CBD oil can be used in the form of oral drops or creams and fluids for the skin, and it has been shown through numerous studies to be a useful tool for alleviating anxiety, protecting against neurological diseases and fighting acne.
Cannabidiol oil, or CBD oil, has become popular over the past few years due to an increasing number of people looking for natural alternatives to improve their health. CBD oil comes from the hemp plant and does not contain the psychoactive substance THC, which makes it an excellent choice for all those looking for the beneficial effects of cannabis without psychotropic effects . Whether used orally or on the skin, CBD interacts with neuroreceptors in our endocannabinoid system.
The endocannabinoid system is a complex system of biological receptors, enzymes and endocannabinoid molecules found in the body of mammals, including humans. This system plays an important role in the regulation of numerous physiological functions including the immune system, nervous system, mood, metabolism and inflammatory processes. This is precisely why more and more scientific research is focused on better understanding the benefits of CBD oil on the body. Below, we bring you seven scientifically proven health benefits of CBD oil.
It helps alleviate the signs of anxiety and depression
Although it has been thought for many years that CBD oil can help relieve symptoms of anxiety and depression, there is now scientific evidence for this. A new 2021 study published in Neuroscience Letters found that CBD can increase brain levels of serotonin, a neurotransmitter that transmits information between nerve cells. Serotonin is linked to mood and feelings of happiness, and the Cleveland Clinic also states that serotonin plays a key role in bodily functions such as sleep, digestion, wound healing, bone health, blood clotting, and sexual desire. A sufficient level of serotonin in the brain ensures emotional stability, happiness and better focus, as well as better quality sleep, which also affects anxiety and depression.
Another way CBD oil can affect anxiety is by controlling the activity of the amygdala, a part of the brain that plays an important role in regulating stress and anxiety. A 2020 study published in Frontiers in Pharmacology shows that CBD oil can reduce the activity of the amygdala, which as a result can reduce feelings of anxiety and stress.
Helps treat opioid addiction
Addiction to opioids leads to a decrease in the body's natural endocannabinoids, which can affect mood and pain. CBD oil acts as a natural agonist of the endocannabinoid system, that is, it binds to the same receptors, which can help restore the balance of the endocannabinoid system and improve general health, according to an early phase of research published in Neurotherapeutics . CBD's effect on serotonin levels in the brain can also help reduce symptoms of anxiety and stress associated with opioid withdrawal or withdrawal syndrome.
Through the same route of action, it can also help reduce pain. Namely, one of the frequent symptoms of opioid withdrawal in addicts is pain in the joints, muscles and bones, according to Health Direct . CBD oil has anti-inflammatory properties and can help reduce pain, which in turn can reduce the need to take opioids.
It relieves the symptoms of ALS
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects motor neurons in the brain and spinal cord. There is no cure for ALS, but there are ways to alleviate symptoms and improve the quality of life of patients, according to the Mayo Clinic . CBD oil is being investigated as a potential treatment for ALS due to its neuroprotective properties, although more research is needed to confirm this. However, the benefits of CBD in people with ALS have been demonstrated through its anti-inflammatory properties.
A 2019 study published in Antioxidants states that CBD oil has anti-inflammatory properties and that such properties can reduce the inflammation that occurs in people with ALS and help reduce symptoms. Through the same action, it can help reduce spasms and muscle spasticity in people with ALS, but also in people with multiple sclerosis.
Protects against neurological diseases
The anti-inflammatory properties of CBD oil could potentially help reduce the risk of neurological diseases such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease and multiple sclerosis. A 2022 study published in Frontiers in Pharmacology states that CBD has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that can protect nerve cells from damage. Inflammation is an important factor in the progression and severity of many neurological diseases, so reducing inflammation can help reduce the risk of developing these diseases or alleviate symptoms.
Oxidative stress is a process that occurs when the body cannot effectively neutralize free radicals that damage cells in the body, including nerve cells. The antioxidant properties of CBD oil can help neutralize such free radicals and reduce the risk of neurological diseases as a result.
It helps with arthritis
Another application of the anti-inflammatory properties of CBD oil is in arthritis. Arthritis refers to inflammation or swelling of one or more joints, and describes more than 100 conditions that affect joints, tissues around joints, and other connective tissues. Specific symptoms vary depending on the type of arthritis, but usually include joint pain and stiffness, according tothe CDC . A 2022 study published in the Journal of Cannabis Research found that the anti-inflammatory properties of CBD oil are beneficial in relieving pain associated with arthritis. As many as 83 percent of respondents experienced pain relief using CBD oil.
It helps with diabetes
More and more research is focused on the impact of CBD oil on diabetes, specifically on blood sugar control, appetite control and the protection of nerve cells from damage.WebMD states that existing research shows that people who regularly use CBD oil have a lower chance of developing type 2 diabetes and that CBD controls blood sugar and cholesterol levels. Research published in 2021 in Diabetes Spectrum discusses how CBD can regulate appetite by influencing the endocannabinoid system and thereby reduce weight gain, which can be a risk factor for diabetes.
Helps in the fight against acne CBD oil, in addition to being taken orally, can also be used for the care of acne-prone skin, where it has proven to be extremely useful due to its anti-inflammatory, sebostatic and antibacterial properties. Acne is one of the most common skin diseases, and it occurs when the sebaceous glands are blocked due to increased secretion of sebum and inflammation under the influence of bacteria. The anti-inflammatory properties of CBD oil make it an excellent addition to cosmetic products, and this was confirmed by a 2022 study published in the Journal of Inflammation Research . Research has also shown that CBD oil has a sebostatic effect, that is, it can reduce the production of sebum in the sebaceous glands and thus help prevent the appearance of new acne. It also has an antibacterial effect, thus preventing the chance of inflammation under the influence of bacteria.
In order to remove acne and encourage the skin to optimally secrete sebum, it needs to be soothed and reprogrammed, and this is exactly what the Ops Biotics+ product line containing CBD oil does. A smart and non-aggressive line for treating both youthful and mature acne and/or oily skin consists of two potent products containing hemp oil, Cannabidiol resin and microencapsulated CBD.
Triple CBD + AHA bioactive fluid was created as a plant-fruit corrective facial skin cleanser, and it works by reducing inflammation and micro-inflammation that cause acne, pimples, blemishes and ultimately skin aging, regulates sebum production and neutralizes damage from free radicals. The fluid gently cleans the pores and refreshes the complexion, cleans acne and sun spots, and at the same time provides weightless hydration of the skin and does not disturb the barrier. This anti-inflammatory fluid is intended to be used before the cream in order to deliver the most of all its ingredients to the skin in a quick and effective way.
Triple CBD bioactive moisturizer is intended for the care of mixed, oily and problematic facial skin, and has a strong anti-inflammatory effect and provides deep cleansing of the skin. It benefits problematic skin characterized by problems such as dehydration, acne, pimples and spots by regulating oil secretion, hydrating the skin, providing it with intensive renewal and revitalization. It is especially useful for treating problem skin and skin with hyperpigmentation. It is suitable as a make-up base because it is quickly absorbed, does not shine and does not oil the skin, and hydrates and protects the body throughout the day.