CBD oil is a term that is being volleyed all across the medical field, boasting of its eye opening results in curing and controlling pain. But is this all for naught? Are there no drawbacks to using this magical elixir? Surely, by now even you must be thinking, that this probably sounds too good to be true! CBD oil has made its presence known in, anywhere from dog treats to chewable gummy bears and to bath bombs. But let us dig and see where this rabbit hole leads to…
What is CBD oil?
Well everybody has heard of the recreational cannabis herb. The CBD oil (cannabidiol) is extracted and is one of the 100’s of active substances drawn out from the plant. However, for those averse to the idea of putting in the supposed drug into their system, be enlightened to know that CBD oil unlike its cousins do not create the sense of “high” and euphoria. This is because the active compound THC called tertrahydrocannabinol is not present in the CBD oil, ruling out the chance of the previous mentioned supposed situation arising.
The eyebrow raising concern arises knowing that CBD has not yet been studied for its effect on the neuron receptors of the brain especially that related with pleasure, time perception, thought, memory and co-ordination.
What Are The Effects On The Brain For Using CBD Oil?
This is one CBD side effects yet to be studied. It is documented in controlled research studies that CBD helps in controlling and providing relief for a plethora of ailments ranging from insomnia, bone growth, inflammation, arthritis, pain relief and even certain types of cancers. But as you are aware, most drugs used to combat ailments carry with it a certain list of side effects. So that beckons the question, what side effects does CBD oil have in store for its users?
As per popular sciences, when a substance or drug enters into the blood stream and reaches the brain, it will begin interacting with the neuron receptors in it. Now on reacting with receptors such as dopamine receptors (produces the enzyme responsible for creating a sense of rush and excitement), it helps the body produce even more cannabinoids and influence cognition and rationale.
The CBD oil also targets serotonin receptor that can help with psychological ailments like depression and schizophrenia. Leading doctors have made note that the body creates these enzymes but additionally having CBD can help boost the recovery rate, certainly a CBD benefit. The issue arises from not knowing what the long term problems a patient may have to face with during continuous usage of the oil and we may have to wait for science and research to catch.