What you need to know about the Cannabis ingredient that’s being used to treat conditions including stress, insomnia, anxiety, epilepsy and more.
For people who don’t want to get high, CBD doesn’t have the same mind-altering effects as marijuana, since it does not contain THC, the psychoactive component of the plant.
CBD oil is legal in the US but not yet in Australia. As of November 2017, hemp was legalized as a food product in Australia and available in different forms.
Former Denver Broncos quarterback Jake Plaummer takes a dose of cannabidiol in Colorado in 2016. CBD oil, often dispensed under the tongue with a dropper, has been regulated as a supplement in the U.S., not a medicine. (Denver Post via Getty Images)
Now, with funding from the National Institutes of Health, Blessing and group of collaborators are about to begin a clinical trial to test whether CBD can help people with post-traumatic stress disorder who also have moderate or severe alcohol use disorder.
This could open the door to more research to approve its use in other disorders.
CBD oil, as well as several other compounds present in cannabis plants, work naturally with your cannabinoid receptors, which form the endocannabinoid system and which are located mainly in the central nervous system and brain.
The human body’s endocannabinoid system is a huge network of cell receptor proteins that controls everything the human body does including bone development, sleep, appetite, reproduction, and motor control, to name a few. Since Cannabidiol works naturally with the ECS, the list of things CBD oil could potentially benefit is a long one…
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