Cannabidiol ( CBD ) is a cannabis compound with significant medical benefits, but has no psychoactivity. It will NOT get you stoned, which makes it appealing treatment for people seeking anti-inflammatory, anti-pain, anti-anxiety,anti-psychotic, and/or anti-spasm effects without troubling lethargy (lack of energy) or dysphoria (feelings of uneasiness).
Therapeutic Uses of CBD
Analgesic – Used to relieve pain.
Antibacterial – Slows the growth of bacteria.
Anti Diabetic – CBD helps lower blood sugar levels. 347 million people world wide have diabetes. It is estimated that 50% of the population of China ( 1.4 billion in 2014) will become diabetic. The World Health Organization projects diabetes will be the 7th leading cause of death by 2030.
Anti-depressant – CBD reduces/relieves symptoms of anxiety depression. CBD is used to treat symptoms of PTSD (post traumatic shock disorder). According to the World Health Organization 350 million people of all ages suffer from depression. Less than half receive treatment. Depression is the leading cause of disability world wide and is a major contributor to the global burden of disease.
Anti-Emetic – Decreases vomiting and nausea
Anti-Epileptic – Decreases convulsions and seizures. 50 million people world wide have epilepsy, and 3/4 of affected people in developing countries do not get treatment.
Anti-Inflammatory – CBD reduces inflammation (swelling) throughout the body.
Anti-Ischemic – Aids in increasing blood vessel supply to cells and tissue, as in heart attacks and strokes. Reduces risks of artery blockage. Cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death globally.
Antipsioratic – CBD is used to treat Psoriasis. Psoriasis is a common skin condition that changes the life cycle of skin cells,causing cells to build up rapidly on the surface of the skin. The extra skin cells form thick, silvery scales and itchy, dry, red patches that are sometimes painful. Psoriasis is a persistent, long-lasting (chronic) disease. 2-3% of the global population (7 billion) experiences Psoriasis.
Anti-Proliferative – CBD inhibits cancer cell growth. 14.1 million adults in the world were diagnosed with cancer in 2012 alone (excluding skin cancer). There were 8.2 million deaths from cancer in the world in 2012. The incidence of skin cancer is the most common form of cancer, exceeding all other forms of cancer world wide.
Antipsychotic – Relieves/tranquilizes symptoms of psychosis, a serious mental disorder where thinking and emotions are impaired with delusions and/or hallucinations. Three out of every 100 people experience psychosis globally. Two terpenoids Linalool and Myrcene also help. A Terpene profile of Super CBDx contained .30 mg/g of Myrcene and .08 mg/g of Linaloo. World Health Organization estimates 21 million people globally are affected by Schizophrenia. 50% are never treated.
Antioxidant – Prevents oxidation damage to other molecules in the body.
Oxidation is a chemical reaction that transfers electrons or hydrogen from a substance to an oxidizing agent. Oxidation reactions can produce free radicals. In turn, these radicals can start chain reactions. When the chain reaction occurs in a cell, it can cause damage or death to the cell. Antioxidants terminate these chain reactions by removing free radical intermediates, and inhibit other oxidation reactions. They do this by being oxidized themselves, so antioxidants are often reducing agents. CBD’s strong neuroprotectant and antioxidative properties work in conjunction against dementia and memory loss diseases.
Antispasmodic – Suppresses muscle spasms. Huntington’s, Parkinsons, Multiple Sclerosis are three well know among many spasmodic diseases. Huntington’s strikes 10 people per 100,000, 6.3 million people world wide have Parkinsons Disease, 2.3 million people globally have MS and those diagnosed with MS increase annually.
Anxiolitic – CBD relieves anxiety, but two terpenoids also help (linalool and limonene). Super CBDx terpene profile contained .08 mg/g of Linalool and .06 mg/g of Limonene.
Bone Stimulant – Promotes bone growth and is non-toxic. Musculoskeletal conditions are the most common cause of severe long term pain and physical disability and they affect hundreds of millions of people globally. In the United States alone, 30% of adults are affected by joint pain, swelling or limitation of movement. The incidence of musculoskeletal conditions is skyrocketing with increased life spans in many nations.
Immunosuppressive – CBD reduces function in the immune system.
Intestinal Anti-Prokinetic – CBD reduces small intestine contractions.
Neuroprotective – Slows damage to the nervous system and brain. Applicable to a wide range of diseases. Dementia, Multiple Sclerosis, Alzheimer’s, Lou Gehrig’s Disease (ALS), Parkinson’s, Huntington’s.
Vasorelaxant – CBD reduces vascular tension.