CBD: What the science says
When it comes to all-natural remedies, CBD is no longer a rising star to consider – it has arrived. Millions of people have already discovered the amazing benefits of the hemp plant and one of its primary compounds CBD, as therapy for pain, anxiety, depression, muscle recovery, sleep disorders and more. And while we certainly know the profound health and wellness benefits that can be extracted from the humble hemp plant, you don’t have to take our word for it.
While FDA has yet to make a final ruling, there has been a significant amount of reliable, professional, peer-reviewed research conducted on the health benefits and safety of CBD. Here’s a collection of some of the most helpful third-party research we’ve found for you to explore. Click each link to learn even more about how adopting a daily CBD routine can help you be your best, naturally. CBD works.
Could it help with Epilepsy?
According to research conducted by the World Health Organization (WHO), CBD is an effective treatment of epilepsy that shows no signs of potential dependence or risk of abuse. They also cite preliminary evidence that CBD may be useful in treating a diverse range of additional medical conditions due to its neuroprotective, antiepileptic, hypoxia-ischemia, anxiolytic, antipsychotic, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, anti-asthmatic, and antitumor properties.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH)is also touting the benefits of CBD oil, stating that drugs containing cannabinoids may be helpful in treating certain rare forms of epilepsy, nausea and vomiting associated with cancer chemotherapy, and loss of appetite and weight loss associated with HIV/AIDS. In addition, some evidence suggests modest benefits of cannabis or cannabinoids for chronic pain and multiple sclerosis symptoms.
Might it help with anxiety disorders?
Data from Neurotherapeutics shows evidence that strongly supports the potential of CBD as a treatment for anxiety disorders, while the European Journal of Pain published data indicating that topical CBD application, like the Miraflora CBD Recovery Balm (link to product page), has therapeutic potential for relief of muscle soreness, arthritis pain, and inflammation without any noticeable side effects. While the research may be pointing in that direction, its important to note that the FDA still hasn’t ruled on this.
To further support cannabidiol CBD as a viable natural daily health ritual, McGill University Health Centre also found in a separate study that low doses of CBD administered for seven days alleviate both pain and anxiety, two symptoms often associated in neuropathic or chronic pain.
Trusted firm Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research found through a cross-sectional study of CBD users that CBD offers broad therapeutic value to help relieve a wide variety of ailments:
Almost 62% of CBD users reported using CBD to treat a medical condition. The top three medical conditions were pain, anxiety, and depression
Almost 36% of respondents reported that CBD treats their medical condition(s) “very well by itself.”
Possible aid in the fight against addiction?
But that’s not all. The natural benefits of CBD may go even further. Free Radical Biology and Medicine published data showing CBD reduces inflammation and oxidative stress, while The American Journal of Psychiatry reported that CBD can be used as a helpful tool in fighting the opioid crisis, as it shows strong potential in reducing cravings in opioid users.
And more research on CBD is on the way every day. The U.S. government has invested millions of dollars in research grants to investigate CBD’s effectiveness in treating pain. “The science is lagging behind the public use and interest,” said Dr. David Shurtleff, deputy director of the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health. “We’re doing our best to catch up here,” he told the Associated Press.
It’s no secret that, here at Miraflora, we wholeheartedly believe in the powerful harmonizing properties of CBD, and its ability to help you uphold your body’s natural balance. We look forward to staying on top of new research on all the health and wellness benefits of this all-natural superpower and we will share new findings as they become available. Be sure to revisit this page often to stay informed on the nature of CBD, and the science behind it.