What is CBD? ⠀
CBD, short for Cannabidiol, is a chemical compound that naturally comes from the cannabis plant. This is one of the many chemical compounds, classified as phytocannabinoids (phyto-plant), that provide various health and medicinal benefits. ⠀⠀
Although CBD is present in cannabis, it is most commonly extracted from industrial hemp. Industrial hemp is a plant that produces a higher content of CBD and a lower content of THC (0.3% or less delta 9 THC). ⠀
This helps to provide all the benefits of cannabis without the individual becoming “high.”⠀
Research And Studies On CBD
Healthline.com wrote a great article describing 7 benefits and uses of CBD oil. We highly recommend to read it as well. The author, Jilian Kubala, holds a master's degree in nutrition from Stony Brook University School of Medicine.
History Of Cannabis
Jillian educates us about the history of cannabis used to treat pain dated as far as 2900 B.C. On May 1st, 2017 US National Library of Medicine published a clinical review on that matter. You can read it by clicking here.
The World Health Organization the largest contributor to disability worldwide is depression! You can read more about depression and other common mental disorders here. We are usually treated with pharmaceutical drugs that can cause plenty of side effects. CBD tinctures or oils have been used to safely treat anxiety for those suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Cannabidiol In A Stimulated Public Speaking Test
One of the most interesting studies was about treating the public speaking fear with CBD. It is the number two most fearful things. A total of 57 healthy males were allocated to receive oral CBD at doses of 150 mg, 300 mg, 600 mg or placebo. The results were shocking. Compared to placebo, the group which took 300 mg of CBD significantly reduced anxiety during the speech. Feel free to read the full study here.
CBD Oil Has Neuroprotective Properties
Plenty of studies were performed to find help for children with Dravet Syndrome or other Epilepsy Disorders.
120 children and young adults with Dravet Syndrome received cannabidiol - 20 mg per kilogram of body weight. The percentage of patients who had at least a 50% reduction in convulsive seizure frequency was 43%. You can access it here.