What are the benefits & what are the studies saying?
CBD (or cannabidiol) is reported to help a long list of ailments, which can vary from person to person. Some of the most notable conditions CBD is set to relieve are:
CBDoil is now all over the place – in the press, in the shops, online. We’re still scratching the surface of the true science behind it, but anecdotally, people are touting its medicinal-like benefits. They're using it in oral drops to relax, in lotions to calm muscles, and in concentrated pill form to quell out-of-balance nerves.
In terms of science and research, CBD is also being tested to treat chronic conditions, including epilepsy (which has the FDA stamp of approval), PTSD,fibromyalgia, endometriosis, Parkinson’s, and MS.
“Amazing product, I didn’t think it would work for me but was in so much pain I let my family talk me into giving it’s try . Truth Naturals tincture works 100% for me , my disintegrating spine is now a thing I can forget about.”
- TrustPilot review
CBD & pain management
“I’m 3 months in with the oil an I’m doing 10 mile walks now this stuff is amazing and would definitely recommend this for joint pain” - Trustpilot review
Studies on CBD oil and pain relief are very promising. Researchers have found the effectiveness shown in overall pain and chronic pain management - without adverse side effects!
Just some of the studies have been into the strong assistance in those who suffered from neurogenic pain, like multiple sclerosis or spinal cord injuries. “Pain relief associated with both THC and CBD was significantly superior to placebo,” the researchers wrote. Not only did the patients experience significant relief, but in some cases, it also calmed other symptoms like muscle spasms. Read more about the studies on CBD and pain reliefhere.
CBD & sleep
“My mother has suffered from insomnia for many years, but since she has taken Truth Naturals oils and the gummies her sleep patterns have improved and she is more relaxed.” - Trustpilot review
A dose of CBD before bed seems to calm the body and mind and may help you to fall asleep faster, have a healthier sleep cycle and increase the most deep and beneficial phase of sleep - REM sleep - the dreaming, reparative and restorative phase.
By calming the mind, many are finding that CBD can help relieve stresses that keep the mind wandering at night and disrupting sleep. Find out more about CBD and sleep here.
CBD & anxiety
The best CBD products I've ever tried! They work really well for my anxiety, and I particularly like the lemon tincture as it actually tastes good – Trustpilot Review
There are promising studies finding that CBD can soothe the nervous system, taking the edge off of anxiety. I have both patients and friends that take CBD, with some even reporting that the only thing that controls their anxiety is CBD! I have written about my top steps to treat anxiety naturally here.
CBD & skin health
Studies have found that administering CBD topically twice daily improved every objective measure of skin integrity including hydration, skin elasticity and the number of rashes! The author of one hypothesised that the beneficial effects of CBD may be due to a reduction in inflammatory cytokines (cell signalling molecules). The study not only holds promise for sufferers of atopic dermatitis, but also those of acne, psoriasis and scarring. Read about this study here.