The healing properties of plants have been known for centuries. And while cannabidiol oil, today commonly known as CBD oil, was discovered in the 1940’s, it wasn’t until 2018 that the United States Agriculture Improvement Act, also known as the Farm Bill, legalized CBD products with the caveat that the oil must be extracted from cannabis sativa (hemp) plants grown by a licensed producer according to federal regulations.
There are numerous methods of extracting CBD oil, with each method bringing its own unique quality to the oil. And like with most everything, quality is the name of the game. Now that you have a little bit of back history, let’s chat about the top three CBD health benefits based on solid scientific evidence.
- It has long been known that marijuana can help alleviate or lessen certain types of pain. So it stands to reason that CBD oil contains many of the same properties. When applied to the skin it can reduce several difficult types of pain that are often hard to control. The pain associated with certain conditions can often be managed with a regiment of CBD products.
- Numerous studies have shown CBD may offer relieve from everyday stress after both short and long term use. The authors of these studies also determined less risk of side effects and addiction to CBD products when used for self-care. Research has been done indicating that CBD may offer relief for those experiencing difficulty in both falling and staying asleep. A 2014 study determined CBD can help ease the symptoms of REM sleep disorder, a medical condition in which while sleeping a person involuntarily acts out their dreams.
- In 2017, the American Society for Clinical Investigation stated CBD may be a natural and effective method for treating high blood pressure and reducing stress related stroke danger. Researchers also believe the stress regulating properties CBD provides support heart health, while the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits can work to prevent heart related illnesses.
Other benefits include treatment for a wide variety of skin conditions and may offer protection to the brain from certain diseases including Alzheimer’s and dementia. But no matter what you’re considering using CBD for, it is important to always purchase CBD products from a reputable business. Here at Healing Leaf all of our CBD products are sourced from organically grown hemp, stringently tested for quality, and as always, as a licensed pharmacist Dr. Kovacs provides the education and experience to help you select the correct CBD products for your individual health concerns.