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When the CBD (cannabidiol) molecule was isolated from marijuana, it was found that it was different from THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). The scientists discovered that THC was responsible for the psychoactive effects of marijuana and that CBD not only did not have these effects but also had many medicinal properties.
In parallel, marijuana producers managed to create hybrid varieties of Cannabis with extremely low THC content, intended for the production of medical marijuana. The oil obtained from these strains has high CBD content. It is not a miracle cure for all diseases, but it can complement other treatments with no or very few side effects.
Diseases in which CBD can help
Insomnia - CBD has an analgesic and calming effect. Its consumption is not recommended if you have to perform precision activities or that require concentration and quick reflexes, such as driving. This effect will help us if we have trouble sleeping, as it will help us relax and get to sleep better. It seems that some people have also improved the quality of this dream since they manage to sleep more hours in a row without interruptions.
Analgesic - There are many diseases that cause chronic pain. Rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis or fibromyalgia maybe some of them. Since CBD has analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects, it can help to naturally replace other synthetic products such as ibuprofen or other NSAIDs.
Complementary cancer therapy - One of the side effects of cancer chemotherapy treatments are nausea and vomiting that they cause in some patients. CBD has proven effective in relieving these discomforts, as well as in combating the pain caused by some cancers.
On the other hand, laboratory investigations are being carried out in which the direct anti-cancer action of CBD, which has destroyed cancer cells of some types of cancers, has been proven in test tubes. This opens a way of hope to fight one of the diseases that affects 14 million people every year around the world.
Help against anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress - Phytocannabinoids such as CBD and THC act in our body when they bind to the receptors of our endocannabinoid system located in the brain and nervous system. CBD and THC produce changes in cellular functioning and have different effects throughout the body.
This would explain why cannabis has been so used by those affected to relieve some mental illnesses such as post-traumatic stress in war veterans, anxiety or depression.
Multiple sclerosis - CBD is effective in improving spasticity symptoms in multiple sclerosis patients. AD causes spasms, severe pain and difficulty falling asleep. Spasticity affects the mobility of the patient, speech or other activities of daily life.
Topical use of CBD
CBD oil is also present in parapharmacy and cosmetic products. The analgesic, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties of cannabis are used to prepare creams, gels, and ointments that we can use to relieve muscle and joint pain. You can visit the Royal CBD FAQ page to learn more about CBD product benefits, usage and select the CBD product range that they offer.
CBD is also indicated to relieve some skin diseases, such as psoriasis, acne or atopic dermatitis. If you want more information about what CBD can do for your skin, visit the Weediid website. In our CBD section you can find out about all the benefits of CBD products: creams, shampoos, ointments, and massage gels are not considered doping products, they are not toxic and have no side effects.