Cannabidiol, or CBD, is an American hemp oil product which has many health benefits throughout the body. It does not produce a high, and is often confused with THC which does have an intoxicating effect, as that is the active ingredient in marijuana.
To clear up some of the confusion, CBD has many common benefits, notably for people undergoing chemotherapy and sufferers of stress-related and neurological disorders, long-term injuries and chronic pain.
Relief From Anxiety And Its Effects
Anxiety often originates in the central nervous system, a psychological disorder resulting from excessive production of so-called flight hormones. American hemp oil has proven effective against this effect by managing the brain’s response to serotonin. It also decreases harmful psychological effects of anxiety such as increased heart rate and fatigue.
American hemp oil is recommended for pain relief, especially for cancer patients recovering from chemotherapy. It’s also effective for sufferers of arthritis and other chronic pain, and for pain relief for musculoskeletal pain and spinal cord injuries.
Cannabinoids manage the brain’s response to nerve impulses. It acts to inhibit decoding of stimuli from the sensory organs that are the source of pain. Therefore, the usual pain response is eliminated or much reduced, and becomes more comfortable and bearable.
Effective Seizure Treatment
Cannabidiol is a recommended treatment against epileptic seizures. Epilepsy is a neurological disorder which features repeated, sudden losses of consciousness resulting from abnormal electrical activity in the brain. Research findings prove that AHO is capable of achieving significant reductions in the number of seizures experienced per day by epilepsy patients. As with pain relief, AHO works to inhibit abnormal responses in the brain, reducing the threat of them escalating to seizure and unconsciousness.
Although the use of the oil as is proving effective as treatment, research is ongoing to study other side effects of cannabidiols on epilepsy sufferers, and how these effects can best be managed.
Treatment Of Neurodegenerative Disorders
People suffering from conditions which cause the brain and nerves to degenerate may benefit from the use of cannabidiol chemicals. Stroke, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and multiple sclerosis are all being studied with a focus on a brain receptor called CB1. This is believed to have a key role in protecting the nervous system and brain against degeneration, and research is investigating the role cannabidiols could play in treatment of these disorders.
Many cancer research studies center on how to inhibit the abnormal division and growth of cancer cells. Cannabidiols chemicals have been found to affect abnormal cell reproduction and inflammation in tumors. American hemp oil in particular is being studied, to gain an understanding of how it can reduce the reproduction of tumor cells, moderate inflammation and alleviate pressure, trapped nerves and other side effects in cancer patients.
Stress Reduction And Insomnia
CBD has been shown to reduce stress and improve the symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder. Insomnia sufferers too can benefit from the use of hemp oil, as it can relax people and help to induce sleep.