There are a lot of uses for CBD hemp oil and other products. However, users must be aware of the risks involved in too much of the dosage, so caution must be necessary. CBD and THC are completely different substances that most people often confuse. CBD is not psychoactive compared to THC meaning they do not induce changes in the mental state of people.
Last year, the FDA has approved the prescription and use of a purified form of CBD oil for treating epilepsy. Hemp and marijuana are from the same plant entity – Cannabis Sativa. However, they are different in terms of substance being produced due to the differing process of how the plant is cultivated. Marijuana are usually bred by marijuana farmers to contain as much THC as possible, Hemp, on the other hand, are not modified to produce such substances and are used instead for the hemp oil and the fiber they produce.
All the cannabinoids produce their effect on the body by attaching to CB1 receptors and CB2 receptors. CB1 receptors are modulators for pain, emotion, mood, appetite, memories, movement and coordination which THC mostly attaches to. CB2 receptors are modulators of the body’s immunity which affects pain and inflammation. Recent studies have found CBD to attach neither to these receptors but may infact induce the body’s own cannabinoid system.
CBD have a natural form of pain relief and have anti-inflammatory properties along with other effects. There has also been evidence that CBD can be used to treat people who are recovering from smoking addiction and drug withdrawals. Research on addictive behaviors have found that the use of CBD contining inhalers to long time smokers resulted in the reduction of nicotine cravings. Research now have found CBD to be effective in the treatment of opioid addiction, especially the symptoms related to withdrawal from the drug such as anxiety, mood related symptoms and insomnia.
Perhaps the most effective use of CBD have been for treatment of epileptic seizures. Epidiolex, a concentrated form of CBD oil, have been used by many doctors in young patients with different forms of seizures. These were used to treat seizure types that were otherwise unresponsive to other anti-seizure medications. The effects are varied but there seems to be high rate of response that resulted to alleviation and even control of symptoms. CBD has also been discovered to have less side-effects than that of conventional anti-seizure drugs.
Some research have now shed light into the effectiveness of CBD in treating diseases such as cancer, anxiety and diabetes type 1. Normalization of the use of cannabinoids and related products is now being progressing due to the ever increasing need to expand the inventory of available drugs to fight diseases.