CBD oil has entered the public discourse recently, and much discussion has focused on its possible benefits, potential pitfalls and a government whose legislation is muttering and stuttering far behind the modern conversation. With Kim Kardashian recently hosting a CBD oil themed baby shower, however bizarre that may sound, there’s no denying it has truly gone mainstream. Although the dope derivative may have obvious connotations with getting red eyed, hungry and high, this couldn’t actually be further from the truth. In fact, CBD Oils uses exist and extend far beyond touching the sky. Here are some potential ones; these 5 IDEAL uses of CBD oil.

TO RELIEVE PAIN

Using marijuana for pain relief is not a new concept. Certain components of marijuana, in particular CBD, have anti-inflammatory properties and pain relieving effects. Some studies have shown, when used on rats and mice, CBD significantly reduced inflammation and sciatic nerve pain. What’s more, it has particularly proven to be effective in reducing pain related to arthritis. An oral spray, Sativex, has been used to treat multiple sclerosis related pain and is approved in certain parts of Canada and Europe.

MANAGING WITHDRAWAL

Several studies have shown CBD to be beneficial for managing addiction and withdrawal. Some evidence suggests that CBD may help people quit smoking, as it’s been suggested that it modifies the circuits in the brain related to addiction and thereby reduces dependency and drug-seeking behaviour.

POSSIBLE ANXIETY EASER

Anxiety and depression are some of the most common mental health issues in the world. While avoiding marijuana use is strongly recommended, to avoid triggering or amplifying anxiety, CBD has been shown to curb the feeling of anxiousness and paranoia in some patients. As a natural alternative to commonly prescribed pharmaceutical drugs used to treat anxiety and depression, or in tandem, CBD oil can be useful. Of course, simply self medicating without doctor’s advice, or ignoring more conventional medicines and established medical wisdom, would be a foolish move and is inadvisable.

TREAT ACNE

Acne is the scourge of many a teenager and adult alike. Modern medicine has been able to treat it with some success, but a more holistic approach to acne management generally results in clearer skin. Acne occurs when oil glands attached to the hair follicles are stimulated due to hormonal changes. The exact cause of acne is not known but genetics, inflammation and overworked sebaceous glands play a part in causing acne. As CBD has anti-inflammatory properties and the ability to prevent sebaceous glands from overproducing sebum, it could be used to treat acne, though studies are still ongoing.

POTENTIALLY COMBAT HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE

Recent research has drawn a possible link between CBD and an improved circulatory system, with the potential of CBD to lower high blood pressure cited. Heart attack, strokes and metabolic syndrome are some health condition caused by high blood pressure, and there is a hope that in the future, CBD may be an effective and natural treatment for high blood pressure. Of course, research is ongoing and by no means conclusive yet, but the potential is there.

 

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Rachel is the beauty and fashion director at IDEAL. She loves trying new products and is an avid fan of London's fashion, from the high end to the high street.