Cannabis CBD Oil Explained

Cannabis CBD oil is a hot topic these days and many people are researching its medicinal properties. Our team at Cannabis Therapy would like to highlight some of the benefits of CBD oil and how it can be useful in treating ailments you could be suffering from.

We have all heard about THC, one of the primary compounds within cannabis that makes a person high. CBD is also a compound found in Cannabis but while it may be getting a lot of attention as a powerful medicine, it is anti-psychotic so will not make you high.

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Chemical structure of cannabidiol CBD. (Photo:Wikimedia Commons)

5 facts you should know about CBD Oil:

1. CBD is a primary compound found within cannabis

CBD is one of the many active compounds found within cannabis. THC and CBD are the two that are found in the highest concentrations, of all the compounds present within cannabis.

2. CBD is non-psychoactive

CBD is totally non psychoactive. It does not result in the patient experiencing any form of high, as he would when he takes THC. CBD is therefore an excellent medicine as it has little to no side-effects and can be taken by active individuals.

3. CBD has a wide range of medical benefits

Medical Properties of CBD Effects
Antiemetic Reduces nausea and vomiting
Anticonvulsant  Suppresses seizure activity
Antipsychotic Combats psychosis disorders
Anti-inflammatory Combats inflammatory disorders
Anti-oxidant Combats neurodegenerative disorders
Anti-tumoral/Anti-cancer  Combats tumor and cancer cells
Anxiolytic/Anti-depressant Combats anxiety and depression disorders

4. CBD reduces the negative effects of THC

CBD seems to offer natural protection against the marijuana high. Numerous studies suggest that CBD acts to reduce the intoxicating effects of THC, such as memory impairment and paranoia.

CBD also appears to counteract the sleep-inducing effects of THC, which may explain why some strains of cannabis are known to increase alertness.

5. Unfortunately CBD is still classed as illegal

CBD is powerful and unfortunately still classed as illegal in many cases. CBD oil is so effective but the large Pharmaceutical companies cannot patent a plant and cannot really make profits from it. For this reason you need to still get CBD oil from reliable sources. If you would like to know more, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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