Nutritional outlook looked into the nutritional value of hemp CBD for health and the benefits it could hold.
The more cannabis takes center stage, creating what some call a “cannabis craze” the more one is astounded at the “misunderstandings” or mislabeled terms and conditions this herb has been subjected to.
One can’t help wondering if it is ignorance, or if CBD forms part of a social engineering plot. We know ignorance is always revealed in hindsight, so let us assume this is the case with cannabidiol or CBD as well.
The obvious question on everyone’s mind is “can I buy a hemp supplement in any health store?” This very question can be found on the FDA webpage under frequently asked questions. The answer is “NO”. But court rulings seem to indicate that the opposite is true. Certainly, “hemp products” are deemed legal. It is hoped that the elections will bring clarity and an end to legal contradictions.
The cannabis craze is not a passing fad
The “cannabis craze”, might just turn out not to be much more than just a passing fad as the herb offers many a solution to the crucial questions humanity faces in this hour of need, such as food shortage, rampant illness, and contaminated soil to name but a few.
The explanation on why can’t we get a hemp supplement is yet another of the convoluted issues pertaining to cannabis. The FDA states the exclusion of CBD products from the dietary supplement list is because of current investigation of new cannabis drugs (INDs). The hemp industries council argues that hemp (with CBD) has been used for a multitude of applications for hundreds of years, and is therefore no “new drug”.
There can be an exception made if the substance in question, CBD, was already marketed in conventional food as a supplement before the INDs. According to the FDA records CBD was authorized for the IND on 26 November 2007 and 24 May 2014 respectively. These dates are too late to exclude products such as the supplements developed by the international hemp industry, and even US producers.
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The marketplace needs no convincing
The marketplace shares the opinion that CBD has been marketed as a dietary supplement prior to the commencement of the ruling, and public notice of any substantial clinical investigation instituted on CBD. But the investigations published were not substantial, were preliminary by nature, limited in numbers, and as such are considered as not applicable.
Despite unclear legal terminology, and lack of safety data from the FDA to substantiate the stance on CBD, sales and demand are skyrocketing. CBD is used in oils, energy drinks, and endless new markets emerge almost daily.
It seems CBD has torn itself loose from the misclassification it was subjected to, as being classed with cannabis, and the market understands it is a non-psychoactive compound in cannabis that holds immense health benefits.
CBD supporters have created a push that can not be ignored or suppressed by confusing laws much longer as the demand is just too great to be ignored. According to Nutritional Outlook just a few areas which have shown these benefits very clearly are:
CBD oil for psychosis and schizophrenia
CBD is established as a non-psychoactive component of cannabis. Its anti-psychotic effect holds interest, and preliminary data suggests CBD may be helpful in psychosis and schizophrenia management. More research is needed to fully understand the antipsychotic effect. It has no side effects, and patients don’t develop resistance.
CBD oil for Alzheimer’s
CBD demonstrates neuro-protective and anti-inflammatory properties making it an excellent candidate for reducing the risk of Alzheimer’s disease or preventing deterioration of the brain. Studies on animals showed impairment of memory was curbed by CBD. Researchers are already convinced human studies will prove positive effects.
CBD oil for Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Researchers are starting to discuss CBD as a solution to pediatric inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) as published in the Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition recently.
CBD oil for skin health
Hemp oil used in skin ointments did very well in a few studies; one study found industrial hemp oil reduced sebum and erythema (redness of the skin). An independent study reported 100% improvement in subjects. There are also those reporting relief from skin conditions such as psoriasis after using CBD oil lotions or even CBD oil on its own.
CBD for health
A diverse market with endless applications is opening up as the potential of CBD for health is explored. Nutritional Outlook maintains that CBD oil would be an excellent health supplement. What do you think?