- #1 CBD May Help In The Fight Against Cancer
- #2 CBD Could Help To Prevent Seizures
- #3 CBD Can Be Used For Pain Relief
- #4 CBD Can Reduce The Symptoms Of Multiple Sclerosis
- #5 CBD Could Be Helpful For Diabetics
- #6 CBD Helps Combat Depression
- #7 CBD Reduces Anxiety
- #8 CBD Reduces Arthritis, Joint Pain And Inflammation
- #9 CBD Reduces Insomnia And Helps You Sleep
- #10 CBD Soothes Headaches And Migraines
With the popularity of CBD on the rise you may be wondering what all the fuss is about.
The truth is that CBD is still quite new and there’s still a lot of research and testing to be done.
Based on what we do know about it I’ve compiled a list of the top 10 amazing benefits of CBD oil and what it could do for you.
So let’s get started!
#1 CBD May Help In The Fight Against Cancer
More research needs to be done but according to the American Cancer Society:
“scientists reported that THC and other cannabinoids such as CBD slow growth and/or cause death in certain types of cancer cells growing in lab dishes. Some animal studies also suggest certain cannabinoids may slow growth and reduce spread of some forms of cancer.”
CBD may also be beneficial for cancer patients to combat the near constant nausea caused by going through the lengthy ‘chemo’ process.
Anti Cancer research found that combining CBD with conventional chemotherapy can lead to enhanced anti-cancer activity and cancer cell death.
Anti Cancer research also found (see page 1 of 5 here) that pharmaceutical grade CBD helped to reduce tumour size in over 92% of cases based on 112 participants with breast cancer.
There is more research being done as we speak into how CBD and marijuana may be used to help fight cancer or at least relieve some of the symptoms.
We’ll update you as soon as we learn more!
#2 CBD Could Help To Prevent Seizures
Epilepsy is the most common cause of seizures, affecting over 50 million people worldwide with 6 out of every 1000 cases being a child.
Seizures are caused by abnormal electrical activity in the brain, forcing the body to convulse in painful episodes that can last hours and result in further harm.
A hybrid CBD strain was created in Colorado, called Charlotte’s Web.
“Scientists think the CBD quiets the excessive electrical and chemical activity in the brain that causes seizures. It had worked in this boy; his parents saw a major reduction in the boy’s seizures.”
Charlottes Web CBD was named named after a 6 year old girl called Charlotte who went from having 300 seizures per month to almost none thanks to Cannabidiol.
Great news for patients with epilepsy.— Mike Hart, M.D (@drmikehart) November 18, 2019
A systematic review and meta-analysis have concluded that CBD (cannabidiol) is effective for treatment-resistant epilepsy.
CBD was associated with few adverse effects and is safe for long-term use. https://t.co/2Ki0z58ChW
#3 CBD Can Be Used For Pain Relief
Our bodies have what’s called an Endocannabinoid System (ECS)
Science has identified CBD-1 and CBD-2 as our two main endogenous cannabinoids, meaning they exist naturally within our bodies.
Scientists believe that when we consume CBD it has an anti-inflammatory effect on our ECS system helping to relieve aches and pains!
There’s a growing number of users reporting the benefits of CBD for pain relief.
yo I had intense neck pain so bad I was crying, used a cbd pain relief roll on, and felt better in minutes…fu*k anyone who tries to knock cbd— Princess Bubblegum (@noelxamber) March 3, 2020
Do you think CBD works for pain relief?— Andy Morales (@andyitslit) February 28, 2020
#4 CBD Can Reduce The Symptoms Of Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a chronic, progressive disease that attacks the nerve cells of the brain and spinal cord which causes numbness, muscular deterioration and the eventual loss of mobility.
Devin Garlit from multiplesclerosis.net said here about CBD that:
“When I take it every day, or even close to every day, my body is much better off. Less pain, less spasticity, and less fatigue.”
#5 CBD Could Be Helpful For Diabetics
Diebetes comes with a whole host of symptoms that can really have a negative impact on your life and cause a lot of stress.
This stress can wreak havoc on your blood sugars and your mental well-being.
The soothing, uplifting and anti-inflammatory effects of CBD can be very helpful for diabetics to keep their blood sugars under control and stay on the right track.
#6 CBD Helps Combat Depression
Depression has become a worldwide epidemic effecting over 300 million people.
