CBD oil is obtained from hemp, it is not psychoactive, it is legal in Spain and it has a long list of therapeutic and preventive indications.
In Canada, Uruguay, the Netherlands, Jamaica and some states of the United States, the therapeutic or recreational use of marijuana is already legal. In Spain there is a presentation at the Congress of Deputies to discuss it. But right now, you can consume non-psychoactive CBD marijuana oil, which has interesting medicinal properties.
Products obtained from marijuana without THC, but with CBD are already being marketed as supplements for their beneficial effects.
CBD oil is the most frequent presentation, although it can also be taken with a vaporizer, added to food or as a cosmetic ingredient in creams and ointments.
THE MAIN PROVEN INDICATIONS OF CBD OIL
Marijuana (Cannabis sativa) is a very complex plant, with active ingredients that act in synergy. The most characteristic are its 104 cannabinoids, compounds belonging to the family of terpenophenols.
Stress these molecules, the most prominent from the therapeutic point of view are THC or tetrahydrocannabinol and CBD or cannabidiol. THC has psychoactive effects and CBD does not.
The CBD is not a miraculous product, although the exaggerated advertising of some marketers may lead to think.
By itself it does not cure or can with all diseases. However, it has a broad spectrum of indications where it can play a complementary role as an effective natural therapy with few or no side effects.
The effectiveness of the plant is explained by the existence in the human body of an "endocannabinoid system”, consisting of neurotransmitter substances - such as serotonin or anandamide - and their cellular receptors that regulate a variety of functions, such as sleep, appetite, pain or immune response.
Therefore, cbd oil works with almost the same naturalness as a substance secreted by the body itself.
CBD OIL CAN HELP WITH MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEMS
CBD inhibits the transmission of the nerve signal and modulates the action of several neurotransmitters. These properties explain one of the most popular uses of CBD: relieve stress and depression.
Its effects are similar in efficacy to those of anti-anxiety medications or antidepressants, but without their side effects.
The benzodiazepines that are prescribed against anxiety or panic attacks are addictive and other drugs often cause agitation, insomnia, reduced libido or headache. In contrast, with CBD side effects are rare.
In the areas of mental and emotional imbalances there are several precise indications for CBD.
IT HELPS TO SLEEP
CBD has a general calming effect and can induce some drowsiness. It is not the best if you want to be alert, but people with sleeping difficulties can benefit.
Studies have also found that the CBD helps people who can't get adequate rest. It can lengthen sleep and improve its quality.
IT IS EFFECTIVE AGAINST PAIN
Many people use CBD to relieve chronic pain in diseases such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, cancer, multiple sclerosis or neuralgia, such as sciatica.
An investigation with animals found that the application of gel with CBD in the joints was effective in treating the discomforts of arthritis. The authors believe that the effect can be extrapolated to people.
ALTERNATIVE TO ANALGESICS
Because of the stigma associated with the marijuana plant, the CBD was a substance banned from athletes until last January, when the World Anti-Doping Agency decided to remove it from the list of banned substances.
Since then, many elite athletes have found in CBD a natural, effective and less toxic alternative to analgesic drugs such as ibuprofen.
COMPLEMENTARY ANTI-CANCER THERAPY
In the case of cancer patients, CBD, in addition to pain, can help them with nausea and vomiting related to chemotherapy.
Some studies even indicate that CBD has a direct anticancer action: it has been seen that it destroys cancer cells in a test tube and in mice it has prevented the expression of genes that allow the expansion of certain aggressive types of breast cancer.
However, more studies are needed to ensure that this action also occurs in people.