What is CBD for inflammation?

CBD is short for cannabidiol (pronounced can-a-BID-i-ol). Think of medicinal cannabis as a class of medicines. CBD is one of the most abundant and promising cannabinoids, a group of compounds specific to the cannabis plant.

How long have people used cannabis for inflammation?

Cannabis sativa has been in use by humans for 5000 years, according to records from ancient China. Cannabis was valued for its material, cultural and medicinal properties.

Is it helpful to use CBD for inflammation?

Anecdotally, cannabis has long been used by people seeking to reduce inflammation. But a lack of CBD clinical trials for inflammation has made it difficult for doctors to confidently prescribe medical cannabis.

What does the latest research on treating inflammation with CBD show?

Bod Australia has contributed to the UK’s largest medical cannabis patient study, Project Twenty21.

The major findings about CBD for inflammation so far are:

  • a 50% increase in patients’ self-reported health and ability to lead a normal life
  • an opportunity for patients to stop their reliance on opioids as treatments, with their serious side effects.

Other CBD studies for inflammation

There have been more CBD clinical trials for inflammation on animals than humans, but this review found that CBD’s anti-inflammatory properties may help with:

  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • MS
  • Pain
  • Inflammatory conditions
  • Inflammatory bowel diseases
  • Cardiovascular diseases.

This study found evidence that CBD showed anti-inflammatory activity and may be useful in treating diseases of air inflammation.

How to take part in CBD clinical trials for inflammation

Register your interest to participate in upcoming clinical trials.

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