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Benefits of CBD

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Benefits Of CBD

The human body is made up of specific sites called cannabinoids receptors and are categorized into two types: CB1 and CB2. CB1 receptors are significantly found in the brain and also found in the lungs, liver and kidney. CB2 receptors reside in the body immune system. These sites are responsible for many mental and physiological processes taking place within the body. They control human appetite, pain-sensation, mood, memory, and lots

Out of more than 60 compounds contained in cannabis, CBD Cannabidiol is one. It belongs to a class of molecules called cannabinoids. CBD is a compound with lots of medical benefits. It appeals more to patients in need of relief from inflammation, pain, anxiety, psychosis, seizures, spasms, and other conditions of which its usage does not have an after effect of lethargy or dysphoria.

Reducing Anxiety

CBD is considered non-psychoactive it possesses neuroprotective and anti-epileptic qualities.  According to a test published in the Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology, 1 in 2011, 24 people with Social Anxiety Disorder were given CBD and were taken through a simulation public speaking test. The result of test trial showed pre-treatment with CBD reduced anxiety, discomfort in their speech performance and cognitive impairment to a great extent. It further showed a decrease in alert in their anticipatory speech.

In that same year 2001, another test was published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology. Ten people with social anxiety went through neuroimaging using CBD to determine what parts of the brain are affected due to the intake. The result showed that subjective anxiety was significantly decreased as this was observed through neuroimaging. The two affected areas of the brain were the limbic and paralimbic brain areas. The limbic system of the brain is responsible for memories and emotional dispositions.

CBD for Pain & Inflammation Relief

Inflammation of the muscles is associated with pain and can lead to tissue damage. As a means of relief, many have resorted to the use of painkillers to manage this over an extended period. This regular absorption has endangered their stomach, liver and kidney due to harmful compounds present in such drugs. CBD is a perfect alternative, with natural anti-inflammatory properties free from side effects.

Effect of CBD in fighting cancer

Cannabinoids target cancer cells leaving healthy cells by disrupting the endoplasmic reticulum. CBD also breaks down proteins and peptides in a cell leading to the self-destruction of cancer cells only.

CBD also inhibits cell growth and the growth of new blood vessels (angiogenesis) that is responsible for feeding tumors and spread of cancer.

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