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Why Cannabidiol (CBD) Is Effective At Treating Inflammation, Pain and Seizures

Ongoing media coverage and scientific discourse has revealed that CBD extracts and preparations show extreme promise as drug therapy for certain conditions. Inflammation, pain and even seizures have all shown positive responses to CBD, backed by research. Speaking to your primary care physician and other medical advisors is the only way to know if CBD therapy might be right for your needs, but you can know what questions to ask them and why you should be interested in the compound by reading further.

Why Does CBD Have Medical Effects?

The reason medical marijuana has such pronounced effects, both physical and psychological, lies in its similarity to other neurochemicals our body naturally produces. Known as the endocannabinoid system, this interaction between neuroreceptors in our brains and derived or naturally produced compounds creates many notable effects. It can control appetite, stress levels, pain response, sleep cycles and more.

Notice that all of these effects relate to the more common effects of smoking marijuana. Knowing this, scientists began to investigate the role different chemicals play within the balance of compounds of a marijuana plant. They isolated cannabidiol to look at how it, specifically, affected different patient and lab animal test scenarios.

The results of the research are diverse, but consistently promising. CBD, a compound without any psychoactive effects, can still create noticeable benefits to patients suffering from a wide range of conditions. The mechanisms of how CBD compounds create these positive effects are complex and not yet fully understood, but a host of benefits are assumed given research as well as anecdotal evidence.

What Conditions Can CBD Potentially Treat?

Just to reiterate, medical research into the effects of CBD is ongoing. No one trial has proven beyond any doubt that CBD can treat any specific condition safely, effectively and consistently compared to alternative therapies.

That said, plenty of research has shown promising results for the following conditions:

  • Tremors and muscle spasms — An exploration of current CBD use found that patients suffering from multiple sclerosis benefitted from reduced muscle spasms, which create painful tremors
  • Chronic pain and inflammation — Studies of mice note reduced swelling and pain from CBD therapy
  • Intestinal inflammation and discomfort — CBD has shown promise with reducing inflammation and bowel discomfort in both mice and human subjects
  • Seizures — Research regarding the use of CBD to treat epilepsy and other seizure conditions has shown great promise, prompting legislators to provide access to the drugs for families

As families and individual patients explore options for CBD therapy, they open up the door for others to benefit based on their experiences.

Deciding if CBD Extract Therapy Is Right For You

As stated before, only a medical professional can approve the use of CBD as an effective treatment for any condition you suffer from. If you and your medical team feel it is a good fit, you can then come to Euphoria Wellness to peruse a wide selection of CBD extracts and derivatives, including convenient vaporizers.

Come visit our Las Vegas medical marijuana dispensary or call us for free Las Vegas CBD delivery today.

Medical Resources:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21238581
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=The+endocannabinoid+system%3A+an+emerging+key+player+in+inflammation
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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22585736
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22163000
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11152013
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2241751/