Medical content reviewed by Dr. Joseph Rosado, MD, M.B.A, Chief Medical Officer
Cannabidiol oil, or CBD oil, is the second most prominent cannabinoid found in the cannabis next to the Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). The difference between both is that CBD is non-psychoactive and doesn’t give the feeling of being stoned. CBD has been attributed to its medicinal and therapeutic effects and has become a recent trend in the market.
Cannabidiol like the other cannabinoids interacts with the Endocannabinoid system (ECS) of our body where it gets bind to the cannabinoid receptors mainly CB1 and CB2. It has positive effects in curing diseases like depression, anxiety and elevating the person’s mood in general. As CBD is non-psychoactive, it has been also used in treating pets like dogs suffering from the same ailments.
Cannabidiol oil has been found to cure many ailments like:
· Pain relief: CBD oil has shown a great potential in reducing the pain and treating inflammation.
· Anxiety: People suffering from anxiety issues are generally referred to the use of CBD by the doctors. A microdose of CBD can help a person recover from frequent anxiety attacks.
· Epilepsy: Though the exact mechanism of CBD in treatment of epilepsy is still unclear but it has been used since a long time for the treatment of epilepsy seizures.