It’s no secret that more and more people are turning to natural remedies for pain management, many of which include Cannabidiol, or CBD. But when it comes to CBD, what does the science say? An extensive review of literature conducted by Linda A. Parker, Erin M. Rock and Raphael Mechoulam has uncovered some interesting findings about the potential benefits of CBD as a natural remedy for pain relief. One of the authors, Raphael Mechoulam, the Israeli Scientist who led studies into cannabis, recently died aged 92.
The book, CBD: What Does The Science Say?, examined existing studies on the use of CBD for pain management in humans, with a focus on quality randomized controlled trials (RCTs) published between 1980 and 2018. The results showed that there is evidence to suggest that CBD may be effective in reducing chronic pain related to conditions such as multiple sclerosis, arthritis, fibromyalgia and neuropathic pain.
In addition to its potential effectiveness in treating chronic pain, the review also found that CBD was well-tolerated by participants. According to lead author Linda A. Parker “Our research indicates that there is evidence to suggest that CBD could be an effective treatment option for a variety of painful conditions without any significant side effects.”
Erin M. Rock adds “CBD has been used in traditional medicine for centuries but it’s only now that we’re beginning to understand how it works at a molecular level and how it can be used safely and effectively as a therapeutic agent.”
Dr. Raphael Mechoulam further explains “CBD is non-intoxicating so unlike other treatments like opioids or cannabis products containing THC, it won’t cause any psychoactive effects or impair cognitive functioning.”
These findings are promising news for those seeking an alternative remedy for their chronic pain symptoms without fear of side effects or addiction risks associated with other medications. While more research is needed before definitive conclusions can be drawn about the efficacy of CBD as a treatment option, this book provides valuable insight into its potential applications.
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