This week’s article on my homepage, “An Overview of the “Full Spectrum” of Research on CBD Oil and the “Entourage” of Clinical Studies on the Various Cannabinoids in the Cannabis Plant,” has us arriving at the conclusion of my CBD (cannabidiol) oil series. Finally, we have begun the much-awaited review of the current and most pertinent research on this “magical” medical elixir and its cannabis companions.
We have had quite an education on this very popular product and discussed many subtopics related to it including:
- its precautions
- medical use
- mechanisms of action
- the endocannabinoid system and a review of the various cannabinoids’ effects
- the “entourage effect” of the full spectrum of compounds found in cannabis
As I explained in Part VII, it is imperative to consider the many aspects listed above because they determine the efficacy (and legality) of any health modality. This is especially applicable to cannabis compounds and CBD products which are in high demand right now. Here’s why:
1. Everyone is Different:
Many ignore the importance of biochemical individuality which honors that everyone is different and the effects of an intervention will not be determined by the substance alone. Rather, how each unique body processes, eliminates, and absorbs a substance, along with one’s environmental exposures, all contribute to how a person will respond to a treatment.
2. “Cure-alls” Have Caveats:
Any compound, natural, synthetic, and/or acclaimed as a “cure-all” also comes with pitfalls, interactions, and dangers. If something has an effect, it also has side-effects!
3. Quality and Standards:
Not all companies have the best intentions or aim for people’s well-being over profits! We are in a “Wild West” with regulations of CBD right now. Some companies are not even considering legalities with marketing! Furthermore, there is a probability that various brands are not controlling for standards and/or are mislabeling their products.
If you want to dive deeper into these concepts discussed, you can find the accompanying articles, resources, references, and videos using this link.
With all these considerations in mind, in Part VII, I provided a sneak peek into the research on CBD and highlighted the three main uses for it: pain, anxiety, and brain applications.
Click here to get started on our final destination with CBD oil, “An Overview of the “Full Spectrum” of Research on CBD Oil and the “Entourage” of Clinical Studies on the Various Cannabinoids in the Cannabis Plant”!