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The symptoms of PTSD are expansive and if you experience any of them we urge you to consult with your physician or with a mental health professional. PTSD treatment frequently involves in-depth therapy work with a trusted health care provider.
We are still in the early phase of research around CBD and its impact/benefits on the human body. Considering this, there aren’t any currently completed studies regarding CBD’s effects on PTSD, though there are several ACTIVE studies exploring this link in depth.
Current PTSD/CBD studies as of 2018.
The very first FDA-approved study looking at cannabis for the treatment of PTSD in veterans is currently in its third year. The study includes 4 different participatory groups, and one of them has been receiving a high-CBD strain of marijuana as a treatment.
This makes the study applicable to PTSD sufferers currently self-medicating with CBD, and Sue Sisley, MD, the lead physician who championed and is currently carrying out the study was seeking 19 more subjects in May of 2018 before entering Phase 3.
Though she hasn’t released any information from the study, she is currently accepting applicants for the current phase. Visit wecanstudy.org to learn more about this important CBD study.
A CBD specific trial for Veterans with PTSD
A current clinical trial at the New York University School of Medicine has 50 participants with half receiving a placebo and the other half receiving 400mg of CBD. The trial is set to last 14 months, and a full understanding of the studies findings isn’t likely to be released until at least a year after that.
Unfortunately, the research and studies around CBD’s effects on ADHD in humans has not been completed.
Mitch Earleywine, professor of psychology at SUNY-Albany says there is
“no published data, let alone randomized clinical trials, [that] support the use of CBD for ADHD.”
That doesn’t mean that CBD can’t help people with ADHD, it only means there haven’t been any studies on it yet and most of the current information about CBD’s effects on ADHD are anecdotal.
What does the anecdotal CBD/ADHD literature show?
Anecdotal evidence indicates CBD may be useful for adult ADHD with a 2016 study of CBD and ADHD related message board and forums finding that 25% of individual posts indicated cannabis was therapeutic for their ADHD while 8% found it harmful.
What do these studies mean?
Current anecdotal, human, and rodent trials do show a connection between CBD and the improvement of ADHD symptoms. Because existing studies only look at adults and CBD could affect brain development, speak to your physician if you or your child have been diagnosed with ADHD and you are considering using CBD oil to treat it.
There have been some studies on both humans and animals that look at how CBD helps with overall sleep.
In addition to helping with overall sleep, human clinical trials found that insomniacs slept significantly longer after a dose of 160mg of cannabidiol, and with less dream recall than those that received a placebo.
What do these studies mean?
Overall research indicates that CBD can help with sleep disorders including insomnia without affecting how alert someone is during the daytime.
Anxiety was one of the first conditions where the effects of CBD have been studied in depth. A 1993 study on the effects of cannabidiol on anxiety in humans found that compared to diazepam and ipsapirone, 300mg of CBD was found to have anxiolytic (used to reduce anxiety) properties without negative side effects.
A recent study from 2011 sought to find a connection between CBD and SAD (social anxiety disorder). The study found that participants who received a 400mg dose of CBD saw a significant decrease in relative anxiety symptoms.
Another 2011 study looked at CBD and generalized social anxiety disorder. Scientists tested participants stress responses during public speaking both with and without a 600mg dose of CBD. They found a significant reduction in anxiety, cognitive impairment, and discomfort in participants treated with CBD before the speaking engagement.
According to a study of current CBD findings in 2015,
“Current evidence indicates CBD has considerable potential as a treatment for multiple anxiety disorders, with need for further study of chronic and therapeutic effects in relevant clinical populations.”
What do these studies mean?
These studies present a clear picture of CBD’s effects on anxiety, and indicates that it isn’t just useful for generalized anxiety, but can help with specific anxiety-inducing situations as well.
CBD may be a useful pre-treatment for college students who have to give a presentation, speech, or other public activity that can make even social people anxious.
As much as 22.7% of the US population suffers from arthritis, gout, lupus, and fibromyalgia. Inflammation is the common thread that ties these conditions together. Inflamed joints and organs or an inflammatory immune response really hurts a person’s quality of life.
While there are some extensive articles on cannabinoids anti-inflammatory effects, they can be overly technical and difficult to understand. Let’s take a simpler look at some of the more recent research into the cannabidiol/inflammation-reduction connection.
A recent study looked at CBD’s effect on IBS, and found something fascinating—the CBD reduced iNOS expression. iNOS or nitric oxide synthases is a standard immune system reaction that produces NO or nitric oxide as a result. NO is a free radical, and that’s the last thing you want your body to overproduce.
