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6 Amazing Health Benefits of CBD & THC

Medical Cannabis, The Science of Cannabis  |  7 min read  |  October 3, 2020

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6 Amazing Health Benefits of CBD & THC

 

Maintaining good health should be everyone’s priority. Lack of proper care of your health makes the body susceptible to infections and diseases. These cause damages to important body organs, which can drastically reduce life expectancy.

At the core of good health are three elements; exercise, sleep, and diet. Establishing the right balance of these elements optimizes body and mind functions. However, maintaining healthy habits is not easy.

Fortunately, scientists have discovered that CBD and THC can promote good health directly and indirectly. If you’re wondering what benefits they offer and how these two achieve these, read on to learn.

 

1.   Can Treat Anxiety and Depression

Anxiety and depression are common mental conditions affecting many people worldwide. If left untreated, these conditions can cause severe health problems that affect your overall well-being.

Research shows that CBD and THC can help reduce the levels of anxiety and depression. Their effects can ease disorders such as social anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder.

These cannabinoids interact with the endocannabinoid system (ECS), triggering the production of serotonin. This neurotransmitter is responsible for managing social behaviors and moods.

CBD also has soothing effects on the brain, which reduces emotional stress and discomfort that comes with public speaking.

 

2.   Treat and Prevent Acne

Acne is a skin disorder that breaks out mostly on the face, back, chest, and shoulders. Although it may be a genetic condition, various factors such as bacteria, excessive oil production, and swelling can also cause acne.

The sebaceous glands produce sebum, a natural oily substance that moisturizes and hydrates the skin. Although it helps to keep the skin moist, too much production of sebum can result in acne.

Studies show that CBD and THC have anti-inflammatory effects. That means they can treat this condition by controlling the production of excessive oil in the sebaceous glands.

 

3.   Fights Cancer

Cancer is a terminal illness that is hard to treat. The disease is characterized by abnormal cells that multiply uncontrollably, spreading in various parts of the body, destroying body tissues. It comes with various side effects such as chronic pain, nausea, and vomiting.

Using CBD tincture is one of the quick and effective ways of fighting and easing its symptoms. CBD is a powerful anti-tumor agent that can kill the tumor cells in cancer and leukemia.

Studies further reveal that CBD can help prevent the spread and growth of cancer cells in the cervix by destroying these harmful cells.

Although there’s no cure for cancer yet, CBD may be an effective solution to cancer because it manages the pain, discomfort, and side effects of chemotherapy. THC in regulated doses helps improve appetite in cancer patients.

 

4.   Helps to Ease and Prevent Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s is associated with the brain’s degeneration. It’s a deficiency affecting the neurotransmitter dopamine and can kill the dopamine cells, causing negative impacts on the ECS.

However, CBD with few traces of THC can help prevent and reduce Alzheimer’s and its symptoms. It has a neuroprotective and anti-inflammatory property. Therefore, consuming it influences ECS by regulating its functions.

It also helps in the production of neurons in the brain that is vital for memory. This is very helpful for people who have Alzheimer’s.

 

5.   Reduce Diabetes

Diabetes is a prevalent illness that affects both young and older people. The condition is caused by insufficient insulin production in the pancreas or when the pancreas produces non-functional insulin. As a result, the cells become insensitive to insulin, making the blood sugar level rise. It causes nerve damage and skin sensitivity.

However, the anti-inflammatory property of CBD can help with this. A study showed that CBD’s interactions with the body’s ECS could affect insulin, glucose, and insulin resistance levels.

ECS plays a vital role in the body response to insulin by either increasing or reducing insulin sensitivity. This is good for patients on insulin prescription since any slight change can increase or reduce blood sugar levels, making it hard to control.

Consuming CBD with THC elements helps reduce and manage the blood sugar level and prevent other side effects. It also helps with body functions and controls obesity that usually causes type 2 diabetes.

 

6.   Helps Treat Insomnia

Many people suffer from insomnia worldwide. Although it may be part of life, it can result in various problems if it becomes chronic.

Sleeping pills and other related medications can help with this. However, they are not effective and can cause addiction.

Research shows that using CBD with high THC concentration is the best medication for curing insomnia and giving you quality sleep. It interacts with ECS, which helps the body maintain homeostasis or a state of balance.

 

Conclusion

CBD and THC help in treating various health conditions. They come in the form of oil, capsules, tincture, edibles, or topical creams. However, it all depends on the condition you’re suffering from and the doctor’s prescriptions.

These are some of the amazing benefits you can get from using CBD and THC. With the right dosage of CBD and THC concentration, there’s no doubt that they’ll help to boost your health.

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