CBD – A Beginners Guide

Benefits of CBD

There are many active ingredinets in hemp/cannabis/marijuana at least 113 active compounds. THC is perhaps the most well known as this is the psychoactive compound and responsbile for most of the ‘high’ you get when ingesting it. Cannabidiol or CBD is a phytocannabinoid, and is found in quantities of up to 40% of a Cannabis plant’s extract. CBD appears to lack any intoxicating side effects unlike THC, but many patients report that is reduces anxiety, has anti-psychotic effects, works on pain and has other beneficial effects. One medicine, Sativex contains both CBD and THC and is used to treat of severe spasticity in multiple sclerosis patients.

In many jurisdictions CBD is regulated and could be considered illegal if sold by non-medical personnel. Whilst there may be some question marks at how efficatious CBD is for some conditions other generally accepted health benefits of CBD that can be found across the web through strong anecdotal and some clinical trials as follows.

CBD – (Cannabidiol)

Analgesic – Relieves pain.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2503660/

Antibacterial – Slows bacterial growth.
http://reset.me/story/marijuana-the-super-antibiotic-of-the-future/

Anti-Diabetic – Helps lower blood sugar levels.
http://www.diabetes.co.uk/news/2015/apr/cbd-compound-in-cannabis-could-treat-diabetes,-researchers-suggest-95335970.html

Antidepressant – Relieves symptoms of depression.
https://www.marijuanatimes.org/cbd-relieves-depression-faster-than-any-other-anti-depressant/

Anti-Emetic – Reduces vomiting and nausea.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3165951/

Anti-Epileptic – Reduces seizures and convulsions.
https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/marijuana-treatment-reduces-severe-epileptic-seizures/

Anti-inflammatory – Reduces inflammation systemically.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2828614/

Anti-Insomnia – Aids with sleep.
https://www.medicaljane.com/2013/08/19/cannabinol-cbn-will-put-you-to-bed/

Anti-Ischemic – Reduces the risk of artery blockage.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3579247/

Anti-psioratic – Treats psoriasis.
http://herb.co/2017/02/22/cbd-lotion-psoriasis/

Anti-Proliferative – Inhibits cancer cell growth.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3504989/

Antipsychotic – Relieves symptoms of psychosis
http://www.smh.com.au/national/health/marijuana-compound-could-be-used-to-treat-psychosis-in-young-people-20140826-108p12.html

Antioxidant – Prevents the damage of oxidation to other molecules in the body.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC20965/

Antispasmodic – Suppresses muscle spasms.
https://cornerstonecollective.com/cbd-inflammatory-bowel-disease/

Anxiolitic – Relieves anxiety
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20829306

Bone Stimulant – Promotes bone growth.
http://herb.co/2016/03/06/no-bones-cannabis-may-combat-bone-diseases/

Neuroprotective – Slows damage to the nervous system and brain.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18679164

Vasorelaxant – Reduces vascular tension.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4540144/

There are many other studies into CBD and the effects of CBD on many other conditions such as
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Crohn’s Disease
Multiple Sclerosis
Bipolar disorder
Schizophrenia
and many other conditions, diseases and ailments.

Of course proper testing takes time to meet the FDA and other medical bodies rigorous standards and so any ingestion of CBD must be done after strict review of the risks and side-effects. We do not encourage you to take or buy anything which is illegal in your location and to take medical advice when considering a change of treatment.