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ABC of CBD: Ailments

We've created a handy guide in alphabetical order for uses commonly associated with the benefits of using CBD.

CBD usage has been associated with so many benefits to alleviate various different ailments. Look up the ailment you are interested in the list to find out more about what we know so far about how CBD may be of help.

None of the products or information contained on our website are in any shape or form advertised for sale as medicinal products.  We are not medical practitioners, we are unable to provide direct advice on CBD for your particular condition. None of our products are intended to diagnose, treat or cure any disease.

Our products are sold as health supplements, designed to compliment a healthy lifestyle, everyone is different and results can vary, if in any doubt always seek medical advice before taking CBD.

 LISTED IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER

  • Arthritis

    There are over 100 types of arthritis listed, CBDs effectiveness will vary based on the person and type of arthritis.

    CBD is understood to act as an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory supplement acting as an analgesic, essentially acting as a blocker to pain in the CB2 receptors in the nervous system. Either from endogenous (in body) and/or as an exogenous (out of body) such as an external balm applied topically on the area.

    You can read more about the research into CBD and arthritis in this article by the Arthritis Foundation



  • Acne

    Sebaceous glands are responsible for producing sebum, a natural oily substance. Over production of this can lead to acne plus hormonal imbalances.

    Most research surrounding CBD and acne is around inhibiting oil production plus anti-inflammatory effects on oil producing glands.

    You can read more about the research into CBD and acne in the journal of clinical investigation.



  • Anxiety

    CBD oil may change the way your brain’s receptors respond to Serotonin a chemical linked to mental health.

    CBD attaches to endocannaboids in the human body, these receptors are tiny proteins attached to your cells that receive chemical messages and help your cells respond to different stimuli that can reduce stress by acting as a blocker to the stressor.

    You can read more about research into CBD and anxiety in this NCBI article



  • Bronchitus

    Bronchitis is just one of many lung conditions that are collectively known as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) - see our section on COPD to learn more.

  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

    COPD is the name for a group of lung conditions that cause breathing difficulties. It is a common condition that mainly affects middle aged or older adults who smoke, but also those who may have been exposed to harmful fumes or dust, or sometimes a genetic issue making lungs more vulnerable. Many adults do not realise they have it.

    Anyone with underlying COPD is at a much more serious risk from things like Flu or Covid.

    COPD happens when the lungs become inflamed, damaged or narrowed.

    Preliminary result on CBD and COPD are encouraging. A 2015 study has shown that CBD can help open up bronchial passages, this in turn increases oxygen levels and could help easier breathing plus avoid low blood oxygen levels. A 2014 study revealed that CBD helped reduce inflammation and improve lung function in mice with damaged lungs.

    CBD is not a cure, but may help to provide some comfort, if you have COPD and are thinking of trying CBD, always speak with your GP first.

  • Crohns

    Read our section on IBD

  • Fibromyalgia

    Fibromyalgia is a condition characterised by chronic pain, even clothes touching the skin can feel unbearable for a sufferer with fatigue also being a major debilitating factor.

    The pain relieving effects of CBD are likely down to its effect on the brain. It is believed CBD may interrupt the nerve pathways that send signals of pain between the brain and the rest of the body.

    CBD and other cannabinoids attach to specialized receptors in a person’s brain. One of these receptors, called a CB2 receptor, plays a role in managing pain and inflammation.

    When CBD enters the body, it may attach to CB2 receptors, or it may cause the body to produce natural cannabinoids (endocannabinoids) that attach to these receptors. This may then result in reduced pain and inflammation.

    Another 2016 study suggests that the lack of endocannabinoids in sufferers system may be at the root of the chronic pain symptoms experienced.

    Research is ongoing but in the latest 2020 study conducted by the clinic of Anaesthesiology signs so far are looking positive

  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

    Many IBDs are a lifelong condition causing part of the digestive system to become inflamed. Its on of many conditions cause by Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD).

    There is no cure for most IBDs, flare ups can be unpredictable and debilitating.

    The endocannabinoid (ECS) system is a network of receptors and enzymes which communicate with the gut and brain through the body's central nervous system. In IBD the endocannabinoid system is compromised.

    Some people who have IBDs such as Crohn's or Ulcerative Colitis (UC) are using CBD which may reduce inflammation.

    This is done by inhibiting an eicosanoid enzyme called COX2. CBD also effects a class of molecules important to the inflammation process called cytokines.

    Whilst CBD is certainly no cure to IBD, a 2018 study found that improvements in the quality of life has been noted in research by IBD sufferers, improvements in the pain have also lead onto improvements in mood and general perception on the quality of life.

    Be sure to talk with your GP before taking CBD with other medications.

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

    IBS is a long term gastrointestinal disorder that can cause persistent discomfort, it can be bought on after a severe bout of diarrhoea caused by bacteria or a virus, or a surplus of bacteria in the intestines. Commonly now-a-days it is often also onset by stress, those subjected to stressful events in childhood tend to have more symptoms of IBS.

