What is CBD oil? This is what most people are asking when they hear about it. What are CBD oil and why is it so important to many marijuana users and advocates?
Cannabidiol or CBD is also known as hemp cannabis oil or hemp hemp cannabis extract. Cannabidiol can only be found in certain parts of the world, including parts of Canada and Australia. Cannabidiol was first discovered in 1940 by a group at the University of Mississippi. It is just one of the 113 identified phytocannabinoids in marijuana plants, and accounts for roughly 40% of marijuana’s plant extract.
CBD oil is believed to work by reducing inflammation in the brain. Inflammation is known to cause a variety of health issues such as depression, anxiety, and even memory loss in older adults. The chemical may also help prevent diseases such as cancer, Parkinson’s, and even Alzheimer’s. This is because it reduces the activity of a type of brain receptor called the CB1 receptor. This reduces the ability of the receptor to transmit chemicals from the brain into the bloodstream. It appears that this effect allows the body to use a different set of chemicals from the brain without being overwhelmed by the amount of chemicals it is taking in.
It should be noted that although CBD oil has been approved by the FDA for medical purposes, it is still not legal in some states. It also cannot be purchased over the counter, so medical marijuana advocates in those states may use it under the recommendation of a physician. There are also some limitations in terms of dosage as well as how often a patient can take it.
CBD oil has been shown to improve brain’s functions in various studies. In one study, subjects who took it twice a day for a month showed improvements on a test called the Trail Making Test, or TRT. Those who took it four times a day for the same length of time showed improvements on another test called the Visual Motor Task Test or VMT. In another study, subjects who took the drug showed an improvement in their visual memory after three weeks of using it. This effect has been repeated on post-traumatic stress disorder, which is common in veterans returning from Iraq or Afghanistan.
It’s good news that the substance has shown signs of benefit for those who suffer from various mental illnesses, but it’s important to note that it has not yet been fully proven. Studies in mice and rats have only shown the benefits in terms of reducing inflammation. of human subjects, however, are still underway. That said, it’s encouraging to know that there are promising results from some users, and it’s possible that we will soon be seeing a breakthrough in treating and even curing some of today’s mental disorders.