Have you ever seen people debating over the use or disuse of CBD (cannabidiol)? What exactly is cannabidiol? CBD is a compound of the cannabis plant. It is one of those excellent and ever-used compounds peculiar to the plant. Cannabis plants contain some hundreds of chemical compounds called cannabinoids. However, the two major compounds widely used are delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD).
Since it is one of the ever-used compounds (apart from THC) and the most prominent cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant, it has become a reason for scientific research on what it uses are; if it healthy or otherwise, while THC has been proven to be an intoxicating substance which produces dopamine in the body of humans and get a user high or deadly intoxicated.
It is now widely gaining grounds in some parts of the world such as the UK and the US while it is not accepted in some parts of the globe owing to the fact that it also acts as intoxicating liquor when consumed. In some countries, it is not necessarily legal; but by the same token, it is not illegal. In fact, some 47 states, including Washington D.C, have passed laws which legalize the use of CBD to some extent.
Facts You should know about Cannabidiol (CBD)
It has been applauded to treat cancer-related conditions and pain, there have not been mammoth scientific evidence to prove its effectiveness in the aforementioned ailments; although studies have shown that it’s excellent for treating depression and anxiety.
CBD doesn’t make You High
There have been different speculations as to the use and disuse of the chemical as it is reported to make one ‘high’. However, research has shown that unlike its counterpart (THC), CBD doesn’t make you ‘high’. THC is known to be psychoactive when taken which affects the brain; thus making one go ‘high’. However, CBD is a non-psychoactive chemical which when taken doesn’t affect the body negatively. Rather, it has been researched to help the body perform some functions effectively. Commercially made antidepressants usually take two to three weeks to have a significantly positive effect on a depressed patient, but CBD offers a non-toxic, natural benefits, and quick relief for the patient.
CBD Extract (CBD Oil) may Help Treat CECD
Clinical Endocannabinoid Deficiency (CEDC) is a medical condition wherein a patient has little or no amount of endogenous cannabinoids that is needed to promote good health. Having conducted lots of researches, studies have shown that CECD is a culprit behind
These health complications have been treated for years with many a medication which carries daunting side effects. When completely researched, if CECD is found, according to suppositions, to be the sole reason behind these complications, CBD would play a major role in increasing endocannabinoids in the body without showcasing many of the side effects associated with other medications.
Natural Benefits of CBD
CBD is one of the hundreds of cannabinoids found in Cannabis Sativa L and many of the studies being carried out show that CBD is an excellent potential therapy for many ailments today. Some of these ailments include:
Mad Cow Disease
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
CBD Helps Restore Neuronal Circuitry
As earlier stated, the effects of treatment with CBD are fast-acting and more sustained than other medications. Research carried out showed that, seven days after treatment, there was a rise in the number of synaptic proteins found in the prefrontal cortex of the brain. This is closely allied to depression in humans. The researchers, thus, believe that cannabidiol could swiftly trigger neuroplastic mechanisms which help in repairing the neuronal circuitry that gets damaged when a person is depressed.
Apropos of these, researchers are currently reconnoitering whether CBD would be effective in patients who find it extremely difficult to respond to conventional therapy and if combining it with other antidepressants would suffice.