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CBD and Diabetes: How can it help?

Close to 4.9 million people in the UK have been diagnosed with diabetes, with a further 850,000 people suspected to be living with undiagnosed type 2 diabetes. To add on to this, 13.6 million people in the UK are considered to be at an increased risk of type 2 diabetes, meaning that currently, 28.8% of […]

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Men’s Health: Why don’t we talk about it?

1 in 5 men die before the age of 65, 2 in 5 men don’t make it to 75, and on average men die 3.7 years before women, however sometimes it can feel like men’s health is side-lined, either societally or individually. This may be due to the fact that men are far less likely […]

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CBD and Stress Relief: Tackling the Signs Early

Many people consider stress and anxiety to be one and the same, however in reality there are notable differences between the two, and understanding these differences can be crucial. So what is stress? How do we combat it? And what links do CBD and stress relief have? Many people use these two terms interchangeably, and […]

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Case Study: “CBD’s a shortcut to calm and relaxation”

One of the main reasons as to why people start taking CBD is to help combatting anxiety, which is one of the most prevalent mental health issues in the country right now. Recent studies have shown that around 1 in 5 adults suffer from some form of mental health concern, with anxiety disorders such as […]

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Case Study: “It really helps with the nerve pain”

When talking about pain relief, it’s not just limited to joint and muscle pain. One of the lesser talked about forms of pain is neuropathic pain, also called neuropathy or nerve pain, which is a chronic pain condition based around damaged nerves. There are theories as to how neuropathy can occur,  however sometimes the cause […]

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Case Study: “CBD improved my quality of life”

People find benefits from CBD across a range of different conditions, and while a majority of the time people tend to start using CBD as a sleep aid or to help alleviate anxiety, a lot of people take CBD for joint and muscle pain or injury relief. Research has indicated that this may be down […]

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CBD’s Potential for Lung Cancer Tumour Regression

This article looks at the potential use of CBD oil as a primary treatment for lung cancer, based off a case study of an individual who declined conventional treatment for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The patient, a woman in her 80’s, was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2018 after observation of a 41mm lesion […]

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The Antimicrobial Activity of CBD

The emergence of multi-drug resistant bacteria such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) causes a major threat to public health due to its limited therapeutic options. There is an urgent need for the development of new effective antimicrobial agents and alternative strategies that are effective against resistant bacteria. This study aimed at the development of a […]

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Cannabidiol’s Use as Chronic Pain Treatment

This paper reviews the basic research regarding the molecular mechanism of CBD’s action with particular focus on its analgesic potential for chronic pain treatment, as well as describing the detailed analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects of CBD in various models, including neuropathic pain, inflammatory pain, osteoarthritis and others. The referenced studies indicate a positive influence of […]

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Can Cannabidiol Impact the Efficacy of Chemotherapy and Alleviate the Side-Effects of Cancer Treatments?

With the high availability of a non-intoxicating compound, cannabidiol (CBD) has generated heightened interest in its use in the field of oncology. This review focuses on the widespread therapeutic potential of CBD with regard to enhanced wound healing, lowered toxicity profiles of chemotherapy treatments, and augmented antitumorigenic effects. This study addresses the potential influence of […]

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The Effects of CBD on the Cardiovascular System

This article focuses on the potential use of CBD as a therapeutic for the cardiovascular system, a field where CBD has been theorised to be beneficial due to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Other studies have shown that CBD protects against the vascular damage caused by a high glucose environment, inflammation or the induction of […]

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The Effects of Cannabidiol on Cerebral Blood Flow

The primary aim of this research paper was to investigate how CBD influences cerebral blood flow (CBF) in regions involved in memory processing. It was conducted under a randomised, crossover, double-blind design in which 15 healthy participants were administered CBD or a placebo on separate days. Regional CBF was measured at rest using arterial spin […]

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CBD and Mental Health: A Systematic Analysis

There is a lot of research about the positive effects of CBD and Mental Health.  This report is a systematic analysis of a multitude of different research papers and conducted trials with regards to CBD’s impact on a multitude of different mental health conditions, covering social anxiety disorder (SAD), and autism spectrum disorder (ASD), as […]

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Antioxidant and Anti-Inflammatory Properties of CBD

This review summarizes the chemical and biological effects of cannabidiol (CBD) and its natural and synthetic derivatives, particularly in relation to the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects of CBD and its derivatives, bearing in mind the possibilities of using this phytocannabinoid to protect against oxidative stress and the consequences associated with oxidative modifications of proteins and […]

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The “Runner’s High” and Endocannabinoids

A runner’s high is a sense of well-being some people experience after prolonged exercise. For decades, it was hypothesized that exercise-induced endorphin release is solely responsible for a runner’s high, but recent evidence has suggested that endocannabinoids also may play a role. A popular belief has been that endogenous endorphins mediate the effects of a […]

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PTSD, Memory, and the Endocannabinoid System

This study looks at conditions such as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) as well as other conditions stemming from fear, stress, and anxiety, through the targeting of Fatty Acid Amide Hydrolase (FAAH) to increase the efficiency of Anandamide’s (AEA) interactions with the ECS and different areas of the brain as a potential treatment for PTSD. Preclinical […]