It’s no secret that cannabis oil, more commonly called "CBD Oil" has potential health-benefiting properties. Although they are the same in molecular structure, CBD Oil should not be mistaken with THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) because they have different impacts on the body.

Both of them has almost the same medical benefits but CBD does not cause its users to get “high”, which otherwise happens when taking in THC. Some states in the US still ban the use of medical marijuana, some legalized the use of CBD but not THC, some legalized both. However, it’s still illegal federally speaking.

Nonetheless, CBD oil has proven itself effective in treating many illnesses, which is also the reason why it has a growing number of users worldwide. Here are common illnesses you can definitely use a CBD oil for:

  1. Relieves Pain

Evidence had been found that Cannabis has been used for alleviating pain and inflammation by people way back in the early ages, 2900 B.C. In today’s world, CBD oils have been used to help relieve chronic pain, and its effectivity had been proven by many people. Studies show that CBD oils relieve pain my influencing the pain receptors of the human body. A study tested 47 people sclerosis and it shows significant improvement on the overall well-being of the participants.

 

  1. Controls Seizures

Studies also proved that CBD helps people suffering from seizures. Epidiolex, a CBD product, has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for controlling seizures and epilepsy.

According to the Epilepsy Society, people who suffer from Dravet and Lennox Gastaut syndromes and who have taken CBD shows that it has been an effective treatment to their refractory epilepsy.

 

  1. Eases Anxiety

Although CBD doesn’t have psychoactive effects as strong as recreational marijuana like THC, several studies show that CBD interacts directly with the Serotonin receptors of the digestive and the central nervous system. Serotonin, also known as the “happy hormones”, is the determining factor of someone’s happiness or stress levels.

By interacting with the Serotonin receptors, CBD eases the anxiety levels of the user. Moreover, CBD has been widely used by people who are suffering from mental disorders such as depression and psychosis. Many studies also show positive therapeutic effects of CBD to reduce behavioral and physiological measures of stress and anxiety.

 

  1. Improves Sleeping Pattern

In 1973, a study was administered to discover how CBD affects one’s sleep. They had confirmed that it decreases the amount of time a person falls into deep sleep versus those who are not taking it. It also decreases the rapid eye movement (REM). REM causes the eyes to rapidly move towards different directions while experiencing dreams. Also, during REM the person is temporarily paralyzed to retrain the body from acting out the dream.

Moreover, CBD promotes relaxation in the body, and together with its anti-anxiety properties, it has the potential to help people have longer and better sleep quality. As insomnia and anxiety are strongly linked, taking CBD to ease anxiety also means you are helping yourself with its side effects including insomnia.

 

  1. Improves heart health

Studies suggest that taking CBD improves one’s heart health. It lowers blood pressure, which means it lowers the possibility of getting heart issues. A recent study asked 10 healthy men to take a 600mg of CBD oil and it significantly lowered the blood pressure levels of the participants.

In relation to what’s mentioned in the previous section, CBD’s ability to help lower blood pressure is attributed to its stress and anxiety-reducing properties.

 

Conclusion

CBD is indeed a medical wonder. It helps a lot of people in treating different kinds of ailments, however, scientists and doctors are still conducting more studies to confirm its benefits as well as learn more undiscovered side effects.

Moreover, there are studies that suggest bad effects of the oil such as but not limited to, cancer, heart failure, light-headedness, drowsiness, and dry mouth.

There could be diseases that it can cure but the risk, for now, is high as the oil has not been studied much due to the prohibition on the previous years. But what is sure right now, is that there are growing numbers of people who felt better after they have taken the CBD oil.