GW Pharmaceuticals has been running clinical testing on a medication called Epidiolex, which is CBD based and used to treat seizures. In order to sell the product in the United States, the medication must be approved by the FDA. GW Pharmaceuticals expects to win approval and the FDA still refuses to attribute any benefits to CBD products.
CBD, cannabidiol, is a cannabinoid compound that naturally occurs in high concentration within the hemp plant. It does not produce psychoactive effects and will not get the user “high.” In therapeutic doses, there are no adverse side effects with using CBD. Cannabidiol works with a physiological system in the body called the endocannabinoid system (ECS).
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. According to the CDC, 610,000 people die from this disease every year. The CDC also notes that approximately 21.8 million adults are diagnosed with heart disease yearly. While there are many prescription medications on the market currently used for treatment, CBD is drawing attention for its benefits with heart health.
Neuropathy is a condition caused by nerve damage that can occur in one or more parts of the body at a time. Symptoms include pain, weakness and numbness which can be debilitating and impede motor function, coordination and balance. The most common areas where neuropathy develops is the hands and the feet, which are peripheral regions.
Antihistamines are medications used to treat allergic rhinitis and other kinds of allergies. People experiencing congestion, runny nose, sneezing and nasal itching often find themselves reaching for an antihistamine for relief. Other allergic reactions such as itching, skin rashes, hives and watery, itchy eyes are also treated effectively. An antihistamine can be purchased over the counter or through a prescription.
A “superfood” is anything that is considered to be nutrient rich and especially healthy or beneficial to the consumer. Over the years, more and more foods have been distinguished in this category as their benefits are recognized. Although hemp products have been around in smaller quantities over the years, its advantages are coming to the forefront and is creating quite a buzz.