Cannabidiol (CBD) Explained
As the news of the positive outcomes for some children with uncontrollable epilepsy who have been given a marijuana strain rich in cannabidiol (CBD) - the major non-psychoactive ingredient in marijuana - has spread, desperate parents of children with epilepsy have been clamoring for more information and a chance for their children to try the treatment. Follow along as we try to fill the gaps of how CBD can be of bennefit for epilepsy and other severe medical issues.
What is Cannabidiol (CBD)?
This cannabinoid is known as Cannabidiol (CBD), and is the second most abundant cannabinoid in cannabis. Research done by G.W. Pharmaceuticals suggests that CBD could be used for treating symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and other autoimmune diseases, diabetes, nausea, bowel disorders, and many other hard-to-control side effects. According to an article from Projectcbd.com, CBD has even demonstrated neuroprotective effects, and its anti-cancer potential is currently being explored.
While it was originally believed that THC is a breakdown product of CBD, it is now known that both THC and CBD are actually metabolites of their decarboxylated acidic forms, THCa and CBDa. These acidic precursors are decarboxylated (essentially dried) by heat or extraction to produce THC and CBD; only then do they become psychoactive. The compound has medicinal benefits without the “high” that some patients do not desire. This makes CBD appealing to patients who are looking for an alternative to their current meds, which often have opiate-like effects.
“After years of growers aiming to boost THC percentages in their crops, many growers have switched to focusing on producing CBD-rich strains because of the increasing demand by medical users.”
Cannabidiol is even known to counteract some of the effects of THC like the “munchies.” Just as THC increases our appetite, CBD suppresses it, which could be ideal for patients watching their figure. CBD just might be a key ingredient in a future weight loss drug, who knows?
There is one exception to the theory that CBD suppresses appetite, but it is a blessing as well. Many people who have difficulty eating due to their stress or anxiety can use CBD to get rid of that sick feeling in their chest or stomach, allowing them to eat again once their anxiety subsides.
A recent study published in The International Journal of Neurophamacology points to Cannabidiol (CBD) as a cause of Neurogenesis in the brain; specifically in the Hippocampus, an area typically associated with conscious memory and navigation. However, the researchers believe that CBD’s anxiety relief may be due to this neurogenesis in the brain.
Cannabidiol (CBD) Treats A Number of Symptoms
Cannabidiol is what gives cannabis its sedative effect, and has been known to ease a number of symptoms from difficult conditions. There has actually been a substantial amount of experiments done on cannabidiol that has proved its healing powers.
Dr. Sean McAllister, a scientist from the Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco, made an astounding discovery about CBD. McAllister has been studying cannabinoid compounds for 10 years now in search of new therapeutic interventions for various cancers. He discovered that cannabidiol is a potent inhibitor of cancer cell proliferation, metastasis, and tumor growth.
Results of his experiments on breast cancer show that the number of cancer cells diminished as more CBD was applied. Essentially, CBD may be a generally effective way to switch off the cancer-causing gene, providing patients with a non-toxic therapy to treat aggressive forms of cancer.
“CBD could be used for treating symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and other autoimmune diseases, diabetes, nausea, bowel disorders, and many other hard-to-control side effects.”
Raphael Mechoulam of the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, and Faculty of Medicine has been studying cannabinoids for almost 50 years. Mechoulam gave a talk on cannabidiol on the 45th year of involvement in the field in which he spoke about a number of experiments being done on cannabidiol.
He described an experiment that was done in Brazil in which a 200mg/day dosage of CBD was added to the anticonvulsants epilepsy patients were currently taking. Over the course of several months only 1 of the 7 patients showed no improvement; three became seizure-free; one experienced only one or two seizures, and two experienced reduced severity and occurrence of seizures.
Cannabidiol (CBD) Is Anti-Inflamatory & Prevents Diabetes
A colleague of Mechoulam’s, Marc Feldman at Imperial College, London, tested CBD on mice that had a version of rheumatoid arthritis. He found that CBD reduced the mice’s inflammation by 50% at the right dosage. Cardiologists working with the mice at Hebrew University have found that a dosage of CBD immediately following a heart attack can reduce infarct size by about 66%.
“CBD did not just prevent onset, it blocked the development of diabetes.” – Raphael Mechoulam
Another notable study conducted by Mechoulam was done on mice bred to have a version of type-1 diabetes. The diabetes was designed to manifest right around 14 weeks, so the mice were treated with CBD for the first 7 weeks of their life and then again in another 7 weeks. He concluded that only 30% had developed diabetes compared to the 90-100% given the placebo.
