Though CBD has been around for awhile, it has only now started getting the research it deserves. There haven’t been a lot of studies completed on it yet, as most are still on going, we are just starting to understand CBD’s therapeutic potential. Due to the way CBD binds to specific receptors in your body, it has a lot of therapeutic properties for many things.

Anti-seizure!

CBD has already been proven to have help with seizure disorders such as epilepsy. There have been a few studies showing CBD helping with drug-resistant epilepsy, and decreased seizure activity in others. There is currently an FDA approved drug on the market that contains CBD for epilepsy.

Neuroprotective and Anti-inflammatory

Limited studies have shown that CBD has neuroprotective properties. This means it may protect nerve cells from damage or diseases like Alzhiemer’s. While there are still a lot of studies that need to be completed for a conclusive answer. Studies on cell cultures and some animal models have been promising. A small study done recently showed that CBD improved quality of life in patients with Parkinson’s disease. 

CBD ability to bind with receptors in skin and muscles also help reduce inflammation.

What you need to know about taking CBD!

There are many things you need to do before deciding if CBD is right for you. The most important is to talk to your doctor first. While CBD has mild side effects, it may react with the current medication you are taking. Next it’s important to find a reliable brand that is going to give you quality products. Check the certificate of analysis for the amount of CBD in their products and make sure the THC level is legal. Then figure out what type of product would work best for you. Some people may choose to use CBD oil thinking the oral option is the best one for them. For inflammation and soreness a topical like a CBD balm, or freeze gel might be the way to go. If the inflammation is in your back a massage with CBD massage oil can help with that. 

Final thoughts

The fact is that we still don’t know a whole lot about what CBD can really do for us. We do know it helps with epilepsy, inflammation, anxiety, and other mental illnesses. From the limite research, and the way we know it works in our bodies, there is so much more therapeutic potential than originally thought. With time we may begin to truly understand all of what CBD can offer us. 

Sources

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/18844286/

https://www.clinicalpainadvisor.com/home/topics/complementary-and-alternative-medicine/growing-evidence-for-therapeutic-potential-of-cannabinoids/2/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6161644/

https://archives.drugabuse.gov/testimonies/2015/biology-potential-therapeutic-effects-cannabidiol

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/neuroprotective