Medical Marijuana: Health Benefits of CBD Oil

Although the use of marijuana was prohibited in the US in 1937, in recent years some states have decided to legalize its use for certain patients. However, opinion is split whether CBD (cannabidiol) oil, an extract from marijuana, have any health benefits. If you are not sure then this article is meant for you.

Some health practitioners and researchers agree that indeed cannabidiol comes with several compelling benefits. Here are some of these health benefits.

Positive effect on sleep

There is irrefutable proof that CDB oil has sedative properties. Taking the right doses of this oil before bedtime is one sure way to promote a good night’s sleep. So, if you suffer from insomnia, like many people in this era do, CBD oil might as well be the solution you need.

Treatment of epilepsy and other mental conditions

Studies on the effect of CBD oil on neurological disorders suggest that this oil may come in handy in the treatment of some disorders linked to epilepsy such as neuronal injury and neuronal degeneration.

In addition, using this product is also said to help combat numerous psychiatric diseases. For instance, it effectively relieves symptoms of depression and lessens psychotic symptoms. Also, the action of this oil on some receptors in your body reduces panic, fear and anxiety responses to stress.

Enhances weight loss

This is exciting news to anyone struggling with the problem of extra pounds. The oil is good in suppressing your appetite thus lowering your calorie intake. On the same note, CBD destroys some of the negative effects of THC one of which is obesity.

Reduces pain and inflammation

Many people today have become addicted to over-the-counter drugs to relieve pain, stiffness and inflammation. The truth is that excessive use of these drugs has lots of demerits. Some medical experts claim that cannabinoid oil is a more natural approach to lower pain and inflammation. You might not be aware of this, but studies suggest that the non-psychoactive CBD could be soon developed in a new way of treatment of chronic pain.

Helps fight cancer

Reputable medical authorities have noted that CBD seems to block cancer cells from multiplying and extending through the body. CBD oil tends to suppress the growth of cancer cells and promotes the death of these cells.

Alzheimer’s disease

CBD is able to prevent the progressive development of social recognition deficit in people in the early stages of Alzheimer’s. This means CBD oil has the potential if used appropriately to prevent Alzheimer’s disease.

There is, of course, the contentious issue of whether the use of medical marijuana will open the way to the recreational use of this drug. For now, no one seems to have an answer to this. Obviously, some measures should be taken to prevent marijuana from being used recreationally. What one can be sure about though, is that as long as you use CBD oil for medical purposes as recommended, you may expect to have all these benefits mentioned above.