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Can CBD Cure Everything?

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Three years ago, the majority of the Americans had not even heard of Cannabidiol or CBD although it had been discovered in the 1940s. However, CBD, in its various forms, became popular within a very short span of time.

People are using CBD for various purposes than ever before. In order to meet the demand, more and more companies are manufacturing CBD-infused products. Big brand labels and grocery stores are also agreeing to the sale of CBD products.

In accordance with a Gallup survey, nearly two-thirds of the American adults know about CBD now. Statistically, around one in seven Americans prefer using OTC CBD for the treatment of issues such as depression, anxiety, sleep problems, and other sorts of pain.

Other problems that have CBD solutions include those for digestive issues, difficulty in concentrating, poor work performance, and skin problems.

In addition, a market-research survey also showed that one in three people also buy and give CBD products for their pets. This includes cats, dogs, and a number of other pets.

The demand for various CBD products is increasing day by day. From CBD gummy bears to CBD facial cleansers, it is available in all items anyone could ever think of.

Some users have even claimed the benefits of Cannabidiol are way more than people think. CBD toxicity is not a very big concern.

A number of trials show using CBD can help in the treatment of health conditions like cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, and many others. Some studies even went as far as to conclude that CBD can relieve the symptoms nearly all health issues by ninety percent.

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However, the main problem with the studies and trials on CBD’s so-called ‘positive effects’ is that they lack solid evidence. Furthermore, there are many problems in the design of the trials that looked at Cannabidiol previously.

Though a few reliable studies did highlight the benefits of CBD, but they were only limited to epilepsy and related problems. There is no research to corroborate other claims regarding CBD yet, including the one that states CBD can cure everything.

However, people continue to use it for many purposes regardless of the lack of scientific proof for its benefits.

The president of the International Cannabinoid Research Society and an investigator at the National Institutes of Health, Pal Pacher explains “Consumers are participating in one of the largest uncontrolled clinical trials in history, and no one really knows what it is they’re taking. It is scary.”

Currently, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has only approved the use of CBD for treating certain types of epileptic seizures. Additionally, the FDA has also sent warning notices to companies selling products that claim to cure other health conditions like cancer.

Pacher explains the widespread belief about the benefits of CBD may be due to the placebo effect. Pop culture tends to promote the use of Cannabidiol. The more hype there is around CBD, the more people are going to believe and use it.

The only thing the medical community is sure of is that CBD is safer in comparison with many other drugs.

According to Michael Tagen, who is a pharmacology researcher with a specialization in cannabis-related neuroscience, there is evidence to show the majority tolerate the effects of CBD well and there are few chances of CBD toxicity.

Other than this, there is no evidence to back up the cure-for-all claims on CBD. Further investigation can only clear the issues regarding CBD products.

 

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Abeera I. Kazmi

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