Any potential user of cannabidiol (CBD) should ask themselves in advance: Is CBD right for me? Where could I use an application?
Although CBD research still regularly has new positive findings to report, it is already known today that CBD has an almost incredibly wide range of effects when used. We have compiled and illustrated the 15 areas of application.
The "15 A's" of CBD use
The popular cannabinoid works in a variety of ways, most of which include the "15 A's" of CBD. These express the modes of action it could potentially have.
Firstly, CBD can help reduce pain and so could be suitable for treating menstrual cramps or migraines, for example. In medicine this is known as an analgesic effect.
Experience reports and studies also show that CBD has an anorectic effect, so it can help reduce appetite and can therefore be considered an aid in the treatment of obesity.
The use of CBD could also help people suffering from increased anxiety. Due to its anxiolytic effects, CBD is a potential anxiolytic.
In various studies, CBD has been able to successfully support the treatment of epilepsy . It is therefore also suspected to have anti-epileptic effects.
Due to its potential anti-inflammatory effect , CBD may also help reduce acute and chronic inflammation of all kinds in the body.
CBD products can also combat nausea and sickness. For this reason, the cannabinoid is also a popular way, for example on long car journeys, to alleviate the symptoms of motion sickness ( anti-emetic effect).
CBD does not only have a potential effect on stomach aches. Some calming effects on the intestinal tract have also been observed in users of the corresponding products. This mode of action is also known as antikinetic.
Overall, it is suspected and has already been observed in various studies that CBD consumption often leads to the release of cramps and tension in the user. This so-called antispasmodic effect makes the use of CBD in many other areas conceivable.
As taking CBD products can relieve muscle spasms and potentially help the user to relax, many scientists also speak of an anti-insomnia effect, which simply means that cannabidiol (CBD) is quite suitable as a sleep aid for people with sleep disorders.
Thanks to its antipsoriatic effect, CBD treatment can also help treat many skin diseases. In particular, for the treatment of psoriasis, CBD is often used because of its supportive effect in regulating skin regeneration.
The recent studies now also show how CBD may help users to reduce blood flow to tissues. This effect is described in medicine as anti-ischaemic.
Cannabidiol may also have an antibacterial effect. This finding could be of interest, especially for people whose bodies contain antibiotic-resistant bacteria (such as the MRSA virus, commonly known as the "hospital virus") and make the use of CBD reasonable.
CBD could also fight fungal infections. In particular, the cannabinoid CBD-A is said to have an antifungal effect.
The incredible potential of CBD is manifested in two modes of action that are attributed to the substance and for which numerous studies and experience reports are already available: CBD is possibly anti-diabetic and anti-proliferative . This means nothing less than that, according to some scientists, CBD has a huge potential in the treatment and prevention of diabetes and that the corresponding symptoms can be combated with it (anti-diabetic).
On the other hand, it has been observed in many tests and studies that CBD can counteract the growth of cancer cells, making it suitable for use in cancer treatment. (antiproliferative).
In addition to the "15 A's", CBD has many other potential areas of application and new effects are being discovered every month. CBD is also used as a potential aid for loss of reality, hallucinations and delusions, used as a dietary supplement to suppress allergies and hypersensitivity and is currently being tested as an aid for dementia and Alzheimer's disease.
In general, CBD is conceivable as a potential aid for the diseases and symptoms listed here and is usually used temporarily in these cases. Due to its antioxidant and antibacterial effects, CBD is also very popular as an ongoing dietary supplement for many people and may therefore be suitable for everyone. But everyone has to decide for themselves!