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Seeking the truth about CBD

Local retailers may be all in, but there are still many questions about the safety and effectiveness of CBD.

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There’s CBD for that

While a good deal of the research into the effectiveness of CBD has been done outside the U.S. up to this point, there is plenty of evidence from those studies that CBD can have a positive effect on a wide array of conditions. Of course, effectiveness may vary, and CBD is certainly not a cure-all for every disease under the sun.

Just how many conditions has CBD been shown to help treat symptoms of? At least 54, though there may be more. One condition that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved CBD for is epilepsy. In 2018, the FDA approved the prescription medication Epidiolex, which consists primarily of a standardized formulation of plant-derived CBD extracts. The Schedule V medicine is explicitly approved for the treatment of two rare forms of epilepsy: Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and Dravet syndrome, although a doctor may elect to prescribe it “off label” for other conditions.

The following is a list of conditions CBD has been used to treat, according to ProjectCBD.org:

  • Acne
  • ADD & ADHD
  • Addiction & Alcoholism
  • ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis)
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Anorexia
  • Antibiotic Resistance
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bipolar
  • Cancer
  • Colitis & Crohn’s Disease
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Endocrine disorders
  • Epilepsy & Seizures
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Glaucoma
  • Heart Disease
  • HIV & AIDS
  • Huntington’s Disease (HD)
  • Inflammation
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disorder (IBD)
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Kidney Disease
  • Liver Disease
  • Migraines
  • Mood Disorders
  • Motion Sickness
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Nausea‚Äč
  • Neurodegeneration
  • Obesity
  • OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)
  • Osteoporosis/Bone Health
  • Pain
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Prion Disease (Mad Cow)
  • PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)
  • Rheumatism
  • Schizophrenia
  • Sickle Cell Anemia
  • Skin Conditions
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Stress
  • Stroke
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  • Weight Loss
  • Wellness

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