WHAT ARE THE EFFECTS OF CBD?
About CBD ( cannabidiol ), we say everything, and it’s the opposite. Especially when it comes to the effects of this active substance in cannabis on the body. Because, unlike THC, CBD does not modify the state of consciousness of consumers: it acts directly on the receptors linked to pain, anxiety, and anxiety (which explains why it is partly legal in the UK). And it could even be used to treat serious ailments. Here are six examples of the positive effects of CBD!
CBD counteracts the effects of THC
Not only does CBD not have psychoactive effects (it does not get consumers 'high'), it even helps counteract the psychotropic properties of THC, especially those related to anxiety. Indeed: too much THC consumption can generate negative effects (what we would call a “bad trip”), going as far as panic and paranoia. However, the sedative attributes of CBD act on the effects caused by THC, in particular anxiety attacks and increased heart rate. It is therefore an excellent relaxant.
CBD helps relieve pain
If cannabidiol is used more and more in a therapeutic setting, it is because it acts on pain and inflammation. This cannabinoid attaches to specific receptors in the body (CB1 and CB2) and optimizes the nervous system's natural response to pain. Its analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties help millions of patients with chronic inflammatory diseases (rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia …) to alleviate their suffering in excellent conditions. For English speakers, this study is a mine of information on this subject.
The positive effects of CBD are felt in anxiety and depression
More effective than antidepressants, CBD? If it is difficult to be so categorical, it is clear that the effects of CBD go beyond simple physiology to tackle mental disorders. Due to its anxiolytic properties, CBD tends to regulate the mood of consumers and to act on anxiety attacks, symptoms of anxiety, and all the manifestations linked, directly or indirectly, to depression. Some studies go even further: cannabidiol could be used as a substitute for antipsychotics (neuroleptics) to fight against schizophrenia.
The effects of CBD affect many other diseases
Other ailments, from the mildest (acne) to the heaviest ( multiple sclerosis ) could be treated through the therapeutic use of CBD. In the form of a cream, it is already used to limit the effects of acne, having sebostatic attributes. Along with THC, CBD is also one of the active ingredients of a drug prescribed to patients with multiple sclerosis (Sativex). That's not all: CBD extends its positive effects to other symptoms like nausea and vomiting, chronic inflammation of the bowel and colon, epilepsy, and diabetes.
CBD helps fight addictions
It takes large amounts of CBD to give the same effects as THC, which is why heavy cannabis users (in search of its psychoactive properties) cannot use it as a substitute. However, CBD is still popular with drug addiction doctors as part of THC withdrawal. And it would also be very effective for smoking cessation or to fight against addiction to certain drugs derived from opiates.
CBD could help treat serious illnesses
The positive effects of CBD don't end there. Studies are underway to determine the benefits of this molecule in the fight against more serious conditions, such as certain types of cancer. Research on the subject tends to show that the anti-angiogenesis action of CBD inhibits the development of tumors(and the proliferation of cancer cells in the body). In addition, the euphoric effects of CBD alleviate pain and nausea in patients undergoing chemotherapy. These benefits have been known for a long time, but significant research remains to be done to confirm them. Note that the concentrations allowed to give such results are much higher than the average of CBD that one meets in the non-prescription products (between 1 and 4%).