There are many controversies about the use of specific plants for medical purposes (here we primarily refer to cannabis, or marijuana, as it is known among the broad population). In most countries of the world, opium consumption is still not legally allowed, even for Fibromyalgia, and it also provokes numerous debates about medicines based on these ingredients. However, no one can dispute their positive effects.
Why all the controversies? Advocates of legal drug use have numerous conspiracy theories about how pharmacy, at the global level, prevents the use of marijuana for medical purposes; and indeed, there are only a few countries where its consumption is legal. In the rest of the world, products based on cannabis are placed on the market; but many consumers still have doubts about these.
People with fibro are suffering hard and they need something to ease their suffering. However, there has not been much available to fibro patients lately.
Luckily, that’s about to change. Products like CBD oil prove to be very efficient in the treatment of many diseases, so the global image of CBD use is improving.
What is CBD?
CBD oil is a concentrated mixture which contains cannabinoids – a substance that makes up a large percentage of cannabis and is not psychoactive. As for their application in medications, these are preparations with a strictly defined concentration of active components, without heavy metals and microbiologically correct ones.
When the CBD cannabis component enters our body, it works with our endocanabiodic system. Cannabinoids molecules bind to cannabinoid receptors, which we all have in our body, and the healing process begins. Since it is a natural preparation which acts on the system of receptors in the organism, CBD oil acts individually on every human being, optimizing its bodily functions.
The Main Health Conditions That CBD Helps
It has been proven that cannabis-based oils can be used without any problems in treating many diseases. In the text below, we will briefly explain how this preparation can help you if you have any of mentioned diagnosis.
Fibromyalgia is a very painful disorder that causes widespread pain and tenderness. It causes the joints to ache, and many other problems.
People afflicted with this condition see their quality of life go down dramatically.
CBD oil can help to reduce the pain associated with fibro as well as relieve anxiety and help people get more rest.
Positive results of CBD oil use have been seen in many people; significant improvement has been perceived in people diagnosed with cancer in the second or third phase. Cannabinoids, active ingredients in cannabis can prevent the expansion of cancer, causing the death of malignant cells, blocking their transmission through the blood vessels (this way, the growth of the tumor is stopped). Healthy cells remain intact, or with very few changes that are not harmful to health or to further recovery process.
When a patient begins with chemotherapy, the use of CBD oil can help its effectiveness, increasing cancer cell proliferation without harming normal, healthy cells. During this treatment, CBD preparations are used to strengthen the immune system, which is slightly affected by aggressive therapy. Also, it has been proven that the use of CBD oil increases appetite and reduces the sensation of nausea and tiredness, which is very important in patients treating cancer with chemo or radiation.
The anti-inflammatory properties of this preparation have proven to be effective in treating various processes which occur as an immunological response of the organism to an external threat (viruses, bacteria). Studies indicate that cannabis can help patients with intestinal inflammation, such as ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. The components of the CBD oil affect the infected cells; these play an important role in the induction of the immune response and the functioning of the digestive system.
The endocannabinoid system, among other things, regulates the permeability of the gut. Cannabinoids, acting on the endocannabinoid system in the body, help the slower transfer of digested food and materials through the intestine, reducing secretion of substances which can cause inflammation.
This way, CBD oil is one of the ways to fight the obesity. Its beneficial effect on the digestive system allows our body to eliminate toxins regularly and not store extra fat, creating fatty deposits and extra pounds.
Besides intestinal disorders, many other conditions caused by inflammation can be treated too:
• Muscle pain
• Multiple sclerosis
• Skin inflammation processes (acne, pimples, etc)…
Cannabinoids affect receptors in the central nervous system, acting on serotonin receptors; so CBD oil influences neuroprotective, helping to recover from depression and chronic anxiety, as well as reducing the symptoms of everyday stress.
CBD does not directly bind to receptors in the central nervous system but acts by linking to the enzymes responsible for the functioning of anandamide, a neurotransmitter which affects the mood. We can say that CBD is a natural mood booster, but without a psychoactive effect, although many would have doubted it since this oil is made of cannabis.
Treating neurodegenerative diseases
Cannabinoids are naturally found in our body and affect the regulation of specific processes. One of them is the secretion of the amyloid beta protein, whose larger amount is responsible for the development of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s. Cannabinoids which are included in alternative medical therapies help to eliminate harmful substances, acting like analgesics and preventing the inflammation which amyloid beta protein can cause.
In people with a genetic predisposition for developing these diseases, it is recommended to use CBD as prevention after the age of 40. In patients diagnosed with these disorders, the use of these preparations significantly reduces symptoms such as forgetfulness or sudden aggression.
Cannabis oil, in addition to cannabinoids, contains micronutrients, vitamins, and minerals which can be useful for your skin care. When CBD oil is applied directly to the skin, cannabinoid receptors, which are found underneath the surface, easily absorb it.
The beneficial substances from this medicine are highly useful for treating conditions such as dry skin, acne, and even the initial stage of skin cancer. Since this treatment is applied directly to the problem, CBD cannabis works where it is needed and is not absorbed into the bloodstream.
Tendencies which seek to legalize preparations based on cannabis are louder and louder every day. It is logical that the permitted use of these products will reduce the “black market” and their illegal traffic. The chance of curing many diseases is there, only to be made available and spread the word about its benefits.