This week we're doing a deep dive into some specific research around CBD. There's a lot of claims out there, and we wanted to give you the facts, so you could form your own informed opinion about CBD and the products that may surround it.
There’s a lot of really exciting research that’s been happening for years on CBD (Cannabidiol), even before you probably even heard of CBD!
Here’s some really great research we were able to dig up on the possible health benefits of CBD:
“Our results indicate that CBD can inhibit and delay destructive insulitis and inflammatory Th1-associated cytokine production in NOD mice resulting in a decreased incidence of diabetes possibly through an immunomodulatory mechanism shifting the immune response from Th1 to Th2 dominance.”
You can read more about this particular study, here.
So this is really wild – but according to that study it seems that CBD reduced the chances of diabetes and obesity in the mice. Crazy, but cool - right?
Through some of the various research I've done, I've found references for CBD providing some sort of help or relief for these conditions:
- Psychotic Disorders
- Stroke Rehabilitation
- High Blood Pressure
- Liver Injury
One really fascinating discovery that I found, involved CBD's role in reducing or eliminating fear. Seems kind of novel, but fear can be absolutely debilitating for some of us. You can take a look at the study, here. Essentially they shocked rats, gave them CBD, and the ones that had taken CBD were less fearful of getting shocked again, versus the rats who had taken no CBD. Essentially this could be the beginning stages of real evidence of helping with PTSD, which so many of our veterans and others suffer from.
Another really interesting study I found (that I haven't seen a lot of talk about) is CBD's potential role in reducing high blood pressure. High blood pressure is something that affects millions of people.
From the study: "Cannabidiol (CBD) is a nonpsychoactive phytocannabinoid used in multiple sclerosis and intractable epilepsies. Preclinical studies show CBD has numerous cardiovascular benefits, including a reduced blood pressure (BP) response to stress. The aim of this study was to investigate if CBD reduces BP in humans."
Turns, out - yeah! CBD definitely helps with lowering blood pressure. You can check out that particular stufy, here.
That's part one, I'll be posting again on Wednesday, and Friday - so be sure to check back then for some more facts and research surrounding CBD.