He then repeated the experiment where the CBD wasn’t introduced until 14 weeks when the diabetes first developed. They were then tested at 24 weeks of age and again only 30% of the treated mice were found to have diabetes. “CBD did not just prevent onset,” said Mechoulam, “it blocked the development of diabetes.”
CBD-Rich Strains Are Making A Comeback
Unfortunately most commercially available indica strains have been selected and bred for their high levels of THC for the past 20-30 years. This has resulted in CBD being nearly bred out of the plant — most strains contain less than 1% CBD.
Since CBD typically shows up under 1% in most strains, it is sometimes hard to find a plant with equally as low THC percentages as to avoid the ‘high’ patients experience from THC. However, that doesn’t mean that these CBD-rich strains don’t exist!
Thanks to the many growers who are now focusing on CBD-rich strains for their medicinal benefits rather than seeking a high from sticky THC-covered strains, CBD-rich strains are making a comeback.
We have only begun to scratch the surface of understanding this miraculous cannabinoid. While significant discoveries have been made about the medicinal benefits of Cannabidiol, there is much left to reveal about this cannabinoid. You can read about recent developments in ProjectCBD.org’s CBDiary, a catch-all column for news generated by patients, doctors, dispensaries, growers, plant breeders, pharmacologists, the industry, the government —all the players— as the CBD story unfolds.
What Is CBD vs THC?
Cannabidiol or CBD belongs to a category of compounds called cannabinoids. CBD is one of around 80 of these cannabinoids found in the cannabis sativa plant. Most of these cannabinoids remain shrouded in mystery due to the research restrictions imposed upon cannabis by governments around the world. This has been a tragic and foolish collective policy, one which has limited our understanding of a profoundly medicinal and useful plant.
The only two cannabinoids we can say we understand are THC and CBD. These are the yin and yang of the cannabis plant. THC binds directly with the CB1 receptors in the human brain and also the CB2 receptors located in every other organ in the human body. CBD does not directly bind with the receptors – instead it protects the body’s own endogenous cannabinoid, named “anandamide”.
These very different mechanisms of action result in stark contrasts between the two most famous cannabinoids. THC causes intoxication, CBD does not. THC negatively affects memory, CBD does not. THC can cause anxiety, CBD is anti-anxiety. THC can exacerbate mental health problems, CBD can be used to treat mental health problems.
So the next time someone tells you cannabis is bad for mental health you can educate them: it is not cannabis but THC they’re talking about, and one of nature’s most powerful anti-psychotics is contained within the same plant, that is, if we have access to strains of cannabis containing CBD.
Not Your 60s Hippy Weed Anymore
We’re often told by the corporate media that the weed available on the streets is very different to the weed the baby boomers were so fond of in the 60s and 70s. We’re told that cannabis now is much more dangerous and much less mellow and more intense.
Whether “dangerous” is the most apt word I’ll leave for others to decide, but the less mellow and more intense aspect is a direct result of there being less CBD in the plant and more THC. When growers in the 70s and 80s started cross-breeding strains to increase the THC content they knew that – as an unavoidable side effect – they were reducing the amount of CBD in the plant. But they didn’t realize the important role CBD plays in balancing the plant, and thus they didn’t foresee the negative consequences of that reduction in CBD. Today, we see growing numbers of young people suffering from mental health and memory problems. CBD would have protected their brains from too much THC, but CBD-rich strains are almost impossible to come across (at least in the UK).
The reason for this shortage of CBD strains is very simple: cannabis prohibition.
Prohibition has led to very high THC strains because the cannabis industry has been left to amoral drug gangs; people who have no thought as to the long-term health of the user.
Were cannabis legal and regulated the government could encourage cannabis businesses to grow plants with more CBD. They could even pass laws insisting that the CBD content be raised to a particular level. But as things stand our government has ceded influence. They prefer to stand on the side lines and yell impotently about the harms of skunk, which is about as useful as doing nothing at all.
Our government has chosen this irresponsible approach because they dread the tabloid media labeling them “soft on drugs”. So while the government does nothing except continue cannabis prohibition, the result of that prohibition – “skunk” – continues to get stronger each year.
