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Is Cannabidiol a boon or bane? A Guide to the benefits and risks of the CBD Oil

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Cannabidiol or CBD is a cannabinoid constituent which occurs naturally in cannabis and industrial hemp. It is non-psychoactive, and commonly consumed for overall physical health. The CBD oil, is a type of oil extracted from cannabis/industrial hemp plants has proved to be both beneficial as well as hazardous. However, in June 2018, the prescription uses of Epidiolex, which is a pure form of CBD oil, has been approved by authorities for the treatment of two kinds of epilepsy. According to HempCaptain.com, a team of researchers that provide the most up-to-date reviews about CBD, the usage of CBD doesn’t get a person high. Instead, it limits the effects of the other constituents that are responsible for making the user high.

Note below the benefits of this oil:

  • Pain relief:CBD is a natural alternative to other over-the-counter drugs for relief from pain and stiffness. Studies by scientists have shown that CBD relieves pain as well as reduces inflammation. Experiments on rats and mice have proved this. The CBD oil also treats pain related to rheumatoid arthritisand multiple sclerosis.
  •  Reduces depression and anxiety: Studies have shown that CBD can impact certain brain neurotransmitters which are responsible for controlling mood swings as well as social behavior. Owing to such qualities, CBD oil has demonstrated a positive outcome in the treatment of depression and anxiety. CBD oil is a natural approach to deal with such conditions, compared to other pharmaceutical drugs that often cause multiple side effects including as lack of sleep, irritation, drowsiness, and headaches. Doctors have used it for treating insomnia and anxiety in children suffering from post-traumatic stress.
  •  Helps in quitting smoking: Studies have revealed that CBD has reduced the frequency of smoking in smokers who have tried CBD inhalers. Further, nicotine cravings have decreased significantly. Also, people with opioid addiction related disorders have shown positive results with the use of CBD oil. This evidence, though promising, needs further detailed research and development.
  •  Helpful in acne reduction: A common skin condition, acne can be caused due to bacteria, genetics, underlying inflammation or secretion of oil in the skin. Owing to its anti-inflammatory properties, CBD oil has shown to help in acne reduction by preventing the activation of certain ‘pro-acne’ agents and exerting anti-inflammatory actions.
  •  Anti-seizure: Cannabidiol has shown a positive impact in reducing seizures as per studies and experiments. However, detailed research is underway to understand the right dosages of CBD in various age groups and the safety aspect.
  •  Other benefits: CBD has shown to possess neuroprotective properties, benefit heart health, alleviate cancer-symptoms, and to deal with Type 1 diabetes.

Side-effects of CBD Oil

Although studies have revealed that CBD can be tolerated well and hence considered safe, there might be certain side effects to it. It can include dry mouth, vomiting, loss of appetite, drowsiness, psychosis, diarrhea, and nausea.

Despite evidence of its safety, it is highly recommended to consult your doctor before you start using the oil for preventing harmful effects and ensuring safety.

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