For years and up to this day, the efficiency of Cannabidiol is still debatable. Even though several studies have proven its various benefits, Cannabidiol remains regulated; which means, production and dispensing are still under strict FDA Regulation.
But is Cannabidiol good enough?
There are two most active compounds found in the cannabis or known as marijuana – Cannabidiol (CBD) and Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) – the two are often mistakenly depicted to have the same effects, which are proven not.
According to medical descriptions, Cannabidiol is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid that is found in cannabis; meanwhile, the Tetrahydrocannabinol contains psychoactive properties, which is often associated with the sensation of getting “high”.
The CBD is completely different from THC. Even though both have benefits in the pharmaceutical field, the two compounds can’t be defined as similar; CBD is well explained on this page.
Here are the top benefits of CBD:
- Can help relieve pain
CBD contains potent anti-inflammatory properties; this is one of the reasons why cannabis has been used to treat chronic and acute pain since ancient times.
The cannabidiol is proven to help reduce chronic or acute pain by targeting the activity of the endocannabinoid receptor; meanwhile, it reduces the inflammation.
- Can help treat epilepsy
Studies have proven that cannabidiol can reduce episodes of seizures in adults and children. It is found that the CBD can affect the endocannabinoid system and the synapses, which helps treat neurological disorders, including epilepsy.
Also, there are proven studies that CBD can help people with Parkinson’s disease; CBD may not be able to cure the disease, but it can help improve the person’s sleep and quality of life.
Additionally, CBD is capable of helping people with Alzheimer’s disease during its early stage, where it helps prevent the development of social recognition deficiency; this means, patients with Alzheimer’s can still recognize the people they know.
- It can help fight against anxiety disorders
The CBD helps people with anxiety disorders, which may include the following spectrum:
- Panic disorder
- Social anxiety disorder
- General anxiety disorder
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- OCD or Obsessive-Compulsive disorder
Other Potential Benefits
The following is a list of other potential benefits that CBD can be used for. Even though there are studies to prove the efficiency of CBD on the following health issues, the medical sphere needed more.
- Used to reduce psychotic symptoms – Some studies suggest Cannabidiol can help patients with schizophrenia as it reduces psychotic symptoms.