CBD Benefits: See Why and How CBD is Changing the World

There's a reason why cannabidiol (CBD) is capturing the attention of people all around the world who are looking for a more natural alternative to traditional medicines. The cannabinoid has continued to show great promise in improving the health and wellness of those who consume the hemp-based compound.

Its cousin, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), is also a cannabinoid of great abundance in the cannabis plant and has also shown to possess a variety of medicinal properties. But with THC comes a mind-altering experience when consumed. Alternatively, CBD offers many of the same benefits without the psychoactive effects that THC induces, making CBD an attractive option for those looking for medical relief without the alteration of the senses. So, what exactly are the benefits of CBD? And, how has the cannabinoid been changing the world around us -- more specifically the medical industry?

Relieves Pain and Inflammation

Research has shown that CBD may help reduce pain by influencing endocannabinoid receptor activity. Among all the reasons why CBD is consumed by humans (and even pets) across the globe, pain relief is probably one of the most common. CBD has been shown to alleviate pain, both chronic and acute, in those who consume the compound. Whether taken systemically or applied topically to target localized pain, CBD may work to relieve discomfort.

CBD's therapeutic effects stem from its interaction with the body's endocannabinoid system. This system is involved in regulating several functions, including pain, inflammation, sleep, appetite, and mood, among others. There are naturally-occurring endocannabinoids in the body that interact with the receptors of the endocannabinoid system to bring relief. But when these endocannabinoids are inadequate, external cannabinoids, including CBD, may be brought in to mimic the activity of these endocannabinoids.

Can Help Calm Anxiety

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Anxiety is a common mental health disorder that can negatively affect a person's life. In fact, anxiety disorders are the most common mental illnesses among Americans, impacting as many as 40 million adults, or just over 18% of the population, each year. Luckily, anxiety can be effectively treated, but not just with traditional pharmaceutical medication.

May Help Promote Healthy Skin

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Acne can be a big problem for many, and there are plenty of medications out there that are designed to help combat this skin condition. But CBD may serve as an effective natural alternative without the side effects that may come with traditional acne medications, including excessive dryness.

Acne is said to be caused by inflammation under the skin and overproduction of sebum, an oily substance that is produced by the skin's sebaceous glands. When the pores become clogged with oils and mixed with bacteria, acne flare-ups can arise. But CBD may be able to combat this process by reducing the production of sebum. Studies have shown that CBD may be able to prevent sebaceous gland cells from secreting too much sebum and hinder inflammatory cytokines activity.

Further, CBD's anti-inflammatory properties can also help reduce acne breakouts by reducing inflammation beneath the skin that may be a contributing factor to flare-ups.

May Alleviate Symptoms of Neurological Disorders

There is emerging evidence to suggest that CBD may have neuroprotective properties. People with neurological disorders such as multiple sclerosis (MS) and epilepsy may find taking CBD oil helpful in controlling their symptoms. Studies have found that CBD is a safe and effective substance for calming seizures in those with epilepsy and reducing muscle spasticity in patients with MS.

It's been well-documented that CBD oil can be effective at reducing the frequency and severity of seizures from epileptic disorders. In fact, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved the use of a CBD-based product called Epidiolex to treat seizures caused by Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and Dravet syndrome, which are two types of epilepsy. So far, this is the only pharmaceutical medication containing CBD that has been approved for medical use by the agency.

The research is limited regarding the potential neurological protective properties of CBD, but what has been discovered thus far is promising.

Conclusion

CBD is a marvelous cannabinoid that has a myriad of potential health benefits. And at Jilati, we're proud to offer high-quality CBD products designed to help reduce painful or uncomfortable symptoms. We encourage you to review our CBD-rich selection of oils and topicals as well as get in touch with us for some assistance choosing the best product for your needs.

a piece by Mell Green

Mell Green is a writer who advocates for plant life and alternative medicine. You can find much of her work in Plant People, Terpenes and Testing Magazine, the Weed Blog, and many others. Check out her latest article here!

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