What is inflammation?
Before we discuss if CBD oil ( or cannabidiol) reduces inflammation, we should first discuss what inflammation is.
Inflammation is where your body effectively quarantines an area and floods it with toxic chemicals in order to destroy attacks from bacteria and parasites.
It often shows itself in ways such as itchy and/or flaky skin, rashes, swelling, pain, fatigue etc.
Inflammation is a sign that your body is fighting some sort of attack. Your immune system is activated to protect you from harm.
What causes inflammation?
Modern living tricks your body into thinking that it is under attack. Poor diet, stress, and pollution are the main culprits. Excessive sugar, which most of us are guilty of over-consuming, is also a big cause of inflammation.
The unnatural stresses of modern life cause chemicals such as cortisol to be released into your body. This toxic build-up can also be recognised as an attack.
When people are stressed, they often eat more sugar/junk, smoke more etc. This further exacerbates inflammation.
Whilst inflammation is a necessary tool for your survival, modern living can make it your enemy. When inflammation is triggered all the time – it becomes chronic.
Chronic inflammation causes all sorts of serious health issues, such as rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, cancer, high blood pressure, asthma, IBS etc.
We are not designed in experience inflammation so often.
Studies on CBD oil and inflammation
Many studies have shown the anti-inflammatory properties of cannabis oil. Here are a couple of examples…
This study shows the anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties of CBD oil to help prevent organ damage, rheumatoid arthritis, types I and II diabetes, atherosclerosis, Alzheimer’s, hypertension, the metabolic syndrome, depression, and neuropathic pain – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3085542
This study showed the anti-inflammatory properties of CBD oil when used on laboratory mice who were given acute pancreatitis – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22850623
It is clear that CBD oil does have a proven anti-inflammatory effect.
Does CBD oil help inflammation? Although more research is needed, it seems that CBD has a powerful anti-inflammatory effect on the body. CBD oil does help with inflammation. Not only does it help minor signs of inflammation such as rashes and flaky skin, it could also help prevent more serious diseases such as cancer, diabetes and organ damage, that are caused by inflammation..
Some medical practitioners believe that chronic inflammation causes the majority of health problems that are around today. In order to live at your healthiest and longest, it would seem that reducing inflammation is a major factor. CBD oil is probably the best, easiest, and safest way of reducing inflammation, and reducing your chances of suffering from many health issues.