5 Proven Health Benefits of CBD Oil

California was the first state to approve medical marijuana in 1996. Since then, 27 more states and Washington, D.C., have legalized its medical use.

And after the November 2016 election, the Golden State became part of the 25% of the country that also has access to legal recreational marijuana.

This "green gold rush" is one of the strongest socioeconomic trends today. And it’s just a matter of time before cannabis use is legalized in some form nationwide.

California indeed kicked off a movement on the medical marijuana front. One where doctors could recommend it as a therapy for seizures, cancer, arthritis, chronic pain, HIV/AIDS, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, migraines, insomnia, anxiety, PTSD, reduced appetite and more.

Studies show that the medical benefits of marijuana are undeniable. And that’s thanks to compounds within the plant called cannabinoids.

There are more than 60 types of cannabinoids in marijuana. THC is the most-talked-about, as this is the one that provides the psychoactive effects.

But if you don’t have access to marijuana … or want to avoid any of its potentially brain-altering effects …

Let me introduce you to a different — and legal — compound.

It’s called cannabidiol, or CBD for short.

CBD is the major non-psychoactive component of Cannabis sativa. (The scientific term for a type of marijuana.)

According to a 2013 study published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, CBD acts as an:

  Anti-inflammatory

  Anticonvulsant (or, anti-seizure agent)

  Antioxidant

  Antiemetic (agent against nausea, motion sickness and vomiting)

  Anxiolytic (anxiety-reducer), and

  Antipsychotic agent.

These are just to name a few.

And CBD oil is completely legal because it can be extracted from hemp, a close cousin of marijuana.

Now, hemp isn’t legal to grow in every U.S. state. But the Food and Drug Administration lists CBD oil as a "dietary supplement." That means you can buy it online and have it delivered to any state.

5 Proven Health Benefits of CBD

1. Potent Anti-Inflammatory

I’ve written to you many times about the dangers of painkillers and non-steroidal anti-inflammatories like Tylenol and Advil.

Mainstream drugs like these can come with harsh physical side effects like ulcers, liver damage and internal bleeding.

And opiate-based painkillers like Vicodin and hydrocodone are big contributors to the even-more-life-threatening addiction epidemic our country faces.

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Chronic inflammation has been linked to diseases like cancer, heart disease, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, neurodegenerative disorders like Alzheimer’s, and many others.

If you’re looking for an alternative to the dangerous pharmaceuticals used to treat these kinds of conditions, look no further than CBD oil.

Studies have shown CBD significantly suppresses chronic inflammatory and neuropathic pain. And it does so without causing analgesic (or, painkiller) tolerance.

In other words …

Unlike opiate painkillers — which only mask pain and quickly build a tolerance in the body — CBD is an effective anti-inflammatory that does not lose its effectiveness over time.

2. Anxiety Relief

Another epidemic currently ravaging the U.S. is our dependence on dangerous anxiety medications like Xanax, Valium and Ativan.

These are short-term solutions that carry a high risk of addiction. Yet, it seems like some doctors hand them out like Halloween candy.

CBD oil is a natural alternative that can be just as effective, without the negative side effects.

CBD oil has been shown to reduce anxiety in patients with social anxiety disorder. Researchers suggest that it may also be effective for panic disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, social anxiety disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder.

A 2011 study compared the effects of a simulation public speaking test. Researchers monitored healthy control patients, and treatment-native patients with social anxiety disorder.

A total of 24 never-treated patients with social anxiety disorder were given either CBD or a placebo 1.5 hours before the test.

Researchers found that pre-treatment with CBD significantly reduced anxiety, cognitive impairment and discomfort in their speech performance.

The placebo group presented higher anxiety, cognitive impairment and discomfort.

3. Diabetes Prevention

Nearly HALF of the U.S population either has diabetes or shows pre-diabetes symptoms.

This dangerous disease poses its own daily health complications. But it also puts you at much-greater risk for heart disease, kidney failure, nerve damage, and many other disorders.

Studies have found that CBD treatment significantly reduces the risk of diabetes in mice. The incidence dropped from 86% in non-treated mice to 30% in CBD-treated mice.

Meaning, CBD has beneficial effects on your blood sugar and can reduce your risk of diabetes.

4. Nausea

CBD is a potent nausea and vomiting reliever, just as marijuana has been touted for centuries.

A 2012 study published in the British Journal of Pharmacology found that CBD benefits included anti-nausea and antiemetic effects (think motion sickness, and chemotherapy side effects) when it was administered.

Next time you’re feeling a little woozy, don’t reach for the TUMS or Pepto. Consider this all-natural substitute instead.

5. Seizure Treatment

Marijuana has shown time and time again its ability to treat seizures where other forms of modern medicine have failed.

These remarkable effects have been a rallying cry for medical marijuana advocates. This is one of the leading forces behind its widespread (and dare I say "growing") legalization.

Now, science is showing CBD can provide the same type of treatment.

For example, a 2014 Stanford University survey showed remarkable results for the use of cannabidiols to treat kids with epilepsy.

An important note: The average number of anti-epileptic drugs tried before using CBD was 12.

Sixteen of the 19 parents (84%) reported a reduction in their child’s seizure frequency while taking CBD cannabis. Of these:

  Two (11%) reported complete seizure freedom.

  Eight (42%) reported a greater than 80% reduction in seizure frequency.

  Six (32%) reported a 25%–60% seizure reduction.

Other beneficial effects included increased alertness, better mood and improved sleep; while side effects included drowsiness and fatigue.

