CBD oil has numerous health and therapeutic benefits that have made it such an important part of the medical world. Research has shown the many ways this product can help patients struggling with physical, psychological, or neurological conditions.
In the first blog of our two-part series, we’ll look at 6 of the 12 benefits & uses of CBD oil.
It May Be Used to Treat Alzheimer’s Disease
According to a study published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, CBD may be used to inhibit the progression of the condition. For individuals in their early stages of the disease, CBD is especially helpful for facial recognition.
It Helps With Epilepsy
CBD has certain anti-seizure properties that help in the treatment of neurological disorders such as epilepsy. Drugs containing Epidiolex (a form of CBD oil) have been approved by the FDA for treating rare and more serious forms of epilepsy, especially for younger patients. It has been shown to be a lot more effective than traditional medication used for childhood epilepsy.
Research has also shown that CBD oil lowers the frequency of epileptic seizures and reduces the severity of the condition. It’s also instrumental in helping erase complications that may stem from epilepsy.
It Reduces Oxidative Stress
CBD also has antioxidant properties that come in handy when addressing neurological damage and risks caused by oxidative stress. The latter refers to a condition in which the free radicals in the body cumulate and increase in number to the point that there aren’t enough antioxidants that can neutralize them. This imbalance can cause tissue damage. CBD reduces the oxidative stress experienced by the body by acting as an antioxidant.
It May Help Against Addiction
CBD oil has also been found to be effective in eradicating addictive behaviors. Cannabidiol has a therapeutic effect on individuals struggling with cocaine, tobacco, or opioid addiction, and can help reduce the withdrawal symptoms. It also helps reduce cravings.
It Helps Combat Multi-Drug Resistant Bacteria
CBD also has the ability to withstand drug-resistant strains of bacteria. In one study conducted in 2011, CBD was found to reduce the rate of tuberculosis progression in rats. CBD inhibited T-cell proliferation, slowing down the otherwise rapid increase of pathogenic T-cells. This proved that while cannabidiol didn’t possess antibacterial properties, it could fight drug-resistant bacteria and be used for treating various ailments.
It May Be Used to Treat Schizophrenia
CBD also helps against mental illnesses and disorders such as schizophrenia. Research has shown that cannabidiol may be used as part of the psychosis treatment and can help reduce hallucinations. Moreover, CBD also reduces the side-effects that show up with other treatment methods. This makes it a safe and effective option.