Many doctors now agree CBD is an effective alternative to medicine. Doctors are reporting that CBD helps their patients’ anxiety, pain, inflammation, skin problems, sleep issues and more.
Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum, MD agrees, “While I hesitate to jump into this political quagmire, we have had such incredible feedback from people getting relief from CBD oil that I feel the need to add my opinion. It’s a very helpful tool and you don’t have to get high to experience pain relief.”
Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Chief Medical Correspondent for CNN has been endorsing the health benefits of CBD on his many episodes of “Weed” since 2013. This first public endorsement of CBD by a well known doctor has continued to resonate with the general public.
What is CBD?
Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a non-psychoactive compound that naturally occurs in the Hemp plant. Discovered in 1940, it is one of 113 identified cannabinoids and accounts for up to 40% of the plant’s extract.
In 2003, the United States Department of Health and Human Services filed a patent on ‘Cannabinoids as Antioxidants and Neuroprotectants’.
In 2018 the World Health Organization reported CBD to provide real medicinal benefits with no side effects.
How CBD Affects The Body
CBD works on the body by influencing the endocannabinoid system. Discovered in the 1980s, the endocannabinoid system in a network of neurotransmitters whose job is to make sure the body is kept under a stable environment internally. How best to describe the endocannabinoid system is to see it as a balancing /homeostasis system within the body.
The body creates its own cannabinoids, called endocannabinoids, to help support our regulatory system. This central system helps to keep our bodies balanced day to day, including: appetite, pain sensation, mood, memory, immune system functions, and inflammation control.
Similar to how we use vitamin C to kick start our immune system, CBD acts as a kick starter for these cannabinoids to keep the receptors working at optimal capacity and to help the functions of the body’s central regulatory system.
Eight Out Of Ten Patients Found CBD To Work
Doctors have reported eight out of ten patients found CBD to work very effectively for many conditions
The top 4 medical conditions treated by CBD are depression, anxiety, insomnia and chronic pain. Other conditions treated by CBD as reported by doctors are muscle tension, migraines, menstrual cramps, skin concerns, diabetes, PTSD, ADHD and stomach issues.
In January of 2019, Consumer Reports surveyed over 4000 CBD users nationwide to find out how it’s changing their lives. The survey found that most of those who tried CBD reported that it was effective, especially among those who used CBD for anxiety.
CBD has the ability to naturally relax your mind and body, activating the body’s natural healing system. This is important if you suffer from insomnia. Not having a restful sleep can lead to many health problems so using CBD for insomnia can be very beneficial to your overall health.
The opioid crisis has become a huge epidemic and people are losing their lives every day. In fact, more than 70,000 people died from a drug overdose in 2018, prompting the Department of Health and Human Services to declare a public health emergency.
Opioids are addictive and damage brain receptors. As reported on CNN’s “Weed 4 Pot vs Pills”, studies have proven CBD relieves pain, normalizes the brain and repairs damage caused by opioids.
Doctors have seen improvement for patients who have developed dependence on opioids. Patients who use CBD alongside addictive drugs like painkillers reported feeling fewer triggers to take medication unnecessarily.
Dr. Allen Zubkin Discusses The Benefits Of CBD
Dr. Allan Zubkin treats people whose lives have been totally ruined by drugs and alcohol. Many of his patients suffer from anxiety, panic attacks, sleep disorders and chronic pain. He discovered CBD oil is extremely beneficial for those conditions.
Dr. Zubkin says, “There are many people that have social anxiety disorder. People with social anxiety disorder have extreme fear of getting into social situations.
They have difficulty approaching people. They have difficulty going out shopping or going to malls. Anywhere there are other people they have extreme fear of that situation. Many people learn to medicate to cope with that problem.
Having a natural product that would help them in that situation would really reap benefits for them. CBD plays an important role in treating them. There are neuroprotective effects of CBD so I’m really excited about using it and happy for the opportunity to offer it to my patients.”
According to Dr. Zubkin, one of the other benefits of CBD is that people with skin disorders can benefit from topical application of CBD.
How To Find The Best CBD Oil
Not all CBD claims are as they seem. There are thousands of CBD companies in the U.S and unfortunately some of them are out to make a quick buck.
From deceptive advertising to using synthetic CBD made in a lab, it’s hard to know who to trust.
On CNN’s “Weed 5: The CBD Craze”, Consumer Reports exposed retail CBD products that are made with synthetic CBD and other dangerous drugs.
Stay away from CBD companies who make medical claims about their CBD product to treat any medical condition. This is a violation of the FDA’s guidelines.
The FDA does tests on CBD products for sale online and publicly release warning letters to those companies who have failed to meet their claims.
Although CBD is safe and effective, there are many fake and synthetic products on the market.