Benefits of CBD
While research on the medical benefits of cannabidiol is still in the early stages, there is already vast support in the medical community for incorporating it into a larger treatment program for many conditions and symptoms. The most researched and proven uses of CBD to date are to treat certain types of epilepsy.
CBD is most commonly used as a natural treatment for chronic pain. There are many other uses of CBD hemp flowers beyond these, however, including to help treat or alleviate the following health and medical concerns:
- Anxiety and depression
- Insomnia and poor quality of sleep
- Lack of appetite and loss of body weight
CBD hemp oil can reduce inflammation, nerve pain, and muscle spasms. It can boost cardiovascular health and combat oxidative stress. It is currently used in substance abuse treatment for its ability to help eliminate addictions and has even been found helpful for losing weight. CBD is currently being studied for its purported benefits in treating symptoms and slowing the progression of certain diseases, including Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia and Dravet’s syndrome.
It is also being studied for its apparent ability to prevent Diabetes and protect against certain types of cancer. Ingested CBD hemp flower, as distinct from smoked or vaporized, offers certain nutritional benefits as well. Hemp contains protein, fatty acids, vitamins and minerals. You can digest and absorb these nutrients when you consume CBD flowers in such forms as tinctures, edibles, pills and sprays.
One other important benefit of CBD hemp flower for many people, regardless of their primary reasons for using it, is that, unlike marijuana, it does not produce a psychoactive or euphoric effect.
While recreational cannabis users may seek out this effect, many people who could benefit from using cannabis medically are dissuaded from doing so because they consider this quality a negative side effect. For this reason, products made with CBD hemp flower is often the preferred medication of the two for children and people with mental illnesses who have qualifying conditions for using either.
Recent evidence has shown a difference in the level of benefits produced from “whole plant” CBD hemp flower and products containing merely an extracted CBD isolate. This is believed to be due to the presence of supporting cannabinoids and terpenes in the hemp flower, including small, non-psychoactive proportions of THC.
Regardless of the benefits sought, products containing the entire CBD hemp flower can increase those aspects and produce a more significant overall effect.