It’s common practice for doctors to prescribe anti-depressants but these often come with a lot of side effects such as drowsiness, increased anxiety and even erectile dysfunction.
So it’s no surprise that more and more people are turning to alternatives like CBD to try and get rid of depression and feel happy again.
In one study in 2014 on animals scientists concluded:
“CBD exhibited an anti-anxiety and antidepressant effects”
More research needs to be done but there’s already a growing number of anectodal evidence that CBD is helping people with depression:
One of my 35-yr male patients, previously on 4 different medications to control depression/anxiety, has now weaned off all 4 in favor of 80mg CBD/day. He also reports an increase in physical fitness after dropping the pills.— Dr. Richa Love (@drrichalove) March 3, 2020
You can learn more about using CBD for depression here.
#7 CBD Reduces Anxiety
Anxiety can be devestating for a lot of people and make it hard to live a normal life.
Imagine being constantly anxious and worried, especially when you’re around people. It can really be a drain on your physical and mental well-being.
Prescription meds for anxiety often leave people feeling drowsy and come with many side effects which is why an increasing number of people are exploring CBD as a way to reduce anxiety and live a normal happy life!
CBD has helped me so much with my anxiety and I can’t wait to share that with you all 🙏🏽— Dannella Muñoz (@danimunozfit) March 4, 2020
CBD stimulates your serotonin receptors helping you to feel happier and more relaxed and delivers a calming effect to the nervous system without hindering perceptions or clouding judgement.
If you suffer from anxiety then CBD is definitely worth a try!
If you’re already taking medication for anxiety then make sure you consult your doctor first.
#8 CBD Reduces Arthritis, Joint Pain And Inflammation
Arthritis, joint pain and other inflamed areas of the body can be very painful and a real burden on your life.
Studies conducted by NIH show CBD helps to mediate the production of the enzymes cytokine and chemokine, suppressing the body’s inflammatory responses and relieving pain.
I’m getting tons of arthritis relief from my cbd and oh my god sleeping so much better! Every time I stop it all comes back. Really struggled not having it in Hawaii, guess I should have tried to get some when I got there.— Big D Outdoors (@DwayneMihalicz) March 1, 2020
CBD also has an anti-inflammatory effect on your CBD-1 and CBD-2 receptors in your Endocannabinoid system helping to reduce aches and pains.
CBD may not be able to cure arthritis but it can definitely help reduce the symptoms that come with it and sooth some of your pain.
CBD creams and balms are great for arthritis because you can rub them in where it hurts!
#9 CBD Reduces Insomnia And Helps You Sleep
Insomnia or difficulty sleeping can be caused by a number of things.
Maybe you’re anxious, maybe you’re in pain or maybe your brain just won’t switch off and let you get some Zzz’s.
Either way, CBD may be able to help you get a good nights sleep.
Many people find they feel tired and groggy during the day and wide awake at night.
This study on CBD found that it helps promote wakefulness during the day so when it comes to bed time you can get to sleep easier.
And because CBD increases serotonin which is essential for sleep you might just find yourself dozing off a lot quicker after a dose of CBD.
This CBD sleep the last couple of nights has been amazing— Ray B (@RayBai_) March 6, 2020
Oh and some companies are now combining CBD with melatonin which anyone who’s used melatonin before will tell you is very effective at helping you nod off!
#10 CBD Soothes Headaches And Migraines
Headaches are horrible and migraines are even worse!
So it’s no wonder that the headache business is worth billion of dollars per year.
If you’re tired of popping pain killers for your headaches and want to try something healthier then CBD may be worth a try.
Studies show that CBD has been found to stimulate the vanilloid pain receptors known to mediate pain perception and inflammation helping to soothe and reduce headaches and migraines.
Bobby from Tennessee used to take 4 advil per day for his headaches before he discovered CBD:
Yes I use every night and morning 25 mil of 1200 mg CBD oil helps with neck pain and headaches. I used to take 4 Advil a day. Now I don’t take Advil at all. ✌️— Bobby Lee from Tennessee (@BobbyLeeInTN) March 6, 2020
So, those are the top 10 amazing benefits of CBD.
CBD doesn’t just come in oil form, makers are becoming more and more creative with the products coming out with everything from gummies to vape juices!
Here’s 7 of the best ways to consume CBD to take advantage of the amazing benefits.
As time goes on we’re learning more and more about CBD and the benefits are starting to stack up.
Have we missed one of the benefits of using CBD? Let us know about it in the comments below!