CBD has many purported health benefits from treating epilepsy, to decreasing inflammation, helping with sleep, chronic pain, nausea, anxiety, etc. There is a growing body of evidence that suggests CBD does help with some of these conditions. If you’re considering taking CBD, we’d recommend reading up on the subject in order to make your own educated decision about whether or not to use it. To learn more about studies that have been done on CBD, check out this review: Translational Investigation of the Therapeutic Potential of Cannabidiol (CBD): Toward a New Age.1
The hemp plant has numerous beneficial compounds other than CBD such as: 100+ other cannabinoids, terpenes, phenolic compounds, omega-3 fatty acids, and amino acids (See: Cannabis sativa: The Plant of the Thousand and One Molecules).2 These compounds can be consumed by smoking CBD flower, concentrating CBD into an oil and smoking the concentrates, baking concentrates into edibles, taking CBD tinctures orally or sublingually, or rubbing CBD on the skin. While no CBD is present in hemp seeds, even eating hulled hempseeds, hemp seed oil, and hemp protein powder can have benefits to your health (See: Hempseed as a nutritional resource).3
Despite these many potential benefits, at the moment, the study of CBD is still in its infancy. While we can’t recommend the use of CBD to treat, prevent, or cure anything mentioned above, we believe that in time, scientists and the federal government will catch up and officially recognize the many health benefits of CBD.