CBD products and their benefits
CBD, or Cannabidiol, is a natural compound extracted from the Cannabis plant. It is widely reported to have numerous benefits and clinical research is underway to prove its effects.
In the USA, the Food and Drug Administration has approved the CBD drug, Epidiolex, in relation to treating epilepsy disorders.
Just some of the other illnesses and conditions that CBD may be able to help with include:
Anxiety and depression
CBD may help manage the symptoms of anxiety and there is even mounting evidence to suggest that it may reverse anxiety-like behaviour. This is as a result of changes to the brain’s seratonin receptors. Serotonin is a chemical in the brain thought to regulate anxiety and mood.
Acne and other skin conditions
CBD has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, and may change the body's process for manufacturing sebum, the oily substance created to protect the skin, but an excess of which can lead to acne breakouts. The product can be taken orally or applied topically to the affected skin.
Pain related to multiple sclerosis, cancer, arthritis, migraine
A patented medicine containing CBD has been approved by Health Canada to treat central neuropathic pain. In 2007 this was also approved in relation to cancer pain.
Huntington disease, Parkinson disease, Alzheimer disease and autism spectrum disorder are amongst the other conditions that are being studied in relation to the positive effects of CBD.