Management of chronic pain is another application for which CBD is ideally suited, and it works in a number of ways. It and other non-THC cannabinoids found in hemp flower-bud extracts work to block pain-conducting nerve impulses, which reduces your perception of pain. Stimulation of CB1 in the brain increases dopamine, which counteracts pain. Just as importantly, these same chemical substances reduce inflammation, the driving force behind pain, which allows healing to occur.
NIDA is currently collaborating with the National Institute on Neurological Disorders and Stroke to evaluate CBD in animal models of epilepsy in order to understand the underlying mechanisms and optimize the conditions under which CBD may treat seizure disorders, and determine whether it works synergistically with other anti-seizure medications. In addition, clinical trials are currently underway by GW Pharmaceuticals, testing the efficacy of Epidiolex, a purified CBD extract, for treatment of pediatric epilepsy.
Prolonged use at high doses has not shown potential for abuse of CBD. In fact, a clinical study published in 2018 found that recreational polydrug users did not show abuse potential with use of CBD. Long-term studies have not evaluated potential changes in hormonal balance or long-term adverse changes in liver function, though prolonged use of CBD enhances metabolism of certain drugs. Stopping CBD oil suddenly has not been associated with withdrawal effects.
Targeting the eCB system through the use of the commercially available oromucosal spray Sativex, a combination of the phytocannabinoids cannabidiol (CBD) and Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), has already proved beneficial for the treatment of neuropathic pain and spasticity in multiple sclerosis (Nurmikko et al., 2007; Notcutt et al., 2012). Furthermore, in a number of clinical trials modulation of the eCB system has improved behavioral symptoms in AD patients. In patients diagnosed with probable AD, a twice daily dose of 2.5 mg dronabinol, a phytocannabinoid derived from THC, was shown to reduce weight loss and improve disturbed behavior with minimal side effects of euphoria, drowsiness, and tiredness (Volicer et al., 1997). A more recent study has shown that in patients with late-stage AD, a single daily 2.5 mg dose of dronabinol improved nocturnal aggression and agitation with no adverse side effects (Walther et al., 2006). A single case study has also reported a reduction in the severity of agitation and resistiveness in a patient with mild AD through the use of nabilone, a CB1 receptor agonist (Passmore, 2008). Furthermore, ongoing placebo-controlled double-blind phase II clinical trials are being carried out on the safety and efficacy of Namisol, an oral tablet containing THC, in patients suffering from AD and vascular dementia. Measurable outcomes from these two studies include any alteration in neuropsychiatric symptoms, agitation, balance and mobility, pain, quality of life, and episodic memory (Rikkert, 2014a,b). To date, no clinical studies have been carried out on the effectiveness of these drugs on abrogating neurodegenerative processes in AD. There is, however, a wealth of preclinical data outlining the beneficial effects of cannabinoid treatment on neuroinflammation, excitotoxicity, oxidative stress, and neurodegeneration that may be of relevance to AD.

Hemp oil is an abundant source of alpha-linolenic acid. Alpha-linolenic acid is an omega-3 fatty acid that is essential to proper organ function. It is similar to the omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil, and can help prevent heart disease, arthritis and depression, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center. It can also help reduce low density lipoprotein cholesterol, the "bad" cholesterol that clogs arteries.


Prolonged use at high doses has not shown potential for abuse of CBD. In fact, a clinical study published in 2018 found that recreational polydrug users did not show abuse potential with use of CBD. Long-term studies have not evaluated potential changes in hormonal balance or long-term adverse changes in liver function, though prolonged use of CBD enhances metabolism of certain drugs. Stopping CBD oil suddenly has not been associated with withdrawal effects.
CBD oil may be of some benefit to those with addiction, suggests a review published in the journal Substance Abuse in 2015. In their analysis of 14 previously published studies, scientists determined that CBD may have therapeutic effects in people with opioid, cocaine, and/or psychostimulant addiction. They also found that CBD may be beneficial in the treatment of cannabis and tobacco addiction. There is some evidence that CBD may block or reduce the effects of THC on the mind.
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One population-based case-control study found that in terms of lung cancer risk, smoking one joint of cannabis was similar to smoking 20 tobacco cigarettes. In addition to the negative physical effects, which also include decreased immune function, higher rates of irregular heartbeat, and stroke, cannabis smoking has been linked to mental conditions, including depression, bipolar disorder, and psychosis.
The lesson here: Cooking oils play a massive role in our overall health, which means choosing healthy oils is a bright idea if you expect to continue living for as long as humanly possible. To help us all make better choices, I asked Dana Hunnes, senior dietitian at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and my go-to source for all nutritional queries, to help me rank every popular cooking oil by how healthy they are.

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