There are a lot of uses for CBD hemp oil and other products. But one should always be aware of the dosing and the risks involved. People often do not realize that CBD and THC are completely different substances. Unlike THC, CBD has no psychoactive components that can 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. Unlike marijuana which are bred by marijuana farmers to obtain the highest levels of THC, Hemp farmers do not modify the plant and use them mostly to harvest the plants other usable parts such as hemp oil and hemp fiber.
All the cannabinoids produce their effect on the body by attaching to CB1 receptors and CB2 receptors. THC mostly attaches to CB1 receptors are found to control emotion, pain, mood, appetite, memories, movement and coordination. CB2 receptors are modulators of the body’s immunity which affects pain and inflammation. Research has found that CBD attaches to neither but directly affects the body’s use of its own cannabinoids.
CBD may have different effects such as a natural form of pain relief and have anti-inflammatory properties. There has also been evidence that CBD can be used to treat people who are recovering from smoking addiction and drug withdrawals. Studies and researches on addictive behaviors have now concluded the beneficial effects of CBD, which came as a result from smokers using CBD containing inhalers that produced positive effects in reducing nicotine cravings. There is also research on opioid addiction treatment that had found CBD to reduce the symptoms of drug withdrawal such as anxiety, mood symptoms and insomnia.
CBD has perhaps had the most effective use as treatment for epileptic seizures. 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. The effects are varied but there seems to be high rate of response that resulted to alleviation and even control of symptoms. It has also been found that CBD have less side-effects to that of other standard anti-seizure medications.
Research has found that it is also effective in the treatment of other prevalent societal diseases such as cancer, anxiety, diabetes type 1 and Alzheimer’s. Doctors are now coming to realize the importance of normalizing drugs such as CBD in order to fight an increasing number of diseases that require new drugs.