When it comes to talking about CBD oil, and considering how absolutely new it is to the mainstream health & medical lexicon, it’s important to understand a few of the essentials right from the start.  First, THC and CBD are not the same thing.  They both come from the cannabis plant, though they’re merely two of countless active compounds (known as cannabinoids) which occur naturally in the plant.  THC has euphoric psychoactive effects, whereas CBD does not.  If you need an easy way to remember it, remember that they’re cousins… not twins.

It’s taken a long time to get to this point and research is still in its infancy, but here’s a rundown of what researchers have learned, are learning, and are most optimistic about regarding CBD for health. These aren’t undeniable cures, rather, the most aggressive areas of study.

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CBD Stress Research

The core focus of today’s research involves identifying and understanding the potential health effects of Cannabidiol, or CBD, as we now commonly refer to it.  Some of the most promising studies have already suggested that there may be a strong connection between stress and the active components in CBD.  User feedback has been widespread, including those who report less anxiety, improved sleep, more daytime energy, alertness and a wide range of others.

CBD Cancer Research

The potential role of CBD oil in treating and preventing cancer has surged in just the past few years, and researchers continue to be fascinated by how much promise it appears to hold for future study.  One study saw a notable reduction in tumorous cell growth among rats, and others continue to suggest that there may be a strong correlation between Cannabidiol and the support of healthy cells.

CBD Sleep Research

Stress, inflammation, overexcited neural activity and many other factors can deprive a person of their much needed 7-8 hours of restorative nightly sleep.  Today, science is beginning to better understand the role CBD extracts have on rest, relaxation and sleep.  It’s believed by some researchers that they interact with the brain’s sleep/wake cycle, as well as how they interact with neurotransmitters, enzymes, hormones and other key chemical components.

CBD for Seizures Research

We’re obviously a long way from a cure or indisputable proof, but one area that has a lot of researchers excited is CBD and its effect on seizures.  Numerous placebo-controlled clinical studies have been conducted over the past decade using mice and rats, and the results have suggested that Cannabidiol may be able to help those who suffer from certain types of seizures.

Additional Information and CBD Resources

If you’re in the Rochester NY area and interested in learning more about CBD oil benefits, research or products, get in touch with Riddle Wellness by calling 585-670-0020 or write to us through our secure website.

References

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3481531/

https://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/treatment/cam/patient/cannabis-pdq/#link/_13

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/6129147

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3481531/

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