Mass Roots had a great post about CBD facts, and we wanted to pass it on! Cannabidiol (CBD) is a viable compound in cannabis that is being studied for its use to alleviate symptoms related to cancer, PTSD, childhood epilepsy and migraines. We are still discovering all the uses for it, and researchers are still learning about its applications in the field of medicine.
Read on for five less-known medicinal benefits being studied for CBD!
CBD and Dogs
Pet owners around the world are starting to explore CBD products -made just for pets, like our tincture – for everything from anxiety to arthritis and other mobility issues. We just had a wonderful customer post a video to our Facebook page, showing her elderly dog running around comfortably after using our tincture.
Cannabidiol is showing evidence in research of being effective in a range of mental conditions, including anxiety and depression. Based on a study published in Science Direct, scientists stated “Our findings indicate that CBD could represent a novel fast antidepressant drug, via enhancing both serotonergic and glutamate cortical signaling through a 5-HT1A receptor-dependent mechanism,” said the researchers. Said more simply, CBD has some incredible potential for helping people who suffer from depression and other conditions.
Your Brain’s BFF
In a study published in the Journal of Neuroscience, scientists discovered that cannabidiol may be used to prevent the formation of prions, which are protein particles that are linked to neurodegenerative diseases that target the brain.
CBD Has Your Back
Many people who are either elderly, obese, cigarette smokers or people who perform manual labor on a regular basis are at risk for spinal disc degeneration. CBD is showing some promising anecdotal and clinical evidence for helping the chronic pain and numbness.
Diabetes is one of the most prevalent issues in the US today. It appears that CBD may hinder the development of the disease. A study from the US National Library of Medicine suggests that regulated doses may prevent the production of IL-12 by splenocytes.
We are discovering new uses for this incredible plant all the time, which is part of what makes this industry so exciting. It seems to do just about everything but your taxes!
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