Wellness and CBD

Medical benefits of CBD

The medical benefits of CBD are increasingly being confirmed by the evidence of clinical trials.

This laboratory evidence builds on the millina old anecdotal evidence on the health benefits of CBD products

Below we provide a high level survey of on the current research on the applications of CBD a number of medical complaints.

Anxiety – Using CBD drops for anxiety is becoming increasingly common. Its effectiveness was tested in a 2011 clinical trial in which 24 patients with social anxiety disorder were allocated to receive either CBD or placebo.  The individuals who received CBD performed better than the patients who received the placebo.

In addition the individuals who received the CBD did not experience any cognitive impairment, discomfort, and fall in alertness

Epilepsy – Perhaps one of the most well know applications for cannaboid derived medicine is Epidolex, for treating epilepsy.  Epidolexs is almost pure CBD and in at doses between 25 and 50 mg/kg a day it was found to lower seizure frequency by 50% over a 12 week trial.

There are also numerous reports of epilepsy patients showing reductions in seizure frequency after taking a CBD oil preparation.

Schizophrenia – Interesting research into CBD and schizophrenia has begun to identify the possible benefits of CBD on psychotic symptoms

Nicotine addiction – In a CBD Versus Placebo study smokers wee asked to use an inhaler containing either CBD or a Placebo, over the course of one week, those receiving the placebo inhaler did not decrease the number of cigarettes they smoked while those taking the CBD inhaler reduced their number of cigarettes smoked by 40%!

Animal Studies

In addition to the above treatments based on human studies there is a wealth of animal testing showing possible interesting developments.

Medical benefits of a compound can only be truly proven in a clinical trial, data from laboratory but animal studies are still useful to guide future clinical studies.

Laboratory and animal studies have found CBD to have beneficial effects in the following conditions:

  • IBS
  • Insomnia 
  • Liver diseas Nausea
  • OCD 
  • Pain
  • ADHD
  • Stroke
  • PTSD
  • Arthritis
  • Bi polar disorder 
  • Cancer