CBD or Cannabidiol is mostly used as a treatment for chronic pain, muscle traction, or depression. In fact, it has become the alternative choice of medication for patients who are prone to take certain addictive medications like opioids.
That is why many stores are selling CBD oil wholesale. However, a setback for those patients who are using CBD as a medicine is still to be approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration).
Here are the 3 major reasons why more and more are using CBD oil nowadays. These reasons are not yet 100 percent approved and proven, but people see a lot of potential in here.
1. Epileptic Disorders
A new British pharmaceutical company named as GW Pharmaceuticals has had successful phase III trials with a pure CBD medication for patients suffering from an epileptic disorder. The drug made is called Epidiolex, and it has already shown positive results for patients with the Dravet syndrome or the severe myoclonic epilepsy of infancy (SMEI). Aside from that, it also shows good effects and patients with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome.
In addition to that, CBD has been found to increase the efficacy of other common anti-epileptic drugs in other research. And this is known to be neuroprotective or the relative preservation of neuronal structure and/or function. In theory, this helps keep brain cells healthy and reduces cell damage.
2. Schizophrenia and Psychotic Disorders
A 2015 review published in Schizophrenia Research suggested that the ability of Cannabidiol to reduce the psychoactive qualities of (tetrahydrocannabinol) may also be helpful for those patients suffering from a long-term mental disorder or schizophrenia.
On the side note, early trials with CBD as a supplemental treatment for medical disorders were successful with an impressive safety profile. The powerful anti-inflammatory properties of CBD, as well as the oil, may also lend to its antipsychotic properties. Psychosis has been linked to increased inflammation in the human brain.
Unlike marijuana, taking CBD will not give you the high feeling and the anxious stage. That is because marijuana contains too much THC, but not enough CBD. THC is known to cause paranoia or mental condition characterized by delusions of persecution. And CBD is an excellent option for the canna-curious who are nervous about a psychoactive experience.
Additionally, the cannabinoid may also relieve the discomfort of social anxiety. In fact, a group of researchers recruited 10 patients with social anxiety to test this fact. The patients had not yet received any medical treatments in their entire life for their disorder. The participants were given either 400 mg of CBD or a placebo in a double-blind experiment. The cannabinoid treatment successfully improved subjective anxiety symptoms of the patients while placebo did not.