Precisely because of its non-psychoactive nature, CBD has grown extremely popular over the past 10 years. Cannabis enthusiasts have recognized that feeling high is far from the only benefit of consuming cannabis. Upon this realization the search began for a way to treat pains, aches, anxiety, depression, and all the symptoms that marijuana has proved to help with really, but without the psychoactive effects of THC. Enter CBD.
The obstacle then became; how to extract CBD and how can we make sure THC levels are kept to a minimum?
With the use of presses, heat, and solvents, companies have found a way to extract a long list of different cannabinoids. This is why oils, edibles, tinctures, capsules, and other extracts featuring a single cannabinoid have become so popular over the past decade.
With such technology advances the industry has been able to provide CBD in its purest form and consumers have been able to enjoy its benefits.
8 Health Benefits of CBD
Recent scientific publications have found “preclinical and clinical evidence documenting value for CBD in some neuropsychiatric disorders, including epilepsy, anxiety, and schizophrenia”. (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6326553/)
Other studies have shown promise in the treatment of refractory epilepsy in children with Dravet syndrome. Not only that, but because CBD is a component of cannabis sativa varieties which have been used to treat disorders including gout, rheumatism, malaria, pain, and fever, it is also believed that CBD could help with said disorders as well.
Some clinical evidence also suggests its efficacy in HIV-associated neuropathic pain and multiple sclerosis spasms.
However promising, it’s noteworthy to point out two things; Very few clinical studies on CBD have been done that actually provide conclusive evidence of psychiatric benefits and before using CBD to treat any ailments you should first consult a licensed physician that knows your particular situation and understands your medical case.
Regardless, we can say that empirical and observational evidence from users shows that CBD is a powerful substance that could potentially help with the following items:
Substance Abuse Treatment
Potential treatment of other serious ailments
It’s hard to say exactly what CBD can and cannot help with from a medical point of view without solid conclusive evidence to back it up. However, clinical trials are under way and conclusive evidence is expected sooner rather than later. All we can do for the time being is benchmark off of real-life user’s experiences with CBD and experiment with extracts ourselves to see what works best for your body.