Benefits and side effects of CBD oil

cannabis oilMost of you may have heard about CBD oil and its vast health benefits when it comes to both animals and humans. However, how many of you know about CBD in details? CBD or Cannabidiol is basically a chemical that is found in the Cannabis Sativa plant. This plant is also popularly known as marijuana. According to reports, there are approximately 80 different types of chemicals found in the marijuana plant. Although THC or Tetrahydrocannabinol forms the major active ingredient in the plant, CBD comprises of almost 40% of the cannabis extracts. Cannabidiol or CBD is mainly used to treat various serious health complications such as seizures, bipolar disorder, Parkinson’s disease, and anxiety, to name a few.

Health Benefits of CBD Oil

As discussed above, there are several health benefits of CBD oil. Some of the most common and highly important benefits are mentioned below.

  • Get Rid of Pain: The use of marijuana to treat pain dates back as far as 2900 B.C. There are some specific components in marijuana, such as CBD, which have pain-relieving properties. CBD works with the endocannabinoid system in a human body in order to regulate various functions such as sleep, immune system, and appetite.
  • Cures Anxiety and Depression: It is a known fact that both depression and anxiety are basically mental disorders that can have a serious impact on your overall health. There are several pharmaceutical drugs that can cure these illnesses. However, these medicines come with several side effects such as agitation, sexual dysfunction, and drowsiness. On the other hand, tests have revealed that CBD is rather helpful when it comes to curing depression and anxiety. It provides a natural form of treatment without any side effects.
  • Can Reduce Cancer Related Problems: There are also several tests that reveal the fact that CBD can also reduce most of the symptoms that are related to cancer, as well as, the various side effects that are quite common in traditional cancer treatments. These include nausea, pain, and vomiting.
  • May also Reduce Acne: Amongst the various types of skin problems, acne is a common type. There are several reasons for the cause of acne such as genetics, overproduction of sebum, and bacteria. According to recent studies, CBD oil has anti-inflammatory properties that may help in the treatment of acne and also reduce the production of sebum.

Side Effects of CBD Oil

In most of the cases, CBD oil has been reported to be safe and well tolerated. However, there are some users who have complained of minor side effects after having CBD oil.  Experts say CBD oil can cause adverse reactions like diarrhea, anxiety and nausea. Some of the common ones are mentioned below.

  • Change in appetite
  • Diarrhea
  • Fatigue

It has been noticed that CBD can interact with several types of medications. If you are planning to have CBD and are already on some type of medication, better consult with your doctor before you do so. This is also important for pregnant and lactating women. After all being safe is always better rather than falling seriously ill unnecessarily and on purpose.



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