Already used by thousands of people around the world, CBD oil has proven to be safe, and often more effective, alternative to regular medication. It is already available in many parts of the world, either as a prescription drug or an over-the-counter drug (i.e. available to purchase without special instructions from a doctor), depending on the local laws regarding CBD and the severity of the symptoms it is intended for.

CBD oil is derived from cannabis, otherwise known as marijuana, and is an increasingly popular natural remedy. It is not in any way a psychoactive drug, and will therefore never cause users to feel a ‘high’ like they would when smoking regular marijuana. Here are the top health benefits of CBD:

Pain Relief

Marijuana has been used as a pain reliever for hundreds of years, and recently scientists have been able to prove that CBD is the active component responsible for this property. In short, our bodies contain a system called the endocannabinoid system, which is responsible for our immune system and pain receptors, amongst other bodily functions. CBD works to reduce pain by in interacting with neurotransmitters responsible for pain, as well as reducing our body’s inflammatory response.

CBD can also be used in combination with THC, another component of marijuana, to alleviate the pain and symptoms of more serious conditions such as multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis.

Acne Treatment

CBD oil can potentially be used as a treatment for acne. This is because of it’s anti-inflammatory properties – applying some of this oil directly to your face can reduce the appearance of breakouts, as well as preventing the excess production of sebum.

Reduces Anxiety

A number of studies, both human and animal, have shown that CBD is effective at significantly reducing feelings of anxiety, without the harmful side-effects of other anti-anxiety medications. CBD simply calmed the subjects down, without causing drowsiness, headaches, or agitation. Also, unlike many popular anti-anxiety medications, CBD is not addictive, therefore making it safer to use.

Relieve Cancer Symptoms

Although it cannot prevent or reverse the progression of cancer, CBD oil can be very helpful in reducing the symptoms of cancer and the side-effects of the various treatments available. For example, using CBD oil can alleviate nausea and vomiting that are unfortunately common in patients undertaking chemotherapy.

Many cancer patients also suffer from chronic pain, which CBD can help to reduce. Normal painkillers are often not strong enough or are dangerous to take in larger doses in case of an overdose or developing an addiction.