Cannabidiol has been proven to help with various ailments we’re plagued with today. It doesn’t get included in traditional or customary ways of alleviating these illnesses, and thus it became an open secret to those seeking alternative treatment. Despite being unorthodox, it still gathered enough interested minds to create several types of research.

This study in particular explains extensively how CBD helps with movement disorders. Many other studies cover different topics as well.

Sometimes medicine fails to work correctly in our bodies, or we just can’t see the changes our doctors promised. We tend to look around for other means of treatment. Cannabidiol is an alternative for suppressing symptoms and easing painful disorders. Below are some illnesses that range from mild to severe, and how CBD helps patients afflicted with them.

CBD & Anxiety

Anxiety has been around way before the 18th century, though not studied rigorously enough that patients are assumed to be possessed. Luckily today, researchers, scientists, medical professionals, and a lot more people interested in studying the illness have concocted many papers and ways of treatment at our disposal.

But how does Cannabidiol fit into the picture? These products are either ingested, inhaled, or mixed with food. The phytocannabinoids then reach certain receptors in our body that stimulate desired effects. Cannabidiol relieves anxiety symptoms by becoming an anti-anxiety agent for the nervous system, thus minimizing symptoms like nervousness, panic, and confusion.

Many studies covered this illness because of its prevalence. Most, if not all, researchers have stated that their CBD group had shown a notable sign of relief from symptoms after taking the substance in an experimental situation.

CBD & Depression 

It is important to note that with depression, medication and therapy are the most common types of treatment, but not for all. Major Depression is a dangerous mental illness that has taken many lives. According to the World Health Organization, every year we lose 80,000 people around the world to suicide. Every 40 seconds, someone attempts, and either succeeds or fails.

Cannabidiol works in the body by stimulating the serotonin receptor of the brain. What makes one feel pleasure, and even affects the way we perceive pain, is serotonin. By doing this, the products alleviate symptoms of depression and bring about a better mood after usage. Pre-rolls have a faster onset of action and are more convenient to use.

Our bodies react differently to the chemicals we present them with. Some may find antidepressants the best way to cope with their illness, while others find solace in attending shrinks because medications make them feel worse. But some find no reassurance in either of these and instead find Cannabidiol as another option.

CBD & Seizures/Epilepsy

Although struggling with false rumors and misunderstood viewpoints, CBD took its major step toward being recognized. On July 25, 2018, Epidiolex was approved by the FDA as a prescription drug for two rare types of Epilepsy: Dravet syndrome (DS) and Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS).

Other than that, recent studies show that Cannabidiol can prevent 50% of seizure frequency. It also has a high chance of lessening the intensity if administered quickly. Unlike THC products, this does not cause any psychoactive effects and does not cause any dependency or addiction. It is also not possible to overdose on Cannabidiol.

CBD & Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease is a disorder of the nervous system that affects a person’s sense of balance, gait, and movement. It is a progressive disease that starts gradually until the individual reaches the last stage, where they suffer from debilitating symptoms. These include being unable to walk or stand, assistance in all activities of daily living, hallucinations, and delusions. Symptoms from other stages are also often difficult to manage, as they can cause falls.

CB2 receptors, ones found in the peripheral system, are stimulated by cannabidiol to ease some stiffness, shakiness, and tremors in these patients. This causes feelings of relief that can greatly help give Parkinson’s patients some time. Comfort from their constant symptoms that never seem to stop or settle down. 

CBD In The Future

As time passes by, Cannabidiol continues to show benefits for other diseases. Studies flourish, and many people are inclined to study further about Cannabis as an alternative treatment. This most especially applies to CBD, as it does not give the feeling of high that most patients prefer today.

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Nicolas Desjardins

Hello everyone, I am the main writer for SIND Canada. I've been writing articles for more than 12 years and I like sharing my knowledge. I'm currently writing for many websites and newspapers. I always keep myself very informed to give you the best information. All my years as a computer scientist made me become an incredible researcher. You can contact me on our forum or by email at [email protected].