Lupus refers to a chronic autoimmune condition where the immune system mistakenly attacks healthy tissue, causing widespread inflammation. While more research is necessary, evidence suggests that CBD may show promise for reducing symptoms of lupus.
Lupus describes a group of chronic autoimmune conditions that causes systemic inflammation. With lupus, the immune system mistakenly attacks many different body parts and organs. As a result, the disease can cause various symptoms, including rashes, joint swelling, and headaches. Currently, treatment involves relieving symptoms and delaying the start of complications.
Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the most well-known cannabinoids present in the Cannabis sativa (C. sativa) plant. These substances interact with the endocannabinoid system (ECS) in the human body. This term refers to a biological system that may help regulate and balance vital bodily functions. As research continues, growing evidence suggests that the ECS may be a therapeutic target for immune responses and inflammation.
In this article, we will discuss whether CBD and other cannabinoids may help treat symptoms of lupus.
Is CBD legal?The 2018 Farm Bill removed hemp from the legal definition of marijuana in the Controlled Substances Act. This made some hemp-derived CBD products with less than 0.3 percent THC federally legal. However, CBD products containing more than 0.3 percent THC still fall under the legal definition of marijuana, making them federally illegal but…