6 Uses for CBD

As the marijuana industry continues to grow, ebb and flow into a direction of acceptance and healing; we are exploring further methods of cannabis intake and the potential benefits of doing so.  One of those methods is the intake of cannabidiol, or CBD, available at Manna Molecular. 

Let’s look at a few simple ways CBD positively affects the mind and body.

Cigarette Addiction

In a study conducted by the researchers at the University College of London, 24 smokers received CBD inhalers or placebo inhalers.  They were instructed to take a puff every time they felt the need to puff on a cigarette.  Over the course of a week, those with the placebo inhalers saw no changes in the cigarettes they were previously intaking.  However, those who were taking hits off of the CBD inhalers saw a 40% drop in their cigarette intake.

PTSD

CBD has anti-anxiety, anti-inflammatory, and antipsychotic benefits that perpetuate a stable mental environment.  When fighting PTSD or anxiety, the pharmaceutical treatments tend to be serotonin reuptake inhibitors, antidepressant drugs, benzodiazepines, etc.  The above mentioned medications have adverse side effects such as limited response rates and residual symptoms, particularly in PTSD.  Since CBD lacks the psychoactive effects of THC, it has become very beneficial in the mental healing of patients with anxiety or PTSD.  

Insomnia

Even though tiredness seems to be a negative effect of CBD, for some it can be a welcome relief.  A study of 98 subjects (45 males and 53 females, all roughly around 22 years old was conducted to test the uses of cannabis in treatment of sleeping disorders.  Groups were categorized as non daily users, daily users, and non-user controls.  

As a result, 38.8% of daily users, 10.3% of non-daily users, and 20% of non-users were positively affected.  Daily marijuana users endorsed more sleep disturbance than non-daily users.  This is entirely related to THC being a psychoactive.  Further, when using CBD oil instead of THC, all you receive is the body high and a mental relaxor.  

Anti-Aging

Antioxidants are much like superfoods.  They slow down and/or reverse the aging process.  Antioxidants oxidize our cells.  This keeps our cells healthy and alive.  Various diseases and the aging process are the byproduct of not having enough oxygenations from our cells.  CBD works very much like an antioxidant in this way.  CBD works to oxidize our cells, which in turn brings us the same kinds of benefits we receive from antioxidants.

Acne

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Since Cannabidiol (CBD) has anti-inflammatory properties, it makes it a worthy advocate in the fight against pimples and other skin ailments.  Due to combined “lipostatic, antiproliferative and antiinflammatory effects, CBD has potential as a promising therapeutic agent for the treatment of acne.”

Reduces negative effects of THC

THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) is just one cannabinoid in the diverse group of cannabinoids within this umbrella of “CBD”. CBD counteracts the negative side-effects of THC, since it is the main psychoactive constituent of cannabis it can have adverse effects on mental health.  CBD, on the other hand, blocks the neuron from receiving the THC.  So, what you’re left with is only the positivity of mind and body.