With CBD being a hot topic in almost every industry, it comes as no surprise that the latest Data Bridge Market Research report predicts the CBD market will grow at a staggering rate of 31.90 percent. While some industries like the skincare industry have certainly tapped into the benefits of using CBD to treating the common signs of aging, there has also been promising research on the future of cannabidiol in the medical market. From addressing your most common sleep issues to helping epilepsy patients reduce their seizures, here are some of the latest medical applications CBD is being tested in.
CBD’s Anti-Epileptic Properties
Recently, anti-seizure medications containing cannabidiol, such as Epidolex, have been in the headlines, as review studies have shown their use to effectively reduce the frequency of seizures in patients with both Dravet and Lennox-Gastaut syndrome. Approved for patients two years and older, patients with Dravet experienced 26 percent fewer seizures with the use of Epidolex. The drug also only contains no tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is the cannabinoid in marijuana that is attributed to the feeling of being ‘high’. For those worried about the psychoactive effects when considering cannabidiol for their medical needs, the exclusion of THC allows you to access the pain and seizure reduction benefits without the mind-altering side effects.
CBD’s Role In Reducing Social Anxiety, Stress And Depression
With over 80 percent of Americans dealing with stress and 40 percent of Americans becoming more anxious, researchers have noticed a beneficial gap in the market – one that CBD may be able to address. Dating back to 2010, a study published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology showed that it can reduce the symptoms of social anxiety disorder patients. In later studies, the use of cannabidiol has also been linked to improving the symptoms of post-traumatic stress, generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, and obsessive compulsive disorder.
More recently, its use has been introduced to the bath bomb market. With research supporting the use of CBD oil for stress relief and other studies supporting the relaxing benefits of a bath, manufacturers have now merged the two to exploit the faster absorption of CBD while in a relaxing bath. As a bonus, CBD bath products also come with the benefits of pain relief for those with joint pain and cramps.
Cannabidiol’s Anti-Inflammation And Pain Relieving Link
Recent reports by New Frontier Data have indicated that one in five Americans use CBD, and almost nine in ten of them are familiar with the term. One of its most common medical uses has been to relieve pain. For those dealing with chronic pain, a study in the Journal of Pain Research showed that it can reduce inflammation – a key part of pain management.
Other studies have also discovered the mix of CBD and THC can be used to treat arthritis. Oral sprays like Sativex and topical applications, including CBD pain patches, have all gotten rave reviews for their ability to reduce pain and improve sleep quality in those with rheumatoid arthritis. CBD pain patches have been noted as one of 2020’s upcoming trends in the CBD market. For seniors combating muscle and joint pain, CBD oil can be a natural alternative for pain relief.
With even more medical research into the uses of CBD ongoing, there is no doubt that other medical industries like America’s $70 billion sleep aid market will see an explosion of new CBD infused products. Whether it is seniors looking for pain relief or middle-aged consumers seeking a better night’s sleep, the rise of CBD is undeniable.