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CANNABIS HAS been making the headlines more and more in recent times. While the plant itself has long been known to have outstanding medicinal benefits, it doesn’t look like the Government will be making it legal any time soon.

However, cannabis oil, which contains CBD (cannabidiols), does not contain THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), the active substance that can produce a high, is slowly becoming available on the market.

We rundown some of the best Cannabis related products on the market for medicinal and health purposes:

1. STRESS AND ANXIETY

Cannabis oil is rich in natural compounds that release pleasure hormones and help to relax the mind. These chemicals help to reduce stress and, as a result, bring about a sense of calm. Depression is a psychological condition that has increased in recent years. CBD oil has an uplifting effect, and can help alleviate symptoms of depression.

The oil releases hormones, fighting the chemical effects of depression. With consistent, measurable results, it’s a safe treatment option that gets results without the nasty side effects of traditional medication.

2. ASTHMA

For thousands of years, cannabis has been used to treat respiratory ailments in traditional Chinese and Indian cultures. Thanks to its natural anti-inflammatory properties and pain relieving effects, including an ability to dilate the bronchial tubes, allowing a better flow of oxygen, cannabis oil might be an effective natural solution for the millions of people worldwide who currently suffer from asthma.

3. SEIZURES

Suffers have now woken up to the amazing benefits of cannabis oil. The endocannabinoid system is a central regulatory system that affects a wide range of biological processes like our immune system, nervous system, and all of the body’s organs. CBD helps bring your entire body back into balance, not just one single area like most supplements. There is evidence that cannabis can be helpful in controlling and reducing seizures.

4. HEART HEALTH

Cannabis oil contains antioxidant properties that may provide beneficial treatment for
heart health. A 2014 British research team demonstrated that cannabinoids could cause the blood vessels to relax and dilate which would encourage improved circulation and reduced blood pressure.

5. PAIN RELIEF

Cannabis is traditionally used to ease pain, allowing a more comfortable state for healing. There is now new evidence that cannabis products can be effective in alleviating discomfort by activating neural transmissions in the body’s pain pathways.

They also have the potential to ease most forms of inflammation, which is why many cancer patients choose to take them while undergoing chemotherapy. Taken regularly, cannabis could potentially be able to significantly decrease the severity of pain, as well as improve sleeping patterns.

6. SKIN PROTECTION

Cannabis oil can be applied topically to promote healthy skin appearance. When used in this way, the oil can help stimulate the shedding of older skin cells and encourage the growth of new ones. It helps in the production of lipids, helping to combat chronic skin conditions including acne and psoriasis. Due to its ability to reduce stress, cannabis oil can help prevent some types of skin diseases that break out during times of anxiety such as eczema or rosacea.

7. CANCER

Scientists have discovered that some cannabinoids have a variety of positive effects under laboratory conditions, including:

• Triggering the death of cancer cells through apoptosis
• Preventing the division of cancer cells
• Preventing new blood vessels from becoming tumours
• Reducing the risk of cancer cells spreading through the body and penetrating healthy neighbouring tissue

Although it is not yet commercially recognised as a cure, there is strong evidence to suggest that cannabis products can have very positive effects on the healing process for those suffering from cancer and over inflammatory diseases.

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