Benefits of CBD Oil – Could CBD Oil Relieve Your Condition?

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Benefits of CBD Oil – Could CBD Oil Relieve Your Condition?

By Marty Loughlin

 

What is CBD

 

When my wife was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer only to be followed by my youngest son being diagnosed with a brain tumor, we were desperate to find alternatives to the conventional treatments that their doctors prescribed to treat them. During our research to determine alternative treatment options, our family learned about and implemented the healing properties of CBD, also known as cannabidiol.  I want to share all of the amazing benefits of CBD that my research uncovered in this report.

 

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CBD is one of more than 80 cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. While THC is the most widely known cannabinoid found in the marijuana plant, CBD is quickly becoming just as well known in the medical community. CBD comes primarily from the hemp plant which falls under the cannabis umbrella like its cousin the marijuana plant.

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While THC is psychoactive (causes a high) and is still illegal in most states, CBD is non-psychoactive (no high and anti-anxiety) and legal in all 50 states when derived from the hemp plant according to FDA regulations. CBD actually has a more wide variety of applications and benefits than THC and some of the other most well known cannabinoids.

 

What are CBD’s benefits?

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CBD benefits

 

How does CBD compare to THC in certain applications?

 

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CBD has recently become one of the most researched substances on the planet due to all of its medicinal uses. If you search the term “cannabanoid” on www.pubmed.gov, you would find over 18,000 studies published on them, and over 1300 studies on cannabadiol (CBD)!   Luckily, we’ve saved you the work of sifting through all of these by listing the more notable studies alphabetically by associated condition below.

The U.S. government has known about the healing benefits of CBD for years having filed a patent on cannabinoids as an antioxidant and neuroprotectant back in 1999 as can be seen here.  While THC continues to be a class 1 drug making it illegal in most states, and nearly all synthetic cannabanoids manufactured by pharmaceutical companies haven’t passed phase 3 trials to make them available in the U.S., CBD derived from hemp is legal and available to people who can benefit from it in all 50 states right now. 

Fox News recently ran a story on the potential health benefits of CBD derived from hemp oil and interviewed Ty Bollinger who recently produced an incredible 11 part series called “The Quest For the Cures” about underlying causes and alternative treatments for cancer.  Here’s what he had to say:

 

 

 

 

Honestly, people shouldn’t ask what CBD does help, but “what doesn’t it help?”  We have compiled a short list of just some of the ailments shown to be positively affected by incorporating CBD.  Scroll down to find your specific ailment and some of the studies associated with it.

Many of them elaborate on how CBD interacts with our body’s endocannabanoid system (ECS) to bring about healing in the body. Our ECS is our body’s master regulator whose job it is to help it achieve a state of balance.

 After you’ve researched your ailment, be sure to check out the videos below this section sharing reports and doctor’s opinions on CBD.

Studies showing benefits of CBD by ailment:

 

ALS:

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Cannabidiol: A Promising Drug for Neurodegenerative Disorders (PubMed)
Cannabis and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (PubMed)

Alzheimer’s:

CBDAlzheimers

Cannabidiol: A Promising Drug for Neurodegenerative Disorders (PubMed)
The therapeutic potential of the endocannabinoid system for Alzheimer’s disease (PubMed)
Endocannabinoid signalling in Alzheimer’s disease (PubMed)
Cannabidiol in vivo blunts beta-amyloid induced neuroinflammation (PubMed)

Anxiety:

CBDAnxiety

Antidepressant-like and anxiolytic-like effects of cannabidiol (PubMed)
Cannabidiol reduces the anxiety induced by simulated public speaking in social phobia patients (PubMed)
Anxiolytic effects of cannabidiol (CBD) in generalized social anxiety disorder (Pub Med)

Arthritis:

Cannabidiol is an oral anti-arthritic therapeutic in murine collagen-induced arthritis (PubMed)
Involvement of the endocannabinoid system in osteoarthritis pain (PubMed)

Autism:

