As they say, prevention supercedes cure.
Cannabidiol (CBD oil) can be used as a treatment for major diseases such as Alzheimer’s, epilepsy, cancerous tumours, etc. as well as to prevent a variety of health disorders.
Before I get into what it can do, you need to know what CBD oil actually is(and why Australia is literally going nuts over it).
Background Info On CBD Oil
CBD oil is one of the 105+ high-occurring compounds extracted from the cannabis or marijuana plant(scientifically known as Cannabis Indica or Cannabis Sativa).
Unlike tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) – the cannabis-derived compound that causes a “high”, CBD has no psychoactive effects on its users when ingested.
It’s made by extracting the CBD compound from the cannabis plant after which it’s mixed with olive oil or any other suitable carrier oil(often times producing “hemp seed oil” which is really popular in Australia).
CBD oil is available in various forms: capsules, tinctures, sublingual supplements, liquid, paste, sprays, salves, creams, sweets and other edibles plus vape pens.
That makes it flexible for its various uses.
Here is a list of ailments CBD oil has been known to help with.
For assurance on these items check out this recent article Can CBD Really Do All That?.
Acne is one of the leading causes of low self-esteem for teenagers around the globe. It’s caused by hormonal glands and the overproduction of sebum by the sebaceous gland which clogs the skin surface and hair follicles.
Clogged skin, in turn, leads to breeding grounds for bacteria and dead kill cells that form unattractive black or white unattractive spots. CBD comes in to prevent acne by reducing sebum production, preventing the activation of acne-inducing agents such as inflammatory cytokines as well as reducing the number of lipids produced on the skin surface.
- Alzheimer’s Disease and Similar Neurodegenerative Diseases
Research has shown the use of CBD oil decreases the occurrence of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Harrington’s disease. It works by eliminating the oxidative stress in the body. Old people at the risk of ailing from such diseases should try a daily dosage of CBD oil as a preventive measure.
For people who have epilepsy, the constant intake of CBD oil can help prevent regular seizures due to its physical and neurological regulating properties. It also acts as an anticonvulsant and prevents neuron damage which is a common seizure-trigger.
Sleeping pills are not always a healthy option when trying to prevent insomnia as one can develop dependency or tolerance. Applying a few drops of CBD oil on your pillowcase is a natural and healthier alternative that will give you a wonderful sleep, every day. All this is due to its strong sedative properties that decrease brain activity, calm anxiety and stimulate relaxation. Inhaling or rubbing it on your chest is also alternatives to rubbing some on your pillowcase.
Working out is such a strenuous way to keep your weight in check. So why not try to manage it using CBD oil?
CBD oil works by maintaining healthy blood sugar, stimulating the production of genes and proteins that break down fat and increasing the production of calorie burning mitochondria. The oil further promotes the production of brown fat tissue as opposed to white fat which is easily converted to energy. Lipogenesis, known as the expression of proteins involved in the production of lipid compounds is also curbed.
CBD oil inhibits cancer cell growth and may even induce cell death of abnormal cancerous cells, particularly in lung and breast cancer. It also contains anti-mutagenic properties that lower the risk of you getting cancer. Further, its ant proliferative, pro-apoptotic effects inhibit cancer cell migration, adhesion and invasion.
CBD oil regulates an overactive immune system which is the main known cause of allergic reactions. When in areas with allergy-inducing agents such as pollen and dust apply or inhale some CBD oil. It might not work in all cases, but it will sure help.
Heart Failure and Heart Disease
Although this requires further research, a 2013 study revealed that CBD oil enhances vasorelaxation of arteries which prevents vascular damage in high glucose environments. Further, it effectively treats high blood pressure and reduces cholesterol which in turn reduces the risk of stroke, heart attack and metabolic syndrome. The stress and anxiety-reducing properties of the oil also keep blood pressure low, curb stress-induced cardiovascular response, prevent cell death and prevent inflammation associated with heart disease.
CBD oil treatment does not only cure diabetes but can reduce the incidence of diabetes by almost 50%. It reduces insulin resistance using its anti-inflammatory properties.
Drug Addiction Relapse
It only takes a minute to relapse even after months or years of staying clean. However, a 2018 article recently revealed CBD could help keep you clean due to its non-psychoactive properties which are key in treating psychiatric disorders.
Using CBD As A Preventative Measure
When using CBD oil as a preventative measure, use it in small doses to avoid facing a few of its downsides.
The side effects may include low blood pressure, fatigue, dry mouth, lightheadedness, hypotension, and impaired motor functions, nausea and diarrhoea- all of which have been experienced by an Aussie at some point or another.
However, you should know that research in 2011 revealed that, when used in small doses, CBD oil has mild or non-existent side effects(although in the piece Cannabidiol (CBD) — what we know and what we don’t by Harvard.edu, we learned that there is still much more research needed on this compound).
In case you have a pre-existing health condition, it would be advisable to seek your Australian doctor’s opinion before embarking on a daily dose of CBD.
Do not use the oil for cooking due to its low smoking point.
CBD oil is also still illegal in many countries such as Dubai and would not be recommended in such states.
CBD Oil In Australia
People in Australia seeking to improve their health are increasingly turning to these hemp oil products in hopes of getting better sleep, increased energy, and a variety of other benefits that CBD is known to have.
Fortunately, the AU government recently signed many provisions into law that give Aussies better access to hemp seed oil and other medicinal MJ products.
In Victoria, Queensland, and New South Wales, people have never been happier!
Check out your city’s current rules on these formulas to see if you could benefit from using a liquid tincture like this.
The sublingual oils that go under the tongue are super popular right now all around the country.
Near Adelaide and Melbourne, many shops are popping up selling CBD for discount prices and you can also order cannabidiol online.
Conclusion(Main Things To Keep In Mind)
Look for a trusted CBD oil supplier for pure CBD oil or CBD oil products.
Watch out for random retailers that sell non-pure oil which does not deliver the many benefits of CBD oil.
Once you get your oil, you want to try it in small doses to see its effect on your body and skin since your body chemistry is different from most people; do not follow a friend’s prescription.
You now have substantive information to compel you to try out CBD oil. Don’t miss out on this AU treat!
Of course, make sure to check with your physician before using anything- but we think its fair to say that cannabis oil is pretty safe in general.
Vet your suppliers before purchasing….and as always….ENJOY!