CBD has emerged at the forefront of medical marijuana research. Studies have overwhelmingly confirmed that CBD can be used to treat a large number of conditions such as anxiety, depression, pain, inflammation, substance abuse, withdrawal symptoms, epilepsy, insomnia, nausea, and schizophrenia, just to name a few. Because of its success, it is now legal in both Canada and the United States, and can be bought in store or mail ordered online. Here is a list of 4 conditions that CBD is most effective at treating:
Anxiety is usually treated with drugs like Prozac, Zoloft, Valium and Xanax. However, many people do not respond well to these medications and their potential side effects. By comparison, CBD can treat anxiety effectively and with minimal side effects. CBD has powerful anxiolytic (anti-anxiety) properties which can treat a large number of anxiety disorders such as Panic Disorder (PD), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD), and other social phobias.
A 2011 study concluded that patients who were treated with CBD showed fewer symptoms of anxiety, and that blood flow changes in the brains of test subjects were indicative of a decrease in overall anxiety. Another 2011 study indicated that in public speaking situations, CBD lowered heart rate and blood pressure, leading to decreased anxiety. These studies indicate that CBD can function as an effective substitute for other anti-anxiety medication.
CBD can also treat chronic pain, muscle pain, joint pain and inflammation. CBD has been proven to be a very effective treatment for arthritic conditions such as Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) and Osteoarthritis (OA). While CBD capsules, tinctures and strains provide full-body relief, topical CBD can be applied directly to the skin to treat localized pain. CBD is especially useful for treating arthritis because arthritic pain is largely caused by inflammation. CBD has been shown to be very effective in reducing inflammation and eliminating the pain that comes with it. To this end, a 2012 study concluded that CBD can “significantly suppress inflammatory and neuropathic pain”.
CBD can treat all kinds of chronic pain and discomfort since it produces pain-killing effects that can relieve both physical and neurological pain (headaches, migraines etc.). Additionally, CBD has been shown to treat pain-related insomnia by relieving physical pain enough to allow test subjects to fall asleep.
3) Substance Abuse/Withdrawal
Because of its anti-anxiety, anti-psychotic, anti-depressant and pain killing properties, CBD can also treat withdrawal symptoms produced by substance abuse. CBD and THC products are currently being used to treat withdrawal from substances like opiates, alcohol and benzodiazepines (anti-anxiety drugs). CBD has been shown to be effective in eliminating symptoms such as nausea, muscle cramps, anxiety, depression, agitation, tremors, migraines, headaches, insomnia and nausea. CBD can eliminate cravings and prevent relapses by rewiring the dopamine reward mechanism inside the brain and eliminating neurological conditions that cause cravings (anxiety, depression etc.).
CBD is also being used by rehabilitation clinics to wean patients off the drugs that they are addicted to. It succeeds in this regard by reducing the intensity of euphoria felt upon taking certain substances, and by decreasing the amount of dopamine produced in the brain during the high. Simply put, it makes other substances less effective, and thus less attractive and addictive.
There is significant evidence that THC and CBD can help to control, and reduce the frequency of epileptic seizures. CBD has emerged as of the best medicines known to modern science for the treatment of some severe forms of epilepsy. CBD has also proven to be a safe, and effective option for treating children with epileptic disorders.
A 2017 study by the American Epilepsy Society stated that CBD is successful in reducing the severity and frequency of seizures in adults and children. According to the study, CBD successfully reduced the frequency of seizures by a median of 45.1%. Additionally, after 3 months of using CBD, 9% of patients reported being seizure free. These findings are particularly remarkable because some of the patients reporting as seizure-free had never been able to achieve this with any other treatment.
As more research is completed, CDB is sure to become one of the most important natural medicines of the future. CBD treatment allows patients to quit other medications that might be causing side effects or that might be too expensive to continue taking. For other patients, CBD can increase the odds of successful treatment by being taken at the same time as other medications. It is important to note that for many of these conditions, researchers have found that a combination of CBD and THC worked better than just taking one or the other. CBD and THC can be consumed in a variety of convenient forms such as capsules, tinctures, vapes, oils and high-cbd strains. Check out our shop to buy mail order CBD online at great prices.