Updated on February 3, 2024

60 Facts About CBD

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CBD is one of the most researched and second abundant cannabinoids in the hemp plant. Over the years, scientists have discovered its analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antioxidant and neuroprotective properties. In this article, we would look at some of the common facts about CBD and what you need to know. 

  1. CBD stands for cannabidiol and it was discovered in 1940 by Dr. Roger Adams and his team at the University of Illinois (ACS Chemistry for Life).
  2. About 20% of Americans between 18 and 29 years of age use CBD products (Cross River Therapy).
  3. 21% of American men have tried CBD, while just 16% of American women have as well (Cross River Therapy).  
  4. The discovery of CBD's stereochemistry was made by Raphael Mechoulam and Yechiel Gaoni in 1964 (Mechoulam, 2023).
  5. It is one of over 100 cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant (Chayasirisobhon, 2021).
  6. CBD is non-psychoactive, meaning it doesn't produce a "high" like THC (Chayasirisobhon, 2021).
  7. Hemp and marijuana are two main sources of CBD (CDC).
  8. Hemp-derived CBD is legal in many countries (USDA).
  9. CBD interacts with the endocannabinoid system in the body. The endocannabinoid system helps regulate various physiological processes (USDA).
  10. CBD is available in various forms, including oils, capsules, gummies, and topicals (Forbes).
  11. It has been used for centuries for medicinal purposes (Brand et al., 2017).
  12. CBD has anti-inflammatory properties (Atalay et. Al., 2019).
  13. It support the alleviation stress and anxiousness (Guimarães et al. 1990).
  14. CBD has potential neuroprotective effects (Aychman et al, 2023).
  15. CBD was approved by the FDA as a medication for its anti-seizure properties (Silvestro, 2019).
  16. CBD may aid in sleep regulation (Shannon et al, 2019).
  17. It can be used to alleviate nausea and vomiting (Parker et al, 2011).
  18. CBD may have anti-cancer properties, though more research is needed (Seltzer et al, 2020).
  19. It is being explored for its potential in treating substance abuse disorders (Cata et al, 2015).
  20. CBD is being investigated for its role in cardiovascular health (Kicman and Toczek, 2020).
  21. It may have antipsychotic effects (Zuardi et al, 2012).
  22. CBD is considered safe and well-tolerated in most people (WHO).
  23. CBD is not addictive (CDC).
  24. CBD is commonly used for pain management (Forbes).
  25. Athletes use CBD for muscle recovery (Rojas-Valverde, 2021).
  26. CBD-infused skincare products are becoming popular.
  27. It may help with acne due to its anti-inflammatory properties (Medical News Today).
  28. CBD may have anti-aging effects on the skin (Healthline).
  29. CBD may reduce oxidative stress (Booz GW, 2011).
  30. It interacts with serotonin receptors, influencing mood.
  31. CBD may help with symptoms of PTSD (webMD).
  32. It is being studied for its potential in treating autoimmune diseases (Healthline).
  33. CBD has antioxidant properties (Bartončíková, 2023).
  34. It may help regulate blood sugar levels (Healthline).
  35. CBD may support weight management by influencing metabolism (Fernandes, 2022).
  36. It is being researched for its potential in treating neurodegenerative diseases (Bhunia, 2022).
  37. CBD may have antimicrobial properties (Gildea, 2022).
  38. It may enhance bone health and healing (Pennsylvania State University).
  39. CBD may protect against certain types of radiation (O’Brien, 2022).
  40. It is being explored for its potential in treating inflammatory bowel diseases (Nduma, 2023).
  41. CBD may have vasorelaxant properties, influencing blood vessel dilation (Stanley 2013).
  42. It is being studied for its potential in treating Alzheimer's disease (Yiannopoulou 2012).
  43. CBD may help with symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) (Healthline).
  44. It may have anti-nausea effects (Parker, 2011).
  45. CBD may reduce muscle spasms in conditions like multiple sclerosis (Haddad, 2022).
  46. It is being researched for its potential in treating glaucoma (American Academy of ophthalmology).
  47. CBD may have anti-anxiety effects in social situations  (Guimarães et al. 1990).
  48. It is being explored for its potential in treating epilepsy (Silvestro et al, 2019).
  49. CBD may have antifungal properties (Feldman et al 2021).
  50. It is being studied for its potential in treating schizophrenia (Ahmed et al, 2021).
  51. CBD can modulate the effects of THC, reducing its psychoactive properties (Niesink, 2013).
  52. Some pet owners use CBD for their pets to help with anxiousness, pain, and other conditions (Convenience Store News).
  53. Half of U.S Pet owners use CBD for their pets (Convenience Store News)
  54. The FDA has approved a CBD-based medication called Epidiolex for treating certain types of epilepsy (FDA).
  55. CBD's potential anti-inflammatory effects make it of interest in conditions like arthritis (Gurgenci, 2023).
  56. CBD may influence the endocrine system, impacting hormone regulation (Hillard, 2015).
  57. CBD can be used in various forms in cooking, such as adding CBD oil to recipes.
  58. The entourage effect suggests that CBD may be more effective when combined with other cannabinoids and compounds (Ferber, 2020).
  59. CBD has been researched for its potential in treating substance abuse disorders, including addiction to opioids (Cata, and Jutras-Aswad, 2015)
  60. CBD may help with symptoms of neurodegenerative diseases, such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's (Bhunia, 2022).


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