Using CBD As Preventative Medicine
Thanks to its ability to alleviate many negative symptoms associated with a wide-array of medical conditions that patients experience, from treating seizures to reducing chronic pain to improving heart health, CBD has become a viral phenomenon due to its healing properties.
In recent years, researchers have been discovering the potential for cannabidiol to treat a number of wide-spread ailments with increasing popularity and support for continued research on the benefits of CBD to be discovered.
In addition to CBD’s ability to treat many types of ailments, there is also promising evidence suggesting that CBD might have preventative capabilities and may be able to stop diseases from progressing in the first place. Not only can the effects of cannabidiol be implemented as treatment for medical issues, it can also be incorporated into daily regimens as “preventative maintenance” medicine.
So, how can CBD be used as a preventative measure to prevent the development of disease and medical CBD ailments?
Obesity is directly associated to the onset of diabetes, so controlling body weight is considered to be an important preventative measure. The ability for CBD to reduce the risk of diabetes also stems from its ability to help maintain a healthy body weight.
Regular use of CBD products can have a positive effect on one’s blood sugar levels as well as fasting insulin levels in the blood, which can ultimately reduce the onset of diabetes. Recent studies have shown that the use of CBD as a daily regimen, can not only lower fasting insulin levels, but also increase healthy cholesterol (HDL) and lower levels of insulin resistance in the body, which can protect against the diabetes disease.
Having a high Body Mass Index (BMI), (which is the total percentage of fat in the body) can contribute to an increased likelihood of developing diabetes. Many studies have shown that regular, daily CBD use can help lower BMI and reduce the risk of obesity. Statistics suggest that regular users of CBD tend to have a lower BMI and a smaller waist circumference, both of which are risk factors for diabetes.
In fact, obesity rates among CBD and cannabis users is estimated to be approximately one-third lower compared to non-cannabis users. More recent studies have shown that CBD can reduce the on-set of diabetes in lab-tested animals such as mice and rats. Furthermore, it has also been discovered that CBD helps the body convert white fat into fat-burning brown fat, which helps stimulate the natural production of insulin and breakdown of sugars in the body.
It’s no secret heart disease is the number one killer of both men and women in North America, contributing to approximately 25% of all deaths every year. Used daily, CBD may be able to serve as a preventative medicine to improve overall heart health and curb the on-set of cardiovascular disease.
For starters, CBD can help relax the arterial walls of the heart, which reduces tension in the blood vessels and can help reduce the amount of work that the heart must do to pump blood. The cannabinoids from CBD help to protect the heart against cardiomyopathy, which causes hardening and thickening of the arterial walls and limits blood flow.
CBD has also been shown positive results in reducing plaque in the arterial walls. Many recent studies have concluded that CBD is in fact an effective agent against inflammation, which has a direct link to heart disease. CBD receptors can stop the production of endotoxins, which are pro-inflammatory “cytokines” that can cause heart conditions to worsen.
The anti-inflammatory effects of CBD and its antioxidant properties can greatly protect the heart against tissue damage, and effectively reduce the risk of heart disease.
One of the most promising ways that CBD can be used as a preventative measure is to impede the development or growth of cancer. Recent studies suggest that CBD can slow the growth or even completely terminate specific types of cancer cells.
For instance, one recent study showed that animals given CBD isolate had a much lower risk of developing colon cancer, while another study found that CBD was able to reduce the incidence of stomach, intestine and colon tumors. Yet another released study found that cannabidiol users had a much lower rate of bladder cancer compared to normal rates across the nation.
It’s no wonder CBD has become increasingly popular among doctors and veterinarians.
CBD is showing positive research to be a neuro-protectant by strengthening the protective tissues that delay or prevent degenerative attacks on neurons in the brain. Studies also suggest that taking CBD oil on a daily basis can result in better overall neuron health and a reduction in the possibility of neuron degeneration.
Neuro-degenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease involve the breakdown or permanent cessation of neurons in the brain. When this happens, the brain is no longer completely capable of communicating properly with the rest of the body. These type of ailments can be extremely debilitating and can shorten a patient’s lifespan. The use of CBD to treat or prevent these types of diseases has tremendous positive results and should be strongly considered as a treatment and preventative measure.
Millions of people are already using the healing properties of CBD to treat a wide-array of ailments to seek relief from their medical issues. Yet CBD can be and should be so much more than just a medical treatment.
In addition to reducing the negative side effects of various ailments, CBD products can also be incorporated into a daily regimen in order to achieve and maintain overall health and well-being. By regularly using CBD on a daily basis, it can potentially heal and subside some of the most severe medical ailments affecting people today.
Weakening of bones is typically a symptom related to the elderly. In order to ensure adequate bone composition and strength, new bone material must constantly replace old tissue over time. CBD has shown to improve bone metabolism and therefore help to replace old tissue with new tissue at a promising healthy rate, which is important for maintaining strong bones.
CB1 & CB2 Cannabinoid receptors are able to do this by blocking an enzyme that hinders bone-developing compounds, in turn lowering the risk of bone degeneration and disease such as osteoporosis or arthritis.
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