Cannabis continues to play an ever-changing role in our society, and its evolution over the past few years has made incredible contributions to the realm of alternative medicine.
Cannabis, better known as marijuana, is composed of more than 400 chemicals called cannabinoids. The cannabinoid named THC is well-known because it is responsible for producing the euphoric “high” of cannabis. Other cannabinoids found in cannabis, like CBD, do not have those psychoactive effects, because they are received and translated by the human body differently. CBD in particular has been studied extensively in scientific and clinical research studies for its neuroprotective and neurogenic effects. With its potent healing powers, CBD is finally being recognized for its value as an alternative medicine.
The Leading Uses of CBD Oil
CBD is commonly extracted from the cannabis plant and then added to a carrier oil for easy application on the body. CBD stimulates and strengthens your natural immune system to fight inflammatory proteins that are hurting your body and causing illness. Elaborate studies have shown that CBD possesses analgesic, anti-inflammatory, anti-diabetic, anti-ischemic, anti-convulsant, anti-anxiolytic, and neuroprotective properties. As a result, CBD oil is gaining popularity for treating chronic pain, PTSD, cancer, and other serious conditions.
CBD helps the body achieve pain relief by affecting brain receptors, making it very promising as a treatment for many types of pain: postoperative pain, muscle spasms associated with multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and neuropathic pain, to name a few. Its anti-inflammatory powers can do everything from protecting joints to minimizing the sensation of pain. Studies and clinical trials are still underway to determine exactly how CBD functions in the body to produce its impressive results, but there’s no denying its effectiveness!
CBD has also been found useful in managing anxiety, most likely because it changes the way the brain’s receptors respond to serotonin. Preliminary studies suggest that this aspect of CBD could help improve symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), insomnia, and anxiety attacks. Similarly, the impacts of CBD on certain types of cancer are still being investigated, and some studies show that CBD could play a role in preventing cancer cell growth by interrupting the ability of tumor cells to reproduce.
Choose the Right CBD
Like any medicine or health tool, quality cannot always be guaranteed. That is why it is so important to obtain your CBD oil from a reputable and local pharmacy. MindBodySpirit Care in Tampa, Florida is proud to provide its patients with the highest quality pharmaceutical grade CBD oil from a Sarasota pharmacy. It is far more effective and reliable than unknown over-the-counter dosing companies. Call (813) 908-0399 to make your appointment at MindBodySpirit Care today!
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