Beyond the Fad: Uses of CBD


You might be surprised to see the shelves brimming with CBD products in Sandy, Utah. Thanks to the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, industrial hemp, as well as medical and recreational cannabis, are now legal at the state level.

Despite the general misconception about anything related to cannabis, cannabidiol (CBD) continues to prove how helpful it is as a natural remedy for numerous ailments. CBD has the characteristics to provide relief to anyone suffering from specific ailments like chronic pain and anxiety without the mind-altering effects of marijuana or pharmaceutical drugs.

CBD can walk the talk because it is backed by science. Numerous research studies, even personal testimonials, continue to justify its legality. Furthermore, it doesn’t exhibit any effect on humans that can signify a form of abuse and dependence. According to the World Health Organization, there is no evidence yet of public health problems related to the use of pure CBD.

Amidst the scientific backing and the public craze, why does it remain controversial? It could be blamed on the craze itself—the unregulated products produced by “artisanal stores” to address the demand without meeting the national standard. It can also be the typical misconception about all plant-related medical products. It only means that the public still lacks information about CBD. To address that, here is the basic information about CBD that you should know about:

1. CBD can help people who are diagnosed with anxiety and depression.

In Brazil, a study was conducted to see if a 300-mg dosage of CBD is an effective dosage to help people with a mental disorder. The result proves that the said dosage helped the 57 patients to succeed in the simulated public speaking test by reducing their anxiety. Legalizing CBD has a significant contribution to the field of psychiatry, especially now that many people have poor mental health.

Based on the statistics given by the World Health Organization, the major contributor to disability worldwide is depression. Anxiety is ranked sixth. It is known that pharmaceutical medication causes various side effects, such as drowsiness, nausea, agitation, and insomnia. More often than not, these side effects cause people to stop their medication. CBD poses a good option.

2. CBD can help your furry friends.

There has yet to be a conclusive study on how CBD is beneficial to dogs, but as of now, the Colorado State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences is evaluating the effect of CBD in treatment-resistant epileptic dogs. As of now, the available sources are dog owners who have witnessed how CBD has helped their furry friends that are suffering from seizures. As a fur parent, it is difficult to see your dog in pain. You’ll try anything that promises to help as long as it’s safe. And since it’s safe for humans, you can say it’s safe for your dog— chocolate is an exemption.

3. CBD can be the holy grail ingredient for acne-prone skin.

Whether you’re an adult or a teenager, acne is one skin problem that will never leave you alone. It comes unexpectedly, and mostly, during special events. Although there hasn’t been a study focusing mainly on how CBD stops acne, there are those that prove the anti-inflammatory property of CBD. At the same time, it is said that CBD reduces sebum production. Put the two together, and there you have it: a natural pimple-fighting ingredient.

Research is truly important when it comes to proving the effectivity of a new ingredient made available to the public. And when you purchase any product containing CBD, make sure the store has professionals to help you around.