3 hopeful scientific studies on CBD [2022]

Cannabis has been used for its effects and properties on the human body for several millennia. However, it took until 1963 to successfully isolate the CBD molecule and understand its chemical composition. Since then, thousands of scientific studies have been conducted on cannabis and its cannabinoids.

When we are interested in the potential benefits of cannabidiol (CBD), we often come across the same studies, dating for the most part from the years 2000 and 2010. In 2022, what more do we know? A brief overview of some of the latest scientific studies on CBD.

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The latest scientific studies shed light on the potential of CBD

1. CBD and epilepsy: the potential is confirmed

The benefit of CBD in epilepsy is well known. The latest scientific studies, however, specify its potential and suggest that a dose of 10 mg / kg / day allows a decrease in the number of seizures a cas de Dravet Syndrome [link in English]. Currently carried out on mice, this study published in June 2020 is encouraging in the context of the search for new treatments against epilepsy. She also advances the Potential of CBD in Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome.

However, beware of Drugs interactions that can support joint use of CBD and conventional treatments for epilepsy, especially from clobazam [link in English].

2. CBD as an immunosuppressant?

One more American study [link in English], from February 2020 this time, which is interested in the role of CBD as an immunosuppressant, a property of particular interest in cases ofinflammation and problem related to a immune response inappropriate. By definition, immunosuppressants are used to limit the action of the immune system. So they are recommended when the immune system is not functioning properly. The quality of CBD immunosuppressant is therefore of potential interest for support degenerative autoimmune diseases like multiple sclerosis (MS). In the United States, the FDA (the United States Food and Drug Administration) has for the same reason authorized a CBD therapy to treat certain severe forms of epilepsy.

3. CBD to fight addictions (not just THC)

Let's finish with a very recent English scientific study. It shows that the CBD at a substantial dose (400 to 800 milligrams) allows to obtain more interesting results than with a placebo in the context of THC weaning. No major side effects was not shown by the study. An increasingly concrete hope for all those who wish stop smoking cannabis.

Known or at least suspected for a few years, this property of CBD tends to be confirmed and extended by a spanish study [link in English] published in spring 2021 showing the interest of taking CBD as part of cocaine withdrawal. For the moment only tested on mice, this hypothesis has the advantage of not focusing only on stopping a substance, but also on its disinterest over time. CBD could therefore also prevent diving back.