CBD For Autoimmune Diseases
Cannabidiol, abbreviated as CBD, is a non-intoxicating compound found in the cannabis and hemp plant. A common misconception is that CBD is marijuana. Cannabidiol is only one of the many compounds that make up the cannabis plant. The cannabidiol compound is extracted as an oil, commonly referred to as CBD oil, a low tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) product.
CBD has been used for human consumption for quite some time now, and in addition to the ingestion of pure CBD oil, people are finding more creative ways to take CBD in the form of CBD infused food and drinks.
Research carried out at the University of South Carolina, have found that, CBD and autoimmune diseases have something in common.
Autoimmune diseases cause inflammation in the body and CBD has anti-inflammatory properties.
Cannabidiol was tested along side other conventional drugs but CBD was the only one to cause immunomodulatory (drugs used to help the immune system) on patients with autoimmune disease. It means that CBD is able to regulate, adjust and enhance the immune functions.
With multiple sclerosis, the immune system becomes hyperactive and damages the central nervous system by destroying nerve fibers and scar tissues.
It has been proven that patient with multiple sclerosis who receive CBD, have had improvement with their mobility and it has reduced pain in a high percentage of people.
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Two aspects of arthritis are chronic pain and inflammation, also two things CBD has been known to help with.
There is no none cure for Rheumatoid Arthritis, conventional medicines are aimed to reduce its symptoms and discomforts. It is a chronic disorder that causes pain, stiffness and swollen joints of the hands and feet.
Only 25% of patients using conventional medicines report reduced pain symptoms. Where as CBD has been shown to relieve the swelling and some degree of pain. Experts recommend CBD in topical creams to help this disease.
CBD eliminates the response to pain signals and make it though the CB1 &CB2 receptors.
Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder that causes the inflammation of the intestinal wall when patients consume food such as barley, wheat or any protein based on gluten.
Alternative medicines can work to relieve symptoms of certain chronic diseases. In the case of Celiac Disease, CBD helps to reduce the inflammation of the digestive system.
Currently, studies are continuing in order to determine other benefits of CBD in these and other diseases.
Pain is real
But so is hope