CBD Oil

CBD OIL- A HEALTHY ALTERNATIVE

(Disclaimer- This article not to be taken as medical advice)

There are people who may never warm up to or desire the effects of THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol), whether it is medically approved or not. THC is the part of the plant which gives people the “high” feeling, also known as psychotropic effect.

They can still benefit from the wondrous substances the cannabis plant provides however, by using CBD oil. This is due to the fact humans have an endocannabinoid system as part of our make-up. A brief description is that the endocannabinoid system is important in maintaining homeostasis which is the maintenance of a stable internal environment despite fluctuations in the external environment.

According to an article from the website Norml.org:

“The endocannabinoid system, with its complex actions in our immune system, nervous system, and all of the body’s organs, is literally a bridge between body and mind. By understanding this system we begin to see a mechanism that explains how states of consciousness can promote health or disease.”

CBD oil (also known as hemp oil) can provide many benefits with no unwanted side effects so it is no wonder there is such interest of late. As of 2015 there were an estimate 20,000 medical articles in the search of PubMed scientific journals containing the words cannabis plus cannabinoid. CBD oil is legal in a large number of jurisdictions and ongoing research is showing promising results.

According to a recent article on the website www.HowToRemoveToxins.com:

“Scientist have shown that CBD oil has a pharmacological profile very similar to that of nonconforming anti psychotic drugs and has the same anti psychotic effects.”

The list of benefits being discovered and under research is hopeful and encouraging:

-May provide relief from pain and inflammation
-Helpful reducing anxiety in patients with social anxiety disorder
-Reduction in frequency of seizures
-Help reduce nausea and vomiting
-Provides an increased level of alertness, improved mood and better sleep
-Promotes cardiovascular health by protecting against the vascular damage caused by high glucose, inflammation or type 2 diabetes
-CBD oil may also provide relief for those who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder, panic disorder, and obsessive compulsive disorder.
-Studies show CBD oil may help patients fight various types of cancer
-Some evidence of protecting against the vascular damage caused by high glucose, inflammation or type 2 diabetes.

LEGALITY

CBD oil is legal in the United States and may be bought online.
The list of other countries in which CBD oil is legal is quite extensive:

Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Belize, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Guam, Guatemala, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Netherlands Antilles, Northern Ireland, Norway, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania, Russia, Slovenia, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, U.S. Virgin Islands, Uruguay.

HISTORY

Ancient societies have used the cannabis and hemp plants for a wide variety of things, with evidence being found as far back as 10,000 years. We may be getting the distinct feeling that old is new again…
Ah well such is it to be human. This time around hard science as we know it today is being applied. This gives a measure of comfort to most people, especially when the elderly and young ones need medical aid.

As Thomas Edison stated in 1902 ” “There were never so many able, active minds at work on the problems of disease as now, and all their discoveries are tending toward the simple truth that you can’t improve on nature.”

The cannabis plant itself even uses THC and other cannabinoids to promote its own health and prevent disease. Clearly something good is going on!

Stay tuned for updates on CBD oil and it’s many wondrous benefits.

Editor, Canadian Junior Report

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