CBD has a lot of claims to its name. Maybe some of them are true. Maybe all of them are true. Whatever the case may be, right now, we’re only going to look at claims substantiated by scientific research done on humans.
- Anxiety. There is strong evidence for CBD as a treatment for any anxiety disorder, along with PTSD. This evidence is concerning acute dosing. Chronic dosing requires further study. To read again what I just said and to find out more, click “anxiety” at the beginning of this point.
- Seizures. CBD has repeatedly shown efficacy for the treatment of various kinds of Epilepsy.
- Pain. Many studies have shown that CBD can help with chronic pain, but this does not apply to all pain. Pain from certain conditions had no response, while pain from other conditions had a dramatic response. For further discussion on this issue, see the link.
- Skincare. I managed to find one low-quality study which showed that CBD-enriched product benefitted psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, and resulting outcome scars. The link given is that study.
- Blood pressure. Some studies’ results are that CBD lowers blood pressure by a significant amount, as well as our blood pressure response to stress and exercise.
- Addiction. Various studies show improvements to addictions to various drugs. The link given is a summary of all of the relevant studies.
Now just so you know what I did and did not miss, here’s a list of benefits I researched where I could find no human studies or the human studies were either inconclusive or negative.
Anything not on either of these lists is something I somehow missed.
To conclude, reading the Google search results has inspired me to make a few points that every human should know as just some of what we know about reading certain factual claims.
- When someone says, “Studies show…” they may be referring to either animal studies or low-quality studies. Perhaps you disagree, but, in my opinion, that’s almost the same as having no studies at all.
- Sometimes, someone will reference a study and provide a link to it, but the link won’t actually be to the study. They just don’t expect people to click the link.
- People will quite often list the benefits of something, and no evidence will exist for one or more of their claims. There’s no logical reason to believe them, but they’re hoping you won’t think logically. They’re hoping for emotional reasoning.