While we are still in the early stages of CBD testing, preliminary findings and testimonials tend toward the positive, especially when it comes to easing aches and pains without the intoxicating effect of marijuana. Afterall, sometimes you want a simple, healthy alternative to pharmaceuticals that’s also relatively mild. Here are just a few of the conditions currently being treated with CBD.
Many practitioners of holistic medicine recommend either ingesting a CBD oil or tincture to treat arthritis pain, but creams and topical gels are also a great way to target specific joints quickly and effectively. When paired with a balanced diet full of healthy fats and proteins, the use of CBD to treat inflammation is promising.
Multiple sclerosis affects the entire body, primarily through neural pathways and nerves. This can manifest in muscle spasms that are often painful and can sometimes make life difficult. While further testing is needed, there is evidence that CBD can decrease spasticity while also alleviating some related pain.
Other Conditions Still Under Research
There is ongoing research as to the effects of CBD on anxiety, depression, epilepsy, smoking cessation, drug withdrawal symptoms, schizophrenia, several forms of cancer, hypertension, and diabetes. While no studies are yet conclusive, there have been very few negative side effects reported.