CBD Treatments. What is CBD Used to Treat?
If you’re looking for information about CBD treatments, you certainly won’t have trouble finding articles, studies, and passionate debate. Therapeutic CBD is a hot topic. “What is CBD used to treat?”, is a question frequently asked by our customers. CBD is used to treat the symptoms of a variety of health issues, but before we delve into CBD, we should state that CBD treatments are currently considered an experimental alternative to traditional medicine. While there are CBD studies that suggest it may be promising as a treatment for many ailments, the operative word is “may”. Extensive treatment-specific CBD trials will be required before definitive conclusions about CBD health benefits and treatment uses can be made.
Before using CBD in any form, you should always consult a physician. Top Shelf Express is a great place to buy weed, CBD and edibles online in Canada, but, we are not doctors. We do not advocate or recommend medical treatments and this article should not be construed as medical advice.
What is CBD?
First, let’s take a look at what cannabidiol (CBD) is, and the forms it can take.
CBD is a cannabinoid molecule, one of hundreds of such chemicals produced by the flowers and leaves of the cannabis plant (also referred to as marijuana, weed, or pot). CBD can affect the cell receptors of the brain and body, changing how they behave. CBD does not produce the intoxicated or “high” feelings that delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) does. Because CBD blocks some of the psychoactive effects of THC, the ratio of percentage of CBD to THC in any cannabis product is extremely important to know when making the decision of what strain and product to purchase, and for what purpose.
CBD has been studied extensively and has been found to have a broad range of potential therapeutic uses because it affects cell receptors throughout the body and brain (THC affects only receptors in the brain). And there are many ongoing clinical trials that are looking into CBD treatments for numerous conditions. The tests are being done on humans and animals, and in chemical laboratories.
Therapeutic CBD products can be applied to the skin in the form of oils or creams or taken orally as oil drops or capsules.
CBD treatments promising for many conditions
More and more people from every walk of life and at all ages, are turning to “medical marijuana” and CBD in all its forms, to treat an ever-growing list of ailments, diseases, and disorders. CBD is most well-known for its ability to stop the seizures associated with treatment-resistant childhood epilepsy. It has also been found to have anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties that can help people with inflammatory pain and neuropathy.
Tests are being done with CBD to help alleviate mental and behavioural conditions such as the nausea and vomiting side effects from cancer treatments, the negative symptoms of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, opioid dependence, depression, negative stress response, and anxiety.
The link below will take you to a graphic on the leafly.com website that illustrates precisely which combinations and percentages of CBD and/or THC that are now being either tested or prescribed for 40 conditions, in addition to those already listed, or symptoms of conditions and side effects of many medications, including:
- Sleep apnea
- Multiple sclerosis
View the THC and CBD treatment graph at Leafly.com.
It’s a good idea to check the chart before your next purchase of therapeutic CBD or cannabis so that you can get the most effective combination of CBD and THC to treat your ailment.