Cannabidiol, better known as CBD, has become an increasingly popular natural remedy in the medical industry for treating and managing a variety of common health-related ailments.
At our practice, we have seen the benefits of CBD oil in patients first hand. Here are the important things you need to know about this:
What is CBD oil?
CBD, or Cannabidiol, is one of over 100 chemical compounds, or cannabinoids, found in cannabis sativa, or the cannabis plant. Unlike THC, which is the primary psychoactive compound found in the cannabis plant, CBD has no mind-altering effects.
CBD oil is made by extracting the CBD compound from the hemp plant and then by diluting that extract by a carrier oil.
Health benefits and uses
CBD oil is used by medical professional around the world to treat patients for a variety of health-related reasons, and the results are backed by scientific evidence. Here are the most common uses for CBD oil:
While marijuana has been used to treat pain for hundreds of years, CBD is the actual compound that is directly responsible for its pain-relieving properties. Once isolated, it provides all the pain relieving benefits without the “high” feeling or other marijuana-related side effects.
CBD oil is known for its analgesic effects. By interacting with the brain and immune system receptors to reduce inflammation and relieve pain, it’s considered a much safer alternative to other more addictive pain relief drugs.
Anxiety and depression
While typically treated with pharmaceutical drugs, some of which are addictive and most of which carry a long list of potential side effects, CBD oil has shown promise in reducing anxiety, depression, PTSD, and other common mental health conditions.
Cancer- and cancer treatment-related symptoms
In addition to its normal pain relief benefits, CBD may also help relieve the most common symptoms connected to cancer and cancer treatments. It’s been found to relieve nausea, vomiting, and pain in cancer patients. In some patients who don’t respond to pharmaceutical pain medications, CBD oil has been found to be an effective and safe alternative treatment.
CBD oil has been found to help reduce the frequency of seizures in patients suffering from Dravet syndrome.
While scientific research is ongoing, CBD oil has shown promise as a natural, safe, and effective alternative treatment for a variety of different health conditions and symptoms.
Want to learn more about CBD oil as a treatment and what the best option is for you? Zilis is a highly absorptive and cutting-edge line of CBD oils that has shown great results for a variety of patients.
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