CBD could help to relieve pain
Chronic pain is the most commonly reported reason for making use of medical cannabis, which is the term used for physician-recommended use of cannabis and its components, known as cannabinoids, for treating or improving symptoms of disease.
Studies that have looked at the use of medical cannabis for treating chronic pain have provided evidence that the cannabinoid CBD exhibits analgesic activity, particularly in neuropathic pain.1✅ JOURNAL REFERENCE DOI: 10.3389/fphar.2018.01259
A total of 29 individuals with symptomatic peripheral neuropathy took part in the study with 15 allocated to the CBD treatment group, and 14 individuals allocated to the placebo group. Peripheral neuropathy is the term for any condition affecting the nerves outside of the brain or spinal cord. Diabetes is a common cause of peripheral neuropathy.
The study population included 62.1% males and 37.9% females with a mean age of 68 years. Treatment with topical CBD resulted in a significant reduction in sharp or intense pain.
The topical CBD treatment was well tolerated and could provide a more effective alternative in comparison to other current peripheral neuropathy treatments.
CBD could help to improve the quality of sleep
A study has shown that CBD can help to improve the quality of sleep. There were 25 participants in the study with an average age of 36.5 years who suffered from poor sleep.3✅ JOURNAL REFERENCE DOI: 10.7812/TPP/18-041
The quality of sleep of the participants was assessed when the CBD treatment started and after 1 month of treatment again after 2 months and 3 months.
They each received capsules daily doses of 25mg of CBD. 66.7% of the reported improved sleep within the 1st month.
Poor quality of sleep is often a result of chronic pain. A review of 11 studies involving 1219 individuals with neuropathic pain has concluded that CBD helped to improve their quality of sleep.4✅ JOURNAL REFERENCE DOI: 10.1213/ANE.0000000000002110
CBD could help to enhance sexual pleasure
Research has shown that the endocannabinoid system plays a role in female sexual function and that there is a significant association between concentrations of endocannabinoids and female sexual arousal.5✅ JOURNAL REFERENCE DOI: 10.1111/j.1743-6109.2012.02708.x
CBD interacts with the endocannabinoid system which has receptors all over the body. By helping to reduce stress and enhance mood, CBD can make sex more pleasurable when these receptors are activated.
Stress can be a barrier to good sex. Research has found that orally taken CBD can help reduce cortisol, the stress hormone.
CBD can also help enhance your mood and get you into a more relaxed state that can make you feel less inhibited and more confident in the bedroom.
CBD-infused gels and oils also act as lubricants.