What Is CBD Oil and Should You Use It?
CBD helps ease pain, anxiety and stress, boost focus and productivity, improve the immune system, reduce inflammation and more. CBD, they say, is harmless, legal and can't get you high.
Read more about how CBD works, why CBD Oil is gaining in popularity, how CBD (cannabidiol) Hemp Oil is made and how it works, and even common misperceptions regarding CBD.
Dr. Sanjay Gupta Discusses Cannabis
Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN's chief medicine reporter, wasn't always an advocate for medical cannabis. But the more he learned, the more he began to question his earlier assumptions. Today, he is a leading advocate for cannabis therapies, including CBD. Watch CNN's special reports, Weed, Weed 2 and Weed 3,another CNN special on CBD, and his latest, Weed 4, as he explores CBD and cannabis therapies.
All in the Family: Cannabis Doctors
The Knox family, a clan of four doctors living and practicing in Oregon and California, specialize in medical cannabis. "We're all fighting the same fight," said Janice Knox, the founding doctor of the American Cannabinoid Clinics in Portland. Mother of two fellow physicians and wife of the other said they focus on reinventing cannabis therapy for patients. "We want patients to come for guidance, not just a card." (Read more.)
Exploring the Endocannabinoid System
When scientists set out to study the effects that cannabis has on the brain, they made an exciting discovery. They found a system within the human body that had previously been relatively unknown. It became known as the Endocannabinoid System.
Cannabinoids and other components of cannabis can modulate many physiological systems in the human brain and body. Cannabinoids are chemical compounds that trigger cannabinoid (and other) receptors. More than 100 cannabinoids have been identified in the cannabis plant. Of these marijuana molecules, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) have been studied most extensively.
CBD and Clinical Endocannabinoid Deficiency
Dr. Ethan Russo is internationally renowned for his research on cannabis compounds, like CBD, and their roles in the body.
A champion of the integral roles plant-based medicine should play in modern therapeutics, he is a board-certified neurologist. A widely published author, medical school professor, and movement leader, his lectures always attract a standing-room-only crowd.
CBD is Promising Treatment for Anxiety
CBD helps dampen anxiety for many sufferers. Top integrative and functional medicine experts are including it in therapy.
Not only does evidence suggest CBD counteracts many of THC’s adverse effects, but numerous animal studies and accumulating evidence from human experimental, clinical, and epidemiological studies suggest CBD has powerful anti-anxiety properties--it appears safe, well-tolerated, and may be beneficial to treat many anxiety-related disorders.
video: Watch Using Cannabidiol (CBD) in Treating Anxiety by Scott Shannon.
Read more articles on CBD and Anxiety at Project CBD, an educational website.