6 Researched-Backed Health Benefits of Cannabidiol


The New Year has just dawned on us and I am sure that by now nearly everyone is aware of what cannabis is. Cannabis is a plant that humans and other animals can consume in various ways. After consumption, the compounds in the plant have effects on the human mind and body. It is very easy now to get cannabis online in Canada since the controversies regarding it are dying down gradually.

Now, cannabis is probably most notorious for producing marijuana which is both a medicinal herb and a recreational drug. Since it is a drug that can make you lose your senses for a short while, there are a fair bit of controversies and concerns which we often come across. However, people need to realize that marijuana or weed is not the only product of cannabis. There are other products we can obtain from the plant which can prove to be much more beneficial to our bodies without having any of the ill effects.

The Difference Between Cannabidiol and Marijuana

There is no question to the fact that cannabidiol and marijuana are very different from each other. The main difference lies in the presence and the concentration of THC in the product. THC is a highly potent compound found in the cannabis plant. Marijuana and all of its strains have a fairly large amount of THC which is responsible for making people high.

Cannabidiol and CBD Oil both have little to no quantities of THC in them. Therefore they cannot make you high and have no drug-like effects to them whatsoever. Because of this reason, scientists have decreed that cannabidiol and other cannabis derivatives are safe to use and have little to no adverse effects on the users.

Skin Care

There has been a lot of talk about cannabidiol being simply amazing for skin care purposes.

First of all, it is an excellent moisturizing agent. Applying a little bit of cannabidiol to your face in the morning can keep your face soft and moisturized for the whole day. And the best part is that unlike many other essential oils, CBD oil does not leave behind a grimy residue on the face, which means that it is perfectly safe to be used on people with oily skin.

CBD oil can also reduce signs of aging in people because it contains a lot of antioxidants. Antioxidants work on your skin by preventing the oxidation of free radicals and keeping your skin free from looking overworked and aged.

Weight Loss

It is a known fact that the use of cannabis in your daily life gives you the “munchies” which results in you consuming a lot more calories than is necessary for you. Despite this claim, research has shown that there is a reduced risk of obesity and its related complications in people who use cannabidiol in their daily lives.

The most promising theory regarding the explanation of this effect is that cannabis increases your daily rate of metabolism along with increasing your appetite. So not only do you consume a lot of calories every day, you burn a lot of carbohydrates as well which keeps you looking slim and trim, and also prevents you from undergoing problems such as diabetes.

Inflammation Relief

Another one of the most potent benefits of cannabidiol includes relief from inflammation. Applying a bit of CBD oil to a wound or a swollen area can reduce inflammation in that area. This is probably why cannabidiol works so well for inflammatory skin diseases such as eczema and psoriasis. Daily use of CBD oil by people who are undergoing these skin conditions has shown them amazing results and a massive reduction in the complications of the diseases.

Food for the Brain and the Heart

Cannabidiol consists of omega fatty acids which work wonders for the brain and the heart. They can improve brain power, strengthen your memory and prevent degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Dementia from occurring.

As for the heart, omega fatty acids can help in reducing cholesterol by detoxifying it in the liver and keeping the heart up and running.

Can Destroy Cancer Cells

There has been some research which shows that CBD can destroy cancer cells in the body. There has not been enough research to make a conclusive claim in this area, but the speculation itself can mean great things for medical science shortly.

Regular use of cannabidiol can also reduce the risk of contracting cancers from environmental carcinogens as well.

Anxiety and Stress Relief

Lastly, we are all aware of how CBD oil can do wonders for anxiety and stress. You can add a few drops of it to your massage oil and de-stress your body. You can also use the oil in aromatherapy to reduce your anxiety. It calms you down and makes your thoughts clear.

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