Many people are looking for alternatives to pharmaceuticals with strong side effects - medicine more in sync with natural processes. By harnessing the way we function biologically at a deep level, CBD can provide relief from chronic pain, anxiety, inflammation, depression, and many other conditions.
Extensive scientific research - mostly sponsored by the US government - and growing anecdotal accounts of patients and doctors highlight the benefits of CBD in treating a wide range of diseases, including (but not limited to):
Autoimmune diseases (inflammation, rheumatoid arthritis)
Neurological conditions (Alzheimer's disease, dementia, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, Huntington's chorea, stroke, brain injury)
Metabolic syndrome (diabetes, obesity)
Neuropsychiatric disease (autism, ADHD, PTSD, alcoholism)
Bowel disorders (colitis, Crohn's disease)
Cardiovascular disorders (atherosclerosis, arrhythmia)
Skin diseases (acne, dermatitis, psoriasis)
CBD has proven to be neuroprotective, and its anti-cancer properties are being studied in several academic research centers in the United States and other countries. In a 2010 California brain cancer study, researchers found that CBD "enhances the inhibitory effects of THC on the proliferation and survival of human glioblastoma cells." This means that CBD makes THC even stronger as an anti-cancer substance. Also in 2010, German scientists reported that CBD stimulates neurogenesis, the growth of new brain cells in adult mammals.