A highly potent anti-pain hemp derivative with no high
Cannabidiol through various clinical trials, have shown that it has therapeutic benefits. However, between misinformation and the legal considerations. This is a narrative that takes on a different path once it reaches the consumers or the patients. Nevertheless, the scientific community is unanimous in its verdict. There are demonstrable and visible effects of medical application of cannabidiol.
In fact, there are no counter studies that have come up with any robust evidence whatsoever, to validly question the claims made by medical researchers on this issue. This is a robust paradigm that no one can contend against. And, it’s therefore not that surprising, that we have seen an uptake of legal medical cannabis be it in North American or Europe.
Hemp derivatives are consumed in many ways
What many of us think about cannabis consumption, is its ingestion either orally or inhalation through smoking. However, there are other unusual means of its absorption, currently being studied in clinical trials. These include, suppositories, eye drops in the treatment of glaucoma and skin applications used in the treatment of chronic pain. For instance, in topical application, it’s blended into soothing salves and soothing balms, where you rub them directly onto the skin to relieve joint pains.
Cannabidiol is an exceptional derivative
It is important we make this distinction. Cannabidiol is a non-psychotropic derivative! Why is this important to mention? Because, it does not affect mental activity, nor can it act as a mood-altering drug. Consequently, it is not to be used as an antidepressant. This is largely due to the different molecular structure that cannabidiol has, making it particularly effective against pain.
So many preliminary studies demonstrate that the use of CBD’s has an effect in chronic pain management. The most profound among these clinical trials was done in Germany in 2003 at the Nova-Institut, in Hurth, Germany.
Cannabidiol was shown to wield many effects through activation of sensory receptors in the brain and in the peripheral tissues.
- Migraine and other headaches
- Muscle weakness (Werdnig-Hoffmann’s disease)
- Lesion of the brachial plexus
- Thalamic pain
- Hiatal hernia
- Osteoarthritis / arthritis
- Herniated disc
- Baby thalidomide arthrosis
- Baby thalidomide
- MCS (multiple chemical sensitivity)
- Painful periods
CBD is not THC
Cannabidiol is derived from a low-THC industrial hemp plant. THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol), is the main constituent of cannabis that gives a “high”. Ironically, cannabidiol has been shown to counter the effects of THC. In fact, many growers in the USA have adapted their farming models to specifically cultivate this medical strain, following the legalization of legal marijuana in some states.