For years, people have relied on prescription or over the counter pharmaceutical drugs to alleviate various types of pain. However, the setback has been the cost with the best of these proving quite expensive and out of reach for many. The higher the intensity of pain, the higher the quality of the drug and its commensurate cost. Quite a financial burden to patients with chronic medical conditions. Consequently, patients search for alternative remedies to alleviate their pain and suffering. In this quest, one of such alternative remedies has been cannabis particularly its active ingredient, the cannabidiol or as commonly known by its acronym CBD.
Some difficult to manage neurological conditions have emerged especially in children below the age of ten. One such like is Dravet syndrome, which affects babies in their first year of birth involving recurring fever-related seizures that can lead to cot fatalities. Another is Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, affecting children 3 and 5 years old causing multiple seizures. Some pharmaceutical drugs weed online containing CBDs like epidiolex have been passed as safe for use in children though not below two years especially in the management of the LG syndrome. Studies have shown that CBD contains anti-seizure properties quite helpful in managing epileptic conditions with minimum side effects. Cannabidiol also speeds up the healing of neuronal injury, psychiatric stress and mitigating neurodegeneration.
In this context, an observation has been made that CBD could replicate effects of some antipsychotic drugs providing effective and safe treatment for patients with schizophrenia, though this requires further research.
In cancer, CBD significantly impedes the spread of cancer as the compound suppresses rampant multiplication of cancer cells and in effect destroys them. CBD as a natural compound has very low toxicity levels and as such can be used safely alongside standard pharmaceutical drugs for cancer treatment. For patients with Type 1 diabetes, their immune system attacks pancreatic cells causing severe inflammation and extreme pain. CBD?s anti-inflammatory effects help to minimize this pain and give the patient some comfort. The same anti-inflammatory properties help reduce or prevent altogether cases of acne vulgaris in a skin condition. CBD controls sebum production and reduces inflammation of sebaceous glands giving much needed relieve and eventually a smooth skin.
Anxiety related conditions are a challenge treating with conventional medicines. Whereas THC has been noted to increase anxiety and paranoia, CBD produces opposite effects, calming and reducing feelings of anxiety in patients with one or multiple disorders. Conventional medicines at times create unintended side effects and symptoms complicating a patient?s treatment. Smokers wishing to quit usually suffer anxiety, body pains, mood swings, and insomnia among other uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms leading to relapse. CBD can help reduce these symptoms.