A CBD-dominant, as opposed to CBD-rich, compound, such as CBD oil, is full of the neuroprotective compound found in the Cannabinoid plant, without the psychoactive THC compound. Here are just some of the ways that CBD oil can enhance your wellbeing or the wellbeing of a loved one looking for a natural alternative to pharmaceuticals.
1. Anxiety Relief: CBD helps us produce more of the good chemicals our bodies already make, such as anandamide. So, what’s anandamide? It's name derives from Sanskrit, "ananda," which means "bliss," and it's the same chemical that gets a boost when we take a bite of chocolate. CBD is, also, currently being tested for its effect on specific kinds of anxiety, such as social anxiety and phobias.
2. Pain Relief: We’re in the early stage of finding out just how CBD oil works in terms of pain relief, but it's quickly becoming the preferred alternative to addictive opioids. CBD oil seems to have anti-inflammatory effects, and has shown positive results in studies on its use by women who suffer from endometriosis.
3. Nausea Management and Appetite Inducer: CBD works on the somatodendritic receptors - which produce chemicals that send signals that we interpret as nausea - to slow down the production of these chemicals. Ingestion of CBD has also been shown to support increased appetite; however, the studies are still inconclusive. On the upside, no major side-effects of CBD oil have been found, so if you’re looking for a safe way to increase appetite, you might as well give it a try!