What is CBD for stress?

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 stress?

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 stress?

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

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

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

The major findings about CBD for stress so far are:

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

Other CBD studies for stress

A number of studies show potential for using CBD to treat stress, including this one: “current evidence indicates CBD has considerable potential as a treatment for multiple anxiety disorder”.

A review of existing studies agreed that CBD has anti-stress effects.

Healthline concludes: “Multiple recent studies have shown that CBD can help with PTSD symptoms, such as having nightmares and replaying negative memories.”

How to take part in CBD clinical trials for stress

Register your interest to participate in upcoming clinical trials.

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