Now that the production of industrial hemp is legal (thanks to the 2018 Farm Bill), you can find CBD oil products just about everywhere. You have probably seen something about it on your Instagram feeds, seen it mentioned on the news, or been told about it by a friend. So, what makes CBD oil so popular?
While the claimed benefits of CBD oil, are yet to be proven by clinical research, there is evidence that suggests that CBD oil can potentially help with certain health issues. This is primarily because CBD oil has a rich profile of nutrients, polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) – including Omega 3 and 6 – and useful bioactive compounds.
In a 2011 randomized control trial, it was found that adding Omega 3s, such as those found in CBD oil, can lower inflammation. Some inflammation is OK, but higher amounts can be dangerous as they may contribute to life-threatening conditions such as cancer and heart disease.
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The PUFAs (Omega 3 and 6) found in CBD oil are also known to be effective in treating a number of skin conditions, including:
- Acne: A 2014 study published in The Journal of Clinical Investigation found that CBD oil can reduce the formation of sebum (the most common culprit of acne) and calm down inflammatory skin changes that may result in uninflamed blackheads or large, red, and tender bumps on the skin.
- Eczema: A 20-week randomized, single-blind crossover study with atopic patients in 2005 indicated that dietary CBD oil may be able to treat the symptoms of eczema, or atopic dermatitis.
- Psoriasis: Psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune condition where skin cells grow and divide at an accelerated rate, forming scales and itchy, dry patches. A 2014 study on the role of nutritional supplements in the treatment of Psoriasis indicates that Psoriasis patients can use Omega 3 fatty acids, as part of a wider treatment plan, to manage their psoriasis condition.
Less Intense PMS
A randomized, double blind, placebo-controlled study published in the Reproductive Health journal in 2011 suggests that CBD oil’s gamma linolenic acid (GLA), a type of Omega 6, can significantly reduce the symptoms associated with premenstrual syndrome (PMS).
A 2014 review published in the Advances in Nutrition review journal concludes that increasing the consumption of one of the fatty acids in VBD oil “alpha-linolenic acid (ALA)” has the potential to reduce the risk of various heart-related conditions, such as high blood pressure, atherosclerosis, and cholesterol levels. Cardiovascular diseases are the cause of one in four deaths in the US each year.
Because full-spectrum CBD oil has CBD in it, you can enjoy the benefits of CBD, which include:
A 2018 study published in Frontiers In Pharmacology journal found that full-spectrum CBD oil with CBD showed promise for treating chronic pain such as migraine, arthritis, nerve-related aches, and more. In fact, amongst all the reasons that people use full-spectrum CBD oil for, chronic pain is the most common one.
CBD has a natural approach to regulating your social behaviors and even calming your anxiety and stress. A 2011 study indicated that CBD in full-spectrum CBD oil reduces the anxiety induced by simulated public speaking in treatment-naive social phobia patients.
A 2013 study published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology indicated that CBD in full-spectrum CBD oil can ease (and even reduce) the progression of neurodegeneration, helping patients with disorders like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, seizure activities, epilepsy, and more.
Research on CBD oil is still in its preliminary stages, yet evidence that supports the potential benefits of CBD oil is coming to light. The future of CBD oil surely looks promising. In any case, you must check with your doctor before using CBD oil as a nutritional supplement.
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