CBD: The Obvious Answer to The THC Problem
If our politicians were truly prioritizing the health of young people they would immediately legalize high CBD strains of cannabis. CBD is an anti-psychotic and anxiolytic. CBD is nature’s own answer to the THC problem. If we could see the cannabis plant returned to the natural balance it once enjoyed we could prevent many young people from suffering these highly publicized developmental problems.
What is the Difference Between THC and CBD?
Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) are two types of cannabinoids found naturally in the resin of the marijuana plant, Cannabis sativa. Both of these substances interact with the cannabinoid receptors found in the human body, but the types of effects brought about by these compounds couldn’t be more different. For this reason, CBD is more often used as a medical treatment than THC.
What is THC?
THC is the main psychoactive component of the marijuana plant. In other words, THC is the primary agent responsible for creating the “high” feeling associated with marijuana use. This compound works by imitating the effects of anandamide, a neurotransmitter produced naturally by the human body to help modulate sleeping and eating habits, as well as the perception of pain.
The effects of THC include :
* Altered senses of sight, smell, and hearing
* Reduced aggression
What are the medical applications of THC?
Research studies have indicated that this cannabinoid may be able to help treat:
* Side effects of chemotherapy – Reduce nausea and vomiting while increasing appetite
* Multiple sclerosis – Improve spasticity and bladder function while reducing painful spasms and central pain
* Glaucoma – Reduce pressure inside the eye
* AIDS – Alleviate symptoms by stimulating appetite and eating
* Spinal injury – Lessen tremors
So Why CBD?
CBD has the same chemical formula as THC, but the atoms are arranged differently. This slight variance causes THC to create a psychoactive effect while CBD lacks such an influence.
CBD accounts for up to 40 percent of cannabis extract. Its plentiful nature, coupled with its failure to produce a “high” effect, make it a strong candidate for medical applications.
The effects of CBD include :
* Reduction of psychotic symptoms
* Relief from convulsions and nausea
* Decreased anxiety
* Decreased inflammation
What are the medical applications of CBD?
Research indicates that CBD may be useful in treating :
* Schizophrenia – Reduce psychotic symptoms
* Social anxiety disorder – Lower anxiety
* Depression – Reduce depressive symptoms
* Side effects of cancer treatment – Decrease pain and nausea while stimulating appetite
Why is CBD used more than THC for medical treatments?
THC is classified as an illegal drug with considerable immediate and long-term cognitive side effects, including impaired thinking and reasoning, reduced ability to plan and organize, altered decision-making, and reduced control over impulses. In addition, chronic use of THC is associated with significant abnormalities in the heart and brain .
CBD lacks the harmful cognitive effects of THC. In fact, CBD counteracts the psychoactive effects of THC, both in plant form and when administered from extract . Cannabis plants containing small amounts of CBD and high levels of THC result in a stronger “stoned” feeling, while plants with more CBD and less THC create a weaker “buzz.” Given the increasing popularity of medical marijuana, breeders are currently creating strains with higher CBD to THC ratios to minimize the psychoactive side effects.
Overall, the lower health risks of CBD, combined with its efficacy, make it a better candidate for medical applications than THC.
CBD: An Uncontroversial Medicine
Nothing about CBD deserves controversy. You can’t get high from it, indeed the most extreme reaction you’ll get from a monster dose is sedation and a woolly-headed feeling the next morning. It has no recreational value at all. Meanwhile, it is an anti-oxidant which protects the brain and body, and it can be used to treat everything from pain and seizures to cancer.
And, at long last, that message is getting across.
More and more states in the United States have legalized CBD, and others – notably Alabama and Colorado – have begun human clinical trials into CBD. These will ascertain the safety profile and efficacy of the compound. If previous research is any guide, CBD will be confirmed to be totally safe, with no reason for the compound to be illegal.
As things stand CBD is placed in Schedule 1. This means the US government expects us to believe CBD is as harmful as heroin, and less harmful than crystal meth. With a fast growing body of research showing CBD to be safe and medically useful, the calls to reschedule will soon reach a tipping point where even our bone-headed, self-serving politicians can no longer ignore the absurd, science-defying nonsense of this situation.
So we find ourselves at an exciting moment in history. CBD will soon be acknowledged by even the most skeptical commentators as being safe and effective for an almost endless array of medical conditions.
And after CBD gets its dues full medical cannabis will inevitably follow. For if CBD can be used to treat 100s of separate conditions, and be used to save countless lives, then the plant CBD derives from must also be said to be medicinal. And once that fact has been established, no one will be able to argue for continuing prohibition.
