I have heard from many of our customers and doctors that they have seen a decrease in the use of prescription pills, while being replaced with CBD. People are using CBD as an alternative treatment which is much safer, non addictive and all natural compared to chemical based drugs.
There is still a lot of research that is underway, however, we are finding that CBD can be used in treating different symptoms that are otherwise treated using prescription pills.
We have seen CBD being commonly used to help treating insomnia, anxiety, ADD due to its non-existent side effects. There are many strains in cannabis that you can use to treat very specific symptoms.
Here are a few comparisons:
1. CBD Oil Vs Painkillers (Vicodin)
CBD oil/ cannabis has been used for a very long time, all over the world to treat pain. With more education and awareness, we are starting to see that people are slowly beginning to make their way to the ancient and traditional ways of using natural treatment.
Painkillers such as Vicodin are loaded with chemicals, and we see so many people effected by it due to its addictive nature and sometime causing death as a result overdoses. With CBD, all kinds of chronic pain can be effectively treated without any kind of side effects associated with chemical drugs. It's completely safe and natural.
2. CBD Oil Vs Anti-Anxiety Drugs (Xanax)
Similar to pain killers, anti-anxiety drugs can be addictive to some people impacting their daily lives. It can make someone very lethargic and drowsy making the individual ineffective.
CBD can increase and decrease anxiety if you are taking the right products that have at least 80% or more CBD in it. So, you have make sure, that the CBD products you purchase have very high amounts of pure CBD in them.
3. CBD Oil Vs Sleep Aids (Ambien)
CBD is popularly used for medicinal purposes, helping individuals who suffer from insominia. It is more effective than medication such as Ambien which again can be dangerous and addictive.
4. CBD Oil Vs Anti-Depressants (Zoloft)
While antidepressants do not necessarily work for everybody and while it is probably not recommended for more chronic cases, it is still worth trying. Side effects associated with antidepressant use are rather exhaustive, and many people develop addictions. They can only sweep the symptoms under the rug, and usually are back when the individual stops taking the medication.
CBD Oil for depression can take some time to be effective since it works more on the psychology than on the brain chemistry. It thus takes a bit more commitment and time coupled with a deeper understanding of how plants work compared to chemical drugs for depression.
5. CBD Oil Vs Stimulants (Adderall)
People suffering from ADHD or ADD regularly use stimulants like Adderall for treating their symptoms. This is another instance where CBD Oil works on the psychology but still treats symptoms effectively and quickly. It is more effective to use CBD Oil to treat ADHD than it is to treat depression using CBD Oil.
It is also likely here that a Sativa strain is more appropriate for people suffering from ADHD than the indicia strain since it is more stimulating naturally.