Both CBD and olive oil are powerhouses of health benefits in their own rights; but put them together and you have CBD olive oil, an amazingly complimentary combination that can be used to treat many conditions.
Before discussing CBD Olive Oil, let’s see how do they work in the body, both individually and combined? CBD is unique in the sense that it can effectively treat a very wide range of ailments with such diversity that no one expects them to be connected in anyway. For example, CBD is used frequently to treat epilepsy, pain, anxiety and depression, neurodegenerative diseases, acne… and that doesn’t even begin to scratch to the surface.
However, these diseases might not be as distant from each other as we once thought. Researchers theorize that many of these ailments can be traced back to an unregulated endocannabinoid system (ECS), and this is actually where olive oil comes into the picture. Research shows that a daily dose of extra virgin olive oil can help to upregulate CB1 and CB2 receptors, both of which are a vital part of the ECS.
“We found that olive oil, in particular the phenolic components of olive oil, can reactivate CB-1 expression. By adding olive oil to an animal’s diet, we can restore a normal CB-1 receptor level that will protect cells against cancer,” explains Mauro Maccarone, a scientist at the University of Teramo, Italy, in an interview with Project CBD. “This is very interesting and very promising because it suggests that the normal daily impact of the right amount of olive oil could be protective and could give you a better chance of a healthy life.”
Additionally, olive oil – just like CBD – has a tremendous amount of other health benefits on its own. These include but are not limited to anti-inflammatory effects, heart health, and prevention of certain cancers. When combined with CBD, it’s pretty much the ultimate super food.