Cannabidiol - CBD Research

Relieves Pain and Inflammation

Among common CBD benefits, natural pain relief tops the list for many. Science has research saying that cannabinoids may prove useful in pain treatment by inhibiting neuronal transmission in pain pathways. A 2012 study published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine found that CBD significantly suppressed chronic inflammatory and neuropathic pain without causing analgesic tolerance. CBD researchers suggest that CBD and other nonpsychoactive components of marijuana may be a great option for the treatment of chronic pain. (1) According to CBD studies a 2007 meta-analysis conducted in Canada, the combination of CBD and THC was found to be effective in treating neuropathic pain in multiple sclerosis, which can be debilitating for 50 to 70 percent of MS patients. (2) 



Has Antipsychotic Effects/ Helps with PTSD

Research shows that CBD benefits include producing anti psychotic effects. It has a pharmacological profile similar to that of atypical anti psychotic drugs as seen using behavioral and neurochemical techniques in animal studies. Additionally, studies show that CBD prevents human experimental psychosis and is effective in open case reports and clinical trials in patients with schizophrenia, with a remarkable safety profile. (3) 

Reduces Anxiety

Cannabidiol has shown to reduce anxiety in patients with social anxiety disorder and researchers suggest that it may also be effective for panic disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder social anxiety disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder. (4) A 2011 study compared the effects of a simulation public speaking test on healthy control patients and treatment-native patients with social anxiety disorder. A total of 24 never-treated patients with social anxiety disorder were given either CBD or a placebo 1½ hours before the test. Researchers found that the group with CBD had significantly reduced anxiety, cognitive impairment and discomfort in their speech performance, and significantly increased alertness in anticipation of their speech. The placebo group presented higher anxiety, cognitive impairment and discomfort. (5)

Helps to Fight Tumors and Cancer

An abundance of scientific reports demonstrate that CBD benefits include possessing anti-proliferative, pro-apoptotic effects that inhibit cancer cell migration, adhesion and invasion. (6) A 2006 study published in the Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics found for the first time that CBD potently and selectively inhibited the growth of different breast tumor cell lines and exhibited significantly less potency in non-cancer cells. (7) In 2011, researchers added light on the cellular mechanism through which CBD induces cell death in breast cancer cells. They showed that CBD induced a concentration-dependent cell death of both oestrogen receptor-positive and oestrogen receptor-negative breast cancer cells. They also found that the effective concentrations of CBD in tumor cells have little effect on non-tumorigenic, mammary cells. (8) CBD behaves as a non-toxic compound and studies show that doses of 700 milligrams per day for 6 weeks did not show any overt toxicity in humans, suggesting that it can be used for prolonged treatment. Not only does the research show that CBD benefits including being effective in fighting breast cancer cells, data also suggests that it can be used to inhibit the invasion of lung and colon cancer, plus it possesses anti-tumor properties in glioma ( type of brain cancer ) and has been used to treat leukemia. (9)

Relieves Nausea

Cannabis has been used for centuries for the suppression of nausea and vomiting. Research has proven  that among more than 80 cannabinoid compounds found in marijuana, both the intoxicant THC and the non-intoxicant CBD helps to get rid of nausea & vomitting. A 2012 study published in the British Journal of Pharmacology found that CBD benefits include anti-nausea and anti emetic effects. (10) Researchers found that CBD acts in a diphasic manner, meaning that in low doses it suppresses toxin-induced vomiting.   

May Treat Seizures and Other Neurological Disorders

A 2014 survey  conducted by researchers at Stanford University was presented to parents belonging to a Facebook group dedicated to sharing information about the use of cannabidiol-enriched cannabis to treat their child’s seizures. Nineteen responses met the inclusion criteria for the study: a diagnosis of epilepsy and current use of CBD. The average number of anti-epileptic drugs tried before using CBD  was 12. Sixteen (84 percent) of the 19 parents reported a reduction in their child’s seizure frequency while taking CBD. Of these, two (11 percent) reported complete seizure freedom, eight (42 percent) reported a greater than 80 percent reduction in seizure frequency, and six (32 percent) reported a 25–60 percent seizure reduction. Other beneficial effects included increased alertness, better mood and improved sleep (11)Later in 2014, researchers reported on preliminary results of a study involving children with treatment-resistant epilepsy in an expanded access “compassionate use program.” Patients received a purified 98 percent oil-based CBD extract called Epidiolex, which is made by GW Pharmaceuticals. After 3 months of treatment, 39 percent of the 23 patients had more than a 50 percent reduction in seizures, with a 32 percent median reduction. These preliminary results support the survey reports that CBD may be a promising treatment for treatment-resistant epilepsy and it is generally well-tolerated in doses up to 25 milligrams per kilogram of body weight. (12) 

Lowers Incidence of Diabetes

A 2006 study found that CBD treatment significantly reduced the incidence of diabetes in non-obese diabetics. CBD benefits also showed a significant reduction of plasma levels of pro-inflammatory cytokines.  (13) In 2013, the American Journal of Medicine published a study that highlighted the impact of marijuana use on glucose, insulin and insulin resistance among U.S. adults. The study included 4,657 adult men and women from the National Health and Nutritional Examination Survey from 2005 to 2010. Of the participants, 579 were current marijuana users and 1,975 were past users. The researchers found that current marijuana use was associated with 16 percent lower fasting insulin levels. They also found significant associations between marijuana use and smaller waist circumferences, a factor connected to the onset of diabetes. (14) 

Promotes Cardiovascular Health

A 2013 study published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology reports that CBD protects against the vascular damage caused by a high glucose environment, inflammation or the induction of type 2 diabetes. CBD proved to reduce the vascular hyper permeability (which causes leaky gut/  intestinal permeability ) associated with such environments. (15) 

The Truth is...

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