Facebook, Instagram, and all the News outlets are a buzz these days with the latest CBD gossip including which Kardashian is having a CBD Themed Baby Shower. With all the hype surrounding the industry and with new products constantly getting pushed out onto the market, many people are wondering what the whole point to CBD truly is. The bottom line is that CBD is a natural resource that people are using in a variety of ways in a quest to create better days for themselves without the legal tie ups and psychoactive properties of the traditional Marijuana “high”. 

The regulations and rules regarding what we as a company can say are pretty strict, so we won’t be making any claims just sharing scientific studies, to help you make the CBD decision that’s right for your lifestyle. Medical research is showing the potential positive benefits of adding CBD into patients’ daily lives in regards to a variety of both physical and psychological issues.  Dr. Peter Grinspoon, the primary care physician at Massachusetts General Hospital and an Instructor at Harvard Medical School, has this to say about the evidence for the potential health benefits of CBD, 

CBD has been touted for a wide variety of health issues, but the strongest scientific evidence is for its effectiveness in treating some of the cruelest childhood epilepsy syndromes, such as Dravet syndrome and Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS), which typically don’t respond to antiseizure medications. In numerous studies, CBD was able to reduce the number of seizures, and in some cases it was able to stop them altogether. Videos of the effects of CBD on these children and their seizures are readily available on the Internet for viewing, and they are quite striking. Recently the FDA approved the first ever cannabis-derived medicine for these conditions, Epidiolex, which contains CBD.

CBD is commonly used to address anxiety, and for patients who suffer through the misery of insomnia, studies suggest that CBD may help with both falling asleep and staying asleep. 

CBD may offer an option for treating different types of chronic pain. A study from the European Journal of Pain showed, using an animal model, CBD applied on the skin could help lower pain and inflammation due to arthritis. Another study demonstrated the mechanism by which CBD inhibits inflammatory and neuropathic pain, two of the most difficult types of chronic pain to treat… We need more research but CBD may be prove to be an option for managing anxiety, insomnia, and chronic pain. 

A study done in 2019 between the University of Colorado Denver Department of Psychiatry, the Colorado State University College of Health and Human Sciences School of Social Work, the Department of Naturopathic Medicine and the Rocky Vista University on the treatment of PTSD using CBD found that, there was a reduction in PTSD symptoms in adults when using oral CBD as well as to offer aid in reducing the frequent nightmare symptoms of PTSD. 

    Methods: This retrospective case series examines the effect of oral CBD administration on symptoms of PTSD in a series of 11 adult patients at an outpatient psychiatry clinic. CBD was given on an open-label, flexible dosing regimen to patients diagnosed with PTSD by a mental health professional. Patients also received routine psychiatric care, including concurrent treatment with psychiatric medications and psychotherapy. The length of the study was 8 weeks. PTSD symptom severity was assessed every 4 weeks by patient-completed PTSD Checklist for the DSM-5 (PCL-5) questionnaires.

Results: From the total sample of 11 patients, 91% (n = 10) experienced a decrease in PTSD symptom severity, as evidenced by a lower PCL-5 score at 8 weeks than at their initial baseline. The mean total PCL-5 score decreased 28%, from a mean baseline score of 51.82 down to 37.14, after eight consecutive weeks of treatment with CBD. CBD was generally well tolerated, and no patients discontinued treatment due to side effects.

Conclusions: Administration of oral CBD in addition to routine psychiatric care was associated with PTSD symptom reduction in adults with PTSD. CBD also appeared to offer relief in a subset of patients who reported frequent nightmares as a symptom of their PTSD.”

 

The American Cancer Society funded the University of Kentucky’s research in 2016 on the effects of using Topical CBD, “These data indicate that topical CBD application has therapeutic potential for relief of arthritis pain‐related behaviours and inflammation without evident side‐effects.” Throughout our blogs we will dive deeper into different sectors of CBD, it’s uses, and how different products work with your body, the few cases we have shared today are just the tip of the iceberg. 

 

The best way to know how CBD works is to try it yourself from a reputable source, which is where we come into the picture.  Here at CBD Pharm we have created a full line of Topical products, Inhalable CBD products as well as CBD Tinctures all in different strengths, scents, and some infused with different Terpenes, (don’t worry we’ll explain all about Terpenes in another post soon!). All of our products are manufactured with US grown organic Hemp, processed and manufactured in the U.S.A and tested through a third party lab to ensure purity and consistency.

Our next blog will be all about the different consumption methods of CBD! We’ll give you all the details on everything from lotions to tinctures! 

Make sure to follow along on our Social Media sites at ShopCBDPharm to stay up to date on current sales and promotions, industry news, and new product launches! We’re glad you joined our Community and we can’t wait to help you start using the power of Science and Nature. 

-As always, Be well.

CBD Pharm 

 

Sources: 

Grinspoon, P. (2019). Cannabidiol (CBD) – What We Know and What We Don’t. Harvard Health Publishing Blog. Retrieved from https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/cannabidiol-cbd-what-we-know-and-what-we-dont-2018082414476 

Elms, L., Shannon, S., Hughes, S., & Lewis, N. (2019). Cannabidiol in the Treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: A Case Series. Journal of alternative and complementary medicine. Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6482919/#B16

Hammell, D. C., Zhang, L. P., Ma, F., Abshire, S. M., McIlwrath, S. L., Stinchcomb, A. L., & Westlund, K.

  1. (2016). Transdermal cannabidiol reduces inflammation and pain-related behaviours in a rat model of arthritis. European journal of pain. Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4851925/

 

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