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Possible Bennefits

The rise in popularity of CBD over the past few years has led to a significant amount of research to back up subjective claims. There are several preclinical research studies, as well as clinical human studies that support the benefits of CBD.

1. Antipsychotic effects:

 Studies suggest that CBD may help people with schizophrenia and other mental disorders by reducing psychotic symptoms. 

2. Anti-tumor effects/Fight Cancer:

In test-tube and animal studies, CBD has demonstrated anti-tumor effects. In animals, it has been shown to prevent the spread of breast, prostate, brain, colon and lung cancer.

3. Substance abuse treatment:

CBD has been shown to modify circuits in the brain related to drug addiction. In rats, CBD has been shown to reduce morphine dependence and heroin-seeking behavior.

4. Pain Relief:

One of the most celebrated health benefits of CBD oil is its analgesic effects. It's thought that CBD interacts with receptors in the brain and immune system to reduce inflammation and alleviate pain. Some studies published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine, found that CBD significantly reduces inflammation in mice and rats-but it's not only rodents that experience these effects. A 2008 review identified that CBD offered effective pain relief in humans without inducing adverse side effects.

5. Anti-Seizure:

Over the years, a number of high profile cases have raised awareness of CBD's anti-seizure properties, but it's only recently that science has been able to confirm this link. A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial published in The New England Journal of Medicine explored the effect of CBD medication on young adults with Dravet syndrome, a rare type of epilepsy with seizures that are often induced by fever. Those who received CBD saw their seizure frequency drop by a median of 38.9%.

The widest body of clinical research has been conducted on the ability of CBD to help reduce seizures associated with childhood epilepsy. CBD has shown to be so effective at treating seizures in children that a synthetic version of CBD known as Epidiolex was recently approved for the treatment of seizures in people two years old and older.

6. Combat Anxiety:

While CBD is most commonly used to treat physiological symptoms, there's a growing body of research that indicates it can also be used in the therapy of a range of mental health conditions, including anxiety. A study by the University of Sao Paulo found that CBD significantly reduces subjective anxiety, leading investigators to conclude that "These results suggest that CBD reduces anxiety in {social anxiety disorder} and that this is related to it's effects on activity in the limbic and paralimbic brain areas."

7. Reduce Risk of Diabetes:

A rarely discussed health benefit of CBD oil is how it can reduce the risk of developing diabetes. In a study published in Neuropharmacology, researchers set out to explore what effect CBD would have on non-obese diabetes-prone female mice. Only 32% of the mice that received the CBD were diagnosed with diabetes, compared to the 100% of the untreated group.

8. Fight Cancer:

Research indicates that CBD may be valuable in the treatment of cancer in a number of different ways. CBD as well as some of the other compounds found in cannabis have an anti-tumor effect and can amplify the death of tumor cells in both colon cancer and leukemia. In addition, investigations have shown that CBD can be used to stop the spread of cancer cells in cervical cancer cells. It is important to note that the vast majority of CBD and cancer studies are pre-clinical, meaning they're not conducted on human or even mammalian test subjects, and the findings, while promising should not be construed as conclusive proof that CBD can cure cancer.

9. Skin Diseases and Acne:

CBD has powerful antibacterial properties, and because CBD is also a powerful anti-inflammatory compound, it can help reduce inflammation associated with acne.  It's a known fact that CBD has shown the ability to control Basal Cell Carcinoma cancer cells and prevent them from growing, proliferating, and spreading. CBD, with it's effects on the cannabinoid receptors and immune cells, has the potential to help improve inflammatory skin conditions like atopic dermatitis, contact dermatitis, and even Rosacea. CBD also being a strong antioxidant, can also help protect our skin from the sun's harmful ultraviolet rays. The best way to use CBD for skin conditions is to apply it topically. Unlike ingesting CBD which can take up to an hour or two to take effect, applying it topically allows our skin to absorb it quickly so you can expect it to take effect immediately.

10. Heart Health:

Recent research has linked CBD with several benefits for the heart and circulatory system, including the ability to lower high blood pressure. Studies indicate that CBD may also be a natural and effective treatment for high blood pressure.