In the meantime, the more people who use quality CBD products, and get benefits from those products, the quicker that day of legal medical cannabis for all will arrive, and the quicker CBD will be accepted as a valuable supplement.
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Health Benefits of Cannabidiol
Cannabis is a profoundly powerful medicine that has been used for thousands of years. As science moves forward, we have been able to really examine just how the cannabis plant affects our body. What we have found is that it offers far more health benefits than previously thought, kind of a cure-all, from pain reliever to anti-cancer agent. We wanted to compile some of the well documented health benefits of cannabidiol to help raise awareness for this natural super-drug.
Cannabidiol has actually been found to negate some of the effects of THC (the psychoactive component in cannabis). More specifically, cannabidiol helps to prevent the acute memory impairment caused by Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).
Vitamin CBD – Antioxidant Benefits of Cannabidiol
We all know how important antioxidants are for our health, and we all know about Vitamin C and Vitamin E. What you probably didn’t know, is that cannabidiol is a more powerful antioxidant than either Vitamin C or E. 
The powerful antioxidant benefits of cannabidiol are thought to be partially responsible for it’s ability to fight chronic inflammation and protect brain cells from reactive oxygen species.
Cannabidiol for Pain Relief
“Cannabinoids may be superior to opioids in alleviating intractable pathologic pain syndromes.” – J. Manzanares
The cannabis plant is widely known for its analgesic properties. There are a few cannabinoids that help to relax muscles and relieve pain, but the most prominent is cannabidiol.
Cannabis extracts have been found to relieve pain even more effectively than opioid painkillers. Opioid pain relievers are widely prescribed for pain, however they pose some serious health concerns and are extremely addictive.
Cannabidiol can be used to help treat acute pain, postoperative pain, chronic pain and neuropathic pain. This has made it a preferred pain management treatment for cancer patients, individuals with multiple sclerosis, migraine sufferers and people with phantom limb syndrome.
Neuroprotective Benefits of Cannabidiol
Marijuana may have a bad reputation, associated with brain-dead pot-heads and lazy slackers. Contrary to this common misconception, cannabidiol actually helps protect our brain and cognitive function.
Inflammation is a leading contributor to virtually all known diseases, neurodegenerative disorders included. Because cannabidiol acts as a natural anti-inflammatory as well as a potent antioxidant, it is a very promising treatment option for all neurodegenerative disorders.
Anti-Cancer & Anti-Tumor Benefits
Researchers have been searching for a cure for cancer for decades, looking for a treatment option that doesn’t ravage the entire body. After spending well over $100 billion on cancer research, we still don’t have a cure. But the answer may have been hidden in plain site, deep inside the cannabis plant.
Cannabidiol has been found to activate apoptotic pathways in breast cancer cells. Researchers are now exploring the cancer-fighting potential of cannabidiol and the initial results are very promising.
CBD is an antineoplastic agent, meaning it inhibits the growth and spread of tumors. Making it a promising potential treatment option for cancer patients of all kinds.
Improved Fracture Healing & Bone Strength
Alright, cannabidiol is a powerful sleep aid, pain reliever, yields serious benefits for our cognitive health and even helps fight cancer. As if that wasn’t remarkable enough, it even helps us heal broken bones.
Don’t expect miraculous healing powers like Wolverine, but one study shows that CBD lead to an improvement in fracture healing, playing a critical role in collagen cross-linking. Meaning it helped fractured bones repair themselves more effectively.
Cannabidiol May Help Treat…
Stated above, cannabidiol is a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, making it extremely beneficial for the treatment of almost every disease we know of. Inflammation and oxidative damage are two of the biggest contributors to disease progression and any health disorder. By fighting both, CBD already proves itself a beneficial treatment option.
The antineoplastic properties found in cannabis have been found to inhibit cancerous development and tumor growth. Stimulating apoptotic pathways in the body allows the immune system to effectively destroy cancerous cells.
MS causes severe chronic pain in sufferers. The body’s immune system actually attacks nerve endings, resulting in constant pain.
Cannabidiol has been found to relieve the chronic pain brought on by Multiple Sclerosis. Although it is illegal in many countries, estimates suggest that between 10% and 30% of MS patients in Europe smoke marijuana to help ease the pain and disabling symptoms of MS.
Seizures and Epilepsy
Much remains to be learned about cannabidiols anti-seizure effects, but researchers agree they are present and powerful. This makes cannabidiol an extremely promising treatment option for epilepsy.
