Would you give up prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications in favor of CBD-based remedies? Half of all CBD users already have, and the number is growing by the day.
A survey with over 2,400 respondents found 42% of CBD users — whether they used marijuana-derived CBD or hemp-derived CBD — “have left their traditional medications behind altogether and now use cannabis instead.”
CBD products were qualified by 50% of the respondents as either ‘more effective’ or ‘much more effective’ in relieving their medical conditions than are over-the-counter (OTC) products and prescription medications.
There are plenty of medical conditions CBD-derived remedies can help relieve, such as chronic pain, epilepsy, inflammation and more.
Survey respondents frequently cited “menstrual cramps, skin concerns, diabetes, ADHD, and stomach issues (IBS, loss of appetite, etc.).” as other conditions it helps treat.
It is a non-psychoactive relief for the majority of people who use it — without the serious side effects that come with many government-approved treatments.
Most CBD consumers said they were likely to buy plant-derived CBD products again, and many reported using a variety of products rather than just one.
As for administration methods? Many reported vaping as their preferred one, but there’s also sublingual, topical and digestion methods that are just as effective.
One of the main complaints about CBD was that plant-derived CBD was more effective than hemp-derived CBD but that the former is more expensive than the latter.
Most respondents reported hemp CBD was more effective at treating nausea, whereas plant CBD was reportedly more effective at treating arthritis.
Research confirms the survey’s findings, and as CBD-based medication becomes acceptable and available, the risk for the mainstream health industry increases. The pharmaceutical industry could potentially lose billions of dollars.