CBD Helps With

Alcoholism Antibiotic-Resistant Infections Analgesic Antioxidant
Antipsychotic Anxiety Relief Bi-Polar Cancer
Cardiovascular Disease Depression Diabetes Digestive Aid
Fracture Healing & Bone Strength Inflammation MRSA Multiple Sclerosis
Neurological Disorders Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Pain (Chronic) Psychosis
Rheumatoid Arthritis Schizophrenia Seizures and Epilepsy


Alcoholism
Since cannabinoids may act as neuroprotective agents (with the potential to reduce hyperexcitability and prevent brain cell damage), cannabinoid therapies may directly prevent harm to the brain caused by withdrawal.

Cannabinoid therapy use, in combination with alcohol abstinence, may be helpful in the treatment of alcohol dependence and withdrawal by assisting in the prevention of alcohol cravings.

Analgesic
CBDs bind to CB1 receptors in the body to relieve pain. CBD also has an anti-inflammatory effect that reduces swelling.

Antibiotic-Resistant Infections
Thanks to the research made by British and Italian researchers, it has now been proven that CBD as an ingredient of Marijuana has a built-in capacity to fight against such drug-resistant bacteria and is, therefore, highly effective as a cure for such infections.

At least six of such major resistant bacteria have been tested against CBD and fortunately enough, in all of the cases, CBD hemp oil turned out to be much more effective against such antibiotic-resistant bacteria than any other drug that is available in the pharmacies. This has now been claimed as the very purpose of Cannabis in nature by the scientists.

Antioxidant
CBD is a more powerful antioxidant than either Vitamin C or E. The powerful antioxidant benefits of CBD are thought to be partially responsible for its ability to fight chronic inflammation and protect brain cells from reactive oxygen species.

Antipsychotic
CBD relieves psychotic symptoms associated with schizophrenia, according to research by University of Cologne in Germany. Schizophrenia affects about 1.1 percent of the population, or approximately 2.4 million adults in the United States.

CBD continues to surprise medical researchers with the variety of common health benefits it provides. An increasing number of scientists, physicians and consumers are learning about these health benefits and incorporating CBD into a healthy lifestyle plan.

Anxiety Relief
CBD may alleviate severe social anxiety. Generalized Social Anxiety Disorder, or SAD, is one of the most common forms of anxiety disorders that impair quality of life. Some consumers complain of increased social anxiety after marijuana use but this may be due to low levels of CBD proportionate to the higher levels of THC.

In a 2011 study (http://www.nature.com/npp/journal/v36/n6/pdf/npp20116a.pdf), scientists wanted to study the effects of CBD on people with SAD. The scientists selected 24 people with this condition who had never received treatment for SAD then divided participants into two groups. One group received 600 mg of CBD while the control group received a placebo. The scientists then asked study participants to take part in a simulated public speaking test while researchers measured blood pressure, heart rate and other measurements of physiological and psychological stress.

The CBD group showed significantly reduced anxiety, cognitive impairment and discomfort in their speech performance. In comparison, those in the placebo group presented higher anxiety, cognitive impairment and discomfort.

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, approximately 15 million adults in the United States have social phobia and about 6.8 million have a generalized anxiety disorder. Traditional treatment usually involves counseling and medications. Treatment with CBD may be better than anti-depressants because it acts quickly and does not cause side effects or withdrawal symptoms.

BiPolar
It has been shown that cannabidiol has anti-psychotic properties, particularly anxiolytic benefits in humans. CBD possesses hypnoticanti-convulsiveneuroprotective, and anti-stress benefits. Based on this evidence, research studies have begun to investigate the anxiolytic and antipsychotic benefits of CBD, which may be useful in effectively treating bipolar disorder.

Cancer Spread
The National Cancer Institute details several studies into the anti-tumor effects of CBD. One study in mice and rats suggest CBDs “may have a protective effect against the development of certain types of tumors.” CBDs may do this by inducing tumor cell death, inhibiting cancer cell growth, and by controlling and inhibiting the spread of cancer cells.

Cardiovascular Disease
The same diabetic benefits of CBD are also responsible for its cardiovascular benefits. CBD attenuated myocardial dysfunction, cardiac fibrosis, oxidative stress, inflammation, cell death and interrelated signaling pathways.

Depression
CBD induces antidepressant-like effects in mice according to researchers.

Diabetes
Cannabidiol treatment “significantly reduces the incidence of diabetes” in mice. From 86% in non-treated mice to only 30% in mice treated with CBD. Results indicate that Cannabidiol can inhibit and delay destructive insulitis and inflammatory cytokine production.

Digestive Aid
A healthy appetite is vital to a healthy body, especially when the body is healing. Some illnesses decrease the appetite to the point of preventing the body from healing itself. CBD stimulates appetite, according to the National Cancer Institute. In the human body, CBDs bind to cannabinoid receptors in the body. Scientists believe these receptors play an important role in regulating feeding behavior. CBDs stimulate appetite when they dock onto these receptors. CBD also eases nausea and vomiting (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21175589). This is especially helpful for individuals enduring chemotherapy and other treatments for serious diseases.

Fracture Healing & Bone Strength
Studies show that CBD leads to an improvement in fracture healing, playing a critical role in collagen crosslinking. Meaning it helped fractured bones repair themselves more effectively.

Inflammation
Cannabinoids are strong anti-inflammatory agents and they apply their special effects through enlistment of apoptosis, restraint of cell multiplication, T-regulatory cells induction and concealment of cytokine creation.

CBD conveys powerful inflammation reducing properties. These impacts give extraordinary plan to those facing from conditions, for example, sclerosis, initiated by inflammation.

MRSA
MRSA is an Antibiotic-Resistant Infection. Refer to this section for information. CBD Topical Salve works well for exposed MRSA.

