Unexpected benefits of CBD Tincture

Cannabidiol (CBD), a natural compound that is found in the marijuana plant have a wide range of benefits. In fact, CBD tinctures have shown positive and promising results in treating a wide variety of ailments and also proven to be effective in multiple therapies. The two principal compounds found in the marijuana plant are CBD and delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and have therefore been widely researched. While THC does have some psychoactive effects, CBD does not and provides protection against marijuana high. It has been used widely for treatment of a wide variety of conditions and has been effective in many treatments where conventional treatment hasn’t been effective.

Cancer treatments

Cannabis and its main component CBD has been found to be quite effective in the treatment of multiple forms of cancer. They have an anti-tumor effect and are being used in combination with conventional treatment methods to treat cancer. While CBD has been effective in stopping the multiplication of cancer cells in cervical cancer patients, it has also been effective in causing the death of tumor cells in leukemia and colon cancer patients. They have proven effective in combination therapy for breast and prostate cancer too. CBD works by decreasing the ability of cancer cells to produce energy, thus effectively killing them and also blocks what is known as CPR55 signaling that prevents a proliferation of cancer cells.

Protection against Inflammation

One of the great benefits of CBD has been its effectiveness in reducing inflammation and other pain-related disorders. It is a great therapeutic agent and works by blunting the Th1 and Th2 dominance by reducing their responses. The decrease in production of the Th1 and Th2 cytokines helps is reducing inflammatory conditions and associated pain. It also helps by reducing the growth of neutrophils and suppresses Th17 dominance, thus aiding treatment of some autoimmune diseases.

Neurodegenerative Diseases

In some early studies, CBD has shown promise against neurodegenerative conditions like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson diseases. While not conclusive, it has been seen that CBD helps in preventing the toxic effects of neurotransmitter glutamate and the radical oxygen species (ROS), which helps in stopping brain cell death. The increased antioxidant activity of CBD may help in preventing beta-amyloid toxicity, which is a typical objective in Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease treatments.

Epileptic Seizures

Multiple clinical observations with children have shown that CBD therapy may be effective in otherwise treatment-resistant epilepsy cases. Children have reported greater alertness and parents have reported reduced bouts of epileptic seizures. Children have also reported better sleep and mood. However, side-effects like drowsiness and fatigue have also been reported.

Reduction in Anxiety

Cannabidiol has also shown its effectiveness in reduction of anxiety in healthy individuals. People with social anxiety disorder have reported improvements. It is also interesting to note that doses of CBD have also helped reduce the discomfort that’s caused by the fear of public speaking. This characteristic of reducing anxiety has seen CBD being adopted for post-traumatic disorder treatments and also panic disorders or obsessive-compulsive disorders.

Relieves Nausea and Increases Appetite

In very low doses, CBD has been effective in reduction of nausea and vomiting tendencies caused by toxic drugs in rats. However, higher doses had increased nausea or proven to be ineffective. The National Cancer Institute in the US has reported that it increases appetite by binding itself to cannabinoid receptors in the body.

Control of Diabetes Incidence

A widely reported study shows that consumption of marijuana has led to lower fasting insulin levels and even smaller waist circumferences. In laboratory environments, it has significantly reduced the development of diabetes in mice. The way CBD works is that it inhibits and delays the destruction of insulin-producing pancreatic cells and also the production of inflammatory cytokines in diabetics). This has led doctors to consider using CBD tinctures for treatment of type 1 diabetes.

Rheumatoid Arthritis

The anti-inflammatory effects of CBD are well proven. This helps in providing pain relief and thus relief from joint pains and swellings. The anti-inflammatory effects may also help in reducing joint destruction and progression of bone degenerating situations. Administration of CBD for treatment of joint degeneration has proved very effective on animals. In fact, treatment of a controlled population also showed that administration of CBD led to improvements in quality of sleep as well as a lessening of pain intensity experienced during movements. Significantly, no side effects have been reported.


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