Ongoing Cannabinoid Research
Ever since Charlotte Figi’s parents broadcast to the world that their daughter’s severe epilepsy had been cured by an extract from the marijuana plant, scientific research in CBD (cannabidiol) extracts has been zooming across our skies like a blazing comet. That’s not surprising. Today, the majority of Americans approve the use and legalization of marijuana.
Before we take a look at what is going on in the CBD research arenas, let’s review a bit. CBD is one of many cannabinoids that can be derived from the hemp family of plants. Hemp plants have been used by people for centuries, primarily for industrial purposes. The marijuana plant, a type of hemp plant, happens to be really good at putting out useful cannabinoids. Two of the more popular cannabinoids are the relatively non-psychoactive CBD and the relatively psychoactive THC (tetrahydrocannabinol).
THC is valued by the public for its recreational uses. THC is the psychoactive cannabinoid that gives a person those blissful “highs.” We won’t dwell on THC right now. It is in the CBD (non-psychoactive) arenas that the research is really boiling.
CBD has been found to be a wellness cure in so many health aspects that a list of those benefits could become exhausting. Some of the major ways in which it has helped patients are those suffering from epileptic attacks, psychotic disorders, and anxiety and depression. There are countless other ways that CBD is helping the sick get well, and the research effort is immense. Research breakthroughs are being constantly published in various scientific and academic journals.
CBDa ( cannabidiolic acid) is the precursor to regular CBD. It can be thought of as CBD in its “raw” form, unheated and uncured. CBDa is considered a countermeasure to cancer, inflammation, pathogenic bacterium, nausea, vomiting and pain, and is also considered a possible antioxidant. The research in these promising areas is ongoing, especially in the area of psychotic disorders and arthritic inflammation.
CBDv (cannabidivarin) shows promise in treating epilepsy and nausea. The research is in its early stages, and is being pursued by both for-profit pharmaceuticals and non-profit universities. CBDv is a form of regular CBD, but with some differences at the molecular level.
CBC (cannabichromene) is non-psychoactive, and a possible competitor to CBD for research dollars. It can be useful in fighting fungal growth, inflammation and tumors, and anxiety and depression. A recent research study concluded that CBC might even promote brain growth. That can be extremely interesting to anyone suffering from any type of psychological or neurological condition.
CBG (cannabigerol) is currently a choice target for today’s research dollars. It is antibiotic and antifungal, and an aid in handling skin conditions such as psoriasis. It relieves pain, and slows tumorous growths. CBG can assist as an antidepressant while it helps to stabilize mood swings. We can expect more research results on this important cannabinoid.
CBN (cannabinol) has some rather interesting applications. It has been found useful in the fight against deadly MRSA infections. It can lower eyeball pressure for glaucoma patients. It can be of assistance to patients suffering from ALS type disorders, such as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Its strong anti-inflammatory properties can be useful in the treatment of COPD diseases, such as asthma. One lab claims that it is a sedative, and a natural herb competitor to Valium. Best of all, it can reduce pain and stimulate the appetite. Think of how many folks out there lose their appetite when they are in severe or chronic pain.
All told, the research effort into cannabinoids such as CBD is energetic, and we can expect many more promising results in the days and years to come. The hemp plant family, historically used for industrial purposes, is now coming to our medical rescue. That’s great. Humanity’s health challenges are ballooning, and we can use all the help we can get.
Healthy Wellness LLC does not recommend or advocate the use of CBD for any indications. We recommend that one consult a health professional before the use of any supplement, including CBD.
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CBD, or cannabinol, is one of 100+ cannabinoids that can be extracted from the hemp plant. CBD will not get you high, and when the hemp is grown in accordance to the 2014 Farm Bill it is legal in all 50 states. CBD is regularly touted to be great for pain management, anxiety, seizure reduction, and its calming properties. You can find any number of articles and research about its uses on the internet. CBD is usually bought over the internet, but you can also find it in some health and nutrition stores. Especially look for the Healthy Wellness Brand Hemp Extract – CBD oil.
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Ongoing Cannabinoid Research
article – State Law re THC & CBD