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Is their even a reason to CBD? CBD Hemp Health Benefits and Safety!

Updated: Mar 28, 2019

Most negative notions of cannabis plants are based on the known psychoactive nature of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), one of the naturally occurring substances found in the plants, and for good reasons. Almost immediately after ingestion, THC may cause hours of delusions and hallucinations in addition to psychomotor impairment.

What most people fail to recognize is that there are more than a hundred cannabinoids identified in cannabis. Cannabidiol –more commonly known simply as CBD – is also present in cannabis. Unlike THC, however, this substance does not induce any negative psychological effects. In fact, CBD has a lot of health benefits. According to the 2017 CBD pre-review report compiled by the Expert Committee on Drug Dependence for the World Health Organization, some of the most well-known health benefits of CBD are as follows:

Conditions Known CBD Effects

Alzheimer's disease: Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties

Anxiety: Reduction in social anxiety, relief for fatigue, restlessness, and muscular tension; improvement in ability to concentrate.

Cardiovascular diseases: Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties

Cancer: Chemopreventive effects and anti-invasive actions in various types of cancers

Depression: Anti-depressant effect

Hypoxia-ischemia injury: Inhibition of inflammation and oxidative stress

Huntington's disease: Antioxidant in transgenic mice models

Inflammatory diseases: Inhibition of inflammatory pathways

Crohn's diseases: Reduction of disease activity

Infection: Detected activity against bacteria resistant to methicillin

Multiple sclerosis: Anti-inflammatory properties

Nausea: Suppression of nausea

Pain: Analgesic effects, even when neuropathic pains are resistant to other treatments

Parkinson's disease: Reduction of aggressive behaviors and agitation; improvement of psychiatric rating

Psychosis: Anti-psychotic properties

Rheumatoid arthritis: Inhibition of TNF-α (in animal models)

The report also suggests that even high doses of oral CBD do not generally induce negative effects commonly associated with THC. Toxicity is generally low and CBD is largely not associated with abuse potential as well.

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