Category Archives: Research

72 percent of Americans are willing to try CBD oil to treat pain

Nearly 72 percent of patients are open to using CBD oil to treat their pain instead of prescription opioids and over-the-counter drugs, a new survey found. Some 100 million Americans are in chronic pain, and a new survey from Remedy Review suggests that the majority (61 percent) of them use prescription drugs to treat it. Read the […]

Will CBD Oil Show Up in a Drug Test?

If you’ve ever experienced the discomfort of urinating in a small cup while a nurse lurks behind you, chances are good that a pre-employment drug test doesn’t rank high on your list of fun things to repeat. I’ve partaken in that joy three times in my life, most recently as part of the onboarding process […]

CBD supplements could have greater value than coffee to college students

For the first time, I tried cannabidiol in the form of energy and relaxation dietary supplements from Lazarus Naturals. The effects were not what I was expecting. Cannabidiol — CBD for short — is derived from hemp plants, but should not be compared to marijuana. Marijuana gives people a “high” because it contains THC. CBD does not contain […]

How Endurance Athletes Use CBD: CBD Oil Helps You Go The Extra Mile

Every day, an increasing number of endurance athletes use CBD to go further and feel better. The potential benefits of CBD and its balancing properties are just beginning to gain recognition. CBD can help almost anyone who has general pain, anxiety, or other day-to-day physical and psychological issues. Many of us undergo a lot of physical and mental stress […]

I tried CBD oil to help with my anxiety — here’s my experience

Generalized anxiety disorder affects more than 6.8 million people in the US, and one in six Americans are on prescribed psychiatric drugs to treat the condition or another mental health issue. While I’ve never been officially diagnosed with anxiety, working in a high-stress job and being an anxiety-prone person means I have flare-ups that can leave me feeling tense, irritable, and […]

THC vs. CBD for Pain: The Differences and Interactions

With the widespread legalization of medical marijuana, many people turn to the drug for a more natural pain relief method. As a natural pain-relief drug, some experts consider cannabis more suitable for your body than the synthetic pharmaceuticals available. The reasoning behind this is that the body can metabolize natural chemicals better than synthetic ones […]

Study: Cannabidiol Reduces Brain Function Abnormalities in Psychosis

New research shows cannabidiol (CBD) may help readjust brain activity to alleviate abnormal functions, underscoring its potential therapeutic effect for psychosis, according to a study published in JAMA Psychiatry. CBD, a non-intoxicating compound found in cannabis, has been investigated in several therapeutic areas. Although evidence supports CBD’s beneficial effects for psychotic disorders, the exact brain mechanisms […]

Cannabidiol Shows Potential as Psychosis Treatment

In a group of young people at high risk of psychosis, a single dose of the cannabis extract cannabidiol (CBD) reduced brain function abnormalities in regions implicated in psychosis, according to a study published online in JAMA Psychiatry. The double-blind trial included 33 people who were experiencing psychotic symptoms but were not yet diagnosed with psychosis, […]

Effect of cannabidiol on medial temporal, midbrain, and striatal dysfunction in people at clinical high risk of psychosis: A randomized clinical trial

Researchers sought to determine the neurocognitive mechanisms responsible for the therapeutic effects of cannabidiol (CBD) in psychosis. The suggested mechanism involved the possible normalization of alterations in parahippocampal, striatal, and midbrain function (regions are critical to the pathophysiology of psychosis) associated with the clinical high risk (CHR) state by CBD. Read The Results Here!