Scientific research into the potential therapeutic uses of CBD is very encouraging. According to some researchers, CBD is the cannabinoid with the widest range of potential therapeutic actions. We have provided below a summary of some of the most promising research not discussed elsewhere on our site. Please keep in mind that the following facts are provided for informational purposes only to educate you on the latest scientific research. Wai Natural’s products and website information are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease!
- A review paper by Dr. Baron provides references to various studies that have provided medical evidence that CBD could be used to treat and help with epilepsy (particularly pediatric epilepsies that don’t respond to current medications on the market), Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, Huntington’s disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), anxiety (including post-traumatic stress disorder, PTSD), depression, dystonia, Meige’s syndrome, schizophrenia, stroke, traumatic brain injury (TBI), spinal cord injury, inflammatory disorders, psoriasis, arthritis, many types of cancer, prion disease, MRSA infections, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), nausea, appetite suppressant and weight loss, bone formation, osteoporosis, fracture healing, hepatic problems, cirrhosis, cardiovascular disease, and diabetic complications.
- In some scientific studies, CBD has shown beneficial effects on bone formation and fracture healing. CBD can reduce bone resorption (which means the loss of bone, such as in osteoporosis). CBD can also promote the movement of bone stem cells to calcifying tissue and then the ability of these cells to change into bone-producing cells (called osteoblasts), all of which can help to promote bone healing.
- CBD has shown potential antimicrobial effects against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).
- CBD has recently been recommended by some scientists as a possible treatment for autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Recent studies have shown that ASD patients have lower-than-normal levels of the endocannabinoid anandamide, suggesting that impaired endocannabinoid signaling may be involved in the pathophysiology of ASD. Since CBD can mimic the action of anandamide at many of the cannabinoid receptors, it has been suggested as a possible treatment. There is also evidence that CBD in general may have a positive influence on social behavior.
- CBD could be used as an appetite suppressant. Whereas action at CB1 receptors can increase the appetite (and is responsible for the “munchies” associated with THC use), CBD blocks the CB1 receptors and thus reduces appetite. This makes CBD a potential treatment for obesity-related disorders.
- In a clinical trial of patients with REM sleep behavior disorder, CBD resulted in a reduction or complete absence of agitation, kicking, nightmares, or aggressive behavior. In this same study, the symptoms returned when CBD treatment was stopped, suggested that CBD was playing a role in helping to relieve these symptoms.
- CBD treatment may also help to improve the quality of sleep in patients with Parkinson’s disease.
- In animal models of nausea and vomiting, CBD was able to control both the nausea and the vomiting through its actions at the 5-HT1A receptors.