New Study Reveals CBD Oil Helps Lessen Pain & Anxiety
Researchers in New Zealand used cannabidial oil to treat symptoms
Simon Manthorpe, CEO of EOS Scientific, discusses the relaxing properties of CBD
A new study from researchers at the University of Auckland in New Zealand has revealed that CBD oil is an effective treatment for a range of conditions, including pain, anxiety and stress. The study looked at the compound’s overall impact on the quality of life of participants, its tolerability, and how different dosing may affect results. Participants saw an increase in their overall quality of life, reported lower levels of pain and reduced symptoms of stress and anxiety. A law passed in 2017 in the country actually allowed physicians to prescribe CBD oil as a treatment for patients, and since then the substance has gained popularity.
This is a trend that has grown across the UK, too. The current pandemic has Brits feeling more stressed-out than ever, whether this be concerning financial worries, or fears surrounding loved ones contracting Coronavirus as schools and workplaces gradually start to reopen.
Brits have expressed the desire to use holistic remedies - 24% in fact - and CBD may be able to help alleviate some of the anxieties felt by those who are in self-isolation; especially as the recent rushes on pharmacies has led to lower stock of more traditional medications. Many people may find themselves having to re-work their daily routines in order to accommodate being at home for extended periods of time, so now is the perfect time to incorporate the calming effects of CBD into the home. The compound can be found in such a variety of forms, from balms to oils to food products, making it a highly versatile option.
Simon Manthorpe, CEO of EOS Scientific - the UK's leading CBD oil testing service - has commented on the benefits of CBD to alleviate stress and anxiety as self-isolation is enforced:
"The number of UK users of CBD oil has almost doubled in the last year, with many claiming the cannabis-based product to be a more natural and easily accessible way to manage their mental health. We are seeing increasing numbers of people turning to more alternative remedies, not just for their mental health but for a number of ailments which can include insomnia, psoriasis and eczema.
During a period in which people many people are suffering from increased stress levels due to the impact of COVID-19, the effects on our mental health are unquestionable. Ideally, Britons who feel this nervousness and anxiety should have a remedy that can combat these ailments.
CBD oil works to stimulate the endocannabinoid system and balancing homeostasis in the body, and the substance has proven benefits for relieving ailments such as stress, anxiety and insomnia. For this reason, CBD products are on the rise and are appearing more and more in UK high streets and health shops. However, as more of us return to work in the coming months, we will want to ensure that we are the healthiest we can possibly be."
For the full research paper https://bjgpopen.org/content/4/1/bjgpopen20X101010