CBD helped to reduce the human body’s production of NO and the oxidative damage to the intestines that come with it. According to the study’s director:
“The introduction of CBD drastically reduced inflammation and the wet weight/colon length of the inflamed colonic tissue, which is a reliable indicator of the severity of inflammatory response.”
Arthritis and fibromyalgia also produce an iNOS expression, and if CBD helps reduce it in a related condition, it may help a person manage fibromyalgia and arthritis symptoms too.
What do these studies mean?
Studies have shown again and again that CBD can make a real difference for people suffering from inflammation-related conditions. Even a small dose can have a positive impact, and arthritis is one of the most common topics among pro-CBD testimonials and reviews.
A 2013 study found that CBD actually has positive effects on skin at a cellular level. CBD was able to inhibit lipid synthesis in skin cells especially on upregulated cells.
What does this study mean?
Acne causes skin to inflame which leads to clogged pores. When clogged pores produce oil (lipids) and skin cells with nowhere to go, it makes an acne bump larger and even more inflamed.
CBD deals a one-two punch to acne by reducing inflammation and slowing your skin’s oil production. This leads to healthier skin.
Yes. Greenhouse Bliss legally ships its proprietary hemp-derived CBD products to all 50 States. The United States Farm Bill of 2014 classified industrial hemp as containing less than 0.3% THC. Because our products contain either 0.0% THC (Hemp-Derived CBD isolate) or less than 0.3% THC (full-spectrum), we are allowed by U.S. federal law to ship to all states.
No. Our products are classified as industrial hemp food products and are therefore available legally.
Cannabinoids are the primary chemical compounds produced by the cannabis plant and have been patented by the US Department of Health and Human Services as “antioxidants and neuroprotectants.” While there are dozens of identified cannabinoids, plants utilized by Greenhouse Bliss have naturally high levels of Cannabidiol (CBD) while having only trace amounts of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Greenhouse Bliss products either contain 0% THC (Hemp-Derived CBD Isolate) or less than 0.3% THC (Full Spectrum).
Yes. The purity of our products is derived from the fact that all of our formulations are tested by independent third parties. This ensures that the premium quality of our raw ingredients makes it through to our final products. Being natural starts with the high levels of CBD naturally found in our proprietary hemp cultivars and continues in how we pride ourselves on ensuring that our hemp crops are sustainably farmed on U.S. family farms and are free of pesticides.
Yes. While Greenhouse Bliss products are produced in an FDA registered food-grade facility, we take the extra step to ensure safety and quality by having all products independently tested by a third party.
Yes. As famously evidenced by the miraculous impact that CBD had on little Charlotte Figi’s life without adverse side effects, Greenhouse Bliss products are safe for children. Our products contain the same genetic cultivars and are formulated by the same team of scientists that made Charlotte’s first, miraculous hemp oil.
Some of our products have no THC, and some have trace amounts of THC. Our Hemp-Derived CBD Isolate products contain 0.0% THC, so they are safe for those who must take a test for the positive presence of THC. As with all hemp products, using our Full Spectrum products creates the chance that a positive test for THC could be triggered despite there only being trace amounts present in the oil. We recommend that you consult with your employer or doctor before taking our Full Spectrum products if a positive test for THC is a concern.
Discovered in the late 1990s, all mammals produce cannabinoids naturally as part of what’s called our “Endocannabinoid System” (ECS). The ECS serves to help the body’s immune, central nervous, and digestive systems maintain balance, or homeostasis. When our bodies are deficient in cannabinoids due to genetics or environmental stress, a variety of neurological conditions can develop. Fortunately, plant-based phytocannabinoids, including cannabidiol (CBD), can be introduced into our diets when cannabinoid deficiencies exist. This helps restore our bodies to homeostasis, which allows natural healing.
Some people prefer to consume CBD in conjunction with all other naturally occurring cannabinoids (full-spectrum). Others prefer to only consume CBD by itself, whether it be due to personal preference or to avoid a positive THC drug test.
Some say that full-spectrum oils perform better for health concerns due to the “entourage effect” of all cannabinoids working together, while others indicate tremendous results from Hemp-Derived CBD Isolate products. With limited medical research, it is a personal preference as to which is best in any individual case.
There is no genetic difference in terms of the hemp-derived CBD utilized in each of these products. Like our company, Charlotte’s Web is a specific consumer brand which happens to use the same hemp cultivar as our manufacturer.