CBD benefits you may not know

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CBD is more than just relief for pain and inflammation

Many people already know that cannabidiol (CBD) oil can provide substantial relief for ailments such as chronic pain, inflammation and anxiety. However, the natural compound is able to help in many different ways and can fight a growing number of afflictions that are generally not easily addressed through lab-created chemical solutions.

CBD oil has been shown to prevent blood-pressure fluctuations that can result from stress. A study that was published two years ago provided the details, explaining that study volunteers were given either CBD or a placebo. Those who were administered CBD had lower blood pressure, which was found both before and after a stressful event. This means that CBD might help to reduce artery blockage, blood pressure and cholesterol levels, and could also reduce the cardiovascular response to stress.

One of the most interesting finds is that CBD can destroy bacteria – especially those that are resistant to drugs. The way in which this happens is still not completely clear, but some studies have already shown that CBD can slow down the progression of tuberculosis and newly emerging antibiotic-resistant superbugs.

A number of scientific studies, as well as anecdotal evidence, supports CBD as a treatment for certain types of cancer. It has already been positively identified to slow down the growth of certain types of cancers and some have also reported that cancer cells have been completely destroyed due to CBD.

Those who have to withstand skin conditions such as acne and eczema could also find relief through CBD. The compound has been shown to encourage abnormal cell death and regulate oil production of the skin and its anti-inflammatory properties can lower the production of sebum in the body.

Even the World Health Organization is now onboard, recently stating that CBD is safe for almost everyone. It cautions that women who are pregnant should most likely stay away until further research is available, but getting a thumbs-up by the health group is certainly a bonus.