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Autism Can Be Treated With Cannabis
Mutations found in individuals with autism interfere with endocannabinoid signaling in the brain
Consequences of cannabinoid and monoaminergic system disruption in autism spectrum disorders (PubMed)

Bipolar:

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Cannabinoids in bipolar affective disorder: a review and discussion of their therapeutic potential (PubMed)
Cannabinoids in bipolar affective disorder

Cannabinoids in bipolar affective disorder: a review and discussion of their therapeutic potential (PDF)

Cancer:

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General

Cancer

NBC News Report: CBD “Turns Off” the cancer gene

Cannabidiol as potential anticancer drug (PubMed)
Cannabidiol inhibits angiogenesis by multiple mechanisms (PubMed)
NCI Cannabanoids (PDQ)
Cannabidiol inhibits cancer cell invasion via upregulation of tissue inhibitor of matrix metalloproteinases-1 (PubMed)

Lung

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Cannabidiol inhibits lung cancer cell invasion and metastasis via intercellular adhesion molecule-1C (PubMed)
Anti-invasive action of cannabidiol on human lung cancer cells (PubMed)

CBD may increase lung cancer’s susceptibility to specialized killer cells

Breast

breast cancer

Science: Cannabidiol inhibits tumour growth in leukemia and breast cancer in animal studies
Antitumor effects of cannabidiol in breast cancer
Cannabidiol Induces Programmed Cell Death in Breast Cancer Cells
Antitumor activity of plant cannabinoids with emphasis on the effect of cannabidiol on human breast carcinoma (PubMed)
Pathways mediating the effects of cannabidiol on the reduction of breast cancer cell proliferation, invasion, and metastasis (PubMed)
Cannabidiol as a novel inhibitor of Id-1 gene expression in aggressive breast cancer cells (PubMed)

Glioma / Brain

Antitumor effects of cannabidiol, a nonpsychoactive cannabinoid, on human glioma cell lines
Antitumor effects of cannabinoids in gliomas
Cannabidiol inhibits human glioma cell migration (PubMed)
Cannabidiol inhibits proliferation and invasion of glioma cells through a multitarget effect (PubMed)

Leukemia

Cannabidiol-Induced Apoptosis in Human Leukemia Cells
Science: Cannabidiol inhibits tumour growth in leukemia and breast cancer in animal studies
Cannabidiol-induced apoptosis in human leukemia cells (PubMed)

Prostate/Colon

Towards the use of non-psychoactive cannabinoids for prostate cancer (PubMed)

In Vitro Anticancer Activity of Plant-Derived Cannabidiol on Prostate Cancer Cell Lines (Scirp.org)
Induction of apoptosis by cannabinoids in prostate and colon cancer cells (PubMed)
Chemopreventive effect of the non-psychotropic phytocannabinoid cannabidiol on experimental colon cancer (PubMed)
Inhibition of colon carcinogenesis by a standardized Cannabis sativa extract with high content of cannabidiol (PubMed)

 Skin

CBDMelanoma

Anticancer activity of anandamide in human cutaneous melanoma cells (PubMed)

Endocrine

Endocannabinoids in endocrine and related tumours (PubMed)
Cannabidiol-induced apoptosis in murine thymocytes and EL-4 thymoma cells (PubMed)

Bladder

Apoptotic cell death in human T24 bladder cancer cells: a potential therapeutic target for bladder cancer (PubMed)

Pain

CBD extract and THC extract in patients with intractable cancer-related pain (PubMed)

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Cannabidiol helps prevent chemo pain

Regulation of nausea and vomiting by cannabinoids (PubMed)

 

Colitis/Crohn’s/IBS:

Cannabidiol in inflammatory bowel diseases: a brief overview (PubMed)
Cannabis finds its way into treatment of Crohn’s disease (PubMed)
Cannabidiol reduces intestinal inflammation through the control of neuroimmune axis (PubMed)
Cannabidiol is protective in a murine model of colitis (PubMed)
The effects of cannabidiol on damage, inflammation and in vitro motility disturbances in rat colitis (PubMed)
Topical and systemic cannabidiol improves trinitrobenzene sulfonic acid colitis in mice (PubMed)

