CBD: An Herbal Remedy with a Long History of Safe Effectiveness
Aug 30, 2016 11:15PM
by Katherine LeoThere is a lot of confusion and misinformation about products that have been derived from cannabis. It is important to know that not all products from this miracle plant produce the same effects and that cannabidiol, or CBD, has been used effectively to support health for many years.
So, here are five things you need to know about CBD. CBD is non-psychoactive. Users will not experience a high effect as it has only trace amounts of THC. Many people have a feeling of euphoria, well-being, clear headed and a sense of calm. Unlike marijuana, it is legal in all 50 states and most countries around the globe.
CBD reduces inflammation. Inflammation in the body is the cause of most diseases. CBD is the portion of the cannabis plant that is known to have anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer and neuro-protective properties that support cell functioning. For those who feel nauseous when taking medications, CBD is a great alternative.
CBD relieves pain. Its anti-inflammatory properties enable its effective use in such conditions as rheumatoid arthritis, gastrointestinal disorders and sleep apnea.
CBD reduces anxiety. Anxiety and depression are pathologies that affect human beings in many aspects of life, including social life, productivity and health. CBD has been used to great effect as an anti-anxiety and/or antidepressant, as that feeling of well-being helps to reduce their anxiety when CBD is taken daily.
CBD inhibits cancer cell growth. Interestingly, it has been shown in recent lab studies that CBD kills cancer cells and leaves healthy ones alone by hijacking the lipoxygenase pathway to directly inhibit tumor growth. CBD also helps repair damaged cells.