What Are The Medical Benefits of CBD?
January 28, 2020
Cannabidiol or CBD is extracted from the resin-rich flowers of the hemp plant which has been used by traditional healers across the globe. This is because of their knowledge of its medical properties. Since their identification by modern medicine, it is being slowly legalised in countries across the globe. More researches are conducted to identify further potential uses for CBD. Owing to its anti-inflammatory qualities this is a major ingredient in several natural pain reliving herbal concoctions. The other highlight is it is not psychotropic like THC. Below are a few health benefits of using CBD medical products.
CBD is known to improve metabolism and hence manage weight. It helps in converting the white fat cells or adipose cells into brown fat cells that are used in calorie burning. Also, consuming CBD helps in managing hunger and prevents overeating in obese people.
Cannabidiol enhances the endocannabinoid system by attaching with the CB2 receptors. These are associated with the immune system and improve our immunity. It also enhances the cardiovascular function and as a result, brings about overall wellness.
Lower Risk of Heart Disease
In people that consume hemp products, such as Canada’s Inuit community, showed that CBD can improve the levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL-C) also known as good cholesterol. A number of researches say that this is because of CBD’s effect on endocannabinoid signalling system. Due to its ability in reducing stress and anxiety, it can help in managing high blood pressure, a root cause for heart conditions.
Manage Bone Health
CBD is known to stimulate Osteoblast formation. These cells are responsible for bone regeneration and growth. It can also influence Osteoclasts, the cells that are responsible for bone absorption, rebuilding, remodelling and maintenance. Abnormal behaviour of osteoclasts results in bone degenerative disease osteoporosis. CBD is useful in maintaining good bone health in old people as well as in the treatment of osteoporosis.
CBD can improve cerebral blood flow and affect serotonin chemical receptors in the brain. This increases serotonin levels in the brain and improves the mood. One of the major causes of depression is anxiety and stress. CBD is useful in managing them.
Trauma and Neurological Degeneration
It is found that CBD can reduce glutamate toxicity in the brain. Higher Glutamate over stimulates the neurons and causes cell damage. Therefore they have the neuroprotective ability. Also, they improve the performance of mitochondria and helps in managing cell health.
As already stated CBD interacts with CB2 receptors of the endocannabinoid system. The skin has one of the highest densities of these receptors. Therefore, CBD topical products are effective in treating skin conditions.
There are many other medical and therapeutic benefits of CBD and CBD infused products such as analgesic creams which are useful in treating sleeping disorders. It must be kept in mind that these products are good at alleviating these symptoms rather than curing them.