What benefits have made CBD oil in Canada the go-to alternative medicine?

October 26, 2018

Cannabidiol, the extract from the cannabis flowers and the buds of hemp plants, is a medicinal compound that can treat a plethora of human afflictions. A majority of the potential customers are trying CBD to treat anxiety and depression. CBD is the non-psychoactive agent that these companies extract from industrial hemp. The medications containing this medicinal compound do not contain THC. THC or tetrahydrocannabinol is the organic compound responsible for getting the consumer “high.”

Over the last few years, scientists have identified over 100 phytocannabinoid compounds with medicinal benefits. Multiple scientific studies state that THC is effective in treating post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and acts as a carminative for patients going through chemotherapy. CBD is a popular alternative medication for the treatment of inflammation, insomnia, and pain. High levels of CBD encounter the psychotropic effects of THC. Therefore, people who are afraid of the paranoia or anxiety-inducing effects of THC can relax and enjoy the positive results without any contraindications.

Why should you pay attention to brand and manufacturer of CBD oil?

To enjoy the positive health benefits of CBD oil, you need to ensure that you are buying a reliable formulation from a trustworthy company. Some companies do not reveal the percentage of the cannabinoids on their product labels or their websites. With legal sites, shops and manufacturers selling cannabis products including CBD, capsules, balms and salves widely across Canada, it has become the Wild West in recent months. There is a lack of regulation, and a recent study by Bonn-Miller shows that about 70% of the CBD oils in the average market do not contain the promised percentage of cannabinoids.

Apart from being extremely cautious while choosing a brand of cannabis products, you should check their customer reviews, third-party site reviews and check out samples. Since cannabis is legal in Canada for medicinal purposes, you will not find it difficult to find a seller of CBD oil online or offline. Anyone with authorization from a health professional or a licensed producer or you have a registration with Health Canada. However, you will need to put in considerable research before buying the products if you want the natural benefits CBD oil brings for the users.

What can you expect from an all-natural and organic CBD product?

Here’s what the natural, 100% organic CBD oil can do for you –

A preventative medicine

We have an endocannabinoid system that binds to the cannabinoid molecules and relays signals to the brain. The endocannabinoids are the bridging system between the body and the mind. They have prophylactic actions on the human system. CBD molecules are similar to compounds our bodies produce naturally. Therefore, they usually do not elicit allergic reactions. In fact, they are more effective than many protective medicines that are synthetic or lab-made.

Reduced risk of diabetes

Cannabis users often report better weight management and appetite management. People, who have been struggling to lose weight, have found CBD oil treatments more effective than diet pills. As a result, they face less risk of developing diabetes and other weight-related diseases. The products with high CBD content and trace THC increase the activity of ghrelin. It is a hormone that whets the appetite, but at the same time, it metabolizes carbohydrates and fats more efficiently. It regulates the sugar metabolism and promotes insulin production.

Improved cholesterol profiles

A study on the 4652 participants shows that cannabis stimulates the metabolism that breaks down fats. The regular users of medical marijuana had higher levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL-C). That is the good cholesterol that maintains cardiac health. The non-users on similar diets had higher LDL-C content than regular CBD users. This type of cholesterol is responsible for the more significant instances of cardiovascular blockages. Several studies suggest that the endocannabinoid system plays a significant role in the atherogenesis pathway. Atherosclerosis is the common inflammatory disorder that arises from the deposition of LDL carrying cells. CBD oil provides a natural defense mechanism to the body. It can prevent the formation of atherosclerotic plaques.

Reduces the risk of cancer

An interesting study in 2012 showed that the animals that received CBD treatment were less likely to develop colon cancer, post carcinogen exposure. Several studies show that CBD decreases the chances of tumorigenesis in mammalian cell lines. In the last few years, advancing research on human subjects indicate that CBD can deter the progress of several types of stage IV cancers. It is an effective treatment for countering nausea and discomfort people experience during chemotherapy.

Maintains brain health

CBD oil has neuroprotective abilities. They can regulate and maintain proper brain health. They have multi-faceted effects on the brain including the elimination of damaged cells and protecting the susceptible cells from further neuronal damage. CBD products are extremely useful towards the control of the progression of neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. Cannabinoids can protect cells from damage even when a person has a predisposition towards similar neurodegeneration. It can also protect the brain from the effects of aging and ward off dementia.

Reduces pain and inflammation

Cannabinoids are popular analgesics. Cultures all over the world have turned to marijuana from time to time to manage pain, inflammation, swelling due to injuries and infections. CBD oil is an excellent natural painkiller. After removing the THC, cannabinoids lose their addictive nature. Therefore, the chances of developing a dependence on this type of natural painkiller are highly unlikely.

Manages stress and anxiety

Over 50% of the current CBD users find it useful for managing their stress levels and anxiety issues. THC does increase anxiety in some, but for most CBD oils without the THC helps in reducing the levels of stress and anxiety. The stress-reducing effect is visible in the limbic and paralimbic areas of the brain.

CBD oil has multiple benefits and endless uses. Research and development allow the population to consume them in the form of capsule soft gels, balms, salves, lotions, and pure oils. It is necessary for all adults to speak with their physician before beginning a CBD-based treatment. You should work with a healthcare professional, who can fine-tune the delivery methods and dosage exclusively for your body type, problem, and metabolism.

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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