New research shows that CBD can be effective in treating liver diseases. Liver diseases affect millions of people all over the globe. The liver is the largest internal organ of the body, which functions to process, deliver and store food, detoxify the body, and produce essential nutrients. The liver has a magical ability to heal itself, but when the damage is too severe, it loses its capability and creates scar tissue leading to cirrhosis.
CBD affects endocannabinoid system of the body, which has a vast number of receptors located throughout the body, organ, brain, and central nervous system. One study found that CBD can induce apoptosis in hepatic stellate cells, which is responsible for the formation of scar tissue in the liver. Another study found that CBD can restore liver function and normalize the 5-HT levels. CBD is not only beneficial for the liver, but it also leaves impacts brain positively.
The effect of CBD on liver functioning looks promising; it’s just a matter of time when pharma companies will introduce CBD infused liver friendly drugs for the people suffering from liver diseases.