5 Major Health Benefits of Cannabidiol (CBD)
CBD is a constituent of cannabis that is gaining popularity for the numerous health benefits it has.
Pain Reliever and Anti Inflammatory
CBD is a natural pain reliever as it prevents neurons from transmitting signals to the spinal cord and brain. It also helps to prevent occurrence of chronic swelling and inflammation. The body doesn’t even generate any tolerance towards it ensuring there is no need to increase the dose.
Multiple studies show that CBD fights cancer such as one published in the Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics in 2006. According to the study CBD prevents the cancer cells from growing and infecting other parts of the human body. It even kills cancer cells by inducing them to self-destruct and is nontoxic, having no adverse effect on other healthy body cells.
Aids in Nausea and Vomiting
Since traditional times, cannabis has been used by individuals to treat nausea and vomiting. In modern day research, such as a publication in the British Journal of Pharmacology 2012 regarding CBD, the compound has been found to help to control vomiting caused by toxicity when consumed in low quantity.
Prevents Diabetes and Improves Heart Health
In the American Journal of Medicine, a study conducted in 2013 has highlighted the potential of CBD to decrease fasting insulin levels and lower abdominal fat. It also protects the heart and its blood vessels from damage that high levels of blood glucose may inflict on them.
Cannabidiol is recommended to epileptic patients and has been found to reduce and even eliminate seizures. It is specifically recommended for individuals who fail to respond to conventional medicines.