Medical Applications Of CBD
What medical ailments are known to respond favorably to CBD? Would CBD be helpful in reducing repetitive use injuries and associated pain? Is CBD effective for knee pain from arthritis, or for back pain from disk degeneration? How would a person use it for these ailments, and what evidence backs up the effectiveness of CBD in treating pain? Are there randomized clinical double-blind studies? Finally, can CBD help prevent or mitigate the symptoms of arthritis, cancer, heart disease, and/or diabetes?
CBD is a powerful anti-anxiety and anti-inflammatory agent. It also acts as a homeostatic regulator — it organizes the flow of endocannabinoids around your body.
CBD is a stimulator of our serotonin and dopamine receptors, and it affects GABA receptors in our body, increasing its calming effect.
Over 140 clinical trials and a mountain of anecdotal accounts from patients and physicians highlight CBD’s potential as a treatment for a wide range of conditions, including:
- Autoimmune diseases (inflammation, rheumatoid arthritis)
- Neurological conditions (Alzheimer’s, dementia, Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, Huntington’s chorea, stroke, traumatic brain injury)
- Metabolic syndrome (diabetes, obesity)
- Neuropsychiatric illness (autism, ADHD, PTSD, alcoholism)
- Gut disorders (colitis, Crohn’s)
- Cardiovascular dysfunction (atherosclerosis, arrhythmia)
- Skin disease (acne, dermatitis, psoriasis)
Cannabinoid and terpene anti-cancer properties are being investigated at several academic research centers in the U.S. and globally with extremely promising results.
I have an open mind but am not looking for a recreational drug. I am open to therapeutic uses where CBD might be less harmful than other meds. Why should I consider CBD?
CBD is safe, natural, and offers an enormous range of health benefits. It is non-intoxicating, so there are no concerns that are attributed to alcohol, narcotics, or other intoxicants. We find that once people understand that CBD is not marijuana, they are much more relaxed about taking it.
Prior to cannabis being prohibited, there were over 100 recognized medical uses; even Queen Victoria of England used cannabis tinctures to help with stomach cramps. CBD has been hidden from us, and we are here to bring it back in the purest way possible.
Is it possible to overdose on using CBD products? And can CBD replace medications with more serious side effects?
CBD has a superior safety profile in comparison to many other medications and poses no risk of overdose or dependency. Its anti-inflammatory properties are comparable to 800mg ibuprofen, but without the gut damage that can occur over prolonged use. Our farmer Joe, in Colorado, is on a personal mission to educate as many people as possible off painkillers and onto CBD.
Additionally, medical marijuana is helping people trapped in the opioid crisis get off these horrendously addictive and damaging pharmaceuticals.
What side effects, if any, are associated with using CBD?
CBD has minor side effects and only if taken in very large doses. In these situations, you may have an upset stomach or feel tired.
Does using CBD cause an increase in heart rate?
CBD has almost no direct effect on cardiovascular function in healthy individuals. THC does.