Numerous studies have shown CBD’s promise in the treatment of a wide range of conditions. Hundreds of studies have shown CBD to have notable therapeutic benefits.
Unfortunately we are prohibited by legal regulations to make claims about whether or not CBD products can help with specific medical conditions.
So, we suggest that you:
conduct your own research
talk to your doctor
try it for yourself and make your own informed decision.
Resins extracted from cannabis plants, especially those containing a high fraction of CBD, are being recognized for various medical effects, especially for potential treatment of:
Pharmacologically, CBD only poorly binds to the known cannabinoid receptors CB 1 and CB2. However, it stimulates endocannabinoid system suppressing the enzyme that breaks down anandamide, which enhances body's natural endocannabinoid response. CBD also stimulates release of endocannabinoid 2-Arachidonoyglycerol (2-AG) which also activates CB2receptors in peripheral nervous and immune system.
CBD can be life changing for certain patients suffering from specific conditions including seizure disorders. CBD oil is legal in the US.
THC on the other hand, is a compound that provides results as well, especially for serious pain relief and as sleep aid. But, in many states, including Texas, THC is still considered illegal.
Scientific research has shown CBD may be therapeutic for many conditions. There is evidence that CBD may act as a neuroprotectant – that is, able to stem neurological damage following strokes and in neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s – and may play a role in neurogenesis, the creation of new brain cells.
In compiling a list of conditions that CBD may help, we've included hundreds of peer-reviewed articles from scientific journals. Relevant reports have been pulled primarily from the online service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine (PubMed).
Most of the material consists of abstracts on preclinical research involving single cannabinoid molecules, test tubes, petri dishes, animal experiments, and in some cases human cell-line studies.
GW Pharmaceuticals has conducted successful trials of Sativex, a whole plant CBD-rich cannabis extract, mainly for people suffering from neuropathic pain. Summaries of this research are also included.
There have been additional studies with synthetic CBD and whole plant cannabis in Israel and Brazil. Unfortunately, political constraints have blocked clinical-oriented CBD research in the US.
Most of the reports pertain to cannabidiol. Some articles examine the therapeutic potential of other plant cannabinoids—CBDA (cannabidiol in its raw acid form), THC, THCV, CBDV, and CBG.
The following is a compiled list of conditions and studies that use CBD as a treatment. Refer back often for more update.
*Note: Not all CBD supplements will necessarily be effective for your condition. Be sure to consult your doctor to ensure that these medications are appropriate for your symptoms.
According to a review of studies on CBD this non-psychotropic cannabinoid of the cannabis plant „may be safe in humans and animals“ (Bergamaschi et al. 2011). "Several studies suggest that CBD is non-toxic in non-transformed cells and does not induce changes on food intake, does not induce catalepsy, does not affect physiological parameters (heart rate, blood pressure and body temperature), does not affect gastrointestinal transit and does not alter psychomotor or psychological functions.“
In cell experiments CBD influenced the function of certain proteins (P-glycoprotein and Breast Cancer Resistance Protein), which play a role in the normal function of the placenta (Feinshtein et al. 2013). Authors concluded that the use of CBD during pregnancy “may reduce placental protective functions and change its morphological and physiological characteristics.”