Multiple Sclerosis
MS causes severe chronic pain in sufferers. The body’s immune system actually attacks nerve endings, resulting in constant pain.

Cannabidiol has been found to relieve the chronic pain brought on by Multiple Sclerosis. Although it is illegal in many countries, estimates suggest that between 10% and 30% of MS patients in Europe smoke marijuana to help ease the pain and disabling symptoms of MS.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Anxiety has become a common issue nowadays, and people find it hard to battle it out these problems. However, now there is hope for all those suffering from the Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Cannabidiol can help the patients to cope up with this issue. Let us start with a brief overview of the post-traumatic stress disorder.

What is post traumatic disorder?
PTSD can be termed as an anxiety condition that is primarily caused by disturbing happenings in life. There are three prime symptoms of PTSD. The patients suffer from avoidance, re-experiencing and hyperarousal. The main reason for the persistence of PTSD is that significant changes take in the chemistry of the brain at the time of trauma.

How Cannabidiol can help?
A lot of evidence does exist that CBD can help with anxiety or PTSD. Researchers have found that people who suffer from PTSD tend to have low levels of anandamide in comparison to those who are not suffering from PTSD. Anandamide is stated to be an endogenous cannabinoid compound. Endocannabinoid Deficiency is one of the prime causes that contribute to PTSD. The brain’s receptor sites cannot be filled up with enough Endocannabinoid. This is where CBD can play the therapeutic role. The missing Endocannabinoid can be replenished with the help of CBD. This way the PTSD patients can get the much-needed relief from memories haunting them.

CBD helping sleeping disturbance
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder patients offer suffer from sleep disturbance as well. CBD helps to reduce the physiological non-REM sleep and the REM sleep in the normal rats. Additionally CBD can generate anxiolytic effect as well.

Chronic Pain
CBD Oil for pain becomes the treatment when no pain killers, Sleep aids are working. It offers a huge benefit to those who are suffering from chronic pain.

  • Anti-inflammatory
    • Chronic inflammation causes pain and damages tissue. CBD oil is the best cure for you in short term use that is helpful and more effective but provides a long-term solution and doesn’t effect your liver, kidney or stomach.
  • Relaxation of Muscles
    • CBD oil is pain relieving and has an anti-inflammatory effect that helps your muscles to relax and doesn’t create an issue while exercising or yoga.
  • Heal Sleep Disturbances
    • Chronic pain threatens your nerves all the time. This imbalance hits sleep hard because your body feels in danger all the time. CBD oil for pain is neuroprotective and helps you to regain much-needed sleep.

Psychosis
The cbd effects of antipsychosis are comparable to a common drug known as amisulpride, however, the extrapyramidal side effects, weight gain, and enhanced levels of prolactin is not observed with CBD.

Current research suggests that Cannabidiol is an effective, safe and well-tolerated alternative treatment for schizophrenia. It yields anxiolytic and antipsychotic benefits that help patients with schizophrenia as well as a number of other psychotic conditions.

Rheumatoid Arthritis
CBD oil has shown lots of improvement in the treatment of arthritis. According to research, cannabidiol helps reduce pain and inflammation caused by arthritis of all types like Rheumatoid arthritis, gout, osteoarthritis and other types of inflammatory joint conditions.

Doctors have successfully treated rheumatoid arthritis with CBD oil that gives relief from inflammation and pain. According to a study conducted in 2006 where patients used CBD oil for a five-week period.

They experienced improvement in less pain and inflammation. It also slowed down the progression of rheumatoid arthritis considerably. Patients who are fed up with drugs and want to go for a natural treatment of this disease can use CBD oil according to the instructions given by experts.

Schizophrenia
The cbd effects of antipsychosis are comparable to a common drug known as amisulpride, however, the extrapyramidal side effects, weight gain, and enhanced levels of prolactin is not observed with CBD.

It won’t be wrong to state that CBD oil is only in the stage of its infancy; however, studies have already proven that the anxiolytic and antipsychotic effects produced by it are highly useful for the treatment of disorders like Schizophrenia. It is indispensable to mention here that Dopamine 2 over activity is the major cause associated with such mental conditions.

An endogenous cannabinoid known as Anandamide is known to counteract this over activity of dopamine. Studies have proven that CBD oil plays its role in increasing the production of Anandamide in the body in order for it to prevent the over activity of dopamine 2 that leads to mental conditions like Schizophrenia.

Seizures and Epilepsy
Much remains to be learned about Cannabidiol’s anti-seizure effects. THC definitely helps with spasms, but researchers also agree CBD benefits are present and powerful. This makes Cannabidiol an extremely promising treatment option for epilepsy. CBD helps with many side effects associated with epilepsy.

CBD, is the only other cannabinoid that has been examined for anti-convulsant properties in humans. In 1978 two scientists conducted a randomized experiment on nine epileptic patients. Four of the patients were administered 200 mg of CBD daily. The remaining five patients were administered a placebo. Two of the four patients who received the 200 mg/daily dosage of CBD became seizure free (Whalley, 2014). There are further studies summarized in the paper by (Whalley) 2014, for a more in-depth examination of these studies follow this link: http://www.herbal-ahp.org/documents/press_releases/AHP%20Therapeutic%20Compendium-Cannabis%20Epilepsy%20and%20Seizures%20Scientific%20Review.pdf

This is the Mayo Clinic’s (2014) statement on dosage of CBD for seizures: “To treat epilepsy, 200-300 milligrams of CBD has been taken by mouth daily for up to 4.5 months.”
The following link is a summary of varying different cannabis and cannabinoid dosage used in scientific studies:
http://www.mayoclinic.org/drugs-supplements/marijuana/dosing/hrb-20059701