CBD which stands for cannabidiol is one of the many ingredients of marijuana. Contrary to the common belief, CBD does not cause the psychoactive feeling as is the case with other strains of marijuana. The specific type of cannabinoid that causes intoxication is the one known as tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). To further elaborate about CBD, it should be known that it is not directly extracted from the marijuana plant; it is actually from the hemp plant which is a close relative of the marijuana family of plants.
A report from the World Health Organization (WHO) has suggested that there are no known public health-related effects caused by cannabidiol. On the contrary, this marijuana ingredient is known to have various health benefits, which this article discusses a few.
Various reports from the medical research fraternity have suggested that CBD could help suppress anxiety. Anxiety is usually associated with mental health factors. The human brain is believed to have chemicals solely related to mental health. Therefore, when these chemicals in the brain cells are not controlled, it may pose cases of advanced anxiety. Cannabidiol is therefore believed to be helpful in such scenarios. It works by helping the brain receptors respond to these chemicals. The suppression of the effects of these chemicals leads to cases of less stress and reduced heart rate thus reducing anxiety.
Research from other medical reports indicates that the effect of CBD on brain receptors not only helps reduce anxiety but also relieves pain. Medical research further suggests that patients healing after chemotherapy sessions shows low cases of feeling pain after taking cannabis-related products like cannabidiol. According to other research findings, patients suffering from complications such as spinal cord injuries, muscle pain, and arthritis experience reduced pain after using this marijuana component –cannabidiol. Furthermore, researchers noted that cannabidiol has anti-inflammatory effects which to a larger extend, help in reducing pain for patients suffering from pain-related complications.
Studies from other medical research have indicated that Cannabidiol also affects receptors in the body’s immune system. It’s believed that CBD helps the body’s immune system fight inflammation effects. From these studies, it’s widely predicted that the major cause of acne is inflammation of the skin. Since CBD helps fight inflammation, it therefore indirectly helps prevent acne thus treatment of acne. Additionally, medical researchers have found that cannabidiol can cause less activity on the sebaceous glands. These glands are the ones which are responsible for producing a chemical substance that causes acne. By reducing the production of this chemical, CBD, therefore, helps in the fight against acne.
It has always been a common belief that CBD is marijuana. But contrary to what most believe, cannabidiol is just one of the components of marijuana. It is simply one ingredient among other ingredients of marijuana. Furthermore, the above discussion clearly shows that cannabidiol has many health benefits to the human body. From anxiety relief to cancer treatment, this marijuana ingredient seems to offer a lot of benefits over the negative effects that have been believed to cause.