CBD has been amplified in recent years and months. Many ailments are treated and improved by it. People who otherwise were not having success in the conventional world of medicine, turn to CBD for hope.
CBD can be administered under various applications from rubbing cream topically on the skin, to inhaling the product by vaping, breathing through a nebulizer, to taking it in capsules and oil drops.
Since the federal government’s release of CBD into the marketplace in 2018, millions of people around the world use it in their daily routine and as a natural remedy. Its popularity has increased because of its ability to fight pain, anxiety, inflammation, and improve sleep. According to several studies, 97% of users took CBD for chronic pain relief, 60% of those being seniors, 45% used it to help against sleep disorders, most notably, insomnia, and 31% of Millenials took it for anxiety.
CBD has many health and wellness benefits, including improving skin through anti-aging, fighting dermal bacteria, and reducing acne. Although many people may not know of CBD’s statistics in developing major health disorders, they can include heart health, cancer, childhood epilepsy, multiple sclerosis symptoms, and schizophrenia.
Here are 5 ways CBD improves these major health problems.
Because of CBD’s antioxidative and anti-inflammatory properties, it may be able to reduce the risk factors that can lead to heart disease. CBD works in the body’s receptors to help regulate systems like pain management and stress. It decreases common heart risks like high blood pressure.
CBD, according to Medical News, can be an excellent complementary therapy to cancer treatment. The ways in which it has shown to help cancer fighters are through stimulating appetite, giving pain relief, and fighting nausea. CBD is beneficial in relieving the symptoms that commonly accompany cancer, but it is not a way to cure it, according to Jon Johnson from Medical News. He reports, “While CBD does indeed appear to be a beneficial compound for many cancer symptoms, no scientific research suggests that CBD can be an effective cancer treatment. Cannabinoids and cannabis itself may have their place as a complementary treatment in some cases, for example, for people who need help managing chronic pain and nausea.”
The original and most persuasive reason behind people’s research in CBD and the reason it has expanded into society is its ability to fight the most vicious childhood epilepsy syndromes. In June 2018, the FDA announced the approval of Epidiolex for the treatment of seizures. The two primary focuses of Epidiolex in treating seizures are medical illnesses Dravet syndrome and Lennox-Gastaut syndrome. These are two severe and rare forms of epilepsy. Epidiolex is pure CBD, and the first FDA approved medication made from cannabis.
In an online survey hosted by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, as many as 66% of the patients suffering from MS were using cannabis to treat their symptoms. Medical Scientist, Fawaz Abomaray, said, “There is no ‘big pharma’ medication that can cure multiple sclerosis. However, CBD for multiple sclerosis relieves symptoms as an officially approved medication. Many anecdotal success stories of people exist who were cured of multiple sclerosis (MS) with CBD/cannabis.”
For a long time, the belief that cannabis causes psychosis has been the grounds for opposing its distribution. Still, after more research and understanding of the psychedelic differences between CBD and THC, more people are beginning to use CBD as a medicinal alternative. According to the Psychiatric Times, “The association between cannabis use and psychosis is well-known in epidemiological studies, and a dose-response relationship is consistently reported with odds ratios of 3.90 (95% CI, 2.84 to 5.34) for the risk of schizophrenia in heavy cannabis users. However, the use of cannabis strains with high CBD content has been associated with fewer psychotic symptoms.”
Thanks to CBD, many people can continue in their lives with much less pain and more focus. The studies are continuing to develop over time, but the results in many aspects speak for themselves.