Exploring the potential of cannabis

CBD’s ability to act on the endocannabinoid system and other brain signaling systems provides exceptional promise for those with neurological disorders. It is being studied as a potential treatment for epilepsy and multiple sclerosis. Research is still in its infancy but recent studies have delivered positive results. An oral spray called Sativex that consists of both CBD and THC has proven safe and effective in reducing muscle spasticity in those with multiple sclerosis. 276 people with multiple sclerosis who were suffering muscle spasticity that was resistant to conventional medications found that Sativex reduced spasms. Another study administered CBD to 214 participants with severe epilepsy and their seizured were reduced by a median of over 36%. CBD oil has also shown to minimize seizure activity in children with Dravet syndrome, a childhood epilepsy disorder. CBD oil is being looked at for its potential benefits to those suffering Parkinson’s disease, helping to improve quality of life and sleep. There’s indications that CBD may decrease inflammation and help prevent the neurodegeneration linked to Alzheimer’s disease. Animal studies found that it worked to prevent cognitive decline. CBD is showing up in studies for heart health, including the ability to lower high blood pressure. With high blood pressure a precursor for greater risk of stroke, heart attack and metabolic syndrome, the potential of CBD is an exciting development. It would seem that the stress- and anxiety-reducing qualities of CBD are the reason for its ability to lower blood pressure. Several animal studies have shown that CBD could reduce the inflammation and cell death linked with heart disease. There is every reason to believe that CBD may prove to prevent heart damage. Head down to your local cannabis dispensary to learn more about these amazing products!

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