CBD Cannabidiol has a wide range of healing properties and the list is growing all the time as it’s use becomes more common.
Scientific studies are being conducted all the time to test the claims made by users, and there are many studies already published in scientific journals. Most people are aware that the use of cannabis for medicinal purposes is growing in popularity on a global scale.
While it is definitely not legal to use cannabis for recreational purposes here in Australia, commercial growing for medicinal purposes was made legal in late October 2016. The oil extracted from industrial hemp – Cannabidiol (CBD) – which is in these products, is achieving wonderful results for many different conditions.
Some of the conditions these CBD Cannabidiol products may be effective in treating are:
- Antibiotic-resistant infections
- Immuno-suppressant conditions
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Anxiety attacks
- Vascular and muscle spasm
- MS (Multiple Sclerosis)
- Chronic pain
How does CBD Cannabidiol work in the human body and why is organic hemp oil so beneficial for health?
Cannabinoids are a group of active compounds found in cannabis.
Like opiates (substances derived from the opium poppy such as heroin), cannabinoids affect the user by interacting with specific receptors, located within different parts of the central nervous system. Two kinds of cannabinoid receptors have been found to date and are termed CB1 and CB2. A substance that occurs naturally within the brain and binds to CB1 receptors was discovered in 1992 and termed “anandamide.” Additional naturally occurring substances that bind to CB1 have since been discovered, and these, together with the receptors are termed the ‘endogenous cannabinoid system.’
The actual effects that the cannabinoids have reflect the areas of the brain they interact with. Interactions tend to occur in our limbic system (the part of the brain that affects memory, cognition and psychomotor performance) and mesolimbic pathway (activity in this region is associated with feelings of reward) and are also widely distributed in areas of pain perception.
Cannabinoids External to Our Bodies Can Help Manage Pain
Cannabinoids produced by plants have been found to be clinically useful for chronic pain management, and work by directly or indirectly modulating cannabinoid activity.
CBD has several therapeutic indications, including the treatment of chronic pain and intractable pain related to:
- Multiple sclerosis
- Neuropathic pain
Studies on the benefits and use of CBD Hemp Oil will continue, and we will be sure to keep you updated here on our website. In the meantime, if you want to know more, please feel free to contact us.