CBD as a Therapeutic Option
We are beginning a love affair with CBD as a therapeutic option. The conversation is no longer about will medical marijuana work but how to use CBD for maximum therapeutic benefit.
Currently medical marijuana patients are using CBD-rich products to treat a wide range of conditions, from chronic pain, cancer, Crohn’s, diabetes, arthritis, PTSD, brain injury, schizophrenia, anxiety, antibiotic-resistant infections, multiple sclerosis, and others . There are Academic studies underway now in the United States and elsewhere to learn about the effects of CBD on these and other ailments.
Preclinical research and clinical studies have shown that CBD can change gene expression and remove beta amyloid plaque, the hallmark of Alzheimer’s from brain cells. The current research studies are showing that CBD has powerful anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, anticonvulsant, anti-depressant, anti-psychotic, anti-tumoral, and neuroprotective qualities.
Which is better CBD or Marijuana?
Cannabidiol and THC interact synergistically. CBD enhances THC’s painkilling and anticancer properties, while lessening THC’s psychoactivity. CBD can also take the edge off the adverse effects caused by too much THC. The bottom line is CBD broadens the range of conditions treatable with cannabis, such as liver, cardiovascular and metabolic disorders, which may be less responsive to THC-dominant remedies. CBD and THC both stimulate neurogenesis, the creation of new brain cells, in adult mammals.