CBD is a natural chemical that acts like a ligand for a receptor in the body that produces several biological effects, including pain relief. It also may be used to treat anxiety, depression and other mental health conditions, and it can help reduce seizures associated with epilepsy. It also may be useful in treating arthritis, fibromyalgia and other chronic pain syndromes. It can also improve sleep and appetite. But more research is needed, and it is important to use CBD under the guidance of a healthcare professional.
CBD Luxe products are not regulated in the same way as drugs or dietary supplements, so it is difficult to ensure that people are getting what they expect from their product. Low quality CBD products may not deliver the benefits that people hope for, and can be dangerous in some cases. The FDA recommends that people choose a reputable brand and purchase a product that has been third-party tested for purity, safety and consistency of content.
This observational study examined pain, anxiety and depression symptoms in 279 adults over 18 years who were prescribed CBD-rich treatment at a network of clinics dedicated to medical cannabis in Quebec, Canada. Patient outcomes and product information were collected at baseline, 3 (FUP1) and 6 (FUP2) months after treatment initiation. Groups were based on symptom severity at baseline (mild vs moderate/severe) and on changes to the treatment plan at FUP1 (CBD-rich vs THC:CBD).
The Health Benefits of CBD: From Anxiety Relief to Pain Management
This analysis found that CBD-rich treatments improved depression, pain and anxiety symptoms. The greatest improvements were in patients with moderate/severe symptoms. This may be due to a deficiency in the endocannabinoid system in these patients, which leads to greater improvement when CBD is added to their treatment.