“How Does CBD Work And What Can It Do For You?”

Although the effects and benefits of CBD are still being actively researched, we can discuss what preliminary research shows. Overall, CBD has shown, in clinical settings, to help relieve convulsions, inflammation, anxiety, nausea, and other health concerns; in fact, hundreds of peer-reviewed studies indicate that CBD possesses almost unbelievable clinical potential.

The list below shows the findings that our science community has found when it comes to the benefits of CBD:

  • Epilepsy
    • CBD first came to the national spotlight when CNN’s WEED documentary highlighted how the hemp extract improved Charlotte’s conditions, a child suffering from dravet syndrome. Complementing this story, several anecdotal evidence and initial research show that CBD has strong implications to help patients with epilepsy.
  • Chronic Pain
    • Early results imply that CBD can help reduce chronic pain, especially those related to nerve pain.
  • Anxiety
    • One of CBD’s most promising implications have been in its anti-anxiety properties. Some pet owners have even report that using CBD oil on their dogs have helped treat them for anxiety issues. Early clinical trials have shown that this seems to be the case for both humans and animals.
  • Depression
    • CBD dosing experiments have shown that small dosages of CBD has an “Active” effect, which means that it actually helps you stay active and focused. Interestingly, large dosages have the opposite effect: a sedative effect. More research has to show what is the optimal dosage to take for the anti-anxiety and antidepressant effects to be optimal, but it’s something one can also experiment with to find the dosage that suits them best.
  • Arthritis
    • CBD’s benefits of alleviating joint pains has been the main reason behind brands developing topicals infused with CBD. You can find many brands who are starting to offer lotions or muscle freeze applications that include CBD.
  • Diabetes
    • The results of testing for CBD’s effects on diabetes is in a very primitive stage. However, early findings have shown that cannabinoids (both THC and CBD) can have positive effects in slowing down cell damages that are related to diabetes.
  • Drug Addiction, Smoking, and Alcoholism
    • Early clinical trials have shown that CBD can reduce nicotine addiction and have actually reduced the number of cigarettes smoked by 40%!