A research study posted to Addictive Behaviors shows that cannabidiol oil helps in treatment for substance abuse. According to the study, continued use of cannabidiol oil helped reduce tobacco consumption when used for 1 week. The participants in the research study randomly picked a placebo or CBD. They were then urged to use what they had picked whenever they felt like taking a cigarette. The participants with the placebo didn’t experience any decrease as opposed to the particiapnts who took CBD and decreased cigarette consumption by about 40%.
Cannabinoids are produced in humans as well and are called endocannabinoids. These are produced in what is called the endocannabinoid system (or ECS). This system is responsible for numerous functions in our body. These functions include moods, appetite, motor skills, and sleep. The problem is when we age the number of cannabinoids produced by the ECS reduces. Cannabinoids production can be less when our body is affected by either injury or diseases. CBD can be used to replenish the supply of endocannabinoids.
Epidolex is a pharmaceutical drug that has been recently approved by the FDA for the treatment of seizures. This drug is a synthetic version of CBD and it has been approved for treating Infantile Spasms, Dravet syndrome as well as other severe seizure disorders. Many people are hoping that this approval given by FDA will encourage more research into CBD and the effects it has on the brain.