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The use and health benefits of CBD are increasingly on the rise since it first came to the market. Thanks to increased testing we are discovering just how CBD products may be the best way to treat your ailments.
What Is CBD
CBD is one of many cannabinoids (compounds) in the cannabis plant. Before its health benefits became widely known the compound that most people would recognise was delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol. Simply known as THC.
THC is the most active constituent. It is responsible for the cannabis plant’s psychological effect. The ‘high’ that its users feel.
CBD is not like that. It has no psychoactive properties. There is no ‘high’ from using CBD. It does not affect the users state of mind. But it has been shown to produce changes in your body which are medically beneficial.
According to the Cannabis Trade Association the use of CBD doubled in just one year from 125,000 users in 2017 to 250,000 users in 2018. A number which will certainly have risen again as people become increasingly aware that CBD may be the best thing to treat their ailments and illness.
Due to the massively increased use you may suspect that CBD is addictive but thanks to a World Health Organisation ‘Critical Review Report’ there is evidence from ‘well controlled human experimental research’ that ‘CBD is not associated with abuse potential’.
This indicates that the negative effects of CBD use are actually minimal and quite possibly lower than any other sanctioned medical treatment.
A 2018 cross-sectional study of CBD users found that CBD has ‘broad therapeutic value’.
The study discovered that almost 62% of users were doing so to treat a medical condition. The top reasons being pain, anxiety and depression, and sleep disorders.
Almost 36% of respondents reported that CBD treats their medical condition ‘very well by itself’ while only 4.3% said ‘not very well’.
The list of medical conditions being treated include, as well as the previously mentioned, migraines, cluster and other headaches, nausea, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), cancer, allergies or asthma, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, lung conditions, Parkinson’s disease, and Alzheimer’s disease.
The study concluded that ‘consumers are using CBD as a specific therapy for multiple diverse medical conditions’.
Such is the far-reaching capabilities and uses of CBD that it is no wonder lots of people regard it as some sort of miracle treatment.
As with most treatments, the use of CBD has some possible side-effects.
These possible adverse effects include: liver damage, gastrointestinal problems, mood changes, irritability, and a reduction in fertility for males.
While CBD is shown to have some possible adverse effects it is worth baring in mind that compared to possible effects found in prescribed medication they appear to be minimal.
Just looking at the long list of possible side effects for anti-depressants for example. You will find that they may give rise to suicidal thoughts and a desire to self-harm! The very thing a user of such medication may be trying to avoid.
The Future Of CBD
There is no doubting the CBD use will continue to explode as further testing and research takes place. Especially as some people believe CBD is the future, the way forward. The natural way.
As time passes more and more CBD products are being released. Products which come in various shapes and guises to suit a range of needs.
Because of this, and increased research (which no doubt may find many more additional benefits), it is clear that CBD is only at the beginning of its journey.
A journey that may only add further to the ‘miracle’ drug idea.