- CBD is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid found in both industrial and medicinal cannabis
- CBD acts alone against anxiety, depression, sedative and antioxidant
- CBD works best with other cannabinoids, ie full plant medicine
CBD has been referred to as a magical cannabinoid in recent years - it has immeasurable therapeutic properties and at the same time does not cause any toxic effects on the human body. The CBD phenomenon is also reflected in the cannabis market, where more and more manufacturers are concentrating on products containing only CBD in many countries of the world (including us). One of the reasons for this is that in many countries only this famed is legal in terms of medicinal cannabis cannabinoid.
However, many experts have a very strong opinion on this approach, especially because of it CBD it is simply not as therapeutically effective as the complete, synergistically acting mixture of cannabinoids contained in natural, medicinal cannabis. So-called chain effect active substances (CBD, THC and others kanabinoid together withterpenesandflavonoids)According to some experts, it is the right approach to cannabis therapy .
This debate around CBD and full, herbal cannabis medicine arises mainly in the US, where a number of states are still deciding whether to legalize cannabis overall, or merely release certain cannabinoids into the legal market. The more he knows However, the accepted point of view is one that promotes "full medicine".
The opinion of doctors and scientists on CBD
To shed some light on the problem, we look at the views of these five different experts who are in the field of current cannabis science:
- Jessica Peters(founder of the company Moxie Meds);
- Constance Finley(founder and head of the company Constance Therapeutics);
- BierLynn MathreRN, MSM (president and founder of the company Patients Out of Time);
- Eloise TheisenRN, MSN (Head of Company American Cannabis Nurses Association);
- Perry Solomon, MD (Chief Medical Officer inhref = "https://www.hellomd.com/" target = "_ blank">HelloMD).
Here are their answers to the following questions:
What he has CBDeffects if isolated, that is, separately?
Mary Lynn Mathre: "Much - it acts like anxyolytic, anti-inflammatory, anti-seizure, neuroprotective, stimulates bone growth, spasms, and so on."
Jessica Peters: "Alone CBD it has anti-inflammatory, anti-seizure, neuroprotective, anti-psychotic, nausea ... I can list a number of CBD effects here, but some of these effects may not be achieved until the body is present at the same time THC. But what is worth mentioning is the recent finding that CBD could theoretically act against addictions. They act on the same neural circuits in which dependency is written. "
Constance Finley: "A number of studies show the positive effects of CBD on inflammation, pain, anxiety, psychosis, and convulsions. However, in most studies that have shown these effects, THC has been used to some extent, whose effects as phytotherapeutic agents on these conditions have been proven before. "
Perry Solomon: "CBD has proven itself to provide a sense of calm and relaxation. Other CBD spice effects in other parts of the body - CB2 receptors and delta-opiate receptors. By itself , CBD has a calming, relaxing, antioxidant, sedative and antidepressant effects without any adverse psychoactive effects of THC, and its positive effect on altering gene expression in the event of amyloid plaque formation, which can dramatically help patients suffering from Alzheimer's disease . "
They can be effects CBDaffected by other cannabis ingredients and if so to what extent?
Peters: "Very Significantly. The fact that a CBD substance is based in a cannabis plant is the reason for its many effects. The main variable is the THC rate to CBD- with this ratio, the resulting effect of medicine changes dramatically. For example, a 1: 1 ratio is the best for pain relief. Furthermore, many terpenes ultimately have a direct connection with cannabinoids, a fact that is becoming increasingly apparent.
Eloise Theisen: "It looks like THCand CBD works best together - they counterbalance each others side effects. "
Solomon: "THC enriches overall effecth CBD, and vice versa. Dr. Ethan Russo supports this theory by demonstrating how terpenes directly reduce the THC negative effects at higher doses. Thus, terpenes increase the therapeutic index by direct measure. This phytocannabinoid-terpenoid synergy as Russo calls it, it increases the potential of all possible, future cannabis drugs against pain, inflammation, infectious and bacterial disease, epilepsy, anxiety and depression, and possibly cancer.
Terpenes act directly on receptors in the brain, break down in fats and act as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors - that is, they act like todays pharmaceutical antidepressants - except that we dont know any negative effects yet. Of course, much more future research is needed. "
Mathre: "CBD hasmedical value. However, this value can be multiplied by the entire spectrum of herbal substances that cannabis offers. The substance ratio must then be adapted to the condition and sensitivity of the person. "
How much would you say is more effective cannabis medicine compared to isolated CBD?
Peters: "More radically effective. CBD itself is far from being a full effect. Its like youre working with a completely different substance."
Solomon: "I think any solid, herbal medicine is more effective than the CBD itself."
Theisen: "Whole, cannabis medicine is the only meaningful way forward."
Mathre: "Safer and more effective - in addition, I think that there is a tolerance for both holistic medicine and slower tolerance."
Finley: "I would say that full cannabis medicine is more effective in 100% of cases."
Any ideas for those who try to skip THC and other cannabinoids from cannabis therapy?
Finley: "I firmly believe that if a substance can help someone, they should have full access to it. At the same time, people should realize that not all cannabis works the same."
Mathre: "Politicians and lawmakers here are deciding on medicine here, and they dont even know what they are talking about. In addition, intensive research is needed to map cannabis, and we will be able to coordinate highly personalized, cannabis treatment.
Peters: "The whole issue is so problematic that it seems like a criminal activity to me. Simply put, the wall of bureaucracy prevents us from making real scientific progress."
Asin which way can we consume cannabis so as to bring us the greatest therapeutic effect?
Finley: "The way of application is very important and the end effect of cannabis can be varied depending on the type of application. One of my colleagues described it very aptly " Smoke joint for the purpose of therapy is probably something like opening your mouth and trying to drink from falling rain. PreferredOur methods are vaporization or application by drop under the tongue in the form of tinctures. The topical cannabis ointments are then unrivaled. "
Peters: "I would say that vaporization is the most accessible and easiest way to achieve the full healing effect of cannabis".
And what about you, our readers? What is your favorite way of applying cannabis medicine?