Facing facts about the health benefits of CBD

After extensive global research, the facts have finally been separated from the fiction, with numerous uses for the cannabis plant now being given the ‘nod’ of approval.

For over 6 000 years, the cannabis plant has been widely used for various medicinal purposes.1

ADCO CBD product range
Adcock Ingram has launched its flagship cannabis-based range, ADCO CBD

Cannabis 101: some background

Cannabis has various strains; the most commonly used of which is the Cannabis sativa strain.2 The cannabis plant contains cannabinoids including cannabidiol, also called CBD, and tetrahydrocannabinol, commonly referred to as THC.3 THC is responsible for the ‘high’ associated with ingesting cannabis, the CBD is non-psychoactive (not mind-altering) and has been known to have several beneficial effects on various conditions and symptoms.4

When improved quality of life is a game-changer…

CBD has shown numerous pharmacological effects in debilitating conditions such Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, epilepsy and cancer. Other conditions which may benefit from the use of CBD include cardiovascular disease, inflammatory diseases like arthritis and IBD, diabetes and nausea.4

Pain, anxiety and depression top the list of uses

Almost 62% of consumers report using CBD to treat a medical condition, particularly pain, anxiety and depression. Specific examples listed include chronic pain, joint pain, anxiety, depression, insomnia or other sleep disorders, various headaches, and PTSD. Most patients reported that CBD relieved their symptoms effectively, in the absence of conventional medicine, and without serious side effects.5

A milestone for CBD use in South Africa

In the amended Government Gazette, 22 May 2020, regulations state that CBD preparations containing a maximum of 20 mg per daily dosage, may be sold in South Africa as S0 Complementary Medicines, opening up new treatment options.6

Unlock relief from symptoms associated with pain and stress today7,8,9

Leading pharmaceutical company, Adcock Ingram, subsequently launched its flagship cannabis-based range, ADCO CBD, earlier this year, in the country. The range comprises ADCO CBD PAIN, available in drops (15 ml and 30 ml), capsule and gel format (30 g). ADCO CBD STRESS is available in drops (15 ml and 30 ml) and capsule format, and ADCO CBD DAILY is available in drops (15 ml and 30 ml) and capsule format. Products are laboratory tested, quality controlled, and do not contain sugar or tartrazine.

Trusted, reliable and reputable, ADCO CBD products are available, from selected Clicks and Dis-Chem stores, as well as selected independent pharmacies and online stores.

For more information please visit www.adcocbd.co.za and join the conversation on Facebook.

References:

1. Hand, A. & Blake, Alexia & Kerrigan, Paul & Samuel, P. & Friedberg, Jeremy. (2016). History of medical cannabis. Cannabis: Medical Aspects. 9. 387-394.

2. Gould J. The cannabis crop. Nature 2015;525:52-53.

3. Morales P, Hurst DP, Reggio PH. Molecular targets of the phytocannabinoids – a complex picture. Prog Chem Org Nat Prod 2017;103 103–131.

4. Pisanti S, Malfitano AM, Ciaglia E, et al. Cannabidiol: State of the art and new challenges for therapeutic applications. Pharmacol Ther 2017;175:133-150.

5. Corroon J, Phillips JA. A cross-sectional study of cannabidiol users. Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research 2018;3.1:152-161.

6. Department of Health, Government Gazette. Regulation Gazette No. 11118; 22 May 2020. Amendments

7. AdcoCBDPainPI. 7734 10.2019 PP

8. AdcoCBDStressPI.7739 10.2019 PP

9. AdcoCBDOil20020mgDrops Daily PI 7901 10.2019 PP



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