The NY Times asks – CBD, Scam or Not?
“CBD is not a scam,” said Yasmin Hurd, director of the Addiction Institute of Mount Sinai in New York City who led a double-blind study of 42 recovering heroin addicts and found that CBD reduced both cravings and cue-based anxiety, both of which can cycle people back into using.
That is part of Yasmin’s quote from the article in the October 16, 2019 edition of the NY Times. This is a well written article around the research being done on CBD. We are very enthusiastic about the CBD benefits that we, and many others, find from their CBD routines. The article certainly notes that more studies are needed, however it also notes the many positive anecdotal and real life results that many are finding from CBD.
This article is part of the NY Times section – “Scam or Not” where they investigate trending lifestyle items to see if there is a basis for the hype. In the case of CBD, the Brightfield Group surveyed 5000 people, and found that 60% of them were taking CBD for anxiety. Chronic pain, insomnia and depression follow behind. Kim Kardashian West, for example, turned to the product when “freaking out” over the birth of her fourth baby. The professional golfer Bubba Watson drifts off to sleep with it. And Martha Stewart’s French bulldog partakes, too.
But Does CBD Work?
“It’s promising in a lot of different therapeutic avenues because it’s relatively safe,” said James MacKillop, co-director of McMaster University’s Michael G. DeGroote Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research in Hamilton, Ontario. For students with generalized social anxiety, a four-minute talk, with minimal time to prepare, can be debilitating. Yet a small experiment in the journal Neuropsychopharmacology found that CBD seemed to reduce nervousness and cognitive impairment in patients with social anxiety in a simulated public speaking task.
While more researchers continue to look into CBD, millions of fans of CBD continue to use it and feel better. This article is an excellent, unbiased, look at CBD, and worthy of your review. As you look at your CBD options, all of the education that is out there, as well as the millions of user experiences, will allow new users the opportunity to learn more about it’s promise for them,
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