There are a lot of uses for CBD hemp oil and other products. However, users must be aware of the risks involved in too much of the dosage, so caution must be necessary. CBD and THC are completely different substances that most people often confuse. The CBD substance, unlike that of THC, has no psychoactive effects that causes changes in the psychological state of the user.
In 2018, the FDA has approved a concentrated or purified form of CBD oil for the treatment of epilepsy. Hemp and marijuana are from the same plant entity – Cannabis Sativa. However, they are different in terms of substance being produced due to the differing process of how the plant is cultivated. Unlike marijuana which are bred by marijuana farmers to obtain the highest levels of THC, Hemp farmers do not modify the plant and use them mostly to harvest the plants other usable parts such as hemp oil and hemp fiber.
All the cannabinoids produce their effect on the body by attaching to CB1 receptors and CB2 receptors. CB1 receptors are modulators for pain, emotion, mood, appetite, memories, movement and coordination which THC mostly attaches to. CB2 receptors are modulators of the body’s immunity which affects pain and inflammation. Research has found that CBD attaches to neither but directly affects the body’s use of its own cannabinoids.
CBD may have different effects such as a natural form of pain relief and have anti-inflammatory properties. An increasing number of evidence have been found on CBD which suggest that it can be an effective adjunct for the treatment of smoking and drug withdrawals. Studies and researches on addictive behaviors have now concluded the beneficial effects of CBD, which came as a result from smokers using CBD containing inhalers that produced positive effects in reducing nicotine cravings. Research now have found CBD to be effective in the treatment of opioid addiction, especially the symptoms related to withdrawal from the drug such as anxiety, mood related symptoms and insomnia.
Perhaps the most effective use of CBD have been for treatment of epileptic seizures. Epidiolex, a concentrated form of CBD oil, have been used by many doctors in young patients with different forms of seizures. These were used to treat seizure types that were otherwise unresponsive to other anti-seizure medications. The effects from the drug are variable but significant evidence have surfaced for the effectiveness in alleviating and controlling the symptoms of these seizures. CBD has also been discovered to have less side-effects than that of conventional anti-seizure drugs.
There are also now some research confirming the effectiveness of CBD for diseases such as cancer, anxiety, Alzheimer’s and type 1 diabetes. Normalization of the use of cannabinoids and related products is now being progressing due to the ever increasing need to expand the inventory of available drugs to fight diseases.