The use of cannabinoids (CBD) has sparked worldwide controversy. However, it’s a good thing that many people have debunked the misconceptions about its harmful effects, and more research studies have been carried out to establish its beneficial use in the medical field.
In fact, the recent legalization of the use of the cannabis plant in Canada has further justified that the use of marijuana can be regulated. This makes it possible for people to enjoy the many beneficial effects of CBD while controlling the proliferation of THC.
It’s now a given fact that CBD is the part of the cannabis plant that has various positive effects on an individual’s health. If you’re behind the times and not quite as well informed about what is now being considered a wonder herb, let’s take a look at four awesome things that you should know about CBD.
CBD treats addiction
You might find this rather surprising, but while some people are still wary of using CBD on the assumption that it has psychoactive properties that can make a user ‘high’, CBD products may actually have a place in treating substance abuse disorder. Clinical trials have recently been conducted to check the efficacy of CBD in treating addictions to harmful drugs such as cocaine, heroin, methamphetamines, alcohol and even tobacco. CBD has been manifesting signs that it can even help reduce an individual’s cravings for addictive substance drugs.
CBD regulates heart health
One good thing about the use of CBD products is that it can promote good heart health. In fact, recent studies suggest that taking CBD products on a regular basis can help improve the health of the cardiovascular system. CBD hemp has been deemed as a treatment that can reduce the onset of heart diseases and even strokes. This is because CBD can relax the arterial walls, thereby reducing the tension of the blood vessels. Evidence further indicates that CBD can reduce the occurrence of metabolic issues of people with heart diseases, brought on by high glucose levels.
CBD compliments with pharmaceutical medications
Some conspiracists assume that there have been controversies with regard to the CBD use hitting the market because it might have a repercussion in the pharmaceutical industry. The good news is CBD can actually compliment with use of pharmaceutical medications. That being said, pure CBD doesn’t necessarily have to replace pharmaceutical medications completely. In fact, studies show CBD does not show any adverse effects on a person when combined with prescribed drugs. Therefore, it is safe to say that the effects of CBD can be used with other medications, especially those that are needed to deal with serious ailments like diabetes or cancer. With that said, it is still best to talk to your physician and get clearance before using CBD to be in the clear.
CBD counteracts the effects of THC
Finally, it’s a given that CBD products are safe and it is the THC substance in the cannabis plant that we should be wary of. The fact of the matter is CBD is non-psychoactive and can counter the ‘high’ effects induced by THC. This is because CBD can regulate the interaction with CB1 receptors of the endocannabinoid system, which are those responsible for the euphoric state produced by THC.
It’s a bit worrisome that while THC substance itself has shown to have medical benefits, its detrimental effects such as paranoia, psychoactive effects, and extreme sluggishness overshadow its many medical benefits. The good thing is that further research studies can be done to see how CBD can be mixed with THC to reduce the negative effects and further boost the medical benefits.
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