Separating Fact vs Fiction: What are the Benefits of CBD Oil?

Unless you’ve been living under a rock these past several years, you have probably heard at least one of the many claims that CBD oil can either treat or cure a wide array of diseases. Before you start devouring those edible gummies, lets take a look at what issues CBD oil can help.

Depression and Anxiety

One of CBD oil’s first and most popular claims is that it helps to treat depression and anxiety. This claim is so widespread that it is usually the one toted the most by CBD users. There have been many studies done, including one in 2017 by the Brazilian Journal of Psychiatry, that support the claim that CBD users experience a significant reduction in anxiety and depression.


PTSD can often be debilitating to those who suffer from it. And many people who deal with this issue are often prescribed medication after medication trying to find something that helps reduce their systems. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine conducted a study in 2018 that found CBD oil drastically decreased the symptoms of PTSD sufferers.


Despite the years of firsthand testimonials by those plagued with epilepsy, it wasn’t until 2018 that CBD became an FDA-approved treatment for seizures. Unfortunately, this approved treatment is only for epilepsy caused by either Dravet or Lennox-Gastaut syndrome.

Chronic Pain

Instead of using dangerous prescription pills to deal with chronic pain, the Canadian government approved CBD as a treatment for pain caused by multiple sclerosis and cancer.

What to Consider

It is always best to discuss with your doctor before trying any non-prescribed treatment options. Also, make sure you are purchasing your CBD oil or edible gummies from a reputable company.