CBD oil is commonly extracted in hemp, which is related to marijuana. One should note that marijuana and hemp are two entirely different plants, although they share the same scientific name. In this article, we explore the Top Benefits of CBD Oil to patients.
CBD is known to be able to treat psychosis, depression, and anxiety. Experiments done on rats were used to check the anti-anxiety properties of extracted CBD oil. It was shown that the rats had a decrease in defensive behavior after being exposed to predators. Normally, exposure to predators will create panic attacks in the rats and even induce post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD. Extracted CBD oil reduces the marble-burying behavior of rats, showing promising results in decreasing obsessive-compulsive disorders in humans. CBD oil has also shown to block negative memories, which is connected to pathophysiology related to PTSD. According to this research, mental impairment lasted a long time while in the experiments, it lasted twenty-two days with the rats.
Evidence has shown that CBD plants were used in Chinese medicine to treat various disorders such as nausea, inflammation, and pain. The CBD oil extract is anticonvulsant because of the CBD oil’s neuroprotective property. CBD oil blocks the equilibrated transporter of nucleoside and enhances the 5-HT1A receptors activities. It also activates the peroxisome receptor and has a polyphenolic nature which mentions CBD oil as an antioxidant. Polyphenols are usually found in chocolate, fruits, vegetables, and wine and help fight cell damage.
Antioxidant properties are related to oxidative stress. Oxidant stress is the balancing of free radicles and oxygen the blood. Free radicles can cause damage in the tissue, cell mutation, and cell death in the body. Free radicles are known to be unstable, like how the surrounding air turns the color of the apple brown. Foul air can rust the cells of the body, and long periods of oxidative stress can damage the body’s organs and result in organ dysfunction. It seems that the extracted CBD oil activates an immune response in the body to combat oxidative stress.
A research paper studied how CBD oil affects disc degeneration on the vertebrae. It discusses that disc degeneration is a process that involves hypoxia, reduction in glycosaminoglycan, and inflammation. In a study, CBD injections were provided to rats with disc tail injuries. The results showed that disc injuries were weakened after scanning the rats under an MRI machine. It shows that CBD oil may have possible use in treating disc degeneration.