That’s a simple question but a complex answer – CBD has multiple benefits due to it’s interaction with neuron receptors in our body that reach from ‘brain to toe’
– Pain & Inflammation (Including Joint Pain & arthritis) – Daniel Clauw, MD, a professor at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and an expert in chronic pain says “A recent trial study by Zynerba Pharmaceuticals, Inc which has yet to be published yet showed CBD alone was effective in [the treatment of] knee arthritis, and it appears as though it is very safe,”
– Anxiety & Depression (Including PTSD) – According to a study by NYU School of Medicine, human studies support findings in early research, and also suggest that CBD has anxiety reducing effects and an excellent safety profile.
– Sleep & Insomnia – CBD may work better for anxiety than sleep. There’s more evidence for CBD’s ability to ease your anxiety than to help you fall asleep, although helping you relax can definitely help you sleep, too.
– Skin disease (Including acne, eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis) – According to National Eczema.org Full Spectrum CBD can help treat both the symptoms and underlying factors that contribute to both eczema and psoriasis.
– Headaches – Dr. Bradley Katz, co-founder of Axon Optics and neuro-ophthalmologist says that “As we understand more about migraines, its triggers, and underlying causes, I think the outlook for natural treatments is very positive. Cannabis oil for migraine could turn out to be one of those treatments that can help people get relief without relying so heavily on traditional painkillers.”
– Weight Loss – To be 100% clear, we’re of the belief that to lose weight effectively, there is no replacement for exercise, hard work & a healthy diet. However, Researchers that support CBD for weight loss also claim that it converts white, or “bad,” fat into brown fat, which helps the body burn calories. A medical study in 2016 actually supports this claim. The researchers found that CBD plays multiple roles in how the body interacts with fat.
– Epilepsy – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the use of CBD to treat epilepsy.
– Alcoholism & Addiction – Recently the University of London studied the effects between CBD and quitting Smoking. Patients using a CBD inhaler smoked 40% less cigarettes compared to the test group that was using a placebo.
– Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI’s) – A study published in the British Journal of Pharmacology linked cannabinoids to a large reduction in brain cell death after a traumatic head injury. When CBD is ingested, our natural Endo-Cannabinoid receptors are activated to protect the brain against traumatic impact to the head.
– Multiple Sclerosis (MS) – David Garlit who has MS & writes for multiplesclerosis.net says, “When I take it (CBD) every day, my body is much better off. Less pain, less spasticity, and less fatigue. Hard to believe, even for me. This is one of the few things I’ve taken where I’ve had multiple people come up and asked me if anything changed, because they can see that I am out more and I am more active. I’ve been using this for close to eight months now and I can honestly say it’s made a huge difference in my life.”
– Autism – In a recent study, 80% of autistic children’s parents who participated in the study reported a decrease in problematic behavior, with 62% percent reporting that their child’s behavior improved significantly.
– Cancer Cell Growth – This is a bold claim, so to be clear, here’s the American Cancer Society’s current position “The Society’s advocacy has not taken a position on marijuana for medical purposes because of the need for more scientific research.”
A recent study in 2019 researching the GRP55 receptor (as discussed above) discovered that “CBD in a clinically relevant pancreatic cancer model improved survival outcomes when combined with gemcitabine. Clinical studies on the utility of cannabinoids in the treatment of pancreatic cancer are lacking and urgently needed. “
Bottom Line Summary: CBD is definitely the real deal for a variety of treatments but more medical studies are needed & are underway.