CBD has a lot of claims to its name. Maybe some of them are true. Maybe all of them are true. Whatever the case may be, right now, we’re only going to look at claims substantiated by scientific research done on humans.
- Anxiety. There is strong evidence for CBD as a treatment for any anxiety disorder, along with PTSD. This evidence is concerning acute dosing. Chronic dosing requires further study before determinations of any kind can be made.
- Seizures. CBD has repeatedly shown efficacy for the treatment of various kinds of Epilepsy, which was part of the reason for its rise to fame and need for legalization.
- Pain. Many studies have shown that CBD can help with chronic pain, but this does not apply to all types pain. Pain from certain conditions had no response, while pain from other conditions had a dramatic response.
- Skincare. I managed to find one low-quality study which showed that CBD-enriched product benefitted psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, and resulting outcome scars. It was not particularly academically rigorous.
- Blood pressure. Some studies’ results are that CBD lowers blood pressure by a significant amount, as well as our blood pressure response to stress and exercise.
- Addiction. Various studies show improvements to addictions to various drugs, such as a reduction in cravings or an improvement in feelings of well-being and thus a reduction in drug use.
Now just so you know what I did and did not miss, here’s a list of benefits I researched where I could find no human studies or the human studies were either inconclusive or negative.
Anything not on either of these lists is something I somehow missed.
To conclude, reading the Google search results has inspired me to make a few points that every human should know as just some of what we know about reading certain factual claims.
- When someone says, “Studies show…” they may be referring to either animal studies or low-quality studies. Perhaps you disagree, but, in my opinion, that’s almost the same as having no studies at all.
- Sometimes, someone will reference a study and provide a link to it, but the link won’t actually be to the study. They just don’t expect people to click the link.
- People will quite often list the benefits of something, and no evidence will exist for one or more of their claims. There’s no logical reason to believe them, but they’re hoping you won’t think logically. They’re hoping for emotional reasoning.
To buy the highest-quality, best-priced CBD that I can find, follow the link at the beginning of this sentence. You may think you need to buy from one of the big-name brands to get quality, but the main thing you’ll get from them is mark-up. They convince people that they need to charge that much in order to produce a high-quality product, and there really is a cost to quality, but a lot of their price is just to ensure they make massive profits. Anyway, I just thought I’d explain that at some point.