One of the biggest concerns for many people who are interested in trying CBD for its health benefits after its legalization is whether these claims are backed by research. The answer is “Yes” and it should be mentioned that cannabis products have been used in oriental medicine for thousands of years. Besides, after the discovery of the medical uses of CBD by modern medicine many researches are conducted globally. Therefore, this primer will introduce some of the research backed CBD health benefits of many legal cannabidiol products.
Pain relief is one of the most important research backed uses of CBD due to its influence on the endocannabinoid system and the vanilloid or TRPV1 receptor. This is because the immune system is responsible for inflammation response due to injury as well as it increases serotonin levels and reduces the cortisol release that is bad for the body. Moreover, it also targets the TRPV1 which is responsible for pain perception. Because of this combined effect, when you consume cannabidiol product as an analgesic, it brings down the inflammation, reduces pain, calms and relaxes you. Moreover, in some cases, a combination of THC CBD is used for better pain management.
CBD is known to improve sleeping duration as well as reduce the sleep onset time. This is because it induces the secretion of Melatonin hormone secreted by the pineal gland and this hormone is responsible for the sleep wake cycle. Besides this, it has no side effects like sleep medications along with relaxing you and thereby making it easier to fall asleep. Therefore, it is a better natural remedy than many of the synthetic sleep medications used for sleeping disorders.
The anti-inflammatory property is one of the most important CBD uses making it an important ingredient in many topical products for skin disease treatments. For example, it is very effective in treating the inflammations as well as preventing acne which is very common in adolescents. Moreover, it is also useful in treating skin flare-ups in serious skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. There are other anti-inflammatory uses such as treating muscle inflammation in athletes and arthritic inflammation in old people.
Stress And Anxiety
CBD is a good anxiety and stress reducing compound because of its effect on improving the serotonin as well as anandamide levels in the brain. Due to this it improves the mood and homeostasis resulting in better well being. Therefore, it is useful in treating anxiety and other stress disorders such as PTSD, social anxiety etc.
These are some of the research backed health benefits of CBD and there is no need for worry about the authenticity of these health benefits. Therefore, consumers can go ahead with the purchase of their CBD products after thorough research.