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Four Possible Benefits of CBD that Doctors Are Testing Right Now

There are plenty of reasons why we love our Cranology+™ 2000mg CBD Tincture. It’s loaded with vitamins, minerals, and powerful, healing anti-inflammatory properties. But there are possible benefits of CBD that are surprising doctors all over the world – and you need to know about them!

4 Possible Benefits of CBD

Here’s what researchers are looking into right now…

CBD May Help Depression

Good news for those of us still feeling the effects of 2020 – CBD may help elevate your mood. Researchers believe that CBD’s potential benefits for depression, anxiety, and other mental health issues come down to the effect that it has on serotonin receptors in the brain. 

CBD may affect how our brain’s chemical receptors respond to serotonin through the endocannabinoid system. While CBD doesn’t necessarily boost low levels of serotonin (which is connected to depression), it can influence how effectively our bodies can use it.

  • A 2014 animal study found that CBD’s effect on these receptors in the brain produced both antidepressant and anti-anxiety effects.
  • A 2018 review of existing studies concluded that CBD has anti-stress effects, which may reduce depression related to stress.

While these results suggest benefits for those suffering from depression, CBD is not a replacement for professional help. Continue with any treatment plan you are currently on, and do not make any changes before speaking to your doctor.

CBD May Help Reduce Acne

Acne is a skin condition that affects a lot more than just teenagers. It can be caused by a number of factors, from genetics to stress and bacteria, but a major cause is excess sebum.

Sebum is a necessary part of your skin’s functions, and it protects from moisture loss. However, when hormones, certain medications, and illnesses cause sebum production to increase, it can result in excess oil, which is an acne breeding ground. CBD may control sebum production, and  stop clogged pores in their tracks. Because of its anti-inflammatory properties, it’s also great for alleviating eczema, skin rashes, and psoriasis. 

CBD May Help Diabetes

Although the studies conducted so far have only been on rats, there are promising results that point to a bright future for CBD and those suffering from diabetes. In one study, researchers tested CBD on mice with less blood flow to the brain, a complication of diabetes for some people. They found that CBD cut down on high blood sugar, lowered cholesterol and “bad fat” levels, and upped insulin production. 

Other studies of CBD in mice or rats found that CBD eased swelling and pain from nerve damage (a common side effect of diabetes), promoted levels of “good fat,” and may even ward off the disease all together. More research needs to be done to make these results applicable to humans.

CBD May Help Fight Cancer

There are a handful of studies that show promising results for cancer patients taking CBD. Below are just a few, that were collect by Healthline:

  • “A 2019 review of in vitro and in vivo studies focusing on pancreatic cancer found that cannabinoids can help slow tumor growth, reduce tumor invasion, and induce tumor cell death.” 
  • “A 2019 study indicated that CBD could provoke cell death and make glioblastoma cells more sensitive to radiation, but with no effect on healthy cells.”
  • “A large, long-term study of men within the California Men’s Health Study cohort found that using cannabis may be inversely associated with bladder cancer risk. However, a cause and effect relationship hasn’t been established.”

While these results are positive, more research needs to be done before doctors are able to make any definitive conclusions about the possible benefits of CBD. We do not suggest replacing cancer treatment with CBD, and urge patients to listen to the advice of their doctors.

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