These days, it seems like everywhere you look, CBD are being touted as a cure for a wide range of health symptoms and diseases. In dispensaries, both online and physical stores, you can find a wide range of CBD products meant to relieve all kinds of anxiety and pain, and in lifestyle-enhancing products like sleeping aids, energy boosters, personal lubricants and sports-recovery balms. Recent studies have found the medical usefulness of this cannabinoid. Here are some major symptoms that can be relieved with the regular use of CBD products.
Symptom #1: Pain
Once CBD reaches a family of receptors, the interaction results in lower inflammation levels and pain perception. A study found that CBD can help people suffering from arthritis manage their pain. Another study looked at whether using a CBD gel on the skin will reduce inflammation and signs of pain, and the researchers were able to conclude that the CBD gel offer relief from pain-related behaviors without any evidence of side effects.
Symptom #2: Diabetes
Several studies suggest that CBD can play a role in improving the outcome of patients diagnosed with diabetes. According to observational studies, people who use cannabis have lower measures of insulin resistance and lower fasting insulin levels.
Symptom #3: Anxiety and Depression
Numerous studies have looked into how CBD can treat different neuropsychiatric disorders. One recent research concluded that topical CBD has a good potential as a treatment for many anxiety disorders. Plus, another study found evidence supporting CBD as a treatment for anxiety disorders, including obsessive-compulsive disorder, PTSD, seasonal affective disorder, and generalized anxiety disorders.
Symptom #4: Epilepsy
Reports on the use of CBD as epilepsy treatment have been around for several years, with a few scientific studies seemingly supporting these claims. One research showed that CBD is effective in reducing the number of seizures among people with a kind of epilepsy called Lennox-Gastaut syndrome or LGS. Recently, the FDA approved an oral CBD medication for another kind of epilepsy called Dravet syndrome.
Symptom #5: Addiction
CBD has shown a lot of promise in fighting addiction from cocaine and opioids to alcohol and tobacco. Also, several preclinical studies suggest that CBD might be useful as an alternative for pain therapy in place of opioids.
Symptom #6: Cancer Treatment Symptoms
The use of CBD for cancer treatment has long been known in reducing nausea and vomiting which usually accompany radiation and chemotherapy treatments. Two cannabinoid have been approved by the FDA to help manage these side effects: Cesamet (nabilone) and Marinol (dronabinol). Recently, researchers were able to discover that CBD may slow down the growth of cancer cells.
Symptom #7: Acne and Other Skin Problems
A published study suggested that topical CBD can be very potent anti-acne agent, most likely because of its anti-inflammatory properties. Another study found that CBD and THC are useful in reducing the inflammation and itchiness associated with psoriasis and eczema.
Symptom #8: High Blood Pressure
A group of researchers discovered that one dose of CBD reduced resting blood pressure by 6 millimeters of mercury, which can consequently reduce the risk of stroke. This same study concluded that the response might be because of the pain-reducing (analgesic) and anxiety-reducing (anxiolytic) effects of CBD.
If you are suffering from any of the symptoms above and are curious if CBD can help, consider giving this cannabinoid a try. Just take note that its use can have some side effects, including dizziness, mood changes, dry mouth, nausea, fatigue and gastrointestinal issues. Also, it is important to first discuss with your doctor if you plant to add CBD into your treatment plan, especially if you are currently taking other medications, to prevent any negative drug interaction.