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CBD Oil, sometimes called cannabis oil is gaining a lot of attention as its many benefits become better understood.

Firstly, just to clarify a common misapprehension, although the oil is made from one of the many substances found in the cannabis plant it is not the same thing as the drug cannabis. It’s a naturally occurring substance, which can be extracted and mixed with a carrier oil – often hemp seed or coconut – to create CBD oil. CBD oil unlike its better-known relative is not psychoactive, in other words it won’t make you ‘high’. It is, however, reputed to have numerous health benefits.

Although not a universal panacea, users claim to benefit from reduced stress, better sleep, improved immune response and the relief of pain, indeed, doctors and medical practitioners have long been aware of the pain-reducing properties of CBD oil. The oil’s properties are also being researched in connection with the treatment of conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, schizophrenia, Crohn’s disease, rheumatoid arthritis and diabetes complications.

The results of the research have been so positive that the UK authorized use of CBD by registered medical practitioners in 2018 and doctors can now prescribe CBD oil for a variety of conditions. It is already being used to treat several diseases or at least to relieve the symptoms associated with these conditions.

At present, doctors in the UK can prescribe medical cannabis for epilepsy, to relieve the symptoms caused by chemotherapy, and muscle stiffness and spasm associated with multiple sclerosis. CBD is also a proven anti-inflammatory substance and is used to treat a variety of conditions caused by inflammation such as joint pain, muscle pain, arthritis etc.

CBD has been found to react well with our endocannabinoid system which interacts with our nervous system and plays a crucial role in all neurological processes, particularly two main receptors CB1 and CB2 making the oil helpful in the treatment of those suffering from degenerative neurological diseases.

The link between the relief of anxiety and depression, two most common mental health disorders globally, is growing. There is increasing evidence that CBD may be able to help with anxiety in humans with certain strains of medical cannabis shown anecdotally to help with depression and mixed anxiety/depression in clinical practice. These findings, coming on top of previous research have led researchers to believe that CBD can be helpful for various types of anxiety disorders, such as generalised anxiety disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder.

In other research, looking at heart health, findings indicate that although CBD doesn’t interact with the heart directly, it can help to lower hypertension or high blood pressure, two of the major causes of heart disease. The anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties of CBD can also help to improve heart health by lessening inflammation, yet another leading cause of heart disease.

Cannabinoids are a new and exciting new area of cancer treatment research which suggests that CBD may help relieve cancer symptoms and may lead to effective cancer treatments. A study found that CBD oil can induce cell death in breast cancer cells and may be able to kill other cancer cells in a similar way, leading to high hopes that CBD will help us cure cancer, although more research is needed yet.

As we have discussed, CBD has been studied extensively, and it may be beneficial for many common issues such as anxiety, pain, and poor sleep, as well as a long list of chronic diseases and symptoms at varying doses.

Although more high-quality human research is needed to substantiate CBD’s benefits, the available evidence suggests that it’s a safe compound that offers a natural alternative to many common wellness issues. Effective dosage will vary between users and although many will use the oil, it also comes in the form of a cream or a supplement. Always consult your doctor before first taking CBD, especially if you’re already using prescription medication.

Labocan harnesses the natural power of CBD, filtering out any impurities and additives, to produce the finest and purest golden oils for your daily wellness ritual. Labocan is Europe’s leading provider of CBD oil, creams, and supplements. From the earliest stages of its production, at our pharmaceutical-grade Swiss laboratory, every care is taken to create an oil that’s unrivalled in quality. Labocan doesn’t just claim to have the purest CBD; we prove it by publishing a detailed analysis of every batch. We embrace the newest technologies to produce the highest-quality oil through supercritical CO2 extraction.