Depression:

Antidepressant-Like and Anxiolytic-Like Effects of Cannabidiol (PubMed)
The endocannabinoid system and the treatment of mood and anxiety disorders (PubMed)
Antidepressant-like effects of cannabidiol in mice: Possible involvement of 5-HT1A receptors (PubMed)

Drug Discovery strategies that focus on the ECS in psychiatric disease (PubMed)

Diabetes:

Cannabidiol attenuates cardiac dysfunction, oxidative stress, fibrosis, and inflammatory and cell death signaling pathways in diabetic cardiomyopathy (PubMed)
Cannabidiol lowers incidence of diabetes in non-obese diabetic mice (PubMed)
Neuroprotective and blood-retinal barrier-preserving effects of cannabidiol in experimental diabetes (PubMed)
Cannabidiol arrests onset of autoimmune diabetes in NOD mice (PubMed)

Epilepsy/Seizure:

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Report of a parent survey of cannabidiol-enriched cannabis use in pediatric treatment-resistant epilepsy (PubMed)
Cannabidiol (CBD) for the treatment of neuronal hyperexcitability (ACS Publications)
Chronic administration of cannabidiol to healthy volunteers and epileptic patients (PubMed)
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Cannabidiol exerts anti-convulsant effects in animal models of temporal lobe and partial seizures (PubMed)
Cannabidiol displays antiepileptiform and antiseizure properties in vitro and in vivo (PubMed)
Hypnotic and antiepileptic effects of cannabidiol (PubMed)

Fibromyalgia:

Using cannabis to treat fibromyalgia
Dr. Allan Frankel explains use of cannabidiol rich medical cannabis for Fibromyalgia

Heart Disease:

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Acute administration of cannabidiol in vivo suppresses ischaemia-induced cardiac arrhythmias and reduces infarct size when given at reperfusion (PubMed)
Cannabidiol attenuates cardiac dysfunction, oxidative stress, fibrosis, and inflammatory and cell death signaling pathways in diabetic cardiomyopathy (PubMed)
Cannabidiol, a nonpsychoactive Cannabis constituent, protects against myocardial ischemic reperfusion injury (PubMed)

Inflammation/Pain:

CBDPain

Cannabidiol as an emergent therapeutic strategy for lessening the impact of inflammation on oxidative stress (PubMed)
Anti-inflammatory role of cannabidiol and O-1602 in cerulein-induced acute pancreatitis in mice (PubMed)
Cannabidiol decreases inflammation in a murine model of acute lung injury (PubMed)
Cannabinoids suppress inflammatory and neuropathic pain by targeting glycine receptors (PubMed)

Liver Disease:

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Cannabidiol protects against hepatic ischemia/reperfusion injury by attenuating inflammatory signaling and response, oxidative/nitrative stress, and cell death (PubMed)
Cannabidiol causes activated hepatic stellate cell death through a mechanism of endoplasmic reticulum stress-induced apoptosis (PubMed)
Therapeutic potential of cannabidiol against ischemia/reperfusion liver injury in rats (PubMed)
Role of myeloid-derived suppressor cells in amelioration of experimental autoimmune hepatitis following activation of TRPV1 receptors by cannabidiol (PubMed)
Cannabidiol improves brain and liver function in a fulminant hepatic failure-induced model of hepatic encephalopathy in mice (PubMed)
Cannabidiol ameliorates cognitive and motor impairments in mice with bile duct ligation (PubMed)

Migraine:

CBDMigraine

Effects of anandamide in migraine: data from an animal model (PubMed)
The endocannabinoid system and migraine (PubMed)

Mood Disorders:

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Multiple mechanisms involved in the large-spectrum therapeutic potential of cannabidiol in psychiatric disorders (PubMed)
Effects of cannabidiol (CBD) on regional cerebral blood flow (PubMed)
The endocannabinoid system and psychiatric disorders (PubMed)

Multiple Sclerois:

