Could CBD help you?
While people have been using cannabis for thousands of years, we’re only now using modern clinical trials to understand the real benefits from CBD and cannabis derived products. CBD has the advantage of not being ‘psychoactive’ (so no high) and can be used by the vast majority of people with no risk of a negative reaction. The World Health Organization (WHO) recognizes no public health issues from pure CBD.
CBD for Sleep, Anxiety & Pain…
Insomnia, anxiety and pain are also closely linked, as a lack of sleep can heighten anxiety and slow injury recovery. Anxiety can affect sleep, while pain can create anxious feelings and difficulties with sleep. From an everyday point of view, sleep, anxiety and pain relief are the areas where smaller studies are already producing interesting results, along with a wide range of other conditions. There is a lot of anecdotal evidence around these benefits, and we look forward to larger clinical trials to provide further support.
What about other cannabis medicines?
Treatment with CBD and THC for complex conditions such as epilepsy, cancer, Parkinson’s and multiple sclerosis (MS) are also under trial, with fully licensed epilepsy and MS products already on the market in some countries.
Under EU law we cannot make categorical health claims such as ‘CBD will cure insomnia’, we can simply highlight the latest research, and areas where there is reason to be optimistic that CBD can be a positive option moving forward. Be very careful if you see other sites or products making ‘too-good-to-be-true’ claims without evidence to back them up.
MBC will keep you updated with the latest evidence based information and government approved recommendations as they happen.
Sleep & Insomnia
Perhaps the greatest potential benefit from CBD is to do with sleep, due to the large number of people affected. As new research is undertaken, positive results are already emerging with regard to amount of sleep, insomnia and anxiety & sleep.
While larger studies are needed, initial evidence suggests a correlation between CBD and reduced levels of anxiety. This in turn may have a positive impact on sleep related problems, as anxiety can be a primary cause.
Pain & Recovery
Initial studies suggest a link between CBD and effective pain management, with the added potential benefit of reducing reliance on strong or addictive medications such as opioids.
There is already a large body of evidence emerging, such as this study highlighting the impact of CBD in seizure reduction, especially in children. Prescription and ‘in-patient’ products have already been approved for use.
Cannabis treatments (such as Sativex) have been primarily linked to pain management. However, new research from Harvard University suggests the potential for cancer ‘treatments’ using the cannabis flavonoid molecule.
Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
Cannabis has long been discussed as an effective treatment for managing MS. Evidence suggests CBD & THC compounds can reduce spasticity, improve sleep and help to reduce opioid and benzodiazepine intake.
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