An observational study of CBD treatment reported an improvement in self-reported quality of life measures for people with non-cancer-related pain but there was no statistically significant improvement in those with cancer-related pain or with neurological symptoms. 8
Conclusion: CBD may relieve anxiety before events such as public speaking but it is not known what the optimal dose is.
Instead, CBD has been credited with relieving numerous medical conditions, such as epilepsy, anxiety, inflammation, insomnia, and pain. Although “credited” does not mean proven. Because of the historical regulatory landscape, there are hardly any well-conducted trials backing up those claims, although research is expected to ramp up now that laws distinguish between hemp and marijuana.
Conclusion: CBD is beneficial for treating certain types of epilepsy.
Conclusion: CBD shows promise for improving the quality of life in people with Parkinson’s disease but larger trials are needed.
Another study summarized, “cannabinoids can be neuroprotective via their immunomodulatory properties, which have been mainly attributed to CB2 receptors.” These are receptors that have a major effect on our immune system, and overall body health for fighting diseases.
Therapeutic effects of CBD have taken 4-6 weeks of constant use to start seeing any clinical effects.
However, one study (Das et al. 2013) that was not included in that article was a human study that found that CBD only helped those who had recovered from PTSD naturally and took CBD consistently after. In other words, CBD only worked to help prevent future recurrences of PTSD after someone had stopped having visual memories with fear. Not before.
25. May Benefit Heart Health
An additional study from May 2019 of 42 heroin addicted adults found that 800mg of CBD lowered stress hormone, heart rate, and cortisol levels compared to adults who were not taking CBD.
Overall, study on migraines is fairly conclusive, however, there is no such thing as too much research. More studies are likely to be completed within the next few years to confirm or contradict these findings.
In that case, CBD would restore these deficiencies as CBD is binds those receptors in the brain. The article suggests that Cannabis is a possible solution for Fibromyalgia, as well as migraines.
CBD has shown to hemp improve the symptoms of insomnia (Russo et all 2007).
CBD oil has an analgesic effect, meaning it reduces pain perception in the brain. ‘CBD has also been shown to have anti-inflammatory effects, influencing biochemical inflammatory pathways in animal studies, with benefits shown in animals in chronic muscle pain, including fibromyagia,’ says Dajani. ‘A 2012 review in the Journal of Experimental Medicine concluded that CBD oil was an effective treatment for chronic pain.’
We spoke with pharmacist Sultan Dajani, from Dragonfly CBD, and professional rugby player Grayson Hart, co-founder of Pure Sport CBD, to find out the science-backed benefits, recommended dosage, and potential side effects to using CBD oil:
3. CBD oil can ease anxiety
Unlike the most well-known cannabinoid, tetrahydrocannabidiol (THC), CBD is not psychoactive, meaning that it won’t make you ‘high’ – the sensation most commonly associated with cannabis. It is, however, reported to offer a range of health and medicinal benefits – the reason behind its growing acclaim.
When it comes to CBD dosage, always start small – its effects should be immediate, so you will be able to tell if the lower dosage is working for you. ‘A dose of around 10-20mg is a good place to start for beginners,’ says Hart. ‘See how that works with your body and decide whether to move up or down.’
Here are some of the CBD oil benefits as seen in science so far: