74 Benefits And Uses Of CBD Oil
(Backed By Science)
BY ANDREW HAVENS
DECEMBER 6, 2019
If you want to know if CBD can help you this is the blog for you.
We have scoured medical studies to list the potential benefits of using CBD oil and CBD products along with the medical conditions that using CBD could help.
From everyday illnesses, to neurodegeneration, in this post we list not only give you the information but the source that supports it and where you can learn more.
1.Headache – There are several studies supporting the use of CBD for headache relief. https://headachejournal.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/head.12570
2. Cough – Cannabinoids can also help with a cough within experimental animals.
and coughs (http://jpet.aspetjournals.org/content/353/1/169)
3. IBS – Ann abbreviation of Irritable Bowl Syndrome an investigation conducted shows that cannabinoid medication may be a suitable treatment for IBS. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18404144
4. Nausea – Nausea can be caused by a variety of issues with gradients of severity. Despite this CBD has been proven to help vomiting and nausea. https://www.projectcbd.org/cbd-for/nausea
5. Muscle Stiffness – Although tested within subjects suffering MS (Multiple Sclerosis) it has been shown that muscle stiffness is alleviated with the use of CBD (https://jnnp.bmj.com/content/83/11/1125.short)
6. Inflammation – Due to its properties, Cannabinoids including CBD can help with reducing inflammation within the body
7. Muscle Pain – It is suggested that CBD may reduce muscle pain following exercise. https://www.lupus.org/s3fs-public/documents/Indiana/2018_Symposium/Dr._Gettelfinger_CBD_Oil.pdf
8. Spasticity – Tested within patients experiencing MS and Motor Neuron disease there has been an improvement in spasticity.
9. Smoking Cessation – There are some preliminary findings that suggest CBD can reduce cigarette consumption in tobacco smokers. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23685330
10. Migraine – The common pathophysiological patterns between migraines, fibromyalgia and IBS means that Cannabinoid medication may suitably treat the issues.
11. Naturopathic Pain – New research suggests that repeated administration of CBD reduces neuropathic pain. (https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/904290)
12. Drug Addiction – The use of CBD can reduce morphine dependency and heroin-seeking behaviour as it modifies circuits in the brain relating to drug addiction. (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4444130/)
13. Myofascial Pain – A painful condition that affects the fascia which is connective tissue that covers the muscles. This suggests that cannabidiol (CBD) can provide relief for chronic disorders.
14. Ischemic Heart diseases – It has been shown within a rat model that CBD may have a systemic immunomodulatory effect. https://www.physiology.org/doi/full/10.1152/ajpheart.00098.2007
15. Cancer – It has been stated that CBD oil combined with THC can relieve cancer-related pain where pain medication was not effective.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19896326 The CBD on it’s own may also help with chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2997305/)
16. Kaposi Sarcoma-associated herpesvirus
A form of herpesvirus this study suggests that CBD exerts its effects on KSVH-infected endothelium. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23264851
17. Insomnia – Preliminary research suggests that CBD may have therapeutic potential for treating insomnia (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28349316)
18. Heart Damage
Although it has not been investigated if CBD can reverse heart damage, it has been demonstrated that it can reduce oxidative stress and prevented heart damage in diabetic mice with heart disease.
19. Inflammatory lung disease – This study states that the present and previous data suggests CBD may be used as a therapeutic tool for inflammatory lung disease.
20. Restless Leg Syndrome – This study used a small pool of patients to demonstrate how it helps restless leg syndrome. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1389945717302228
21. Hypertension (High Blood pressure)
Studies indicate that CBD may be able to help with high blood pressure https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5470879/.
22. Sickle Cell Anemia – Although not a treatment for the disease it has been shown to reduce pain and improve the mood of patients. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/j.1365-2141.2005.05723.
23. Deep Vein Thrombosis – Studies suggest that CBD displays anticoagulant activity and an anti-inflammatory it may help with DVT.https://thoughtcloud.net/cbd-for-deep-vein-thrombosis-prevention/
24. Diabetes prevention
Although it cannot reverse diabetes it has been seen to help diabetic mice. The treatment saw the incidence of diabetes reduce by 56%. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16698671
25. Atherosclerosis – A disease in which plaque builds up inside an individual’s arteries, CBD has proven to reduce the progression of atherosclerosis. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22430005
26. Fibromyalgia – A condition that has no known cure, it causes pain all over the body (https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/fibromyalgia/). The study showed use of cannabis was associated with beneficial effects on some FM symptoms https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18404144
27. Viral Hepatitis – There is evidence that cannabidiol (CBD) exhibits activity against viral hepatitis C. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28250664
28. Motor Neuron Disease – Although a combination of THC and CBD is required for the effect, it was shown to have minimal to mild adverse effects. The combination was shown to have a positive impact on treatment-resistant spasticity and pain. https://www.healtheuropa.eu/motor-neuron-disease-symptoms-cannabis-sativa-plant/89408/)
29. Asthma – A chronic respiratory disorder that means it may be difficult for the patient to breath. The journal published by Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics showed that CBD protects the lungs (https://uk.formulaswiss.com/blogs/cbd-and-asthma/how-to-use-cbd-for-asthma).
30. Multiple Sclerosis – A combination of THC and CBD can be effective in treating pain within MS. Participants witnessed improvements in pain, walking and muscle spasms. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25699191)
31. Metabolic Syndrome –
Cannabidiol (CBD) may alleviate hyperplasia, without the side effects of rimonabant. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22430005
32. Encephalomyelitis (EAE) – Defined as the inflammation of the brain and spinal cord which typically develops due to an active viral infection. There has been a study on mice that suggests that a daily treatment of 1% CBD-cream may show neuroprotective effects against EAE.
Another study gave 214 people with severe epilepsy 0.9–2.3 grams of CBD oil per pound (2–5 g/kg) of body weight. Their seizures reduced by a median of 36.5% (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26724101)
34. Insomnia in Children
CBD oil has been used to safely treat insomnia in children with post-traumatic stress disorder. Although caution is recommended when giving this to children. (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5101100/ )
35. Lennox Gastaut Syndrome (LGS) – CBD is currently prescribed in the United States for Lennox Gasaut Syndrome https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/cannabidiol-cbd-what-we-know-and-what-we-dont-2018082414476
36. Dravet Syndrome
A complex seizure disorder found in children CBD was shown to reduce the number of seizures in its test subjects in comparison to the placebo.
37. Anxiety in Children – It has been shown that with children that suffer with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) that CBD oil can relieve some symptoms (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5101100/ )
38. Dementia – Although there is no indication that CBD can stop, reverse or prevent the disease there are studies that suggest it can manage a few of the behavioural symptoms such as agitation and aggression. (https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/about-dementia/treatments/alternative-therapies/cannabis-cbd-oil-and-dementia)
39. Prion Disease – A transmittable neurodegenerative disorder there has been a study in both mice and sheep that demonstrates CBD may protect Neurons against different stages of the neurodegenerative process.
A long term study has demonstrated promising results in preventing cognitive decline when mice genetically predisposed to Alzheimer’s Disease. (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25024347)
41. Parkinson’s disease
A combination of animal and test-tube studies have shown that CBD may prevent the neurodegeneration associated with Alzheimer’s disease.
42. ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) – A progressive disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord, there is rationale for a combination of THC and CBD to be used in the management in ALS symptoms.
43. Huntington’s Disease – A medicine that contains CBD, Sativex, has shown potential in the treatment of disease progression. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22280340
Joint and Bone Issues
44. Osteoporosis – This condition causes the body to lose bone mass resulting in fragile and brittle bones. Cannabinoids receptors have been found to be an important part of treating osteoporosis (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3423262/). This was further demonstrated in a trial with mice which showed their maximum load on their bones increased (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3001217/)
45.Osteoarthritis – A degenerative joint disease associated with cartilage degeneration which creates a pain state. There has been promising results that Cannabinoids such as CBD can be used for osteoarthritis management. https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/319796.php
46. Temporomandibular disorder – Results suggest that Cannabinoids such as CBD provide relief for temporomandibular disorder without central side effects. (https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0003996919302249)
47. Rheumatoid arthritis – With a combination of THC a study found it improved pain during movement, pain at rest and sleep quality with people in rheumatoid arthritis. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16282192
48. Cartilage function – It is suggested on lupus.org that the use of HELP oil may help support cartilage function. https://www.lupus.org/s3fs-public/documents/Indiana/2018_Symposium/Dr._Gettelfinger_CBD_Oil.pdf
49. Dry Skin – A study conducted in 2014 shows that CBD has a positive effect on the production of oil on the skin (https://www.cbdschool.com/cbd-topicals-dry-skin/).
50. Eczema – A group of skin conditions that cause dry irritated skin it has been demonstrated through academic studies that CBD oil can have a therapeutic effect on eczema.
51. Psoriasis – As Cannabinoids receptors are present in the human skin there is substantiated evidence that CBD (cannabidiol) helps with psoriasis, a skin condition that causes red, flaky, crusty patches of skin covered with silvery scales. https://www.jdsjournal.com/article/S0923-1811(06)00315-X/fulltext
52. Pruritus – A severe itching of the skin which can be due to any number of causes. Within this study there was a average reduction of itch by 86.4%. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs00105-006-1180-1
53. Acne – It has been concluded that CBD oil prevents the activation of “pro-acne” agents which helps reduce Acne. (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25061872)
54. Scleroderma – A condition that results in hard, thickened areas of skin has been alleviated by CBD. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26887982
Mental Health Disorders
55. Stress – The use of CBD can help with stress according to a recent study on mice.
56. Bipolar Disorder – It is suggested that Cannabis use is common with patients with Bipolar Disorder to alleviate symptoms of mania and depression. This paper suggests that CBD, THC or a combination of the two may exert sedative, hypnotic and antidepressant effects. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0269881105051541
57. SAD (Social Anxiety Disorder) – Using subjects both diagnosed with SAD it was determined that CBD has a positive effect on SAD patients when used acutely. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4604171/
58. Depression – CBD has been reported to show has antidepressant-like effects in several animal studies ( https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2823358/ https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22509273 )
59. General Anxiety Disorder – In a study conducted in Brazil subjects received CBD before a speaking test which was found to reduce anxiety (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30328956/)
60. Alcoholism – It has been demonstrated in a rodent model that the use of cannabidiol may be feasible for the treatment of alcohol-induced neurodegeneration. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0091305713002104
61. PTSD – This paper suggests that CBD can be used to treat acute symptoms of PTSD. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4604171/
62. OCD – The use of CBD has shown to reduce obsessive behaviours in this case marble burrowing in rats for up to seven days. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4604171/
63. Panic Disorder (PD) – Within the experiment the rats had reactions which constituted a reduction in panic when tested. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4604171/
64. ADHD – It has been shown that some ADHD patients use cannabis in minimise the symptoms they experience. This research paper which looks into this supports linking cannabinoid as a regulatory control.
Studies have suggested that CBD has antipsychotic properties which can help with schizophrenic symptoms.
66. Traumatic Brain Injury – This study proved that a reduction in brain damage can occur in certain circumstances in a neonatal rat model. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0028390816305810?via%3Dihub
67. Cryogenic Spinal cord injuries – Research has suggested within rats there has been a higher motor score when CBD oil was administered as part of the rehabilitation procedure. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21915768
68. Bone Fracture – According to the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research the combination of CBD and THC leads to an improvement in fracture healing. https://asbmr.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/jbmr.2513
69. Stroke – A review found that CBD oil is able to increase cerebral blood flow during a stroke, however these reviews are focused on animal studies.
70. Broken Bones – CBD combined with THC has been identified as an aid to bone formation helping with the process of healing. https://thoughtcloud.net/cbd-pain-balms-treat-contusions/
71. Myocardial ischemia – This is when blood flow to the heart muscle is restricted or blocked off by a buildup of plaque. This study shows that CBD has cardioprotective properties! https://www.physiology.org/doi/full/10.1152/ajpheart.00098.2007
72. Acute Lung Injury – An inflammatory process that can cause hypoxaemia and poor lung compliance (https://pmj.bmj.com/content/87/1031/612) it has been shown that the anti-inflammatory effects of CBD can help following acute lung injury in mice (https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.3109/08923973.2014.976794?journalCode=iipi20)
73. COPD (Coronary Obstructive Pulmonary disease) – Studies indicate that CBD has anti inflammatory benefits (https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fphar.2016.00317/full) and one study has found the Cannabinoids inhibit contraction of the smooth muscle surrounding the lungs (https://echoconnection.org/chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-copd-medical-cannabis-and-cbd-research-overview/).
74. Acute kidney injury
administration of cannabidiol, which functions as an antagonist by weakly binding to both CB1 and CB2 receptors, resulted in partial prevention of renal tubular injury following bilateral renal ischemia/reperfusion Fouad AA, Al-Mulhim AS, Jresat I. Cannabidiol treatment ameliorates ischemia/reperfusion renal injury in rats. Life Sci 91: 284–292, 2012. doi:10.1016/j.lfs.2012.07.030.
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