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5 Interesting Things You Didnt Know about CBD

5 Interesting Things You Didn’t Know about CBD

Cannabidiol (CBD), has started to get a lot of attention in the mainstream media. With this attention it is a challenge to figure out which facts are true about CBD. At Lassen Labs we are here to help consumers find reliable information regarding CBD. Therefore, we present to you 5 interesting facts you probably didn’t know about CBD. Alongside these facts we have included a link to the source of the information.

CBD can help treat epilepsy

On June 25, 2018, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) approved an oral cannabidiol solution for the treatment of seizures associated with two epilepsy syndromes – Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and Dravet syndrome – in people two years of age or older. Read more.

Queen Victoria used CBD

In the early 19th century, Queen Victoria of England was prescribed cannabis to relieve period paid.After the the invention of the syringe towards the end of the 19th century,  the widespread medicinal use of cannabis decreased. Read more.

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Research suggests CBD blocks the addictive effects of other drugs

In a 2013 study, scientists discovered that CBD successfully blocked the addictive effects of highly addictive painkillers such as morphine. Specifically, CBD reduced the pleasure of morphine, making it seem like less of a reward. Read more.

CBD may reduce brain damage from alcohol

In a study conducted by the University of Kentucky, scientists found that administering CBD gel via the skin “… resulted in a 48.8% reduction in neurodegeneration…” caused by binge alcohol use. Read more.

CBD may be used to help digestion

CBD can help boost appetite while reducing the feeling of nausea, according to the National Cancer Institute, which makes it helpful in the treatment of illnesses that cause decreased appetite. Read more.

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Dr. Les Elkind

As a leading authority in medicine, Les has spent the past 40 years innovating in his field. In his early career Les held a position as an Emergency Room Physician for over a decade. In 1986 Les became the Director of Health Services at Cornell University followed by a role as Director of Student Health Services at UC Santa Cruz. He graduated from the New York Downstate Medical School of Brooklyn, and did his post graduate training at UCSF in the early 1970’s. He Co-founded White Bird Clinic in Oregon in 1975 providing free medical care and crisis intervention for the Eugene community. He has been a long time Cannabinoid advocate and spent two years as a physician on HelloMD providing medicinal cannabis guidance for patients seeking to improve their health and well-being.

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