There are a lot of uses for CBD hemp oil and other products. However, users must be aware of the risks involved in too much of the dosage, so caution must be necessary. CBD and THC are completely different substances that most people often confuse. The CBD substance, unlike that of THC, has no psychoactive effects that causes changes in the psychological state of the user.
In 2018, the FDA has approved a concentrated or purified form of CBD oil for the treatment of epilepsy. Hemp and marijuana are from the same plant entity – Cannabis Sativa. Albeit this fact, they are completely different in terms of the substance they produce and their uses. In contrast to marijuana which are bred by certain marijuana farmers to produce the highest levels of THC, hemp are not modified in the same way and are instead used from a variety of their features such as hemp oil and hemp fiber.
All the cannabinoids produce their effect on the body by attaching to CB1 receptors and CB2 receptors. CB1 receptors, where THC mostly attaches to modulates our pain, mood, appetite, memories and coordination. On the other hand, CB2 receptors control the process of inflammation and pain. Recent studies have found CBD to attach neither to these receptors but may infact induce the body’s own cannabinoid system.
CBD may have different effects such as a natural form of pain relief and have anti-inflammatory properties. There are also evidence that they can be used to treat people who have smoking and drug withdrawals. Research on addictive behaviors have found that the use of CBD contining inhalers to long time smokers resulted in the reduction of nicotine cravings. Research now have found CBD to be effective in the treatment of opioid addiction, especially the symptoms related to withdrawal from the drug such as anxiety, mood related symptoms and insomnia.
Perhaps the most effective use of CBD have been for treatment of epileptic seizures. Epidiolex, a concentrated form of CBD oil, have been used by many doctors in young patients with different forms of seizures. Those seizure types where anti-seizure medications has no effects have become the means where CBD derived drugs have been used. There have been variable results from the use of CBD derived drugs but there is a high rate of response in terms of the control and alleviation of seizure related symptoms. It has also been found that CBD have less side-effects to that of other standard anti-seizure medications.
Research has found that it is also effective in the treatment of other prevalent societal diseases such as cancer, anxiety, diabetes type 1 and Alzheimer’s. Doctors are now coming to realize the importance of normalizing drugs such as CBD in order to fight an increasing number of diseases that require new drugs.