Top 10 Health Benefits of CBD

CBD Reduces Inflammation

Due to its anti-inflammatory role, CBD is a very promising therapy for a variety of inflammatory and pain-associated disorders.

 

CBD Fights Against Cancer

CBD and other chemicals found in Cannabis have an antitumor effect and could be used to improve standard treatments (R).

CBD successfully stopped cancer cells in multiple different cervical cancer cells (RR2).

CBD increased tumor cell death in leukemia and colon cancer (RR2R3).

It also decreased human glioma cell growth and invasion, thus suggesting a possible role of CBD as an antitumor agent (RR2).

Cannabinoids may be promising tools in combination therapy for breast and prostate cancer, due to their direct antitumor effects, their ability to improve the effectiveness of conventional antitumor drugs, and their usefulness as a treatment to reduce pain (RR2R3).

Anticancer Mechanisms:

  • CBD decreased the ability of the cancer cells to produce energy, leading to their death (R).
  • CBD treatment helps lymphokine-activated killer (LAK) cells kill cancer cells better (R).
  • CBD blocks CPR55 signaling, decreasing cancer cell proliferation.

CBD Relieves Pain

Studies suggest that cannabinoids may be a new class of drugs for the treatment of chronic pain (RR2).

CBD significantly decreased chronic inflammatory and neuropathic pain in rodents (R).

Cannabidiol, especially in a combination with other phytocannabinoids, shows promising results for the treatment of postoperative pain, chronic pain associated with multiple sclerosis, cancer, rheumatoid arthritis and neuropathic pain (RR2R3).

Study had showed that CBD and opioids act together to relieve pain (R).

 

CBD Helps Rheumatoid Arthritis & Joint Pain

Due to its anti-inflammatory effect, cannabinoids may provide relief of joint pain and swelling, and decrease joint destruction and disease progression (R).

Administration of CBD protected joints against severe damage, decreased progression and produced improvement of arthritis in animal models (R).

The first controlled trial showed that administration of CBD over five weeks produced significant improvements in intensity of pain on movement and at rest, quality of sleep, and inflammation. No serious adverse effects were observed (R).

 

Cannabidiol Relieves Nausea and Increases Appetite

Study showed that CBD relieved nausea and vomiting when it was given to rats (R).

Researchers found that CBD in low doses decreases nausea and vomiting produced by toxic drugs, but in high doses it increases nausea or has no effect in animal models (RR2).

According to the National Cancer Institute, CBD increases appetite by binding to cannabinoid receptors in the body (R).

 

Cannabidiol Lowers Incidence of Diabetes

The study which included 4,657 adult men and women showed that current marijuana use was associated with 16% lower fasting insulin levels, and smaller waist circumferences, a factor connected to the onset of diabetes (R).

Cannabidiol significantly reduces the development of diabetes in young non-obese mice, from 86% in non-treated mice to only 30% in mice treated with CBD (RR2).

Cannabidiol can inhibit and delay the destruction of insulin-producing pancreatic cells and the production of inflammatory cytokines in diabetics (R).

This data strengthen assumptions that CBD, which is known to be safe in man, can possibly be used as a therapeutic agent for treatment of type 1 diabetes at an early stage of the disease (R).

 

Cannabidiol May Promote Heart Health

Study reported that CBD caused dilation of arteries, and protected blood vessel from damage in animal models (R).

CBD reduced the infarct size (size of damage from clogged blood vessels) in the heart and brain, and irregular heart rhythms in animal models (RR2).

Studies showed that CBD reduced the heart rate and blood pressure in response to anxiety or stressful situations (RR2).

CBD also influenced white blood cell function and platelet aggregation (RR2).

 

Cannabidiol May Help with Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Studies confirmed that CBD prevents colitis in animal models of IBD (RR2R3).

The combination of CBD and other phytocannabinoids may reduce inflammation and relieve symptoms of IBD such as abdominal pain, diarrhea and reduced appetite (R).

Studies also showed that CBD may be a good candidate to normalize gut motility in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (RR2).

CBD may reduce gut inflammation severity through activation of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-gamma (PPAR-gamma) (RR2).

 

Cannabidiol Promotes Bone Growth

Rodents with broken limbs healed much faster when treated with CBD (R).

 

Cannabidiol May Help with Insomnia

Research suggests that taking CBD before bed improves sleep in people with insomnia (R).

 

Cannabidiol May be Effective for Treating Substance Use Disorders

Studies suggest that CBD may be therapy for substance use disorders.

CBD reduced the rewarding effects of morphine and reduced drug seeking of heroin in animal model (RR2).

 

Cannabidiol May Help with Quitting Smoking

Research suggests that inhaling cannabidiol for a week might reduce the number of cigarettes smoked by about 40%, without increasing craving for nicotine (R).

 

Cannabidiol May Provide Treatment for Acne

CBD decreases lipid synthesis and proliferation of human sebaceous glands, and has anti-inflammatory effect on sebaceous glands, thus having a potential as a therapeutic agent for the treatment of acne vulgaris (R).

 

Cannabidiol May Play a Role in Psoriasis

CBD reduces the growth of skin cells (keratinocytes), playing a potential role in the treatment of psoriasis (R).

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