With the CBD market set to become a $20 Billion+ industry by 2022 (1) and Amazon offering over 20,000 products featuring hemp oil, the benefits of CBD oil as a natural remedy are growing in popularity.
What is CBD?
Cannabidiol, or CBD, is extracted from the cannabis plant and is then generally diluted with an oil such as hemp seed or coconut oil. Though it comes from the cannabis plant, CBD does not cause a “high” for its users and is preferred by consumers looking for a natural remedy for common ailments without having to take pharmaceutical drugs.
Study-Based Benefits of CBD Oil
Pain Relief: CBD may be effective in treating a multitude of pain related ailments such as back, joint, and muscle pain. In combination with THC, it may also be effective in “reducing pain associated with diseases like multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis by interacting with receptors in the brain and immune system (2, 3).”
Anxiety: Studies (4) show that CBD may be an effective as a treatment for generalized anxiety. Other disorders that showed promising results include panic disorder, social anxiety, and PTSD.
Anti-Seizure Properties: The U.S Food and Drug Administration recently approved an oral solution containing CBD for the treatment of seizures associated with two rare forms of epilepsy (5)
Diabetic treatment (lab) : In diabetic mice, treatment with CBD reduced the incidence of diabetes by over 50% as well as significantly reducing inflammation (6).
Psychotic Symptom treatment: Studies suggest that CBD may have antipsychotic effects that could help people with mental disorders such as schizophrenia by reducing their symptoms (7).
With the recent passing of the 2018 Farm Bill and rapid growth of the CBD industry, more studies and products will begin featuring CBD. While many of the health benefits of using CBD are still early-stage, the addition of scientifically backed health studies will continue to help solidify CBD as an effective health supplement.
*Disclosure statement: This post is purely informational. iHEMPx, and its partners, make no guarantees or health claims regarding the health benefits of CBD. While the information in this post is from scientific studies, it is not intended to diagnose or treat any disease.