What is CBD?
Cannabidiol, or CBD, is the non-psychoactive cannabinoid famed for significantly reducing symptoms in patients suffering from seizure and spasm disorders such as epilepsy and multiple sclerosis. CBD is the cannabinoid most often recommended for children, elderly and other patients who must remain clear-headed in their activities because it is non-psychoactive, meaning it will not produce euphoria or the feeling of being “high.”
CBD reacts with cannabinoid receptors throughout the human body and works to relieve inflammation and pain while producing a calming effect in patients. For this reason, it is often used to treat anxiety and sleep disorders. It has also been shown to work with THC to reduce the size of tumors.
Effects and Benefits
Research has shown that CBD is effective in the treatment of a variety of symptoms and conditions. Examples of conditions for which CBD is particularly effective in providing symptom relief are listed below:
- Seizures (including epilepsy)
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Chronic post-operative pain
Links to research
Antitumor effects of cannabidiol, a nonpsychoactive cannabinoid, on human glioma cell lines.
Cannabidiol as an emergent therapeutic strategy for lessening the impact of inflammation on oxidative stress.
Cannabidiol displays antiepileptiform and antiseizure properties in vitro and in vivo.
Antitumor activity of plant cannabinoids with emphasis on the effect of cannabidiol on human breast carcinoma.
While research has shown cannabis to be effective in providing palliative and therapeutic effects for some patients, always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition and before starting any new treatment utilizing medical cannabis or discontinuing an existing treatment. The content on this site is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.