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What Is CBD Oil? + 6 Benefits

Marijuana is gaining a lot of traction because of its therapeutic effects and ability to treat multiple ailments. It was banned in the1930s due to lack of research and the possibility of it being an addictive and potentially dangerous substance because of its psychoactive properties. But, cannabidiol, or CBD, a chemical compound found in marijuana is found to provide a natural remedy for those suffering from mental illness, neurological disorders, and even cancer.

What is CBD Oil?

Think of CBD oil as an adaptogen that regulates your bodily processes and helps your body adapt to stress. It is one of 104 chemical compounds found in the cannabis plant with no psychoactive properties like the more well-known compound tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, which gives you a “high.” CBD is extracted from the cannabis plant and mixed with a carrier oil to produce what we use as CBD oil. It can be applied topically or ingested to relieve symptoms of pain and inflammation and may help ease anxiety and depression among other illnesses. With all the research accumulating on this controversial plant, there is evidence that the therapeutic effects of cannabis are tremendous and shouldn’t be disregarded. CBD benefits include working as an anti-inflammatory, anticonvulsant, antioxidant, antiemetic, anxiolytic and antipsychotic agent, and is, therefore, a potential medicine for the treatment of neuroinflammation, epilepsy, oxidative injury, vomiting, and nausea, anxiety, and schizophrenia. (1)

Benefits of CBD Oil

1. Relieves Pain and Inflammation

Marijuana has been used for millennia to treat pain. Studies show that the specific compound CBD offers a natural remedy for pain by blocking neurotransmitters that signal this response and may provide natural pain relief for even chronic discomfort and inflammation. In one human study, the combination of THC and CBD proved to decrease pain-related symptoms in those who had multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis.

2. Helps Fight Cancer and Relieve Symptoms

Because CBD promotes balance within the body, some studies show that it can kill cancer cells and prevent them from growing. Its anti-inflammatory properties ease the side effects of cancer treatment, and change how cells reproduce, inhibiting cancer cells from reforming.   

3. Calms anxiety and Improves Other Mental Illnesses

Some studies show that CBD can play a role in your brain’s response to serotonin, which is the hormone that is directly related to your mood. It reduces stress, decreases an elevated heart rate, improves symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, and induces sleep.

4. Benefits Cardiovascular Health

Recent research demonstrates that taking CBD oil can help lower blood pressure which is associated with health conditions such as stroke, heart attack, and metabolic syndrome. Some researchers say that the anti-stress and anti-anxiety properties of this oil is what causes a decrease in heart conditions.

5. Treats Neurological Disorders

Several studies express CBD’s ability to protect the brain from deteriorating over time. Benefits include inhibiting the progression of Alzheimer’s disease and treat epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, and Parkinson’s disease.

6. Reduces Acne

Nearly nine percent of the population struggles with acne. A variety of factors are involved in this skin condition, including overactive sebaceous glands. Recent studies show that CBD oil anti-inflammatory effects paired with its ability to help reduce the overproduction of sebum in the sebaceous glands may help reduce acne and improve your complexion.

Other Benefits

reduce nausea and vomiting
reduce psychotic effects
prevent diabetes

1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22625422

Dr Steven Gabriel

About Dr Steven Gabriel

Dr. Steven Gabriel is a Board Certified E.R. Physician and is fellowshipped trained in anti-aging and regenerative medicine. He is a biohacker who believes that a younger, more vital life consists of quality sexual health, spiritual connection, good movement and energy, the ability to relax and sleep, and human connection. He is on the continual pursuit to find the best lifestyle changes, nutrients, and products that can achieve this. DRSG & Co. began out of a passion for creating a more vital life with the realization that in order to look and feel younger, you must start at the cellular level. Dr. Steven Gabriel made it his mission to help people look and feel their best featuring the highest quality products and content that offers guidance to achieving total body regeneration. 

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