Here at Haughton Honey we try to keep abreast of professional research into the advantages of taking CBD. Some of what we see lacks gravitas, and some of it is couched in such heavyweight scientific terminology that it makes our brains ache.
A brand new report called ‘Reasons for cannabidiol use: a cross-sectional study of CBD users, focusing on self-perceived stress, anxiety, and sleep problems’, was rather heavy going, but we persevered. Written by Julie Moltke and Chandi Hindocha, it’s a study of just under four hundred people, across a wide age range, who take CBD regularly.
It showed that the single greatest benefit was in the relief of stress and anxiety, followed by improved sleep, the relief of pain, improved focus and productivity, and relief of menstrual problems. Next up was help with headaches and particularly migraines, improvements in skin conditions, and post-traumatic stress disorder relief. The figure for people reporting better quality sleep was 70%, followed by impressive figures for people feeling more calm, and taking fewer medications. All of 71% reported no side-effects from using CBD, with the only significant one being a slightly dry mouth.
In conclusion Moltke and Hindocha wrote, “A majority of the sample surveyed in this study found that CBD helped their symptoms, and they often used doses below 50 mg. Out of the four most common symptoms, three were related to mental health: self-perceived stress, anxiety, and sleep problems.”