CBD and Anxiety
Cannabidiol (CBD), a Cannabis sativa constituent, is a pharmacologically broad-spectrum drug that in recent years has drawn increasing interest as a treatment for a range of neuropsychiatric disorders. The purpose of the current review is to determine CBD’s potential as a treatment for anxiety-related disorders, by assessing evidence from preclinical, human experimental, clinical, and epidemiological studies. We […]
Cannabinoids Block Cellular Entry of SARS-CoV-2 and the Emerging Variants
As a complement to vaccines, small-molecule therapeutic agents are needed to treat or prevent infections by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) and its variants, which cause COVID-19. Affinity selection-mass spectrometry was used for the discovery of botanical ligands to the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein. Cannabinoid acids from hemp (Cannabis sativa) were found to be allosteric […]
Over the last few years, the usage of CBD has continued to increase. In fact, one in seven Americans reported that they use CBD-based products for therapeutic benefits. While there are many different ways that CBD can be ingested, candies and gummies have become some of the most popular products. After all, what’s easier (or tastier) than […]
CBD Toxicology Study Affirms Safety, No Liver Issues
Preliminary data from an industry-supported study designed to observe potential liver effects in adults ingesting oral forms of hemp-derived CBD found no evidence of liver disease in 839 participants, and no increase in the prevalence of elevated liver function tests. After seven months of clinical investigation, Validcare reported that its team of principal investigators met with […]
Reduce Anxiety and Depression
Anxiety and depression are common mental health disorders that can have devastating impacts on health and well-being. According to the World Health Organization, depression is the single largest contributor to disability worldwide, while anxiety disorders are ranked sixth . Anxiety and depression are usually treated with pharmaceutical drugs, which can cause a number of side effects […]
Can CBD Relieve Pain?
Marijuana has been used to treat pain as far back as 2900 B.C. More recently, scientists have discovered that certain components of marijuana, including CBD, are responsible for its pain-relieving effects. The human body contains a specialized system called the endocannabinoid system (ECS), which is involved in regulating a variety of functions including sleep, appetite, pain […]
What Is CBD?
Cannabidiol is a popular natural remedy used for many common ailments. Better known as CBD, it is one of over 100 chemical compounds known as cannabinoids found in the cannabis or marijuana plant, Cannabis sativa. Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the main psychoactive cannabinoid found in cannabis, and causes the sensation of getting “high” that’s often associated […]