CBD induces antidepressant-like effects in mice according to researchers. THC also possesses antidepressant-like qualities, leaving users feeling uplifted, euphoric and relaxed.
Current research suggests that cannabidiol is an effective, safe and well-tolerated alternative treatment for schizophrenia. It yields anxiolytic and anti-psychotic benefits that help patients with schizophrenia as well as a number of other psychotic conditions, including bipolar disorder.
Cannabidiol treatment “significantly reduces the incidence of diabetes” in mice. From 86% in non-treated mice to only 30% in mice treated with CBD. Results indicate that cannabidiol can inhibit and delay destructive insulitis and inflammatory cytokine production.
The same diabetic benefits of CBD are also responsible for its cardiovascular benefits. CBD attenuated myocardial dysfunction, cardiac fibrosis, oxidative stress, inflammation, cell death and inter related signaling pathways.
What Are The Most Outstanding Health Benefits of Cannabidiol (CBD)
Recently, a tidal wave of new research indicates that Cannabidiol (CBD) may equal or exceed THC's medicinal effects, as well as surpass many orthodox pharmaceutical medications.
CBD is typically the second most abundant bioactive molecule found in most medical Marijuana strains. Traditionally, growers concentrated on manipulating Marijuana genetics to produce plants that afforded the greatest psychoactive effect. In this breeding process, CBD levels were typically artificially lowered to negligible levels.
With the recent availability of sophisticated testing, the exact quantity of each plant components can be determined precisely. Equipped with a comprehensive cannabinoid profile (amounts of each cannabinoid, CBD, THC), growers can now focus on breeding plants that are high in specific medicinal Cannabinoids such as CBD, while "breeding out" other molecules such as THC. These new high-CBD strains afford patients with many profound therapeutic benefits, deleting unwanted or unlawful psychoactive effects.
CBD is an antibacterial agent
Imbalance in the human flora is very bad news. Bad bacteria are indicated in many serious conditions, including gum, heart and intestinal diseases.
A study in 2008, "Antibacterial Cannabinoids from Cannabis Sativa" at del Piemonte University in Italy concluded that; the five major Cannabinoids, including CBD, showed potent activity against a deadly bacteria, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA), a microorganism of great clinical importance.
CBD is functionally non-psychoactive
CBD does not make patients high, is not classified as a narcotic, and is legal in many countries. Unlike THC, the CBD molecule has a low affinity for uptake by neurological brain receptors (CB1). This is why psychological effects are minimal. CBD is widely accepted to have an affinity for the immune system (CB2) receptors.
Supporting consensus scientific opinion, an article in the Journal of Neuroinflammation, 2015 states that Cannabidiol is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid, but affects the immune function and response of T cells.
CBD reduces inflammation
Recently, many studies indicate that CBD may well be the most potent anti-inflammatory agent of all Cannabinoids.
Literally hundreds of research papers find that Cannabinoids, the active molecules found in Cannabis preparations, exert potent immunomodulatory and anti-inflammatory activities in many animal models.
Inflammatory disease, including rheumatoid arthritis, experimental colitis, liver inflammation, brain injury, neurological degeneration, and multiple sclerosis.
CBD promotes bone growth
Dr Yankel Gabet at Tel Aviv University reports that rodents with broken limbs healed much faster when treated with non-psychoactive CBD.
"We found CBD alone to be sufficiently effective in enhancing fracture healing. Other studies have shown CBD to be a safe medicinal agent, which leads us to believe we should continue this line of study in clinical trials to assess its usefulness in improving human fracture healing.”
CBD moderates or reduces function in the immune system
In a 2009 paper presented in Future Medical Chemical Journal, Cannabinoids and CBD were found to reduce inflammation and moderate immune system response. Further research and development of novel anti-inflammatory drugs were recommended and actively encouraged. Many other research papers echo these findings; that CBD is a major candidate for treating immune disorders.
CBD relieves anxiety
Much research supports the claim that Cannabinoids can provide effective relief to people experiencing spells of anxiety and stress.
A 2013 paper published in the International Neuropsychopharmacology Journal explores, whether or not, Cannabidiol exert a therapeutically significant effect on human mental health; the inhibition of psychosis, anxiety and depression.
While the exact mechanism of CBD's action was unclear to the research team, the findings support the claim that CBD is anxiolytic in effect. In other words, CBD was found to be an anti-stress agent of importance and worthy of further study.