    People who have IBS with diarrhoea (IBS-D) are likely to experience the most benefit from CBD because cannabis slows muscle contraction in the digestive tract.


    But people who have IBS with constipation (IBS-C) may still find benefit from CBD due to the anti-inflammatory, appetite-suppressant, and immune-stimulating properties of the compound.

    There are quite a few studies on CBD and IBS correlations, they are still new and more research is ongoing, however we found several positive signs in the following.

    Frontiers in Pharmacology wrote about A balanced approach for cannabidiol use in chronic pain in which it concluded that CBD could, in some cases, have benefits for reliving chronic pain and reducing inflammation.

    Another review in the National Centre for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) also wrote in their Antioxidative and Anti-inflammatory properties of Cannabidiol.

  • Pre-Menstrual Syndrome (PMS)

    Periods are a fact of life, for those who suffer PMS it can be a miserable time, some suffer so badly pain has been likened to that of a heart attack or labour! Imagine trying to go about your day when feeling this way!

    Common period complaints are cramping, feeling anxious, changes to mood making you feel tearful or angry, plus headaches, the list goes on!

    There are many ways therefore that CBD may be able to help with one or all of these symptoms.

    CBD uses the Endocannabinoid system as the intermediary to stop the brain cells from firing, as opposed to allowing them to send signals which acts as a barrier for pain signals.

    CBD also interacts with the serotonergic receptors which may help to relieve some of the symptoms which cause mood changes bought about by the change in hormone levels.

    CBD effects the endocannabinoid system with anti-inflammatory benefits, this could reduce muscle spasms which in turn could reduce cramping.

    We had so much great feedback from how our products had helped people with PMS & PMT that we created a specially batched bundle of oil and muscle rub in our CBD Period Survival pack.

  • Pre-Menstrual Tension (PMT)

    See our section on Pre-Menstrual Syndrome (PMS)

  • Sports Recovery

    We've all heard the term no pain no gain! Sore muscles after physical activity are known as delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS), its completely normal, working out causes microscopic damage to muscle fibres, those muscles then become inflamed, which trigger the body to respond and repair.

    Dr. Perry Solomon, previous Cheif Medical Officer and founding member of HelloMD is on record saying "Broadly speaking, it {CBD} does decrease inflammation when it is rubbed on muscles or taken orally"

    How? CBD can suppress inflammation, meaning that athletes' muscles can recover more quickly after an intense workout. Not only could this mean less pain and discomfort, but it could also mean a reduced number of rest days needed between intense workout sessions.

    Sport Med Open review in 2020 noted CBD stimulates production of anti-inflammatory cytokines and inhibit production of pro-inflammatory cytokines.

    We notice alot of people bundling up products of oil and muscle balm, after some focus groups we found many of those were gym go-ers, so we created our Gym Beast and Gym Bunny bundles, maximum gains are now more cost efficient.

  • Tinnitus

    Tinnitus is when you experience ringing, hissing, buzzing or clicking in one or both of your ears.

    Whilst there is no evidence that CBD has a direct effect to stop the ringing noises, the focus of CBD and tinnitus use is more around the phycological part, of distress, pain, fear, anxiety, sleep and depression.

    In this 2020 study from Frontiers in Neurology on Cannaboids, Inner Ear, Hearing, and tinnitus: A Neuroimmunological perspective the conclusion was "CBD is neuroprotective and anti inflammatory and acts on pathways involved in cochlear damage protection, may represent a novel pharmalogical approach to hearing loss and tinnitus".

    In laymans terms, signs were good.

  • Vertigo

    Vertigo sufferers often describe symptoms as extreme dizziness and a loss of balance and impact the lives of individuals from mild to severe. Whilst it might not sound serious, those suffering a severe bout might have trouble even getting out of bed or carrying on simple daily tasks, feeling nauseous, panicked with severe headaches.

    It is caused by an imbalance in the inner ear which makes everything seems like its suddenly spinning and can be bought on by a sudden change in height, pressure or even stress.

    Studies have been conducted around direct correlations with CBD and vertigo are still emerging.

    CBD is thought to mitigate nausea, which is generally the cause of any vomiting, For nausea CBD interacts with serotonin system and bringing it back into balance which may mitigate the nausea.

    Pain from headaches may be managed through CBDs interaction with the endocannabinoid system, CBD latches onto CB2 receptors which can help regulate pain signals being sent from the brain through the nervous system.

    The British journal of pharmacology wrote about research conducted in the regulation of nausea and vomiting by cannabinoids which in the absence of direct research into CBD and vertigo it seems logical to assume parallels between the two.

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    If we are missing a condition you'd like more information on, don't hesitate to email us on info@hhwellness.co.uk we'll do our best to prioritise adding more information.

    Please always keep in mind, CBD is NOT intending to be a cure or replacement for medical advice. It is a health supplement designed to compliment a healthy lifestyle, everyone is different and results can vary. Always monitor and build up dosage in a slow and controlled way.