With the health benefits of CBD (or cannabidiol) being confirmed, a wave of “legalization of industrial marijuana” has been launched around the world, and e-cigarette has become one of the easiest and most enjoyable ways to use CBD in Europe and America.
Although the use of CBD through e-cigarettes has been shown to provide users with more biological activity than the “ingest” approach (the user can absorb more CBD) since the CBD does not have any “psychoactive” function, why can it become the mainstream of emerging consumption in overseas markets?
At present, there are a large number of research opinions around the world to support the positive effects of CBD on various diseases and symptoms. In this article, we will present the research records and benefits of using the CBD.
Benefits of CBD vape oil
CBD is a compound found in cannabis plants that can be extracted from cannabis or industrial cannabis and processed into food, medicine or CBD vape oil.
The most common effects of CBD are “relaxation”, “the alleviation of pain”, “relieve of anxiety” and “improvement of emotions”. According to a study conducted in mice, CBDs can cause fatigue or lethargy at higher doses, but at small doses, they can produce the opposite effect of lifting the spirit, alertness.
When using CBD vape oil, you will feel a more clear response than spray or ingestion. The following are the most common effects associated with CBD oil:
● Relax and comfort
● relieve pain
● Reduce anxiety
● Emotional improvement
● sleepiness (high dose) / alertness (low dose)
The therapeutic value of CBD
CBD is non-psychoactive comparing to THC, hence the therapeutic value of CBD is very high. Many studies have confirmed that CBD is used for different symptoms and has pharmacological effects such as anticonvulsant, anti-anxiety, anti-inflammatory and pain relief.
Brazilian studies in 1973 showed that CBD actively reduced or prevented convulsions in rodents. This was confirmed by another study conducted a year later, which showed that epilepsy patients who received 200 to 300 mg of CBD per day had fewer seizures.
One of the most well-documented examples is a young girl named Charlotte Figi who suffers from Dravet syndrome (severe myoclonic epilepsy), a rare disease that is commonly treated with medicines. Instead, she received a very special medical treatment called the CBD strain called Charlotte’s Web. At present, Charlotte lives a healthy life, her seizures are greatly reduced, from about 300 times a week to two or three times a month.
In June 2018, the US Food and Drug Administration approved the launch of Epidiolex, a CBD drug used to treat patients with epilepsy 2 years of age and older. Epidiolex was the first FDA-approved CBD drug that significantly reduced the frequency of seizures in a double-blind study of 120 subjects (both participants nor the experimenters know who is receiving a particular treatment.)
One of the most common effects of CBD is mild sleepiness, especially when used at higher doses. A study conducted in the 1970s reported the sleep-inducing effect of CBD in rodents.
In people with insomnia, it has been shown that taking CBD at a dose of about 160 mg increases sleep time. In non-insomnia patients, a similar effect was observed at high doses approaching 600 mg. In the case of microdoses, it has been studied that CBD can promote alertness rather than cause lethargy.
A number of studies have been conducted to show that CBD can effectively treat anxiety disorders. Studies using magnetic resonance imaging and single photon emission computed tomography have confirmed the anxiolytic effects of CBD on the brain. In addition, according to a study conducted on mice, the emotion lifting effect of CBD can also be used to treat depression. The researchers believe that CBD may treat other forms of anxiety disorders such as obsessive-compulsive disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder.
A study in 1982 showed that CBD can suppress symptoms associated with mental illness. It has been observed that patients in South African psychiatric hospitals have reduced frequent episodes of psychosis when treated with low levels of CBD. There are also studies showing that even in healthy individuals, CBD can help reduce the symptoms of psychosis.
In 1995, a case study showed that CBD is also a safe and effective alternative to schizophrenia. This has led researchers to believe that the CBD can help reduce the impact of mental illness.
Further research on the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of CBD suggests that it can prevent damage from cerebral ischemia, a heart disease that can cause a stroke. Other studies on rodents have also demonstrated significant cardioprotective properties of CBD.
The anti-inflammatory effects of CBD have led scientists to believe that it can be used as a treatment for type 1 diabetes. There are also studies on “CBD helps to treat diabetic mice .” In addition, recent surveys have observed the effect of CBD on attenuating high glucose.
ISA Science CEO Mark J. Rosenfeld M.S., P.h.D said: “CBD is different from other existing diabetes drugs, and the CBD may actually inhibit, reverse and cure the disease.”
Side effects of chemotherapy
Symptoms of nausea and vomiting after chemotherapy are actually the primary treatment targets in early CBD clinical trials. By 1990, a survey showed that more than 44% of members of the American Society of Clinical Oncology recommended the use of CBD for at least one chemotherapy patient, as studies in rats have shown the notion that CBD is equally effective in treating these symptoms.
Antioxidant and neuroprotection
A study in the late 1990s pointed out how CBD reduces hydroxide-induced oxidative damage, which means that CBD is an effective antioxidant and neuroprotective agent. Other studies that have been performed have also shown that CBD may have therapeutic potential for Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease.
Several reports have shown the anti-inflammatory effects of CBD in mice experiments. The data emphasize that CBD can be an effective treatment for arthritis due to its immunosuppressive and anti-inflammatory effects. It has also been found to be effective in treating contraction of the sciatic nerve.
Last year, many NBA stars entered the CBD industry, hoping that the NBA would agree to use the CBD as a substitute for traditional painkillers to reduce the sequelae of athletes after taking painkillers.
In summary, although the two, CBD and THC, extracted from cannabis, they have very different effects on the human body. As more and more countries legally and recognize the therapeutic value of the CBD, coupled with the introduction of various disease treatment research, I believe that even if they are the same cannabis products, the public can make rational judgments.
Of course, even if the therapeutic value of the CBD is high, it is necessary to pay attention to the use of restrictions according to the national conditions. In China, some CBD products are not illegal, but they are not allowed to be imported and manufactured. Only state-approved manufacturers can manufacture CBD related products. However, at present, domestic manufacturers do not have permission to produce CBD vape oil, consumption of which is also illegal in China.