Hemp oil (CBD and CBG) not only relieves pain and inflammation, but also restores liver function. A healthy liver is vital to human life. It has the amazing ability to regenerate its cells, even if it has suffered some sort of damage. However, when liver damage is very severe or occurs over a long period of time, the liver loses this ability, and scar tissue forms.
The first stage of scar tissue formation is fibrosis. The last stage is cirrhosis. When cirrhosis progresses, there is more scar tissue than healthy tissue in the liver. This makes it increasingly difficult for the liver to perform even its basic functions. Cirrhosis can cause fatigue, weakness, loss of appetite, itching and even yellowing of the skin (jaundice). The endocannabinoid system is present in every living creature and comprises an extensive network of chemical compounds and receptors.
When dysfunction in the liver system occurs, cannabinoids (e.g. CBD) are nature’s support to the endocannabinoid system. Endocannabinoids help regulate inflammatory responses and vascular changes. They are also vital in neurological functions and extremely beneficial for people suffering from liver diseases such as cirrhosis and fibrosis. Endocannabinoids are involved in various aspects of acute and chronic liver disease, including vascular changes, modulation of the inflammatory process, and neurological function. CBD kills the harmful cells that lead to the progression of liver disease. CBD is also useful for hepatic encephalopathy, a neuropsychiatric disorder caused by acute or chronic liver failure. Additionally, it restores neurological and cognitive function, supports normal liver function in liver failure, normalizes 5-HT levels and improves brain function, as result of a combination of actions on the liver and brain.