Cannabis is growing in popularity across the globe. But only a few understand its potential in medicinal uses. CBD, one of the most important compounds found in marijuana, can impact numerous brain functions positively without making you high (THC is responsible for that).
If you have been using other prescribed medications that have proven ineffective so far, it may be time to try cannabis products. Here are some of the health benefits you should know;
10 Benefits of Cannabis
1. Pain relief
Pain that comes with numerous chronic medical conditions can be unbearable. Medical marijuana can help you with that. Whether it’s chronic back pain, migraines, or pain from cancer treatment, CBD properties can help you relieve it. Plus, the FDA approved the use of cannabinoid medications for relieving symptoms from chemotherapy.
Plus, a recent study shows that medical marijuana can help people with multiple sclerosis ease pain. That’s because marijuana works to stop muscle spasms and adverse neurological effects.
2. Control epileptic seizure
A study by Robert J. DeLorenzo showed that THC properties could help control epileptic seizures. Although more studies and research should still be done, his results showed promise. This was possible due to the properties of THC that regulate relaxation and control excitability.
3. Decrease anxiety
A study by Harvard University shows that cannabis can reduce anxiety by acting as a sedative in low doses and improving the smoker’s mood. Plus, if you use CBD products like tincture oils, you can add them to your tea or food for a pleasant effect. However, high doses can have just the opposite results.
4. Helps with PTSD
A lot of veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress can find this health benefit of marijuana helpful. CBD can help regulate anxiety, fear and reduce nightmares. If you doubt the drug regulating nightmares, you shouldn’t. Studies show that marijuana disturbs the last stages of REM sleep. Interestingly, these stages are when nightmares occur. That makes marijuana a better sleep aid than other forms of medications.
5. Treat inflammatory bowel diseases
You can also benefit from CBD if you have illnesses like ulcerative colitis. A 2010 study shows that CBD and THC have chemicals that play an essential role in the immune system and gut function. Plus, plant-derived CBD blocks cannabinoids made by your body prevent permeability which stops bacterial entry.
6. Stopping the spread of cancerous cells
A recent study shows that CBD can turn off the Id-1 gene and hence stop and slow down cancer cells’ spread. However, it’s just useful for specific types of cancers like breast cancer. Plus, it’s also helpful in slowing down lungs, brain, and breast tumors.
7. Prevent and regulate diabetes
- CBD has an impressive impact on insulin and can help stabilize your sugar levels and improve blood circulation. Plus, it’s also useful in lowering blood pressure, as recent research shows. That is undoubtedly good news for anyone with a family history of diabetes.
8. Fight against depression
Depression affects a majority of the population. Plus, it can be difficult and sometimes too late to note that you or a loved one suffer from depression. The good news is that the endocannabinoid compounds found in marijuana can help ease depression and significantly improve your moods.
9. Healing broken bones
If you are looking for a quicker way to mend broken bones, then CBD is the answer. It can help with healing and strengthening bones faster than any other medication. Plus, CBD makes it difficult for your bones to break in the future (but they are still breakable; be careful).
10. Helps with ADHD and ADD
ADHD and ADD make it almost impossible to focus on simple tasks for a long time. On top of concentration, people with these conditions have issues with cognitive performance. While medications are usually sufficient, the side effects can be significant. But with CBD, your attention span improves minus all the side effects that come with Ritalin and Adderall. That would explain why people turn to it to deal with absentmindedness.
Cannabis has numerous benefits that can’t possibly fit in this article. Although many research and studies are still underway, you cannot ignore this drug’s medical potential. You can find a CBD product that works for you and enjoy these benefits as well. Get in touch with Transformative Health with any questions or concerns.
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