CBD relieves pain
A wealth of research worldwide supports the claim that CBD, THC and other Cannabinoids are effective painkillers with low toxicity.
Chronic pain is a public health issue of massive proportion, particularly severe in aging populations of industrialized nations. In Europe, chronic musculoskeletal pain disables one in four elderly people. In Australia, half of older people report persistent pain, with a whopping 80% of nursing home populations being afflicted. A 2007 ABC News poll indicated that 19% of all adults have chronic pain.
In a 2008 paper by Ethan Russo. Therapeutic Clinical Risk management Journal, "Cannabinoids in the Management of Difficult to Treat Pain", the efficacy of CBD among other Cannabinoids were studied. Findings include;
- Cannabinoid painkillers are generally well tolerated in clinical trials observed
- Side effects are few and manageable
- Pharmacological use for treatment of pain shows great promise
- CBD in combination with opioid therapy is a very promising, efficacious treatment
This scientific report closes with the statement that "The future for cannabinoid therapeutics appears very bright, indeed."
CBD suppresses muscles spasms and seizures
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have recently allowed epilepsy centers to prescribe and study CBD for compassionate use.
FDA related studies focus on difficult epilepsies such as Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and Dravet syndrome in children. Results were presented at the American Academy of Neurology, April 22, 2015 in Washington DC.
- Test subjects ages ranged from 2 to 26 years, with an average age of 11
- All subjects had epilepsy that did not respond to currently available treatments
- 18% had Dravet Syndrome (DS)
- 16% had Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome (LGS)
- Seizures overall decreased by an average of 54%
- DS seizures decreased by 63% decrease over 3 months
- Improvements in seizure issues lasted six months while on medication
- Atonic seizures decreased by 66.7% on average
- 14 people withdrew from the study because the drug was not effective for them.
CBD reduces blood sugar levels
Dr. Raphael Mechoulam, the discoverer of Cannabidiol (CBD), postulated that the compound might work with many different receptors and could possibly be used to manage and treat diabetes, atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease. In subsequent studies and trials at the University of Tel Aviv, there is now substantial evidence that supports this hypothesis..
- Rats with infarcts (areas of dead tissue) due to a failure of blood supply were reduced by 30% when given CBD
- Chronic inflammation is associated with insulin resistance - type 2 diabetes. As CBD reduces inflammation, there are indications that insulin resistance is reduced as well
- Sugar metabolism and heart function all also appear to benefit from CBDs anti-inflammatory properties
- Unlike insulin and other existing medications for diabetes, in some cases, CBD might suppress, reverse and cure the disease
CBD inhibits cancer cell growth
Many placebo controlled clinical trials reported the beneficial effects of Cannabinoids (including CBD) in treating the hellish side effects of chemotherapy, including nausea and vomiting (N/V).
Cannabinoid drugs, dronabinol and nabilone are now approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the prevention or treatment of chemotherapy-induced N/V in cancer patients.
Do Cannabinoids inhibit cancer growth? The bulk of Cannabinoid medical research conducted thus far concentrated on cancer cells grown in the lab, or on animal models using rodents and rhesus monkeys.
Many scientific studies support the finding that CBD and other Cannabinoids exert a wide range of growth-inhibiting effects on cancer cells and includes;
- Triggering cancer cell death
- Stopping cancer cells from dividing
- Preventing new blood vessels from growing into tumors
- Reducing the chances of cancer cells moving or invading neighboring tissue
- Speeding up the cell’s internal ‘waste disposal machine
The summary conclusion of National Cancer Institute researchers is that Cannabinoids are efficacious drugs to treat at least some types of cancers in laboratory animals.
CBD is the 100% legal and non-psychoactive form of marijuana, and can actually combat unpleasant effects of smoking weed, such as paranoia or over-excitability…
CBD acts on completely different receptors and enzymes than THC, resulting in significant effects on anxiety, depression and stress…
CBD is completely safe and non-addictive…
Pharmaceutical companies can’t patent CBD unless they turn it into a synthetic chemical first…
There are shocking demonstrations of the potency of CBD for several serious neurological conditions such as epilepsy, MS and cerebral palsy…
CBD can also be used to balance hormones, reduce anxiety, lower inflammation and chronic pain, combat metabolic syndrome, and reduce obesity…
So in further summary if you are looking for a safe and legal option to Medical Marijuana then CBD oil produced from industrial hemp is a great choice.
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