How this wonder drug saves lives when other medicines fail
If you were looking to find out more about CBD oil benefits and how it can help you, this is one of the most important blog posts you will ever read.
Why does this article win a prize?
Well, if you do a quick search on Google for “CBD oil benefits” you’ll find a ton of articles listing the areas in which this medicine can be helpful.
What you won’t find on many websites is some real evidence on how CBD made almost miracles for some patients (don’t believe us, see the videos for yourself) and why CBD oils are such a great medicine.
So here’s exactly what you’ll discover in this article:
- how a Parkinson patient completely stopped tremouring after 20 minutes of using CBD oil
- how a little boy was given only two days to live now is cancer free thanks to CBD oil
- how a 2 years old girl with 40-50 epileptic seizures a day is now seizure-free for almost a year
- what are the scientific studies behind CBD oil benefits
- what is the scientific explanation for all these CBD benefits and why does CBD influence our body in such a miraculous way.
But before diving into the stories, here’s are some of the most common CBD oil benefits:
- Anxiety relief
- Pain relief
- Epilepsy and Parkinson’s disease treatment
- Cancer treatment
- Acne treatment
1. CBD oil helps relieve anxiety
Scientists think that CBD may change the way your brain’s receptors respond to serotonin, a chemical compound that is linked to the mental health.
For example, in one study, found that a 600mg dose of CBD helped people reduce their fear of public speaking.
“Pretreatment with CBD significantly reduced anxiety, cognitive impairment and discomfort in their speech performance, and significantly decreased alert in their anticipatory speech.”
2. CBD oil helps people with epilepsy reduce (or even eliminate) seizures
Between Jan 15, 2014, and Jan 15, 2015, 214 patients with epilepsy were enrolled in a study.
The study participants added oral doses of 2 to 5mg of CBD per day to their existing anti-epilepsy medications.
Over the past of 12 weeks, researchers monitored the participants recording any negative side effects and checked in on the frequency of their seizures.
Overall, participants had 36.5 percent fewer seizures per month.
However, severe adverse effects were recorded in 12 percent of the participants, the most common of which was status epilepticus (a dangerous condition in which epileptic fits follow one another without recovery of consciousness between them).
Therefore, before considering CBD as an epilepsy treatment, you should always consult with your doctor first.
3. CBD oil also has neuroprotective effects
CBD oil can protect our brain cells from harm.
These receptors are found naturally throughout our body, mostly in the immune cells, and have anti-inflammatory effects).
Since CBD can help brain cells from degenerating, it can help people with neurodegenerative disorders like:
- Alzheimer’s disease
- multiple sclerosis (MS)
- Parkinson’s disease
Still, more research is needed to fully understand how neurodegenerative disorders are affected by CBD.
4. CBD can help kill leukemia and other cancer cells
Studies has shown that sequential use of an initial dose of chemotherapy first and then cannabinoids significantly improved overall results against the blood cancer cells.
They found that combining existing chemotherapy treatments with cannabinoids had better results than chemotherapy alone.
So, basically what these studies say is that you can kill cancer cells without the heavy-use of chemotherapy and its devastating side-effects.
5. CBD oil helps relieving pain
Pre-clinical studies sponsored by the National Institutes of Health are looking at the role of cannabis in relieving symptoms caused by:
- chronic pain
- MS pain
- muscle pain
- spinal cord injuries
For example, researchers used an animal model to see if CBD could help people with arthritis manage their pain.
They applied a topical gel containing CBD to rats with arthritis for 4 days and they found a significant drop in inflammation and signs of pain, without additional side effects.
Of course, since CBD is a fairly new medicine, more human studies are need to be done to confirm these findings.
6. CBD could help reducing acne
Sebaceous glands produce sebum, a natural oily substance that hydrates the skin.
When people have acne, it means that those glands don’t work properly and seduce too much sebum, however, can lead to acne.
A human study found that CBD oil prevented activity in these glands, reducing in this way the acne effect.
However, since more human studies are needed to evaluate the CBD benefits for acne, you should always check with your dermatologist before you consider CBD oil for acne treatment.
Now that we know some of the most common CBD benefits, let’s take a look at some real life stories.
How this Parkinson patient completely stopped tremouring after 20 minutes of using CBD oil
Lary’s been suffering from Parkinson’s disease for years.
He can’t walk normally. He can’t eat normally. He can’t speak normally. And he cannot take a walk in the park without people looking strange at him.
His life has been a complete nightmare since he has this disease. Even with special medicine, he still cannot control his own body, he’s still in pain and he cannot live a normal life.
Fortunately, Larry had a friend who told him about CBD oil. And since he already tried everything and he had nothing to lose anymore, he decided to give it a try.
Now, here’s how Lary feels after only 5 minutes of trying just a SINGLE drop of CBD oil.
