Five Lesser-Known Uses of CBD Oil
While there are many commonly-known applications for cannabidiol (CBD), the most-studied non-psychotropic phytocannabinoid, there are a number of less-well-known uses that may just surprise you. Read on to find out if one of these can help you or someone you know.
Here are just a few of the researched applications of CBD that you may not be aware of:
Combatting Cigarette Addiction:
Trying to quit this unhealthy habit? In a random, double-blind controlled study, those treated with a CBD inhaler smoked a whopping 40% less than those who did not ingest the cannabidiol. While this is only preliminary data from a study involving just 24 smokers, it certainly points towards the possibility that CBD can be helpful in fighting the craving to smoke cigarettes – and is well worth a try by many of the millions of smokers trying to quit.
Fighting Acne Flare-Ups:
In a 2014 study of cannabidiol (CBD), researchers found that when CBD was introduced to human immortalized SZ95 sebocytes – highly-specialized, skin cells that produce sebum (the oily secretion that causes the blocked and infected follicles of acne) – the creation of human sebocytes was decreased. The results also suggested that in addition, CBD provided substantial anti-inflammatory effects – something much desired for the treatment of acne vulgaris. A follow-up study in 2016 showed even more impressive results.
Treating Mad Cow/Prion Disease:
Yes, you read that right. A 2007 study actually found that cannabidiol prevented prion accumulation and protected neurons in the brain from the prion toxicity related to mad cow disease. The results clearly suggested that CBD could protect neurons against multiple molecular and cellular factors involved in the neurodegenerative process of prion infection, representing a promising new potential treatment.
Relief from Insomnia: CBD itself has little or no known side effects, but one study conducted in 2013 found that treatment with cannabidiol substantially increased sleep time. While this particular study was conducted on rats, the results can easily be extrapolated to humans. Other studies have shown that CBD has an overall sleep-regulating effect that could potentially treat a multitude of sleep disorders. For those whose insomnia is related to anxiety, the proven anxiolytic activity of cannabidiol is clearly beneficial, and there is also a great deal of anecdotal evidence for the effectiveness of CBD extract in promoting healthy sleep patterns.
ADD & ADHD:
Both attention deficit disorder and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder are huge psychiatric, behavioral, and medical issues affecting millions of people in their daily lives. It is estimated that 5% of children aged 4-17 have been diagnosed with ADHD, and approximately 4% of all adults struggle with symptoms. In addition to anecdotal evidence of the effectiveness of CBD in helping the symptoms of both disorders, a 2012 research study found that treatment with cannabidiol both normalized and increased positive social behaviors, including lessening both hyperactivity and social withdrawal.
Clearly, there is a great deal of room for future research, but based on these findings alone, the applications for CBD treatment are impressive – and even astounding. If you’re interested in learning more about the Hemp Derived CBD Oil products we carry, please visit our online store.
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