The global market for cannabidiol has an expected annual compound growth rate of 33.%; this is expected to reach a value of 23.6 billion by 2025.
With so much hype surrounding CBD, there is a wealth of information available about the compound.
Derived from the hemp plant, CBD is just one of over 113 cannabinoids present in cannabis.
Each of these cannabinoids interacts with the human body differently. Amazingly, science has shown us that we have a specialised set of receptors known as the ‘endocannabinoid system’ which are stimulated by CBD consumption.
Research and demand for CBD are growing at an unprecedented rate across the globe.
Since the US Farm Bill was passed in 2018, companies throughout the world have started to take a keen interest in the tremendous possibilities that CBD could offer concerning health and wellbeing.
Whatever your current knowledge of CBD, we’ve compiled five facts that may surprise you about this special compound and its uses.
The CBD industry is one of the fastest-growing in humankind’s history
At the time of writing, there are several pharmaceutical-grade CBD Oil products available to purchase in many countries around the world.
The sheer wealth of CBD products available is thanks to the surge in demand for CBD and CBD-based products.
This has caused CBD to become one of the fastest-growing industries of all time.
Over the next five years, financial experts predict that the CBD industry will grow at roughly 107% every year.
As researchers discover more science-backed benefits associated with CBD use, demand continues to increase.
In 2019, the CBD industry surpassed $1 billion in value, and it’s projected to be worth up to 20 billion over the next few years.
The CBD industry managed to surpass the one billion dollar mark last year and is estimated to reach $10-20 billion in the next few years.
CBD Could be used to Fight Addiction
There is a wealth of anecdotal evidence that both cannabis and CBD can help combat addiction. This is especially relevant when it comes to fighting the ongoing global opiate crisis. A 2015 study conducted by the National Institute of Health revealed that addicts’ cravings gradually decreased after regular CBD supplementation.
There is a CBD-Based Drug That is Being Used to Treat Epilepsy
Since it’s FDA-Approval in June 2018, a drug called Epidiolex has been prescribed and used to treat some severe forms of epilepsy successfully.
Epidiolex uses CBD as one of its main active ingredients and proves that CBD is both practical and useful in some medical applications.
Epidiolex is currently used by thousands of people to treat Dravet syndrome and Lennox-Gasteaut Syndrome, two severe forms of epilepsy.
This CBD-Based medication has proven to reduce the number of seizures that people undergo and the severity of these seizures. As a result of taking Epidiolex, life becomes more manageable and comfortable for people living with these epileptic conditions.
CBD has antioxidant benefits
The results of several lab studies support CBD as a potential antioxidant and neuroprotective compound.
This action is proposed to take place by triggering cannabinoid receptors in our endocannabinoid system.
Back in 1998, a study by the National Institutes of Mental Health, and the National Cancer Institute in Maryland, USA, demonstrated the neuroprotective and antioxidant potential of CBD and THC.
Cortical neuron cultures of rats were exposed to toxic levels of the excitatory neurotransmitter glutamate.
Previous studies demonstrated that glutamate toxicity may be prevented by antioxidants. In this study, CBD and THC were shown to prevent hydroperoxide-induced oxidative damage just as well as, or better than, other antioxidants.
The data suggested that cannabidiol may be a potential agent in the future treatment of oxidative neurological disorders, such as cerebral ischaemia.
In 2000, the National Institute of Mental Health conducted a follow-up study named “Neuroprotective antioxidants from marijuana”.
The research demonstrated that CBD, THC, and other cannabinoids acted as antioxidants in neuronal cultures by reducing hydroperoxide toxicity in neurons. Cannabidiol was superior to both alpha-tocopherol and ascorbate in protective capacity.
Watch Out for Counterfeit or Poor Quality CBD Products
As with all popular products available online, many people create defective and counterfeit products and place profits over safety.
Because any official regulatory authority does not currently regulate the CBD industry, CBD oil producers are not obligated to prove what ingredients are in their products.
This means that both the ingredients and quality can vary significantly.
Therefore, we recommend that you look for companies that sell products that have been tested by third-party laboratories and can provide proof of this activity.
Before you purchase a CBD product, ask to see a manufacturers certificate of analysis (COA) from the company selling the product.
A COA can guarantee the purity of your CBD purchase and display proof that there are no pesticides or heavy metals present within the carrier oils used as a mixer for the CBD oil itself.
As more money is invested in CBD trials and studies, we’re likely to see proof of more potential health benefits offered by this natural compound.
Here at Enecta, we’re excited about what the future holds for CBD and its impact on improving the health and wellbeing of humans all over the world.
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