We know that most consumers use CBD oil to treat certain symptoms or discomforts they might experience. Though what many might not be aware of, is that Cannabidiol (CBD) is a great preventative tool as well. Using the cannabinoid as a supplement on a daily basis might even prevent a variety of serious health issues. These are the 6 most important preventative benefits of using CBD oil - helping you before you knew you needed it: 

CBD oil as a preventative supplement

CBD oil is known to be the ‘people’s medicine’, a food supplement which appears to help people soothe a variety of symptoms and discomforts. This might range from chronic pain to mental issues and all in between. What many people do not necessarily know, is that cannabinoids like Cannabidiol (CBD), might be very helpful in preventing certain discomforts or diseases as well. Thanks to its unique interaction with our body’s own endocannabinoid-system (ECS), hemp oil with CBD could possibly help prevent some serious health issues.

CBD against inflammation 

One of CBD’s most researched effects, are its anti-inflammatory properties. With some researchpapers even concluding that Cannabidiol is a more powerful anti-inflammatory substance compared to regular anti-inflammatory drugs. A very important finding overall, considering inflammations are at the base of a large variety of serious illnesses. Though we’re not talking about external inflammations, but within the body. As these are often at the root of developing serious diseases and discomforts. 

Especially when the situation becomes chronic, inflammation might cause rheumatic problems, chronic pain and other, much more serious ailments. Luckily, CBD oil could possibly help curve inflammations in the body; by boosting the ECS’s anti-inflammatory abilities. This might help to systematically decrease - the risk of getting new - inflammations in the body and keep your body healthy and comfortable. 

Healthy brain with Hemp Oil 

Apart from Cannabidiol, researchers found that all cannabinoids acts as neuroprotectors. Essentially this means that they help protect, maintain and regulate all sorts of nerves in the body. Including the brain, where cannabinoids like CBD appear to improve the blood flow, help eliminate dead cells - and generally improve the communication between our brain’s receptors. 

Obviously we wouldn’t write this if it was not proven by scientific research. As this report shows, even low doses of CBD- and THC-like cannabinoids can stimulate the production of new nerve cells. Especially well in aging brains, we may add. Accordingly, hemp oil with Cannabidiol is explored by scientists as a preventative measure against Alzheimers and other nerve-related diseases. 

CBD for bone protection

Another way in which cannabinoids from hemp could help prevent health issues, is by supporting our bone metabolism. This is a proces whereby your old bone material is replaced by new cells. Usually this process replaces about 10 percent of your bones per year. Though as we age, the speed of this process decreases more and more. However, CBD appears to be very helpful in supporting this process and keeping our bones healthy. 

As we’ve described in our blog ‘CBD and sports: 5x how hemp oil helps with fitness and recovery': ‘As shown by a study published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral research, CBD - when used correctly - can speed up the recovery of bone fractures and make them heal faster. Moreover, the research showed that the healed parts were less likely to break again thanks to the cannabinoid treatment.

One of the reasons explaining this phenomenon, is that Cannabidiol inhibits the G-protein connected receptor 55. Because excessive stimulation of this receptor might cause weaker bones and even accelerate the development of osteoporosis. Though CBD is known to prevent this from happening and increase bone density.’

CBD to protect and care for the skin

While many might be aware of CBD’s benefits for the internal human. Many might not know that our skin is loaded with CB-receptors from the ECS. As you might expect, this also means that your skin’s health could greatly benefit from hemp’s cannabinoids. For example, CBD’s antioxidant properties could protect our skin from free radicals and external threats such as UV-radiation and toxins from polluted air. 

Furthermore, science has proven CBD cosmetics like CBD cream and gels might help regulate sebum-production. This is the fatty excretion coming from the skin and one of the main causes for acne. Accordingly Cannabidiol has shown to be an exceptionally effective treatment for skin problems such as acne, eczema and psoriasis; to name a few. Though there are also indications showing CBD cosmetics could help slow down the aging of the skin. 

Prevention of diabetes with CBD

The next preventative property CBD shows in scientific research is focused on one of the worlds leading health problems: diabetes. As a study on lab rats in 2016 showed that Cannabidiol could decrease the probability of getting diabetes type 2. While another study showed exactly how CBD helps the body to change white fat into brown fat; which contributes to a healthy insulin-production.

CBD reduces risk of heart- or vascular problems 

CBD oil is known to be an effective vasodilator. Meaning that it in many cases eliminates the need for blood thinners. As it naturally reduces hypertension and spares the heart. Obviously CBD’s stress-relieving effects also play a roll in keeping the heart healthy; as this might cause blood pressure to rise. This is also shown in various scientific researches, like this 2008 study

More importantly, a 2010 review shows us that CBD could protect stroke patients from brain damage; and aid recovery by boosting brain function. This is supported by a study from 2017, which shows that CBD increases cerebral blood flow during a stroke. 

Considering there are so many possible preventative effects from Cannabidiol, there is always one you could benefit from.