A special report written by Karl Perera MA
CBD (Cannabidiol) is a compound in cannabis that doesn’t get you high but is the major therapeutic agent. Unlike THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), CBD does not show up on drug tests and cannot make you fail a drug test.
CBD oil is a natural product that is made from hemp. It can be used to fight certain diseases, improve wellness, restore balance in the body, and even reduce stress.
CBD Wellness: The Oil Works to Fight Disease & Restore Balance in the Body
The CBD compound in CBD oil helps to reduce inflammation and pain, reducing the frequency of epileptic seizures (Maroon and Bost, 2018), and protecting neurons from degeneration.
This compound can be ingested for these purposes by eating it or drinking it with water or juice. In addition, it can also be applied on the skin as a topical remedy for various conditions such as eczema and psoriasis.
The most important and well-known health benefit of CBD oil is its ability to fight cancer cells without harming healthy cells. Cannabidiol inhibits cancer cell growth while promoting healthy cell growth. CBD oil can reduce the size of brain tumors, control seizures, and help treat anxiety disorders related to addiction.
Why You Should Consider Using CBD Oil as Part of Your Daily Health Regimen
As a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent, CBD wellness is a reality due to a wide range of potential benefits for physical and mental health.
In recent years, CBD oil has been used as a treatment for various conditions, including chronic pain, anxiety, epilepsy, and even cancer.
CBD Oils for Anxiety and Depression:
An estimated 40 million adults in the United States suffer from an anxiety disorder (National Alliance on Mental Illness, 2017). Other forms of anxiety that are more prevalent than the general population include panic disorder, OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder), PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder), and social anxiety.
Some estimate as many as 300 million people suffer from depression worldwide with one in five sufferers being a woman and one in 10 sufferers being a man.
The anti-anxiety and antidepressant effects of CBDs are well-documented.
NAMI.org. 2017. Anxiety Disorders. Accessed from: https://www.nami.org/About-Mental-Illness/Mental-Health-Conditions/Anxiety-Disorders
Maroon, J. and Bost, J. 2018. Review of the neurological benefits of phytocannabinoids. Surgery Neurology International. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5938896/