There have been many online sources that have tried to establish our faith in CBD, and a lot of them have achieved this by giving us the proof that we need, showing results of the benefits that using CBD has on both humans and animals. This article is another source under this category, but a more specific one related to how CBD can treat the common health condition known to us as Asthma.
This naturally occurring extract from the marijuana plant is comprised of a specific compound that binds to specific receptors in our cells that are responsible for the activity of the neurotransmitters. Extracted CBD has been used in various products in both health and beauty stores, products range from our common toiletries such as toothpaste, cream, shampoos and soaps to the other side of the spectrum where they are included in medicinal uses to treat a variety of ailments.
It also comes in different forms such as pills, tinctures, pre-rolls, capsules, topical creams for the face and body, to name a few. There are tons of options. Check out this site to see what else is made out of this magnificent plant and what can benefit your needs.
Before we dive into how this extract can treat this particular health condition. Let’s take a step back and look at it holistically, in the benefits it has to our overall health, and what other things it has been seen to do.
CBD Treats a Few Things
This component has been studied and used to treat numerous different health issues because it does several things:
- Acts as a Pain Reliever
- Alleviates cancer-related symptoms
- Reduces acne
- Has been used to treat type 2 diabetes
- Reduces anxiety and depression
- Beneficial to heart health
- Helps in digestion
- May have neuroprotective properties
It has been researched and studied by many institutions and has found its role in treating all of the above and more. It is now being seen as a natural alternative to holistic treatments and does less harm to the body in comparison to conventional medication. You can find more information about these benefits here https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/cbd-oil-benefits#section9
CBD Benefits Towards Treating Asthma
One of the most common causes of an asthma attack is an issue with your respiratory system. Since 2011, it was noted that it was responsible for causing over 240,000 deaths worldwide. One would normally see the tell-tale indications of it by shortness of breath, wheezing, coughing, and obstruction in airflow. It is something that can affect people of all ages and sexes. When your airways are narrowing, it gets harder to breathe, resulting in an asthma-attack and the need to take an inhaler.
The treatment for this is usually prescribed by adding a bronchodilator or a pump, to the person’s routine, either one that needs to be used regularly or only during attacks. This is a device that when pumped in the mouth releases an adrenergic stimulant, such as salbutamol, which helps to relax the muscles and airways into the lungs, making it easier to breathe properly again.
Because one of the important characteristics of CBD is, it is a bronchodilator, it has been seen to be useful when treating this condition naturally. It is mainly the THC in cannabis that has been found to act as a bronchodilator. In small doses, CBD can do wonders for relaxing the air passages leading to the lungs. There are also several first-hand accounts of medical practitioners and their patients, who have been using CBD as a replacement for their inhalers (asthma pumps). It also acts as an anti-inflammatory as well as an antispasmodic i.e. it reduces muscle spasms.
The majority of the reasoning behind using CBD to treat asthma is because of these three characteristics: antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, and bronchodilator.
Best Way to Use CBD
Not to promote smoking, but one of the ways to use this as a medicinal option is to smoke it (instead of smoking tobacco), which will help clear the lungs. A lot of people may be hesitant to take this option and, in that case, there are other ways to use this extract.
The other suggestion would be to use a vaporizer and adding a few good drops of the oil into it. The concentrated steam will help in inhaling the product in a holistic manner. One can also use a tincture to place a few drops on the tongue, especially during an asthma attack.
There are a few different ways of using it, and it is always best to consult your health practitioner on the best one for you.