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Cannabidiol inhibits pathogenic T cells, decreases spinal microglial activation and ameliorates multiple sclerosis (PubMed)
Cannabidiol Could Help Treat Multiple Sclerosis
Cannabidiol provides long-lasting protection against the deleterious effects of inflammation in a viral model of multiple sclerosis (PubMed)

Nausea:

Cannabidiol attenuates vomiting and nausea-like behaviour (PubMed)
Regulation of nausea and vomiting by cannabinoids (PubMed)
Cannabidiol suppresses nausea in an experimental model (PubMed)

Neurodegenerative Disorders:

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Cannabidiol: A promising drug for neurodegenerative disorders? (PubMed)
Cannabidiol for neurodegenerative disorders: Important new clinical applications for this phytocannabinoid? (PubMed)
Transdermal delivery of cannabidiol attenuates binge alcohol-induced neurodegeneration in a rodent model of an alcohol use disorder (PubMed)
Memory-rescuing effects of cannabidiol in an animal model of cognitive impairment relevant to neurodegenerative disorders (PubMed)

Neuropathic Pain:

CBDNeuropathy

Cannabidiol inhibits paclitaxel-induced neuropathic pain without diminishing chemotherapy efficacy (PubMed)
Cannabinoids in the management of difficult to treat pain (PubMed)
Cannabinoids for neuropathic pain (PubMed)

Parkinson’s Disease:

Effects of cannabidiol in the treatment of patients with Parkinson’s disease: An exploratory double-blind trial (PubMed)
Prospects for cannabinoid therapies in basal ganglia disorders (PubMed)
Cannabinoids provide neuroprotection: relevance to Parkinson’s disease (PubMed)

PTSD:

Cannabidiol blocks long-lasting behavioral consequences of PTSD (PubMed)
The endocannabinoid system provides an avenue for evidence-based treatment development for PTSD (PubMed)
Cannabinoid modulation of fear extinction brain circuits: A novel target to advance anxiety treatment (PubMed)
The endocannabinoid system in anxiety, fear memory and habituation (PubMed)

Rheumatoid arthritis:

CBDArthritis

Cannabidiol as an emergent therapeutic strategy for lessening the impact of inflammation on oxidative stress (PubMed)
Cannabidiol against rheumatoid arthritis

Schizophrenia/Psychosis:

Cannabidiol as a potential treatment for psychosis (PubMed)
Cannabidiol enhances anandamide signaling and alleviates psychotic symptoms of schizophrenia (PubMed)
Medical use of cannabis. Cannabidiol: A new light for schizophrenia? (PubMed)
Cannabinoids and schizophrenia: Therapeutic prospects (PubMed)

 

These are just a fraction of the studies that have been published on PubMed and elsewhere showing the benefits of CBD in a number of ailments.

Many reports as well as doctors and scientists have been coming forward to share their findings on the amazing benefits of CBD:

 

 

What do doctors have to say about CBD?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 How Does CBD work in the body?

 

Many people ask why CBD is so beneficial for such a wide variety of conditions. As mentioned before, it’s because it enhances our body’s endocannabanoid system (ECS) to interact with what’s known as CB1 and CB2 receptors throughout our body. 

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CBD helps our ECS regain and maintain a state of homeostasis or balance in the body for a wide variety of conditions.  Here’s how:

With all of the readily available research on CBD explaining how and why it works for so many applications, it’s easy to see why so many people are taking advantage of its amazing benefits.


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8 comments

  1. Shari /

    Hello, Where can I buy CBD Oil? I live in Sedona Arizona

  2. Currently living in Texas is there a legal way to obtain medicine for a family member

  3. Does this show up as a failure on a drug test?

    • Marty Loughlin /

      Most employers test for THC found in marijuana, not CBD which is found in hemp, so it shouldn’t be an issue.

  4. Kathy Watroba /

    Does CBD Oil interact with prescription medications?

    • Marty Loughlin /

      No, it will not interfere with prescription meds. In most cases, it will lessen harmful side effects as well.

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