CBD: Hope Or Hype?

Better Nutrition|March 2020

CBD: Hope Or Hype?
The best natural way to ease anxiety, insomnia, pain—and even Parkinson’s tremors—might be CBD
Emily A. Kane, ND, LAC

Q Is CBD really a wonder medicine?

My clinical experience confirms that CBD can be effective for pain, anxiety, and insomnia, and can also help reduce Parkinson’s tremors. CBD is an extract of the cannabis plant, but unlike the more well-known extract, THC, it doesn’t get you high. In some states, you can legally buy products that contain both, but what’s of most interest is the non-hallucinogenic component in cannabis, CBD (cannabidiol).

What’s In a Name?

The principal cannabinoids found in cannabis are CBD, CBG, CBN, and THC. These cannabinoids target receptors found throughout the body that are reported to help relieve pain, nausea, inflammation, and other symptoms.

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