Cooking with CBD oil isn’t just a millennial trend but a healthy habit that comes with long-term benefits. However, the plant (cannabis) that it gets extracted from has been under a lot of controversies.
Here’s the best part. CBD oil doesn’t alter the taste of your food. If you keep its dosage moderate, you won’t even know it’s there.
People develop all sorts of theories under a general pretext that CBD is a “recreational drug”. But contrary to popular opinion, CBD oils are incapable of getting you high. It has 0% THC and without this compound, it can have no psychedelic impact on your body.
But guess what, CBD is also one of the 100 cannabinoid chemical compounds and it has a ton of positive health benefits. We are going to be discussing a few of those in this post along with the science behind it.
1. Maintains A Healthy Heart Rhythm
Recent studies indicate that incorporating CBD cooking products into your diet can help you lower high blood pressure. Upon inducing stress artificially over the test subjects, one batch was each given a 600mg dose of CBD oil.
Their blood pressure saw a very small spike. This is a direct indicator of the effects that CBD has on the heart and circulatory system.
In addition to this, multiple animal studies have also shown visible signs of cell death reduction in their heart. This is due to the powerful antioxidants present in them.
2. Counteracts Neurological Disorders
CBD oils directly act on your endocannabinoid system. This is your brain’s signaling center. For this reason, experts believe that CBD can reverse nerve disorders. It can lower nerve degeneration in patients with Alzheimer’s.
Although this research area is quite new, CBD has already shown promising results in the treatment of epilepsy and multiple sclerosis. Over 200 test subjects with epilepsy were given 1 – 2 grams of CBD oil per pound of body weight. They could see a visible reduction in their seizures by a median of 36%.
3. Assists In Cancer Treatment
Cooking with CBD oil can help you alleviate and subjugate cancer symptoms. This includes pain, nausea, and vomiting. CBD oils can also help patients undergoing chemotherapy reduce its side effects.
CBD products have brought great results in patients who were non-responsive to traditional medication. Certain test tube studies also indicate (still under research) that CBD oils can have anti-cancer properties.
One study, in particular, found that CBD compounds accelerated the death of human breast cancer cells. The test tube results have also been synonymous with the research conducted on the breast cancer cells of mice.
4. Improves Mental Health
Depression and anxiety if kept unnoticed can slowly lead to mental degeneration. Its usual treatment involves pharmaceutical drugs that can cause drowsiness, insomnia, and sexual dysfunction.
Needless to say that certain medications can get you addicted. But cooking with CBD oil is a natural alternative. A 300mg dose of CBD will significantly reduce your anxiety levels with none of those side effects.
5. Relieves Bodily Pain
The records of using Marijuana for pain relief dates back to 2900 BC. Your body produces natural endocannabinoids that act as neurotransmitters. They stick to the cannabinoid receptors in your nervous system which CBD can help you control.
CBD interacts with your neurotransmitters and reduces receptor activity. This in turn reduces pain and inflammation. Users with rheumatoid arthritis have also commented that using CBD oils for cooking helps them alleviate pain.
6. Reduces Skin Inflammations
Skin inflammations like Acne affect more than 10% of the population. Probable causes include bacteria, genetics, overproduction of sebum, etc., Over the past few years, CBD’s anti-inflammatory properties have come to light.
We now know that CBD cooking products can deter the activation of acne-inducing inflammatory cytokines. A lot of findings showed similar results with which we can safely assume that CBD oils are a great line of defense against acne.
CBD oil might end up getting bitter if you overheat it while cooking. But unless you do so, you can enjoy your favorite dish with no flavor sacrifices.
People have just begun to realize the potential health benefits of CBD oils. CBD products have a lot to offer with little to no side effects. With that being said, a lot of research is still under progress since the scope of using CBD for health benefits is relatively new.
But we do have conclusive scientific backing to prove how beneficial they are in treating pain and inflammations. If you are still skeptical about using them, you are depriving yourself of all the potential health benefits they have to offer.