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What Science Has to Say About CBD

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4 Sept. 2023. Cannabis dispensaries have plenty to say about the supposed benefits of CBD, THC, and other cannabinoids. Great marketing can go a long way toward luring customers in to try something new. You can also often decide to buy CBD and THC goods based on anecdotal evidence.

There is nothing wrong with buying cannabis goods without reading a research paper or talking to a scientist. However, you might be more inclined to use CBD when you learn about some of these great scientific discoveries below.

It May Alleviate Pain

When you start researching the differences between CBD vs. THC gummies and which CBD products are the most highly recommended, you might encounter research about its pain relief potential. After all, many people buy goods for this very reason.

It’s great to discover that researchers are now studying CBD’s potential for pain relief. In just a few years, they have made some promising discoveries. A 2020 study exploring CBD use for chronic pain found that CBD treatment ‘significantly reduced pain’ on a visual analog scale. A New Zealand study was also mentioned in this research piece. It stated that CBD treatment in 400 chronic pain patients improved pain and quality of life. Multiple in vitro and animal studies have also supported this theory.

It’s a Potential Anxiety Disorder Treatment

Thousands of people struggle to manage their anxiety on a daily basis. While conventional anxiety medications are available, some people seek more natural alternatives. Many people state that CBD helps them feel more relaxed and in control. Now, some studies are starting to validate that anecdotal evidence. One 2015 study found that preclinical evidence supports CBD at 300mg-600mg doses as a treatment method for:

  • Generalized anxiety disorder
  • Panic disorder
  • Social anxiety disorder
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder

It Could Protect Against Microbes

Scientists have been exploring CBD for cancer, pain, mental health, and other ailments. However, researchers are now looking beyond those popular study areas. In 2019, it was being investigated for potential benefits as an antibiotic. Scientists have wondered whether it’s as effective as antibiotics against microbes like Staphylococcus and Streptococcus.

The research found that CBD was effective against gram-positive bacteria and worked as fast and effectively as two antibiotic types. The authors concluded that CBD’s anti-inflammatory effects, safety data, and various delivery routes make it a ‘promising new antibiotic’ worth investigating.

It Might Alleviate Migraines

Migraines affect millions of people worldwide and can be debilitating. Many people also don’t experience relief using off-the-shelf pharmaceutical products. However, some migraine sufferers are experiencing relief from medical cannabis.

Current studies suggest that medical cannabis might be effective in decreasing pain intensity. It might also reduce people’s reliance on analgesics. In those same studies, some patients experienced physical and mental health improvements.

We can take cannabis dispensaries’ word for it that we’ll enjoy our experience with CBD and THC goods. However, it’s always nice when scientists back up our beliefs. If you’ve used CBD for these reasons above, you might enjoy peace of mind knowing scientists have found the possible benefits you’ve known all along.

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