Top Uses of CBD

on December 02, 2020

top uses of cbd

Top Uses of CBD

It seems everything these days is infused with CBD and that can make things confusing for consumers to know what are the uses of CBD backed by research. What we know about how CBD interacts with the body comes down to the human body’s endocannabinoid system and the receptors that work with CBD to deliver possible benefits for the following uses of CBD:

  • Joint pain
  • Sleep disorders
  • Migraines / headaches
  • Chronic pain
  • Anxiety related behaviors 
  • Nausea
  • Cancer
  • Epilepsy/ seizure disorders 

Uses of CBD. Medical

The 2018 study, A Cross-Sectional Study of Cannabinoid Users, concluded, “Consumers are using CBD as a specific therapy for multiple diverse medical conditions—particularly pain, anxiety, depression, and sleep disorders. These data provide a compelling rationale for further research to better understand the therapeutic potential of CBD.”

Looking at the cannabinoid CBD- page on WebMD, an outlined list details the uses and effectiveness levels for Multiple sclerosis (MS) and Epilepsy or seizure disorders. The first being epilepsy, with Epidiolex, the very first FDA approved medicine proven when combined with conventional anti-seizure medicine to reduce seizures caused by:

  • Dravet syndrome
  • Lennox-Gastaut syndrome
  • Tuberous sclerosis complex
  • Febrile infection-related epilepsy syndrome (FIRES) 
  • Sturge-Weber syndrome

Labeled as possibly effective for MS with the use of prescription Sativex, which contains both THC - 9-delta-tetrahydrocannabinol and CBD - cannabidiol. It can alleviate pain associated with the disease along with reducing urination frequency and tightness of muscles. As of right now it is sold in 25 countries, but is not available in the U.S. 

Uses of CBD. Topicals and Pain Creams

More and more research is being done on the extent of the health benefits that CBD provides as an alternative to natural supplements, and in some cases, a replacement for conventional medicine. Through studies over the past few years, uses of CBD for skin inflammation disorders and pain associated have seen promising results with topicals. In 2019 a study was done to review the therapeutic properties of CBD on severe skin disorders such as:

  • Acne
  • Atopic dermatitis
  • Psoriasis
  • Scleroderma
  • Hair growth issues
  • Pigmentation disorders
  • Keratin 
  • Itchy skin

The study concluded with acknowledging that while most dermatological skin conditions are not life threatening, they can negatively impact the daily lives of those that live with them. “...research efforts of the past two decades have undoubtedly proven that cannabinoid signaling profoundly influences several aspects of the cutaneous biology, and its dysregulation is likely to contribute to the pathogenesis of several skin diseases...basic research efforts as well as clinical trials are therefore invited to exploit the untapped potential of the cannabinoid system in managing skin diseases, in order to pave new “high”-ways towards developing novel therapeutic tools.”

Uses of CBD. Skin Care

As the study shows, there have been promising results for uses of CBD with dermatological skin conditions. For many, acne is a stubborn problem that doesn’t always go away after adolescence. Uses for CBD in aiding the treatment of acne was the focus of another study in 2014. Because acne is caused in combination from inflammation and sebaceous glands, the science behind oily skin, CBD’s anti-inflammatory benefits were studied for how it could help control the production of sebum.

As a lifelong battler of acne and recently perioral dermatitis, I’ve tried 100’s of skincare products and prescription medications searching for the cure. Prior to launching our skincare products, I had been dealing with perioral dermatitis for about 6 months without any improvement. Sometimes the condition would worsen, and after researching all of the side effects different ingredients could have, I started using our face creams as we were going through testing. I’ll share those results and what my battle looked like in an upcoming post dedicated to skin care!  

Uses of CBD. CBD Oil Tinctures

Due to rapidly increasing research as a byproduct of the Dept. of Agriculture Farm Bills’ opening up hemp cultivation for research in the 2000s, we’ve been able to identify therapeutic properties for the use of CBD. CBD oil tinctures are the most common application when studying its benefits for chronic pain, anxiety, seizure, and cancer treatment side effect management. In our follow we’ll go one step further than the uses of CBD and explore the benefits of CBD in more depth.