Almost no Parkinson symptoms. He can use his hands. He can speak normally. He can walk normally. And of course, he has ZERO high effects (more on that below).
But does CBD oil help only in Parkinson cases?
Fortunately, no. CBD has many other benefits.
Below you can see how a boy who had little survival chances used CBD oil to treat leukemia and how a little girl with epilepsia used CBD oil to go from 40 seizures per day to seizure-free in only 4 months.
How Landon was given only two days to live now is cancer free thanks to CBD oil
Meet Landon Riddle.
He was only a few years old when he was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, a cancer of the white blood cells that is most common with small children.
He started the chemotherapy, as this is the usual procedure for cancer patients.
But chemo almost got him killed.
See Landon’s story in video
He was vomiting up to 50 times a day, which made it difficult for him to speak because his esophagus was burned and closed up.
In the first 90 days of treatment, he lost half of his body weight. He stopped eating for more than a month and he needed blood and platelet transfusions to keep him alive.
Chemo was supposed to kill the cancer. But it was killing him too.
So, his mother, Sierra Landon, being at the end of the rope, has asked for help on her Facebook profile.
That’s when she met a group of brothers in Denver, the Stanleys, who were cultivating cannabis for medicinal purposes.
They had made the news about Charlotte Figi, a 6-year-old girl with Dravet syndrome, a rare type of epilepsy that was unresponsive to standard treatment.
Charlotte had up to 300 seizures per day. But the seizures stopped when she began taking CBD oil supplied by the brothers.
Soon after reading the story, Landon’s mother decided that it has nothing to lose anymore so she started giving cannabis oil to her son and his health miraculously improved.
After nearly five years from the moment he was almost dying from the chemotherapy, Landon is cancer-free.
Results from blood tests, a bone marrow biopsy and spinal tap proved Landon no longer had leukemia, not even the microscopic kind, her mother says.
Riddle isn’t a doctor, but her theory is that that while the chemo initially cleared Landon’s cancer, it’s the cannabis that has kept his disease from coming back.
Of course, since cannabis wasn’t legal in all the states, their journey to fight cancer was full of “legal” battles you can read more about here.
How a little girl with 40-50 epilepsy seizures a day lives a normal life thanks to CBD oil
The CBD benefits aren’t limited to Parkinson or cancer.
CBD has been proven to be highly beneficial in the treatment of:
- Neurological conditions (MS, cerebral palsy)
- Anxiety and depression
- Parkinson’s disease
- Heart problems
- And much more
For example, Gwenevere was diagnosed with epilepsy and was having around 40 to 50 seizures a day.
She was on 9 different medications, but none of them controlled the seizures.
That’s when her father took the problem in his own hands. He scored every corner of the Internet for solutions, until he learned about CBD and its benefits.
Since nothing worked so far, he decided to give it a try.
After only a few weeks, Gwenevere was having no seizures at all. And when they went for an EEG, their surprize was even bigger: no signs of epileptic activity either!
Actually, doctors couldn’t believe it either!
Now Gwenevere isn’t scared of having a seizure anymore and her parents can sleep without that terrible waiting of their little girl having a seizure.
Of course, there are many challenges ahead. But from taking 9 different medications, all without almost any effect to almost an year of seizure-free, that’s a big improvement!
Why does CBD oil has so many benefits?
To better understand this, we first need to know what cannabis is made of and how are these substances influencing our body.
Cannabinoids are the chemical compounds secreted by the cannabis flower.
Two of the most common cannabinoids are THC and CBD.
Now, in our body we have 2 different types of cannabinoid receptors: CB1 and CB2.
These are part of the endocannabinoid system, which is responsible for homeostasis – the body’s ability to maintain itself and function in the proper environment.
This endocannabinoid system is involved in a variety of physiological processes including appetite, pain-sensation, mood, and memory.
Both of these receptors (CB1 and CB2) are naturally found throughout the body, but are most common in the brain and the immune system.
CB1 receptors are responsible for marijuana’s psychoactive effects.
These receptors affect:
- Pain sensation
CB2 receptors have anti-inflammatory effects and are found in the immune cells.
Now, remember I told you there are 2 common compounds in marijuana, THC and CBD?
Well, CBD has more affinity and attraction for CB2 receptors, which makes it a great natural inflammatory and immune enhancer.
It doesn’t affect your brain, so you won’t get stoned!
Therefore, CBD helps you influence the endocannabinoid system and by manipulating this system, we can control a lot of diseases like diabetes, cancer, epilepsy, heart attacks and so much more.
CBD is a fairly new substance in the medical world and there is much to be learned about its efficacy and safety.
But one thing is for sure: CBD benefits are incredible and we are on the path of cracking the code for many deadly diseases.