CBD HEALTH BENEFITS
CBD (or cannabidiol) is an active component of cannabis, just like THC (which gives it its psychoactive properties). This natural chemical compound is known for its powerful effects against pain but also plays an essential role in the treatment of various pathologies.
Unlike THC, CBD does not affect the state of consumer consciousness: it acts directly on the receptors related to pain, anxiety and anxiety (which explains why it is partly legal in France). And it could even be used to treat severe conditions. Here are six examples of the positive effects of CBD!
CBD counteracts the effects of THC
Not only does CBD have no psychoactive effects (it does not "hangover" consumers), but it can even counter the psychotropic properties of THC, especially those related to anxiety. Indeed: too much consumption of THC can generate negative effects (what we would call a "bad trip"), going as far as panic and paranoia. However, the sedative attributes of CBD affect the effects caused by THC, especially anxiety attacks and heart rate acceleration. It is, therefore, an excellent relaxing.
CBD helps relieve pain
Cannabidiol is used more and more in a therapeutic setting because it acts on pain and inflammation. This cannabinoid attaches to specific receptors of the body (CB1 and CB2) and optimizes the natural response of the nervous system to pain. Its analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties help millions of patients with chronic inflammatory diseases (rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, fibromyalgia) to alleviate their suffering in excellent conditions. For anglophones, this study is a mine of information on this subject.
The positive effects of CBD are felt in cases of anxiety and depression
More effective than antidepressants, CBD? If it is difficult to be so definite, it is clear that the effects of CBD go beyond mere physiology to tackle mental disorders. Because of its anxiolytic properties, CBD tends to regulate the mood of consumers and to act on anxiety attacks, symptoms of anxiety and all manifestations related, near or far, to depression. Some studies go even further: cannabidiol could be used as a substitute for antipsychotics (neuroleptics) to fight against schizophrenia.
The effects of CBD relate to many other diseases
Other conditions, from the mildest (acne) to the most massive (multiple sclerosis), could be treated through the therapeutic use of CBD. In the form of a cream, it is already used to limit the effects of acne. With THC, CBD is also one of the active ingredients of a drug prescribed to patients with multiple sclerosis (Sativex). That's not all: CBD extends its positive effects to other symptoms such as nausea and vomiting, chronic inflammations of the bowel and colon, epilepsy or diabetes.
CBD helps fight addictions
It takes massive amounts of CBD to have the same effects as THC, which is why heavy users of cannabis (looking for its psychoactive properties) cannot use it as a substitute. However, the CBD is still popular with addictologists for the withdrawal of THC. And it would also be beneficial for smoking cessation or to combat addiction to certain drugs derived from opiates.