CBD is reported to have apparently treated everything from uncontrolled seizures to painful hangnails. CBD is being used by celebrities everywhere.
Changes in levels of gaba, norepinephine and serotonin, among other neurotransmitters effect nearly every system in the body. This has been shown to reduce seizure in five randomized double-blind placebo controlled trials of almost 550 patients and has also been shown in multiple studies to reduce other more common medical conditions such as chronic pain particularly due to nerve damage and anxiety, among many others.
The design of studies is an important part of whether the study fails to show significance to a particular product. If the experimental methods don’t choose the proper outcomes, then the study can appear negative. Food scientists are masters at this, selecting 80 markers of inflammation and finding that one marker goes down with eating bacon and candy. Then they elevate that obscure marker and claim that bacon and candy will decrease inflammation. That’s how foods that are almost certainly terribly unhealthy for you get a news article that they’re actually healthy because a very tiny amount of healthy product is found in these types of study designs.
Alternately, a product that is almost certainly good for you can be shown to have no benefit, in a study that is poorly designed, too small, or looking at the wrong outcomes. But even a small study, cleverly designed, and using important measures like functional MRI (PET scan) to confirm outcomes, clearly shows benefit to CBD in cases of anxiety and pain and multiple other conditions.
In western medicine, and especially in the realm of chronic pain sleep and anxiety, we need new therapies. Our current therapies are frequently ineffective and often fraught with significant side effects, like increased risk of falls and motor vehicle accidents.
A few drops of CBD oil aren’t likely to do anything except a placebo effect. But proper serving sizes, in an individual who gives themselves time to titrate the serving size so that works for them, is likely going to be rewarded with an excellent outcome — and some extra money in their pocket that they didn’t spend on costly, side-effect ridden pharmaceuticals.
DR. MARY CLIFTON
Dr. Mary Clifton is an Internal Medicine doctor with 20 years of experience in both the hospital and private practice, and a recognized expert in CBD, Cannabis, and Medical Marijuana.
She is a published researcher, national speaker on women’s health and osteoporosis, and author of four books, and two new soon-to-be-released books on CBD and Cannabis – what you need to know, how to use them and a COOKBOOK to support ease of use.
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