The rise in the use of marijuana in states across the U.S. where it has been made legal has led to a secondary industry of Cannabidiol (CBD) oil popping up across the nation. One of the main reasons the CBD oil industry has become so popular is the huge number of health benefits associated with its use. Those seeking the health benefits often cited as associated with marijuana are usually attracted to CBD oil as it does not contain the chemical, tetrahydrocannabinol responsible for producing the “high” linked to marijuana use.
1. Treating Epilepsy
It is generally agreed by the majority in the medical and CBD oil industries that more research is needed into the use of Cannabidiol to back up the claims being made about its potential health benefits. However, one of the few areas already extensively researched is the positive effect the oil has for those affected by epilepsy. The research completed and published in “The New England Journal of Medicine” led to the U.S. FDA’s advisory panel unanimously recommending the use of CBD as an anti-seizure medication. Studies have shown the use of CBD among young people with seizure-inducing conditions led to an average fall of over 38 percent in the number of seizures reported.
2. Pain Relief
Pain has often been one of the major issues facing the general public in a society where opioid pain relievers are becoming an epidemic. CBD has long been highlighted for the positive effect it can have on any individual concerned about their levels of pain and inflammation. Studies published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine showed the reduction of inflammation in rodents was significant when treated with CBD and followed other studies linking CBD with lower levels of side effects than over the counter pain relievers.
3. Lower anxiety levels
Anxiety is a mental health issue growing in importance for people of all socio-economic groups and has been treated with antidepressants for decades. The use of CBD oil as a treatment for anxiety and social anxiety has become a major area of research, as the benefits of the oil have become known in recent years. The results of the limited research have already shown success in reduced levels of all forms of anxiety.
4. Reducing the Risk of Diabetes
Although research into CBD use is still in its infancy, one of the most significant developments has been the identification of a link between the chemical and lower levels of diabetes. A study published in “Neuropharmacology” showed the only 32 percent of mice in one group of adult females developed diabetes compared to 100 percent of a control group.
In short, CBD has a number of impressive benefits across the board for various medical and general health issues. The lack of known side effects shows the chemical could be of great help to the medical and well-being industries.