Today, most people could certainly go for a new cure-all remedy, especially those of us who struggle with anxiety, chronic pain, and cancer-related symptoms. So it’s not surprising that CBD is becoming more popular by the day. In fact, it is approximated that the CBD market will hit the 20 billion mark by 2024.
But, the big question is whether or not CBD actually is potentially supportive. Continue reading this post to find out.
What is CBD (Cannabidiol)?
CBD is just one of the roughly 100 chemical compounds found in the cannabis Sativa plant. It’s among the most prevalent compounds in cannabis, only coming second to THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), which is the cannabis compound with psychoactive effects.
CBD is extracted from hemp, a cannabis plant with low levels of THC, so it doesn’t get you high. According to the World Health Organization, CBD doesn’t present any effects indicative of it being abused or depended upon by humans.
Today, you can find CBD in food items, oil capsules, tinctures, oil bases for vaporizers, and beauty products such as lotion.
Health Benefits of CBD
Here’s a look at the medical conditions where CBD may potentially be worthy of interest:
In 2018, the FDA approved Epidiolex (plant-based CBD formulation) to treat seizures for people aged 2 years and above with rare forms of epilepsy, such as Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome and Dravet Syndrome.
It has also been found that CBD can potentially be used together with conventional medication to treat treatment-resistant forms of epilepsy.
CBD may support the treatment of anxiety.
There have been multiple studies showing the potential of CBD to support treatment for anxiety. However, more research is needed to determine the proper dosage.
CBD can potentially alleviate pain related to arthritis, inflammation, and nerve damage by interacting with neurotransmitters in your central nervous system. People with nerve damage in the lower half of their bodies have previously reported a personal pain reduction after using topical CBD oil.
Still, you should exercise caution when using CBD for its pain relieving properties because there’s still much to be studied concerning its effects.
CBD may help with weight loss, nausea, and vomiting caused by chemotherapy treatments. In fact, the FDA has approved three cannabis-related drugs to help alleviate these symptoms.
Inflammatory Skin Conditions
CBD potentially has anti-inflammatory and anti-aging properties. Some experts suggest that these properties occur when CBD interacts with the endocannabinoid system on the skin. CBD may help treat various skin conditions, including acne, skin cancer, itch skin, psoriasis, and atopic dermatitis.
Besides the conditions outlined above, CBD is also thought to potentially provide antipsychotic effects, substance abuse treatment, and possible improvement in sleep.
People use CBD for different reasons, including support for controlling pain, reducing anxiety, managing seizures, and alleviating inflammatory skin conditions. Although CBD may promote relief while assisting alleviating various conditions, it has been found that CBD support may have some side effects that require further studies to address.
Before using a CBD product, consult a healthcare professional on appropriate dosing and any other questions you may have. Fill out the form below or contact our team to learn more about how our products can help you.