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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