5 Benefits of CBD Oil: Pain, Anxiety, and More
By: Ariana Palmieri
Do you know what Cannabidiol (CBD) oil is? It's a type of cannabinoid, found naturally in marijuana plants. While CBD does originate from cannabis, it doesn't create a "high" effect or any form of intoxication. Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the ingredient in cannabis that causes mind altering effects, not CBD oil. In fact, this plant-based oil is legal in all 50 states because it does not contain illegal amounts of THC. This is huge, considering medical marijuana use was banned in the 1930s.
So what does CBD oil (otherwise known as hemp or cannabis oil) do? What can it be used for? Well, the good news is, there's growing awareness of all the health benefits hemp oil has. According to a 2013 study published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, CBD acted as a protentional medicine for the treatment of neuroinflammation, epilepsy, oxidative injury, vomiting and nausea, anxiety, and schizophrenia. Pretty impressive, right? That's just the start.
5 Benefits of CBD Oil
Here's what you need to know about hemp oil:
If you have anxiety issues, hemp oil may be the way to go. According to research, this oil may actually change the way your brain's receptors respond to serotonin, a chemical linked to mental health. A 2011 study aimed to prove the sort of anxiety-calming affects hemp oil has on the brain by giving it to people with anxiety before performing speech. A total of 24 never-treated patients with social anxiety disorder were given either CBD or a placebo 1.5 hours before the test. Guess what? Researchers found that the group who was treated with CBD had significantly reduced anxiety, discomfort, and cognitive impairment in their speech performance. The placebo group didn't fare nearly as well, and were much more anxious. So if you suffer from stress and anxiety, consider investing in some CBD. One way we recommend is buying Beezy Beez CBD honey: It tastes delicious and you get the full benefits of CBD! You can choose from cinnamon flavored honey to regular creamed honey. Try starting off with one spoonful a day to help reduce anxiety.
Relieves pain and inflammation
Natural pain relief is one of the best benefits to cannabis oil. Evidence suggests that cannabinoids may prove useful for pain relief. This is because hemp oil appears to inhibit neuronal transmission in pain pathways. This oil also possesses anti-inflammatory properties, which work hand in hand with pain relief. Hemp oil is able to help with many forms of pain, such as arthritis, chronic pain, muscle pain, spinal cord injuries, and even MS pain. Further research is currently being conducted by the National Institutes of Health on exactly how cannabis oil is able to relieve pain so effectively. If you are suffering from chronic pain of any sort, consider trying some Beezy Beez CBD honey: Taking 2.5-20 mg of this by mouth for an average of 25 days will help immensely. Plus, it tastes great too! If you'd rather apply something topical to treat aches and pains, there's also a CBD pain balm you can try.
Helps cancer patients
It might be hard to believe, but several scientific reports demonstrate that CBD contain effects that inhibit cancer cell migration, adhesion and invasion. That's because cannabinoids possess anti-proliferative and pro-apoptotic effects that are known to interfere with tumors. Isn't that amazing? There was even one study in 2006 that found (for the first time) that CBD potently and selectively inhibited the growth of different breast tumor cell lines. The best part is hemp oil acts as a non-toxic compound, and studies show taking 700 milligrams per day for 6 weeks did not reveal any overt toxicity in humans. This means prolonged treatment could be used as long-term treatment for cancer (perhaps even replacing the need for chemo therapy?). Another way cannabis oil can help cancer patients is by increasing their appetite. To increase appetite in cancer patients, it's recommended to take 1 milligram of cannabis oil for six weeks. We recommend trying a CBD honey infused cookie ( they're super yummy). Just one cookie contains 28 milligrams of CBD isolates!
Reduces seizure frequency
Do you know someone who's diagnosed with epilepsy? Cannabis oil may be able to help them with that. A 2014 survey conducted by researchers at Stanford University was presented to parents in a Facebook group. All the parents in the group were dedicated to sharing information about the use of CBD to treat their children's seizures. There were a total of 19 participants in the study: The inclusion criteria was a diagnosis of epilepsy and current use of cannabis oil. Believe it or not, 16 (or 84 percent) of the 19 parents reported a reduction on their child's seizure frequency while taking the plant-based oil. Of these parents, two (11 percent) reported their child had complete seizure freedom, eight (42 percent) reported a greater than 80 percent reduction in seizure frequency, and six (32 percent) reported a 25 to 60 percent seizure reduction. How incredible is that? It's safe to say hemp oil certainly has an effect on people who experience seizures. We recommend taking 200 to 300 mg of CBD by mouth daily for 4.5 months to see significant results in epilepsy patients. Of course, the tastiest way to do this is to eat some CBD infused honey, and Beezy Beez has a wide selection of CBD products to choose from.
Promotes cardiovascular health
What if you could decrease your chances of a heart attack by taking hemp oil? Well, it's not impossible. According to a 2013 study, cannabis oil protects against the vascular damage caused by a high glucose environment. It also protects against inflammation or the induction of type 2 diabetes in animal models. Not to mention hemp oil proved to reduce the vascular hyperpermeability (which causes leaky gut) associated with such environments. How amazing is that? It's safe to say this oil will not put a strain on your heart, but actually help it. If you'd like to take preventative actions against heart problems, we recommend incorporating some Beezy Beez CBD honey into your diet. Honey is already good for your heart due to its flavonoids and antioxidants, so mixing the pair is not a bad idea at all.
Ariana Palmieri is a green beauty blogger who strives to live as eco-friendly as possible. In July 2015 she started her blog, Greenify-Me, to document her own journey with sustainable products and makeup that would benefit the environment. In her spare time she loves to read wellness-related books, devour sushi, drink bubble tea with her boyfriend, and befriend stray cats.