3 Suggested CBD Sources

Like any dietary supplement, it’s critical to use the highest-quality source available.

CBD oil brands we found to be the best include Charlotte’s Web by the Stanley Brothers, and Bluebird Botanicals.

For spot-treatment pain relief, a company called Green Roads makes a unique roll-on cream. It provides transdermal CBD oil directly into the inflamed area.

As you can see, CBD oil is not only an all-natural and safe compound, but it’s also one of the more-effective remedies known to man for a wide variety of ailments.

I believe we’re going to see a boom in the CBD oil market in the coming years. Ultimately, I expect it will become a household item in Americans’ medicine cabinets.

If you have any experience with CBD oil or are thinking of trying some, please leave a comment in the comment section below.

We would love to know your specific use for CBD and how it’s worked for you so far.

Happy and Healthy Investing,

Brad

Your thoughts on “5 Proven Health Benefits of CBD Oil”

  1. I have been using CBD oil for just a few weeks and have already had interesting results! My heartburn that I had struggled with for 3 days disappeared immediately, my body felt relaxed and pain free within 15 minutes. I felt energetic and joyful all day long! I have tried many other CBD oils on the market, and this one offers 97-100% bioavailability, and you can actually feel the effects within 15 minutes. It is the absolute best product that I’ve found! Contact me for more info, or check out jeska.primemybody.com.

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  3. Brad,

    My wife has Primary progressive Aphasia, a neurodegenerative disease which is a rare form of Dementia that impacts her ability to speak. There is no known cure or even a clinical trial aimed at a cure. I plan to order CBD for her and will let you know what if any impact it has.

  4. Thanks Brad great article.

    Where do you recommend looking at Hemp Stocks that have a proven track record.

    Gene

  5. I definitely am excited about this product and have begun using CBD oil that I ordered online. Not sure about the company I ordered from (Diet Supplements) out of Utah. Called the office and was told it was a third party customer service for multiple companies. Are you familiar with this company? They did give me their website, so I plan to go there to get more info. Been on cannabis for almost a year now – was diagnosed with multiple myeloma
    in 2010. Has helped me with insomnia and pain – taking mostly edibles. I am going to learn how to make the oil itself.

  6. BS…..I took hemp CBD oil for two months…psa went to 11 from8.2…I took it twice a day for two months…didn’t miss a day….mike h

  7. I live in the U.K. And suffer badly from arthritis, would oil be considered legal here?

  8. Nice article Brad! I would recommend buying CBD with turmeric and black pepper to
    increase the bioavailability of CBD. Our company, Rocket Remedies, adds both of those as well as herbs that have the terpenes that work synergistically with CBD for each of our 6 remedies for Pain, Inflammation, Sports Recovery, Sleep, Anxiety, and Focus & Energy.
    Mark Mallen, President Rocket Remedies, rocketcbd.com

  9. Brad, can you speak to the difference between CBD oil made from hemp plants versus marijuana plants?

    I have been using a brand of CBD oil almost every day for several months for daily/chronic migraine pain with good success. It had THC content of <15% but clearly it was made from marijuana plants. Their company site is officially gone (Jan 13th deadline?) and I'm guessing the online stores selling remaining inventory because I still see their items for sale.

    Some other questions I have are this: What CBD oil will remain available? Who will be able to continue producing and distributing it?

    I am really disappointed in our government right now because of the clear health benefits to CBD oil. Their announcement is a contradiction to where we are headed as a country in terms of attitudes and state laws.

    Any info or thoughts are greatly appreciated!

  10. I am bone-on-bone in both knees with the goal of keeping my knees as long as possible. By the end of a day I won’t say that I am in pain but a lot of discomfort and ready to sit down. I bought a Willow Curve and use Tommie Copper knee sleeves which give temporary relief. A couple of weeks ago I was told about CBD oil from a man giving me a roofing estimate. I went on the internet and ordered a 300ml bottle which arrived five days ago. This brand had 5mg CBD/dose. (.5ml twice a day) I started to notice a decrease in discomfort within two days. A lot less discomfort climbing stairs and getting up from sitting long periods.

  11. Tried CBD for anxiety (PTSD) relief on recommendation of VA doctor. There was a noticeable reduction of “feeling stressed”.
    But the surprise effect was the complete elimination of inflammation and pain from the arthritis in my lower back and extremities. I’m sleeping better too!!

  12. Thanks Brad for another great article on health and lifestyle. It’s really amazing that this plant has been vilified and targeted for so long by monied interests that would prefer to poison us with plastics, clear cut out forests, or sell us addicting medicines with grave side effects.
    Farmers in the midwest were encouraged to ‘Grow Hemp For Victory’ during WWII, and many family farms today would benefit from growing hemp and cannabis.
    Mankind and cannabis have co-evolved together, and I’ve read that even NASA has experimented with growing cannabis in space, as it would be one of the most useful plants to take with us after we destroy the rest of this planet !

  13. Understood – Recommend all read Jessie Ventura book on this subject.

    Hemp oil extract can be used has healed mouth sores and skin lesions very rapidly.

    All fifty states in the USA, at minimum, need to legalize Hemp farming and now.

    Hemp was the US national crop and even a commodity currency in the 1700s.

    Hemp should once again become the primary 21st Century USA crop, near term.

  14. Will you please post the research reference about the beneficial effects of CBD on blood sugar in mice. I am looking for more specific info on dosage and timing/frequency of use.
    Thanks.

  15. We’ve used Highland Pharms CBD Oil for well over a year now. Their hemp is grown in Colorado and is VERY effective for my Fibromyalgia and my husband’s arthritis.

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