There are many claims that CBD oil is a one stop shop to cure all aliments, this is unproven and claims that CBD can cure cancer is also unproven but this is what we do know. CBD Oil (cannabidiol) products can be effective at relieving anxiety, depression, pain, inflammation, improving sleep. A CBD product (Epidolex) has been FDA approved to treat epilepsy in the USA.
However, there are very few well-conducted trials to back up these claims, apart from the use of CBD in two rare and severe forms of epilepsy, Dravet syndrome and Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS). Most trials that have been published have used either marijuana, a combination of CBD and THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), or only involved animals. Very few have been conducted on CBD alone at this present time.
Their are over 400 different substances called cannabinoids that can be extracted from the Cannabis plant; CBD and THC are just two of these substances. Unlike THC, CBD has no psychoactive properties and will not give you a “high”. There is no evidence it has any abuse or dependence potential and to date there is no evidence that it is associated with any serious side effects, according to the World Health Organization.
There are few trials to back up the perceived health benefits of CBD because their was previous laws that combined marijuana and hemp together in the same field. These restrictions were lifted in December 2015, the FDA eased the regulatory requirements for CBD, which allowed for more research into CBD and trials are now underway investigating its benefits for Parkinson’s disease, schizophrenia, diabetes, multiple sclerosis and anxiety. The government’s position on CBD remains confusing, despite all 50 states legalizing CBD with varying degrees of restriction.
In summary, the only proven health benefit for CBD current is for Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS) and Dravet syndrome (two forms of epilepsy). Other possible health benefits for CBD (these require further investigating) include relieving:
- Muscle-spasticity in multiple sclerosis
- Nausea and vomiting associated with cancer
- Nerve-related pain
- Sleep disorders
- Arthritis pain
- Inflammatory pain
Some side affects reported may include nausea, tiredness and irritability, and it may interact with some medications, such as warfarin.
CBD oil is still classed as a food supplement is it is not regulated for safety and purity but at cbd-cannabis-oils.co.uk we guarantee the purity and quality with certification and only sell the highest quality CBD oil.