Cannabidiol, known as CBD, is a natural component of the cannabis plant. When it is applied topically, ingested or inhaled, it interacts with the neuroreceptors of the endocannabinoid system, which helps regulate the mood or even the body’s immune system. Currently, there are many studies looking at the benefits of CBD. What are the scientific facts that prove its positive effects?
1 A strong ally against depression and anxiety
The first scientific fact proving the virtues of CBD concerns its relaxing effects. A 2017 study, by the Brazilian Journal of Psychiatry, was also interested in this subject, by testing the level of anxiety of 57 men who were to speak publicly.
While some of the subjects received a placebo, others were given respective doses of 150, 300 or 600 milligrams of CBD just before their speech, which found that the participants who received 300 milligrams experienced anxiety. very reduced compared to those who had taken the placebo.
2 A way to treat epileptic syndromes
Science has also shown that CBD can be effective in treating epileptic seizures. Thanks to this information, the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) approved its use to combat seizures of certain rare forms of epilepsy during the year 2018.
3 A decrease in post-traumatic stress disorder
Another scientific fact relating to the benefits of CBD: it helps reduce post-traumatic stress, as proven by a 2018 study published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine.
4 A tool against addiction
Many studies also agree that CBD would help fight opioid addiction effectively. Indeed, it has been observed that the product makes it possible to significantly reduce certain physical signals sent by consumers lacking heroin, such as heart rate, etc.
5 Relief from symptoms of Charcot’s disease
Although it is still difficult to explain the cause, taking CBD would also seem to be effective in relieving the pain of people with Charcot’s disease: patients who participated in a 2019 study also did. declared very satisfied!
6 Pain relief
Since 2005, Canada has used oral sprays containing an equivalent percentage of THC and CBD for the treatment of neuropathic pain associated with multiple sclerosis. He uses these same drugs for the treatment of cancer pain, which today remains unresponsive to other drugs.
7 Prevention against diabetes
Numerous tests carried out on human cells have found that CBD is very useful in reducing the effects produced by high levels of glucose on certain cells in the body, thus preventing the development of diabetes and its complications. In addition, studies indicate that it also helps relieve the pain associated with diabetes.
8 Protection against neurological diseases
Another important scientific fact: CBD is clinically shown to have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties! According to the researchers, this is proof that it can provide good neuroprotection, while protecting its consumer against many pathological disorders.
9 A Way To Ease Arthritis Symptoms
Finally, a study dating from 2006 indicated that Sativex (a botanical drug based on CBD), caused considerable improvements in the quality of sleep and the intensity of pain in subjects with rheumatoid arthritis.
Article translated and adapted by Hexagone Vert