More research should be done to gain more relevant and highly accurate information.
Cannabidiol (CBD) is medical marijuana’s essential constituent and is a derivative of the hemp plant. Since CBD is only a constituent of marijuana, it itself is not harmful. As per a World Health Organization (WHO)’s report, CBD did not affect humans when consumed/abused.
In fact, Cannabidiol has numerous health benefits for us that we even can’t think of. In ancient times, doctors all over the world used it by considering its amazing healing power.
In many states of the U.S., marijuana can be legally used for medicinal or recreational purposes; whereas, CBD can be legally consumed for the treatment of certain disorders in some other states, for example, Georgia.
According to certain research and studies on CBD, it can have potential health benefits for us such as:
1. It is effective for weight loss and preventative against diabetes:
As per several studies, people who regularly used cannabis maintained a smaller circumference of waist and lower body mass index (BMI). It simply means that they were at reduced risk of being obese and developing diabetes.
In another research performed on rats in 2006, CBD was found to reduce the occurrence of diabetes.
Adding to it, research has exhibited that CBD is effective for losing weight. This is because it aids the body in the conversion of white fat to brown fat.
2. It can improve cardiovascular health:
An analysis conducted by the Inuit community of Canada in 2013 showed that CBD is helpful in reducing LDL levels. LDL also was known as lower density lipoprotein is harmful to us that’s why also referred to bad cholesterol. While the same analysis also concluded thatCBD increased High-Density Lipoprotein (HDL) levels in the blood. HDL is good for us that’s why referred to as good cholesterol.
In 2007, a research conducted on animals showed that CBD is effective against heart attack. Moreover, it is also helpful in maintaining good cardiovascular health.
3. It has healing properties for skin:
CBD oil, which is legally available in the U.S., is found to have healing properties for skin when applied topically. Date back to earlier centuries; people used CBD for wound healing. It can also heal various skin related problems such as acne, psoriasis as well as inflammation.
More notably, some recent case studies backed the effectiveness of CBD in treating various types of skin cancers e.g., carcinoma and melanoma skin cancer.
Additionally, it may also have anti-aging properties due to which many manufacturers are adding it to various skin related products.
4. It’s a stress-reliever:
In many different cultures, CBD has been used as an anti-depressant as well as anti-anxiety treatment. As per numerous researches conducted on both animals and human beings, CBD reduced the levels of anxiety and stress. Actually, CBD reduces stress by activating the receptors of the brain for a neurotransmitter named serotonin which improvesappetite, sleep,andmood.
However, there is only limited research with regard to CBD’s effectiveness against stress and anxiety so far. Hence, more research should be done to gain more relevant and highly accurate information.
About the Author:
Currently a student of English Literature, in her final years, Carolina Martel is passionate about writing her thoughts in words. She takes up writing projects in her leisure time to accompany her studies. Generally, she understands the essence of writing on every topic but especially those that relate to her field. She regularly writes at https://shadedco.com/ .
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