Results of CBD oil in human trials
CBD REDUCES PAIN AND INFLAMMATION
CBD PROTECTS THE BRAIN
CBD RELIEVES ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION
Anxiety and depression normally go hand in hand and they can both be relieved through the use of CBD. A scientific review found that CBD effectively reduces many types of anxiety disorders. In a 2014 study, CBD showed promise as a treatment for depression. These findings are related to CBD’s ability to act on the serotonin receptors in the brain. N.B. Serotonin is the neurotransmitter that regulates many functions in the body including the emotional state and social behaviour. Keeping its levels in balance is the usual therapy for depressed people.
CBD IS A REMEDY FOR SUBSTANCE ABUSE
In one study, CBD reduced mood swings, anxiety, pain and insomnia experienced by patients with opioid abuse problems. Then a 2019 clinical study involving 42 men and women who abused heroin for an average of 13 years divided the participants into 3 groups. The groups received either 400mg of an oral CBD solution or 800mg of oral CBD solution or a placebo for three consecutive days. Then scientists studied the participants for two weeks in which they watched images and videos with drug-related signals such as syringes, intravenous drug use, packets of powder, and rubber ties. CBD reduced anxiety and cravings brought on by the drug-related cues 2 to 3 times greater than placebo. Also, heart rate and stress levels were significantly lower in the groups that took CBD. There was no noteworthy difference between the two CBD groups.
CBD REDUCES BLOOD PRESSURE
CBD has been found to be effective for managing hypertension. In a randomized, double-blind crossover, and placebo-controlled study, 9 healthy men received either 600mg of CBD or placebo. Resting blood pressure went down in those who took CBD. When subjected to stressors that increase blood pressure, the men who received CBD experienced a smaller BP increase than placebo.
CBD IN CANCER TREATMENT
In one study, CBD killed human breast cancer cells. A review of other studies found that it can suppress the growth of cancer cells, destroy cancer cells, completely prevent cancer cells from invading an area, and prevent cancer cells from spreading in the body.
CBD FOR SLEEP DISORDERS
CBD IS ANTI-AGING
CBD TREATS DIABETES
CBD treats and prevents both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. In one study involving people suffering from type 1 diabetes, CBD eased the inflammation in the pancreas. N.B. type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease in which the immune system attacks pancreatic tissue cells. It has also been found to reverse type 2 diabetes by reducing insulin resistance through its anti-inflammatory properties.
CBD IS TREATMENT FOR CIGARETTE SMOKING
CBD TREATS DEMENTIA
CBD ALLEVIATES DIGESTIVE SYSTEM DISORDERS
CBD’S ANTI-PSYCHOTIC EFFECTS
CBD IMPROVES SKIN HEALTH
CBD RELIEVES EPILEPSY
Many studies of the use of CBD for treating epilepsy have found that it has anti-seizure properties without side effects. It can also treat disorders that are related to epilepsy, such as neural injury, neurodegeneration, and psychiatric diseases. This is why in 2018 the FDA approved a CBD-containing drug called Epidiolex for the treatment of Dravet syndrome and Lennox-Gestaut syndrome is children 3 years old and over.