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Survey: Nearly Half Of People Who Use Cannabidiol Products Stop Taking Traditional Medicines

The largest survey on cannabidiol or CBD usage to date found that women were more likely than men to use CBD. Once they started using it, were likely to drop their traditional medicine. A new survey from Brightfield Group and HelloMD covered 2,400 of HelloMD’s community of 150,000 members. They did a deep dive into the usage of CBD products and their effectiveness. HelloMD is an online community that brings together doctors and cannabis patients…  is how the article starts out- read more.

CBD/cannabidiol continues to get traction in the consciousness of individuals for a simple reason. When people find out how effective CBD is for them, they too want to try it out on what ails them. Then when they see and feel the results for themselves, it gives them confidence to stop using traditional pharmaceutical drugs that don’t work as well or have unpleasant side effects.

The survey summarized that roughly “66% of CBD users indicated that CBD products are either ‘more effective’ or ‘much more effective’ in relieving their medical conditions than are over-the-counter (OTC) products.”  Further, “[a]pproximately 52% of this consumer group indicated that their CBD products are either ‘more effective’ or ‘much more effective’ in relieving medical conditions than are prescription medications.” full article


The following video is of an interview with a woman who has ditched traditional medicine for cannabidiol snacks.


The video above, from a different source than the article above and linked below, highlights the use of CBD as medication to reduce swelling, pain reduction and seizure mitigation. These curative claims are not supported by the DEA or FDA.

There continues to be confusion in reporting where CBD is derived from, as noted in the video above. Cannabidiol can be derived from one of two sources. CBD can be derived from marijuana and will contain THC which is still considered a Class 1 substance (drug) and is illegal in most states. CBD derived from industrial hemp has less than .03% THC and is legal in all 50 states if grown and harvested per the law.

Link to this story referred to in the video follows where it first appeared: CDB Edibles long list of health benefits

Finally, if you spend any time at all searching the term, CBD Benefits, you will see articles claiming you should only take CBD with no THC, or the reverse that your blend should contain both. Still others tout the benefits of isolates while some voices promote the full spectrum effect of getting all the cannabinoids, terpenes and phyto-nutrients possible.

In her article

CBD vs. THC: Main Differences

from August of 2017, Jessica Lewis wrote about the differences in the forms of Hemp oil available and the potential benefits of using different blends for different applications.

There are various levels of combinations of cannabinoids, flavonoids, and terpenoids that offer benefits to the human body such as the following: dilating blood vessels, protecting damaged brain cells, stimulating bone growth, killing certain kinds of cancer cells, controlling muscle spasticity, preventing seizure, killing viruses and bacteria. And there are just a few of their benefits for the body.

The combination of the varying levels of cannabinoids, flavonoids, and terpenoids seems to make the most efficient medicine for particular symptoms and diseases. On the other hand, the isolated components appear to be less effective but still therapeutic.

Cannabis has been proven to ease general pain, nausea, chemo-induced neuropathy and it also increases appetite and reverses wasting. It is also very efficient in healing damaged brain cells, controlling muscle spasms and seizures, and protecting against the devastating effects of Alzheimer’s and it’s also a very effective antioxidant.   Read article here.

So if you are looking for the best way to treat an issue you may be having, you can see from these articles that finding the right blend, concentration, and purity are the essentials to a great CBD product.

What we take and believe to be one of the best full spectrum CBD products available.

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