There are a lot of uses for CBD hemp oil and other products. However, users must be aware of the risks involved in too much of the dosage, so caution must be necessary. CBD and THC are completely different substances that most people often confuse. CBD is not psychoactive compared to THC meaning they do not induce changes in the mental state of people.
In June 2018, approval for use in epileptic seizure treatments was given for the purified form of CBD by the FDA. Cannabis Sativa is the derivative plant of both marijuana and especially hemp. However, they are different in terms of substance being produced due to the differing process of how the plant is cultivated. Marijuana are usually bred by marijuana farmers to contain as much THC as possible, Hemp, on the other hand, are not modified to produce such substances and are used instead for the hemp oil and the fiber they produce.
Cannabinoids attach to both the CB1 receptors and CB2 receptors producing their characteristic effect on the body. THC mostly attaches to CB1 receptors are found to control emotion, pain, mood, appetite, memories, movement and coordination. On the other hand, CB2 receptors control the process of inflammation and pain. Recent studies have found CBD to attach neither to these receptors but may infact induce the body’s own cannabinoid system.
Pain relief and anti-inflammatory effects are just some of the many different natural effects of CBD. There has also been evidence that CBD can be used to treat people who are recovering from smoking addiction and drug withdrawals. Research on addictive behaviors have found that the use of CBD contining inhalers to long time smokers resulted in the reduction of nicotine cravings. Research has also found that it can be useful for those suffering from opioid addiction, lowering the drug withdrawal symptoms such as anxiety, insomnia and mood symptoms.
The most effective use of CBD has perhaps been found on the treatment of seizures and other epileptic disorders. A concentrated form of CBD oil known as Epidiolex, is now available in the market and has been used by many doctors for the treatment of many forms of pediatric seizures. Those seizure types where anti-seizure medications has no effects have become the means where CBD derived drugs have been used. There have been variable results from the use of CBD derived drugs but there is a high rate of response in terms of the control and alleviation of seizure related symptoms. CBD has also been found to have less side-effects compared to other anti-seizure medications.
Some research have now shed light into the effectiveness of CBD in treating diseases such as cancer, anxiety and diabetes type 1. Normalization of the use of cannabinoids and related products is now being progressing due to the ever increasing need to expand the inventory of available drugs to fight diseases.