Scientific research on the effects of CBD remains scarce, growing anecdotal evidence shows it could help people with everything from general aches and pains to insomnia and may even help cancer patients overcome chemo-related nausea.
A recent Harris Poll (https://theharrispoll.com/) surveyed more than 2 000 people in the US about their experience, knowledge, and opinions regarding CBD and found that more than 85% of Americans have heard of CBD, and of those, more than one in five have tried it.
And what are all these people using CBD for?
More than half of the CBD-users surveyed – some 55% – said they use it to relax.
Half reported using it to reduce stress and anxiety, and the proportions of people who use CBD to improve their sleep and relieve pain (including muscle, chronic, and joint pain) were not far behind. Also on the list were relief from migraines, menstrual symptoms, nausea, and sexual enhancement. (source: Quartzy, 17 April 2019)
The majority of available evidence suggests that CBD may complement cancer treatment by stimulating appetite, reducing inflammation and combating nausea. CBD indirectly acts on the certain receptors, which may help with widespread pain relief by reducing inflammation.