CBD Scientific Research
Studies Show CBD Hemp Oil Inhibits Pain Receptors and More
With CBD ( cannabidiol ) gaining popularity throughout the US and increasing sales, so have the scientific studies done on it’s benefits. These CBD products went from being taboo to being one of the hottest topics in natural pain management. In fact, CBD derived from hemp Oil is now legal in all 50 states!
But what about the science behind it all? What do we know about why hemp oil is so beneficial?
Now more than ever before, people are curious about CBD hemp oil, it’s properties, it’s ingredients, and the science behind it. This curiosity doesn’t stop with the general public either. Medical professionals and scientists are now exploring CBD as a treatment as well.
Here’s what we have learned so far….
In the hemp cannabis Sativa plant, we see both CBD and THC. However, the THC is a trace amount ( causing no-effect )while the CBD content is high. This low percent of THC and the high percent of CBD benefits people without making them feel high.
In 2015 a study by Hebrew University found that whole-plant, CBD-rich extract had a much better health value compared to single-molecule CBD extract.
The reason CBD hemp oil works so well in the human body comes down to the endocannabinoid system (ECS). This system functions as a signal pathway. It has a lot of control over stress, anxiety, depression, and inflammation, among other conditions it treats.
When you ingest CBD or topically apply it through creams and oils, the CBD is binds with CB1 and CB2 receptors. It does this without activating any of the psychoactive effects of the trace amounts of THC. Because of this, you experience the many benefits without feeling high.
CBD gives similar feelings medical marijuana does, with some differences. For example, CBD oil will relax you and help you destress. You may even find that your muscles feel more relaxed, too. Mental health disorders such as anxiety, depression, and PTSD can improve as well.
It is these anti-inflammatory components of CBD hemp oil that have allowed people to find pain relief. One product that has helped significantly is the CBD creams and lotions. These topicals have a direct impact on the area in pain. The binding of the CBD and receptors is also known to do wonders for mental health and associated disorders.
According to recent studies and research, CBD could be leading to pain relief because it helps reduce the bodies ability to absorb endocannabinoid anandamide, a pain-regulating receptor.