CBD oils have definitely become the talk of the year, both due to the fact that there have been more and more studies on their properties that have proven to be extremely beneficial for our health and due to the fact that they are versatile in terms of their use. But just how versatile are they?
Well, the truth is that you will rarely come across a case of a health condition or a disease whose symptoms CBD oils have not helped relieve. The main reason why this is the case is that CBD oils are a natural remedy, which means that they do not cause dependence on the substance whatsoever, while at the same time having a direct influence on our cannabinoid receptors (CB1 and CB2).
However, although CBD oils have endless benefits for a great number of conditions, we will focus on their six most common uses, ranging from headaches to more severe health conditions. You should also know that you can take CBD oils in different ways – by ingesting the oil, by getting a CBD vape juice, or by getting yourself some CBD capsules.
Before we jump into this list of top six CBD oils’ uses, you should make sure to consult your doctor before taking up this natural remedy just yet.
The reason why this is extremely important is that, although CBD oils are harmless, they can have some side effects when being used with some pharmaceutical drugs. Some of these side effects include diarrhoea, migraines, irritability, and dizziness. Make sure to avoid experiencing these unpleasant and uncomfortable side effects, so consult your doctor and start enjoying CBD’s many benefits as soon as possible!
The most common use of CBD oil is for pain relief. CBD oils can be used for a number of chronic pains including back pain, chronic migraines, fibromyalgia etc.
They have an anti-inflammatory effect and can also be used to relieve joint pain and swelling for rheumatoid arthritis. As mentioned, the best thing about CBD oils is that they don’t cause dependence, so they can be a great substitute for opioids (especially if it is used as a treatment for incurable diseases and/or pains).
Depression and anxiety
As you already know, most pharmaceutical drugs used to treat anxiety and depression cause side effects like insomnia, sexual dysfunction, drowsiness etc. Since CBD oils do not cause any dependence whatsoever, they are a great replacement for those drugs.
Additionally, they can help relieve the side effects of these drugs and are a great ally in reducing stress levels. They also help with insomnia and produce serotonin (‘the hormone of happiness’).
The most common medication for migraines are painkillers, but their downside is that they only numb the pain temporarily and can often cause dependence. This is where CBD oils come in. They interact with the brain and the nervous system and help limit inflammation, resulting in almost immediate pain relief.
To make sure no side effects occur, the best thing to do in this case is put a few drops of oil under the tongue or take a CBD capsule.
Researches on the correlation of autism and CBD oils are severely limited at the moment, and most of the treatments’ reviews you’ll come across online are by psychologists and parents who decided to take up such treatments at their own risk. Luckily, they were not disappointed!
In most of these cases, users claimed that CBD oils helped with violent episodes and helped alleviate anxiety. Moreover, the children became more included in social situations and actually started enjoying them.
Treatments for autism can contain up to 15 different medications. Additionally, each of them can be a great risk for a child’s health and can cause a number of different side effects. Parents who decided against them and use CBD oils as a natural remedy for their child’s symptoms could not be more content with the results!
Recovering alcoholics and drug addicts worldwide have started ‘a trend’ of using CBD to reduce cravings of substance abuse. In some cases, the withdrawal from these substances can be so severe that it causes seizures and delirium tremens, which can lead to death in 5% of recovering substance abusers.
Using CBD oils in such cases helps with irritability, hallucinations, and tremors. It actually modifies brain circuits related to the addiction in case, lowering the urge for such behavior and thus suppressing the negative effects of the addiction in question.
Being the second most common neurological disease, Parkinson’s disease is definitely a force to be reckoned with. Bad posture, tremors, and uncontrollable movements are just a few reasons why people diagnosed with this disease usually have a poor quality of life.
So what can CBD oils do to improve this condition? Up to 80% of neurons that produce dopamine can be destroyed by this illness, and CBD helps connect these pathways back.
This territory is still quite unexplored, but with a combination of CBD oils and regular Parkinson’s diseases’ medication, symptoms like tremors and muscle stiffness will surely become a thing of the past.
As you can see, CBD oils are quite versatile when it comes to their use! Of course, there are also lots of other conditions that can be treated with this natural remedy, but these six are definitely the most common ones.