benefits of cbd oil for addison’s disease

CBD Oil for Adrenal Fatigue

It is critical that our bodies maintain a stable environment despite any external stimuli that could launch us into stress or anxiety. In particular, we can experience symptoms of adrenal fatigue if we don’t take care of ourselves adequately. Adrenal fatigue suggests that your adrenal glands are overworked and not able to adequately produce the appropriate amounts of hormones, specifically Cortisol; this would be a result of chronic stress. CBD oil can help alleviate the symptoms of adrenal fatigue and reinforce good health.

What are adrenal glands?

The adrenal glands are located above our kidneys and they have a large influence on the way our kidneys function. The adrenal glands also produce various hormones that affect blood pressure and blood sugar, metabolism, and stress levels. It is thought that high levels of stress, inadequate sleep, poor physical exercise habits, and also a poor diet can contribute to adrenal fatigue.

Four common symptoms of adrenal fatigue:

  • Stress
  • Exhaustion
  • Food cravings (salty)
  • Weakened immune system

How can CBD help with Adrenal Fatigue

High-stress levels can render your body incapable of producing and maintaining the hormones and neurotransmitters necessary to cope with stress. CBD helps regulate the body’s serotonin levels, which is the chemical responsible for mood. CBD also assists with regulating areas of the brain that are overactive and cause anxiety by generating too much activity in the hippocampus.

If you have adrenal fatigue there will be a lower production of aldosterone. Essentially, this will contribute to compulsory urination, which leads to certain minerals such as magnesium, potassium, and sodium being eliminated. Therefore, you may start to crave salty foods. CBD helps relate this and can control your appetite by ensuring that certain parts of your brain get the signal of satiation and being full, alleviating the desire to eat more of any one particular food.

If you have adrenal fatigue then your levels of cortisol can be extremely high or extremely low. Your body becomes very vulnerable to infections and diseases. CBD is a natural antioxidant which helps to boost your immune response by triggering the glands in the endocrine system to produce the correct amounts of hormones and respond appropriately to toxins.

Imbalanced levels of cortisone and adrenaline can cause many to feel like they are never fully rested. CBD assists with homeostasis regulation during sleep through it’s indirect affect on our nervous system by reinforcing adequate hormone reproduction from the glands. It’ll help you go to sleep quicker and stay asleep longer which reduces fatigue.

If you’re experiencing any of the above symptoms, try CBD oil to help get your body back on track and functioning optionally!


What are the benefits of CBD Oil to help with Addison’s Disease?

Addison’s Disease is a condition in which the body doesn’t produce sufficient cortisol. Clinically, I haven’t seen either Medical Marijuana or CBD Oil affect conditions of either high cortisol levels or low cortisol levels.


How much more effective is CBD when it’s combined with THC?

It’s going to depend on the specific medical condition. In general, there are conditions that benefit from high levels of CBD. There are conditions that benefit from high levels of THC. And, then, there are conditions that benefit from both – CBD & THC. The medical conditions that benefit from both CBD & THC are those in which inflammation is the root cause, so for instance, autoimmune conditions, such as Psoriasis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Crohn’s Disease, etc.


Does CBD Oil benefit the liver in anyway?


I’ve treated patients with Hepatitis, Cirrhosis of the Liver, etc. And, I have not found that either Medical Marijuana or CBD Oil benefit the liver in anyway. What’s important to know is the chemicals made by Marijuana and Hemp – CBD & THC are processed through the liver.