One of the major obstacles for lots of people approaching a new CBD oil regimen is the speculation and attitude toward CBD. Half of the people sing its praises in nearly hyperbolic tones while others discount it as a placebo and snake oil. Those are two very loud and very divisive opinions. It can be hard to base your opinion on one or the other because no one is really citing any reliable sources for their opinions and that’s because of one major factor: The FDA has only just approved CBD oil for testing. Colleges and other research facilities have jumped at the chance to start doing real testing on this supposed miracle substance, but that only happened a few months ago. Lots of studies kicked-off the moment they mentioned that the FDA was gonna release it’s own verdict on CBD oil soon, but they haven’t really had enough time to get under way. If they rush these studies, they’ll be considered null and they won’t help or hinder the sales of CBD, nor will they be able to shed any light on how effective CBD oil is at what it claims to alleviate. So, it will be sometime before there’s loads of studies that can help the FDA as well as the skeptics draw much in the way of solid conclusions.
Up until the FDA acknowledged CBD oil, there was a very limited amount of studies being conducted on it, and it certainly didn’t get the FDA badge of approval at the time. However, there were still studies being done, and they found a variety of interesting details out about how CBD interacted in the brain. Some of these studies covered things like the anti-inflammatory abilities of CBD. That’s hardly a huge revelation, we know, as blueberries have a similar effect at times. Additionally, there have already been a couple of studies conducted that included information about CBD’s proposed effects on anxiety and overall social anxiety disorders.
So, it’s not really a lack of scientific evidence that points to these benefits, it’s a lack of FDA approval paired with a rather limited number of these studies being in existence. Some go so far as to speculate about the procedures these studies utilized to find their results and others still argue that the FDA’s hesitation to acknowledge CBD as a potential medical supplement stem from protectionism of the pharmaceutical companies. These are all largely unsubstantiated claims and it’s much easier to put away the tin foil hat for a moment and look at what the scientific journals have already published.After all, with the number of studies already in existence, just because it’s not enough for the FDA to make a definitive decision on does not mean that it’s not enough for you to make your own decision on.