How Does CBD Affect Your Body?

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As a medical marijuana patient, you are almost certainly ingesting a significant amount of CBD.  But do you know exactly what this amazing cannabinoid does? Don’t worry, most marijuana patients don’t know either!  

Let’s take a deep dive into the world of CBD!

What does CBD treat?

CBD, which is also known by its proper name cannabidiol, is often credited as the main medical powerhouse compound in marijuana.  It has very strong anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antipsychotic and anticonvulsant properties. That makes CBD a very effective medicine against chronic pain, anxiety, PTSD, schizophrenia, epilepsy, nausea, inflammation, cancers, oxidative injuries and a variety of other medical conditions.  It may also play a role in both mood and appetite stimulation, especially when used in combination with THC and other cannabinoids.

CBD manages to provide all of these healing effects by interacting with your body’s endocannabinoid system.  It doesn’t seem to have a special affinity for just one specific type of receptor but instead seems to activate and support other endocannabinoids and cannabinoids in your system to provide a greater total synergistic healing effect.

What does CBD do to the brain?Marijuana or cannabis seizures concept photo. Two green cannabis leafs lie next to the brain figure in broken line symbolizes the increased brain seizure activity on the electroencephalogram (EEG)

As we noted above, CBD is a very effective medicine against a plethora of brain-related conditions.  These conditions include neuroinflammation, brain tumors, PTSD, anxiety, psychosis, depression, migraines, seizures, and schizophrenia.  CBD has also shown the ability to protect neurons and other brains cells from neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and various types of age-related dementia.  There is even some evidence that CBD can protect neurons from damage caused by physical trauma.

However, there is another particular quality about CBD that makes it stand out from the other cannabinoids.  On top of all its various healing properties, CBD doesn’t cause any psychoactive effects in patients like the other main medical powerhouse cannabinoid THC (also known as tetrahydrocannabinol).  This makes it very valuable for patients that need cannabis therapy for their conditions but can’t legally acquire it or are subject to random occupation or court-mandated drugs tests.

What does CBD do to the body?

As we noted above, CBD is an extremely effective anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and nausea-controlling compound. This makes it very valuable in dealing with disorders involving chronic pain, inflammation, tumors, nausea, stomach conditions, digestive issues and oxidative injuries. CBD has also shown efficiency in fighting conditions that would not be immediately seen as obvious candidates for CBD therapies. These include conditions such as acne and Type I diabetes. CBD has proven to be quite effective against these particular conditions because their underlying causes are actually inflammation in specific parts of the body. There is also evidence that CBD can help patients to quit smoking cigarettes and other types of drug addictions.

What is cannabis oil good for?

Cannabis oil is one of the easiest ways to get the CBD that you need. Different CBD oils will have different amounts of CBD in them but each of them should be able to help you get a medicinal effect if you take enough of it. Most CBD oils can be used in a variety of ways. Some CBD oils are made to be vaporized in a similar fashion to tobacco vapor “E-juices”. CBD oils are also orally ingestible by mixing them into drinks and foods, dropping them directly into the mouth with a dropper or in capsule form. They can also be dropped under the tongue to be ingested sublingually or even massaged into the skin for localized benefits. Cannabis oil is one of the best ways to take your CBD medication because of its efficiency and the ease of controlling your dosage.

If you still have inquiries about CBD or are looking for further clarification to questions such as “What does CBD oil treat?”, please contact us at Affordable Evaluations of Arizona. We specialize in certifying medical marijuana patients with their cannabis cards, but we are also happy to share our knowledge with you any time.  If you need any help, please don’t hesitate to contact us!

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