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3 Little Known Benefits of CBD Use

3 Little Known Benefits of CBD Use

October 31, 2019

These days most people have heard of CBD and its many different uses. As this cannabis derived compound becomes more popular and mainstream use widens, the benefits and advantages of CBD consumption continue to grow. Knowledge and awareness of the most common benefits of use are also on the rise but new products and developments continue to uncover how CBD can aide a variety of conditions. Here is a look at some little known benefits of CBD use.

 

CBD Can Help Treat and Clear Acne

 

The medical term for what is commonly called acne is known as acne vulgaris. The human endocannabinoid system plays an integral part in regulating cutaneous cell growth which is where acne forms. Studies show that when CBD is applied to sebocytes, it slows the growth and production of varying compounds that result in sebocyte proliferation which leads to acne vulgaris [1]. This same study showed that in addition to slowing the growth of sebum producing cells, it also inhibits the fat producing abilities of various compounds in the skin that lead to acne growth. These traits, alongside the known anti-inflammatory effects of CBD make it an excellent treatment for acne vulgaris.

 

CBD Can Treat Headaches and Chronic Migraines

 

Headaches are a pain in the, well, head. 47% of the population experiences headaches frequently while 10% have felt the excruciating pain of a migraine with another 3% dealing daily chronic head pain [2]. Head pain of all varieties is such a common condition that well-known companies have built their entire businesses around stopping and slowing the pain. One study showed over an 85% decrease in migraine pain from patients who used cannabis for treatment [3]. Another study of people who experience cluster headaches found that over 25% of them had less pain when using cannabinoids such as CBD [4]. With numbers like these, it is easy to see why CBD has the potential to help with such an affliction that so many people deal with on a day to day basis.

 

CBD Is Good for Your Gut

 

Gut health is an integral aspect to overall health and negative digestive conditions can lead to other problems throughout the body. CBD can actually have a very beneficial impact on gut health as it plays an important role with proper function of the gastrointestinal tract. CBD has been shown to increase gut motility and aid with proper digestion while the endocannabinoid system that binds with CBD controls a variety of different gastrointestinal functions [5]. A healthy gut biome allows nutrients and other essential compounds necessary for optimal wellness to be absorbed through the large intestine and CBD may also interact with this process by regulating epithelial barrier permeability [5].   

 

 

  1. Oláh, Attila, et al. Cannabidiol exerts sebostatic and anti-inflammatory effects of human sebocytes. 2014. 124(9):3713-3724.  
  2. Lochte, Bryson C. et al. The Use of Cannabis for Headache Disorders. Cannabis Cannabinoid Res. 2017; 2(1): 61-71.
  3. Osborn, LA., et al. Self-Medication of Somatic and Psyciatric Conditions Using Botanical Marijuana. J Psychoactive Drugs. 2015 Nov-Dec; 47(5):345-50
  4. Evans, Randolph W., Ramadan, Nabih M. Are Cannabis-Based Chemicals Helpful in Headache? 2004; 44:726-27.
  5. DiPatrizio, Nicholas V. Endocannabinoids in the Gut. Cannabis Cannabinoid Res. 2016; 1(1): 67-77.



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