Does CBD Work? How Effective is CBD Compared to OTC and Prescription Drugs by Thomas Delauer
There is a lot of misinformation out there
surrounding the world of CBD.
In this video, what I want to do is I want
to give you a breakdown of what is now the
largest survey surrounding the world of CBD.
So, first, I want to give you a solid understanding
from physiology standpoint of what CBD is
and why it’s making such a big impact in today’s
So, first off, CBD is not psychoactive.
It is not the same as THC.
It’s not even in the same ballpark.
You see, CBD acts upon the body in an entirely
CBD allows your body to produce more in the
way of endocannabinoids.
It doesn’t even directly stimulate what are
It allows your body to produce more.
Endocannabinoids are common things.
You can even find them in chocolate.
What CBD does is it allows your body to produce
more, which means that you’re able to get
the potentially inflammation-modulating effects,
the potentially anxiety-modulating effects
and a plethora of other amazing things that
come along with it.
What we have to do is we have to start understanding
why there’s so much misinformation out there.
You see, a lot of this started because in
2014, the farm bill was passed.
The farm bill allowed farmers to harvest hemp
and also allowed farmers to harvest some forms
of cannabis depending on the situation, depending
on the state and the territory.
What ended up happening is the United States
Drug Enforcement Agency is still enforcing
even CBD in hemp in the same fashion that
they would enforce cannabis, which is marijuana.
So, it’s a little bit of a confusing situation
because in reality, CBD comes from something
In this world, there’s something known as
Hemp and marijuana plants are two entirely
In fact, there was a recent US populational
survey that took a look at this.
They found that 47% of the US population didn’t
even know what hemp-derived CBD was.
The fact that you can get CBD from hemp, which
is closely related to marijuana, but it’s
not, is pretty darn amazing.
So, let’s get right into this survey because
I found this extremely fascinating.
I think it clears up some of the misinformation
and at least helps people understand what
can be achieved when you utilize CBD in a
So, this survey was called the Brightfield
Survey and it was conducted by the Brightfield
Now, the Brightfield Group is a large market
research group that looks specifically at
actionable data in the world of cannabis.
They conducted this survey on 2,400 people.
These 2,400 people were members of a large
online community known as Hello MD, which
consists of 150,000 members that are all either
patients or experts in the world of CBD.
So, there’s some key findings with this group
and I want to outline these first before I
get into some of the other specifics.
Some of the largest findings from this Brightfield
survey was that 42% of those that were using
CBD products were able to stop their prescription
medications that effective.
80% of the group that was surveyed found their
CBD products to be either effective or very
effective at treating their specific conditions
and conditions varied widely, ranging from
things like anxiety and depression, all the
way down to joint pain.
So, when they looked at the survey, they broke
it down into four different types of CBD.
There was the traditional hemp-derived CBD,
then there was cannabis-derived CBD, which
is a CBD that’s derived from a slightly different
Then there was what is called CBD-dominant
CBD, which still had 5% of THC and then there
So, out of these four, the hemp-derived CBD
and the cannabis-derived CBD ended up having
between an 82% and an 83% effectiveness rating
amongst those that were surveyed.
So, out of all those groups, the hemp-derived
and the cannabis-derived had the biggest effect
on treating people’s ailments.
Out of all of these different groups of CBD,
less than 3% of those that were surveyed found
them to be ineffective.
Where things really start to get interesting
is when people started comparing their CBD
to their over-the-counter medications and
their prescriptions medications.
So, of those that were surveyed, 66% of them
found their CBD products to be more effective
than over-the-counter medications for whatever
ailment they were looking to heal from.
Then 52% of those that were surveyed found
their CBD products to be more effective than
their prescription medications.
This is some really profound stuff.
When we start to understand the science and
how CBD isn’t even the same as the traditional
psychoactive marijuana, we can really see
that this plant could have some very powerful
effects on our future and even the future
So, I encourage you to check out CBD for yourself.
See if it’s something that works for you.
I can’t tell you one way or the other what’s
right or wrong, good or bad, but what I can
do is lay out the information, lay out the
data and lay out the research.
I think we’re going to find over the next
few years that the research starts to come
through and show us that there are some natural
ways to take that control of our health, get
control of our ailments and ultimately, be
the happiest versions of ourselves that we
can possibly be.
So, make sure that you do your due diligence
and make sure you don’t throw CBD under the
bus just because there’s so much misinformation