You may have seen infographics all over the internet showing a laundry list of conditions that Cannabidiol (CBD) can supposedly help with. Yet many of those claims are not supported by any research.
There are several types of conditions with which people find most noticeable relief:
CBD may be used preventively as it protects the body's cells from the effects of stress. By regulating the HPA axis, the molecule helps maintain homeostasis, the proper functioning of our biochemistry, even in persistent or unpredicted stress situations. The research published in Journal of Psychopharmacology shows that CBD offers protection to the adrenal glands, thyroid and the brain during periods of unpredicted stress.
Researchers at the Department of Psychiatry, University of Colorado concluded that “Cannabidiol may hold benefit for anxiety-related disorders.” They also expressed the need of controlled clinical studies to verify their findings.
Research from University of san Paulo, Brasil has shown that CBD may help regulate how much cortisol and neurotransmitters we produce, which may give us “extra breathing room” during a stressful situation. It may also help with neurogenesis in brain regions damaged from prolonged/unpredicted stress. The body feels balance and heals when we calm our body and mind.
If you ask your doctor the most common cause of bodily pains, they will answer “Inflammation”. There have been numerous studies focusing on the anti-inflammatory properties of CBD.
In 2012, National Institute of Health lead a study titled Cannabinoids suppress inflammatory and neuropathic pain in which they concluded:
“We report that systemic and intrathecal administration of cannabidiol (CBD), a major nonpsychoactive component of marijuana, and its modified derivatives significantly suppress chronic inflammatory and neuropathic pain without causing apparent analgesic tolerance in rodents.”
‘I Wanna Be Sedated’
A clinical trial published in the Journal of Clinical Pharmacology concluded that “subjects receiving 160mg cannabidiol reported having slept significantly more than those receiving placebo”
Brooklyn based health and wellness company, Lock & Key Remedies, is looking to be at the forefront of such research by collaborating with acclaimed scientists and universities.