It can also help with a number of stomach issues, like nausea, and it has also been said that CBD helps with issues like ulcers by reducing them in size, plus helping with the pain they cause.
People who are having issues staying asleep after they fall asleep, or people who are having issues falling asleep at all, may benefit from taking CBD as well. It has been known to increase drowsiness in people, to the point that they just fall asleep. It also regulates the system so that it is easier for a person to stay asleep once they fall asleep, which is a great issue for a lot of people.
Inflammation with severe pain and chronic pain
Severe and chronic pains something that a lot of people deal with. Conditions like Fibromyalgia, Marfan syndrome, osteoporosis and arthritis cause people pain every single day. A lot of chronic and severe pain comes from inflammation and deterioration. CBD helps to reduce general inflammation, and can slow general deterioration, therefore reducing pain. Because CBD effects the receptors that it does, it can also help to dull general pain as well.
CBD can be used internally and topically for issues like pain and inflammation. Since it can be absorbed into the skin it works really well with direct contact pain. People who are suffering from Fibromyalgia and arthritis may benefit the most from CBD pain relief effects when used internally and externally for on the spot treatment. People who are experiencing issues like osteoporosis will benefit most from internal usage, but can also benefit from the many external, topical uses as well.
CBD can also be used on scrapes, cuts, scars and burns that are no longer blistered. It’s regenerative properties help with the appearance of scars and the pain that can come from some of the more severe scars. CBD can help to cleanse scrapes, cuts and burns, as well as reduce inflammation and pain. It is especially effective in helping to ensure that these kinds of common issues do not get infected.
Autoimmunity, cancer, and seizures
CBD has shown to have properties that stop the growth of certain cancer cells. It has also been shown to help seizures and autoimmune disorders like diabetes. More research needs completed as to exactly why CBD can help with these issues, but consumers have shown that it has had great success. Cancer patients who are going through chemo treatments can obviously benefits from the sleep, pain and stomach issues that CBD can help but some people cannot have chemo treatments due to other ailments. CBD has shown that it can stop the growth of certain cancer cells in some patients, but it has also shown to reduce certain cells.
Consumers have been using CBD for patients who have seizures as well. Whether the disorder is epilepsy or some other seizure issue, a dosage of CBD under the tongue has been shown to help slow the seizure, and when taken over time, to reduce the number of seizures a person has. There has even been reports and testimony from people who have said they have been able to cut out certain medications over time, though this is not necessarily recommended.
As if knowing that it will help with certain cancers and seizure issues was not enough, CBD has also shown properties that will help to balance diabetes. CBD, of course, has been known to reduce blood pressure, but it can also help with the unbalanced production of insulin, making it effective to treat certain types of diabetes. As always, you should do research and check with your medical professionals or doctors before you begin any kind of alternative treatment in addition to your current treatment.
So, CBD is just the best then
It is absolutely amazing, that with everything CBD has shown that it has the ability to possibly help, that more people are not using CBD oils and supplements. Even if you get CBD oil with the intention of taking it as a daily supplement, you may be doing yourself a huge favor. It cannot be stressed enough that you need to check with your doctor or other medical professional before you make any decisions to add anything to your diet or medical regimen. Fortunately you may be awesomely surprised at the number of doctors who are recommending that their patients begin to take a little bit of CBD daily.
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