The World Anti-Doping Agency which oversees drug testing for the Olympics and other professional sports has added CBD to its list of products athletes are allowed to use. See the list below on their site. This is a significant move that we think other amateur and professional sports organizations should adopt. CBD is helpful in the recuperating process and pain management.
We have anecdotal reports of smokers who used CBD products and decreased their smoking of cigarettes as a result. However that was simply the word on the street. Now we have actual testing from the UK which resulted in a 40% decrease in smoking of cigarettes where the smokers were using CBD products. The smokers who were provided a placebo showed no decrease in smoking of cigarettes. This test was proof to support the anecdotal reports but further tests should be conducted to declare CBD victorious over nicotine.
If you are trying to quit smoking then its possible CBD can help. Try it for yourself and let us know what you find out.
See the article on the study here; www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23685330
Your body has an endogenous system which has been described as “an ancient lipid signaling network which in mammals modulates neuronal functions, inflammatory processes, and is involved in the etiology of certain human lifestyle diseases, such as Crohn’s disease, atherosclerosis and osteoarthritis". This system is able to downregulate stress-related signals that cause inflammation and certain types of pain. Cannabinoids (CBD) derived from the cannabis plant(s) has been shown to reduce pain via this pathyway and CBD1 or CB2 receptors. If you want to learn more and help yourself in the process check out this NIH article.
Harvard is taking a close look at CBD and how its helping consumers. They are as concerned about false claims as we are but overall they consider CBD a game changer.
"The evidence for cannabidiol health benefits...
CBD has been touted for a wide variety of health issues, but the strongest scientific evidence is for its effectiveness in treating some of the cruelest childhood epilepsy syndromes, such as Dravet syndrome and Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS), which typically don’t respond to antiseizure medications. In numerous studies, CBD was able to reduce the number of seizures, and in some cases it was able to stop them altogether. Videos of the effects of CBD on these children and their seizures are readily available on the Internet for viewing, and they are quite striking. Recently the FDA approved the first ever cannabis-derived medicine for these conditions, Epidiolex, which contains CBD.
CBD is commonly used to address anxiety, and for patients who suffer through the misery of insomnia, studies suggest that CBD may help with both falling asleep and staying asleep."