According to Nielsen, CBD sales are predicted to reach $40 billion by 2025. Despite the positive numbers, cannabis products exist in a grey area. Several myths surround CBD products.
Let’s bust two of them.
Myth 1: There’s No Scientific Proof that CBD can Help with Health Conditions
In 2018, Epidiolex was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This CBD-based medication is used for seizures. It was the first CBD medication that received approval for common usage since 1970, when cannabis was categorized as a Schedule 1 drug—a monumental development in medicine.
Schedule 1 narcotics are believed to have no therapeutic value. However, the clinical trials for CBD proved the opposite. The results were so compelling that FDA had to approve its use for medicinal purposes.
Myth 2: There’s no Research on CBD Thus Far
A 2019 study by Columbia University looked at how CBD can be used to treat glioblastoma—a cancerous brain tumor. Usually, its treatment includes radiotherapy, chemotherapy, and surgery. The study’s results showed enhanced radiosensitivity of cancer cells and CBD-induced death of cancer cells. In simpler terms, CBD helped weaken and kill cancerous cells without harming healthy cells.
Although much of the research on CBD is still underway, a lot of researches have been carried out outside the US.
A study showing promising results for using CBD based medication to treat ulcerative colitis was done in 2018 in the UK.
A 2017 Brazilian study proved that CBD could potentially help calm people’s nerves when they‘re struggling with social anxiety.
A study done in 2014 in Italy indicated that CBD could potentially mitigate the growth of colon cancer cells among adults.
Although CBD still needs to undergo extensive research, these studies are pushing researches to recognize its purported benefits.
What’s more, positive testimonials from people who use CBD in their daily routines are changing people’s perception of the cannabis compound.
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