It may not be common knowledge, but “cannabis” is actually the name of a plant genus, not a single psychoactive shrub. Of course, the genus does include the psychoactive shrub in question that inspires tourists to flock to Amsterdam, but it also includes varieties of common hemp which can’t get anyone high.
The banned chemical in cannabis is, as you might have heard, called THC, but there’s another substance in these plants known as cannabidiol (CBD), which doesn’t have the same psychoactive properties.
It turns out that CBD oil is legal in the UK and can even be purchased on the high street. It may also have some surprising health benefits.
Here are some of the possible benefits of using CBD oil:
Products containing CBD have been authorised in Canada for treating pain associated with multiple sclerosis. [URL: Source]
Needless to say, that’s a pretty powerful endorsement of CBD as a potential painkiller.
Treatment of addictions
Addiction can easily ruin lives, and getting free from addictive behaviours is often anything but easy. For that reason, anything that can help smooth the process along and reduce cravings and withdrawals is a godsend.
It turns out there’s a good body of scientific evidence to suggest that CBD can help with kicking addictions through a variety of possible mechanisms, perhaps including protecting against neurotoxicity and increasing resilience to stress. [URL: Source]
Inflammation is thought to be at the heart of many, if not virtually all, of the chronic diseases people experience over their lifetime. Chronic inflammation has certainly been linked with metabolic disorders such as Type 2 Diabetes, for example.
Reducing inflammation is one of the real keys to overall health, but of course, constantly dosing yourself with potent and potentially harmful anti-inflammatory drugs is a terrible idea.
Luckily, rodent studies have suggested that CBD may reduce inflammation – even in the case of arthritis. [URL: Source]
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