IS CBD Really Effective?

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We happen to find ourselves in an era where the demand for medical marijuana is soaring at unprecedented levels. It, therefore, comes as little surprise that one of the most in-demand cannabis product consumers are actively seeking out is the CBD oil. There are anecdotal claims about how CBD oil can cure a wide range of conditions, including cancer. Research to support these claims, however, is limited. CBD products aren’t regulated or tested for safety by the government which makes it very difficult for customers to know for a fact what they are getting.

How effective is CBD oil?
Lots of studies are ongoing into CBD. The answer to the question about whether CBD oil is really effective is not a simple yes or no. Why? Well, based on studies conducted on animals and some humans – in addition to some anecdotal evidence – it can be argued that CBD is really beneficial to health.

Based on the ability of CBD oil to reduce inflammation and interact with neurotransmitters, researchers believe that CBD oil can indeed help alleviate pain. A study conducted on people with multiple sclerosis revealed that patients experienced increased mobility, reduced muscle spasms and reduced pain after being treated with CBD and THC for one month.

Studies seem to support claims that CBD oil reduces anxiety. A study in 2011 published in the journal Neuropsychopharmacology revealed that people with social anxiety disorders (SAD) were able to experience considerably reduced levels of anxiety a before a public speaking test.

Clinical trials have found CBD to be very effective in treating certain types of epilepsy and the seizures associated with them.

CBD oil is known to be able to reduce inflammation an provide relief from acne. According to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, CBD oil was found to inhibit the production of sebum which is an oily secretion produced by the sebaceous glands in the skin.