Typically, when you hear of pure CBD, inevitably your mind drifts to controversy. Yes, this is because it is the critical constituent of the cannabis plant. Pure CBD oil, of course, is vital in medicine as it boasts incredible health and wellness benefits. It is quite extraordinary in that it can heal or reduce the symptoms of certain diseases that other medications just can't or they come with other unwanted effects. It is one of the oldest mental stimulating drugs known to man. It is used for arthritis, diabetes, Cancer gout, strokes, anxiety, sleep and many others. Before going any further, let us look at the top five benefits of using CBD.
1. Pure CBD Oil Can Help Fight Cancer
It has been explained that CBD affects systemic malignant tumors by inducing tumor cell death (apoptosis). It inhibits cancer cell invasion via up-regulation of tissue inhibitor of matrix metalloproteinases-1. Interestingly, CBD controls the spread of cancer growth cells and inhibits their growth by reducing tumor border lines. It does this by disrupting the Endoplasmic Reticulum leading to the death of the cells. It also breaks down proteins and peptides in the cell causing the cell to die. CBD can also kill cancer cells directly without going through immune intermediaries. Astonishingly, pure CBD oil kills breast cancer cells and minimizes damage to healthy breast tissue. Furthermore, when the cancer is cured, CBD helps in healing the body. It also shuts down the id-1 gene which allows metastatic lesions to form hence preventing cancer movement (metastasis).
2. Pure CBD Oil Can Reduce Inflammation and Autoimmunity
Studies show that CBD treats gastro-intestinal inflammation through control of neuro-immune axis. It suppresses inflammatory and neuropathic pain by targeting a3 glycine receptors. It also weakens the high-glucose induced endothelial cell inflammatory process. Introduction of CBD into the Central Nervous System protects non mutated cells from cell death playing a protective role against auto-immune conditions. Another vital aspect is the fact that CBD protects the liver from autoimmune hepatitis disease. It has anti-arthritic properties against Rheumatoid Arthritis, which cause swelling of the joints hence inhibiting the disease progression. Also, it regulates the tissue response to excessive inflammation of the colon thus controlling the cellular pathways leading to inflammatory responses. Moreover, CBD assists in rebuilding mylenated sheaths that protect the neuronal cells.
3. Pure CBD Oil May Protect From Neurodegenerative Diseases
Neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s disease and Huntington's, are increasing mostly in industrialized countries. Fortunately, the introduction of pure CBD oil has greatly helped reduce the symptoms of these diseases. The good thing is that it has no side effects and can be used at high doses with no adverse effects. Pure CBD oil can be used for the treatment of epilepsy, vomiting and nausea, oxidative injury in heart disease, anxiety because of its anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant and antipsychotic properties. Interestingly, CBD has an inhibitory effect on the inactivation of endocannabinoids enhancing the action of these endogenous molecules on cannabinoid receptors. It also causes direct or indirect activation of receptors of serotonin. Another benefit lies in the fact that pure CBD oil has anti-inflammatory characteristics that help in cases of chronic brain inflammation. They also target the oxidative – stress and cellular dysfunction. Moreover, CBD also slows down brain aging which causes neurodegenerative diseases. It also helps patients who have Alzheimer's in the treatment of their behavioral and psychoactive dementia. In Parkinson’s disease, CBD administered to patients enabled them to sleep better and reduce pain. It also led to reduced tremors, rigidness and slowness of movement. Plus, symptoms of Huntington’s disease were also reduced with treatment through pure CBD oil.
4. Pure CBD Oil May Relieve Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms
When administered to patients who have Multiple Sclerosis, it improves objective test results such as coordination and bladder control tests. This happens because it has neuroprotective and immunosuppressive properties. Multiple Sclerosis patients face problems such as brain inflammation when immune cells activate. CBD inhibits the immune system reducing inflammatory responses in the central nervous system (CNS), preventing the immune system from attacking the CNS. It is also noted that CBD helps stop muscle stiffness and spasms in Multiple Sclerosis patients by preventing inflammation of the brain and the spine. Of course, multiple Sclerosis patients suffer from digestion problems. Thus, CBD, when administered, helps to relieve diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting. Plus, it helps to stimulate appetite in patients, which can be beneficial in healing and health. Again, CBD eases depression and chronic stress, which are also symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis. It does this by uplifting your mood by releasing endocannabinoids. Multiple sclerosis affects eyes by causing blurry vision and temporary blindness in some people. CBD prevents this by reducing inflammation of the optic nerve. Moving forward, CBD initiates apoptosis in pro-inflammatory cytokine secreting cells that are responsible for some of the Multiple Sclerosis symptoms triggered by the immune system.
5. Pure CBD Oil Has Therapeutic Potential for Schizophrenia
Clinical studies show that pure CBD oil may improve psychological performance and have antipsychotic properties for schizophrenia and manic episodes. CBD oil helps to reduce dopamine sensitization which has been linked to schizophrenia-related psychoses. The fact is, CBD prevents human experimental psychosis. When combined with antipsychotic medicines they prevent or treat psychosis and psychiatric disorders. It also activates serotonin receptors which can elevate your mood. Another exciting benefit is that pure CBD oil can affect learning, memory, and attention positively; hence it helps manage cognitive symptoms more efficiently. Moreover, it does improve not only learning and memory in healthy brains but also the aspects of education. In the same token, it can also lessen intense nervousness and enhance the sound related data in patients with schizophrenia.
APPLICATIONS x CBD
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Cannabinoid options of application:
Transdermal (Skin)-Topical Salve: This application is typically used for acute and direct application. Such as an ankle sprain, arthritis, tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, carpal tunnel, tennis elbow, fibromyalgia and migraines. Full-spectrum salves provide a whole panel of cannabinoids for increased potency.
Tinctures: Tincture oils are utilized in full-spectrum form (whole plant derived) and Isolated forms (Pure CBD) that are applied directly under the tongue or mixed in water. This form is typically used for direct application to the central nervous system and the entire body for ailments like anxiety, stress, epilepsy, insomnia, depression, PTSD, autoimmune responses, ADHD, cancer, systemic inflammatory disease such as, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and metabolic syndrome. All applications are available as CBD isolate, broad spectrum and full spectrum.
Soft Gels: Full-spectrum soft gels essentially have the same application as tincture oils. The difference is that each soft gel is measured to a specific milligram to provide a consumer with a perfectly measured dose of CBD. This would be used for any ailments one might use CBD for, including all the ones listed above.
Superfood powder: Super food green powder has a broad range of greens, phytonutrients, vitamins and of course CBD. This application is great to give some a nice, clean energy boost before a workout or just to get your day started naturally with improved focus.
Athlete Relations x Physiologist
Kai Pattison was born and raised on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii. Kai graduated with a Master’s degree in clinical physiology from Point Loma Nazarene University. He is very passionate about human physiology and the applications in sport performance, recovery and clinical diagnostics. Kai has specialized in cardiopulmonary diagnostics, exercise induced energy expenditure and metabolism. Kai has also gained extensive research experience at UCSD on Parkinson’s disease. He enjoys educating and informing people on the importance of exercise to reduce risk of multiple inflammatory diseases, such as diabetes and heart disease. His passion for alternative medicine enables him to strive when promoting health and wellness.