Mood Disorders

2021-10-21T11:12:58+02:00

In a recent survey, 1 631 individuals reported taking CBD for mood disorders: 70% Female 28% Male 2% Not stated Of the participants taking CBD for a mood disorder, most stated that they had anxiety, depression, or both. The most common types of anxiety were generalized anxiety disorder (50% of all participants taking CBD for anxiety), social anxiety (10%), and panic disorder (10%). Most people with depression (58% of all participants taking CBD for depression) were not sure what type they had. Twelve percent of people taking CBD for depression said they had major depressive disorder, and seven percent ...

What is CBD Isolate?

2021-10-21T12:04:35+02:00

1. What is the difference between CBD isolate, broad-spectrum, and full-spectrum CBD? CBD isolate contains pure isolated CBD powder, while broad spectrum contains CBD along with other cannabinoids (without THC), and full-spectrum is a full-plant extract, meaning it contains all cannabinoids found in the plant. 2. Is CBD isolate edible? All cannabinoids, including CBD, are fat-soluble – meaning they mix well into fatty substances like oil. Isolate cannot be eaten by itself, but it can easily be added into many kinds of edible food products that contain ingredients like coconut milk, cooking oil, or butter. You can also use it ...

Reduce usage of Opioids

2021-10-21T11:38:24+02:00

A new pilot study led by a Canadian chronic pain specialist is adding to the growing body of evidence showing that cannabis can help patients reduce their usage of addictive opioid painkillers. Lead researcher Dr. Kevin Rod recruited 600 chronic pain patients who visited his pain clinic in Toronto to participate in a new pilot study, which was recently published in the American Journal of Psychiatry and Neuroscience. Most of these patients were using an equivalent of 120mg of morphine every day, but 95 of the patients were using higher doses in the range of 180 to 240mg per day. ...

Other Potential Benefits

2021-10-21T11:26:18+02:00

CBD has been studied for its role in treating a number of health issues other than those outlined above. Though more studies are needed, CBD is thought to provide the following health benefits: Antipsychotic effects: Studies suggest that CBD may help people with schizophrenia and other mental disorders by reducing psychotic symptoms. Substance abuse treatment: CBD has been shown to modify circuits in the brain related to drug addiction. In rats, CBD has been shown to reduce morphine dependence and heroin-seeking behaviour. Anti-tumour effects: In test-tube and animal studies, CBD has demonstrated anti-tumour effects. In animals, it has been ...

Heart Health

2021-10-21T11:06:10+02:00

Recent research has linked CBD with several benefits for the heart and circulatory system, including the ability to lower high blood pressure. High blood pressure is linked to higher risks of a number of health conditions, including stroke, heart attack and metabolic syndrome. Studies indicate that CBD may be able to help with high blood pressure. One recent study treated nine healthy men with one dose of 600 mg of CBD oil and found it reduced resting blood pressure, compared to a placebo. The same study also gave the men stress tests that normally increase blood pressure. Interestingly, the single ...

Neuroprotective Properties

2021-10-21T11:20:59+02:00

Researchers believe that CBD’s ability to act on the endocannabinoid system and other brain signalling systems may provide benefits for those with neurological disorders. In fact, one of the most studied uses for CBD is in treating neurological disorders like epilepsy and multiple sclerosis. Though research in this area is still relatively new, several studies have shown promising results. Sativex, an oral spray consisting of CBD and THC, has been proven to be a safe and effective way to reduce muscle spasticity in people with multiple sclerosis. One study found that Sativex reduced spasms in 75% of 276 people with ...

Reduce Acne

2021-10-21T11:30:24+02:00

Acne is a common skin condition that affects more than 9% of the population. It is thought to be caused by a number of factors, including genetics, bacteria, underlying inflammation and the overproduction of sebum, an oily secretion made by sebaceous glands in the skin. Based on recent scientific studies, CBD oil may help treat acne due to its anti-inflammatory properties and ability to reduce sebum production. One test-tube study found that CBD oil prevented sebaceous gland cells from secreting excessive sebum, exerted anti-inflammatory actions and prevented the activation of “pro-acne” agents like inflammatory cytokines. Another study had similar findings, ...

Cancer-related Issues

2021-10-21T11:01:57+02:00

CBD may help reduce symptoms related to cancer and side effects related to cancer treatment, like nausea, vomiting and pain. One study looked at the effects of CBD and THC in 177 people with cancer-related pain who did not experience relief from pain medication. Those treated with an extract containing both compounds experienced a significant reduction in pain compared to those who received only THC extract (16Trusted Source). CBD may also help reduce chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting, which are among the most common chemotherapy-related side effects for those with cancer (17Trusted Source). Though there are drugs that help with these ...

Anxiety and Depression

2021-10-21T10:57:58+02:00

Anxiety and depression are common mental health disorders that can have devastating impacts on health and well-being. According to the World Health Organization, depression is the single largest contributor to disability worldwide, while anxiety disorders are ranked sixth. Anxiety and depression are usually treated with pharmaceutical drugs, which can cause a number of side effects including drowsiness, agitation, insomnia, sexual dysfunction and headache. Medications like benzodiazepines can be addictive and may lead to substance abuse. CBD oil has shown promise as a treatment for both depression and anxiety, leading many who live with these disorders to become interested in this ...