If it seems like everywhere you turn you hear something new about the benefits of CBD oil, you’re not imagining things. More and more research is coming out about the health conditions that might be helped with CBD oil, a concentrated liquid extract from marijuana or hemp.
A recent infographic from BestCBDOils.org, put together by NowSourcing.com, offers a look into just how many ailments CBD might help.
But here’s your disclaimer from Mr. Buzzkillington: CBD is no substitution for modern medicine. While it can serve as a supplemental treatment, it’s always a good idea to chat with your doctor before you make any big changes.
How CBD oil works in the body
As the infographic from BestCBDOils.org notes, “CBD interacts with serotonin receptors throughout the body, giving it the potential to treat many conditions.”
When it comes to cannabis, you’re probably most familiar with the cannabinoid THC. But CBD deserves its day in the limelight. And it’s getting it.
Searches for “CBD oil” have shot up exponentially over the past five years:
CBD and THC both use the endocannabinoid system to interact with the body. That system regulates a number of functions.
What health conditions can it help treat?
Again, we have to emphasis here that “treat” does not mean cure. And it doesn’t mean you should replace your modern medicine with CBD oil. Always consult a doctor before taking any actions with your health and medications.
As for a supplement to modern meds, CBD could be a great option. It’s been shown to treat a number of conditions, including:
- Anxiety and depression
- Sleep disorders
- Nausea and vomiting
- Appetite and weight loss
- Chronic pain
- Drug addiction
According to one study, the endocannabinoid system has functions both in the central and peripheral nervous system and holds therapeutic promise for conditions “ranging from mood and anxiety disorders, movement disorders such as Parkinson’s and Huntington’s disease, neuropathic pain, multiple sclerosis and spinal cord injury, to cancer, atherosclerosis, myocardial infarction, stroke, hypertension, glaucoma, obesity/metabolic syndrome, and osteoporosis, to name just a few.”
Wondering where to buy CBD? Check out our full post on safe places to buy CBD oil.