Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

Why researchers say CBD ‘changes the channel’ on pain

CBD has gotten lots of press over the last few years. But perhaps its most hyped benefit is its ability to provide pain relief. Now CBD has been put to the test to determine if it’s truly a pain-relieving miracle or just hype based on the phenomenon of the “placebo effect.”

Joyce Hollman

5 things you need to know about drug interactions with cannabinoids

The effect of cannabinoids, when compounded with the effects of certain other drugs, can create some dangerous symptoms. Here’s what you need to know about possible interactions before you start to use CBD.

Carolyn Gretton

Researchers: It’s time to put CBD and COVID-19 to the test on humans

CBD has emerged as a potentially potent defender against COVID-19. So far, it’s only been looked at for this use in laboratory studies. But results of a recent animal study are prompting investigators to call for human clinical trials of CBD to judge its effectiveness in preventing and treating COVID-19…

Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

Hemp compounds keep coronavirus from entering cells

Scientists have been in a frenzy to discover both natural and pharmaceutical options that either prevent COVID-19 infection or limit its severity. And hands-down, one of the most researched of the natural variety has been CBD. It has just that much potential…

Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

CBD’s Pac-Man-like effect on Alzheimer’s plaques

Plaques are a hallmark sign of Alzheimer’s disease that accumulate in the brain over time. While there are drugs used in the treatment of Alzheimer’s, they don’t affect the pathophysiology of the disease at its source. But as research into CBD has revealed, there may be another way to halt the damage these plaques do…

Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

The CBD solution to painful mouth ulcers

Random mouth ulcers are just plain painful. Over-the-counter topicals or prescription mouthwashes may reduce the pain, but they don’t help heal those canker sores so much. So a group of scientists decided to put CBD to the test. It’s been shown to do so much, why not?