From poor sleep, stress to anxiety, CBD is quickly becoming a well-known and popular natural remedy for various common heath conditions. It boasts a plethora of therapeutic qualities that are yet to be fully explored however a growing number of people globally are starting to experience the health benefits it has to offer.
CBD, otherwise known as Cannabidiol, is just 1 of over 100 cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant, most commonly found in cannabis Sativa. For many today, cannabis carries a stigma to its name mainly due to its most infamous cannabinoid, THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), which is psychoactive and gives you a feeling of being ‘high’. Yet, against common misconceptions, CBD is not a psychoactive cannabinoid and will not get you high.
CBD is rapidly becoming the most effective wellness products available, targeting various health conditions and being legalised in more or more countries globally. One of the reasons why CBD is gaining popularity is the lack of health implications from consuming it, taken in various forms such as oil drops and topicals, CBD naturally integrates with our bodies via our endo-cannabinoid system (ECS). Today around the world more and more people are educating themselves and taking advantage of its many health benefits (see below).
Benefits of using CBD
CBD is most commonly used to treat insomnia and improve overall sleep, maximising efficiency by helping you to fall asleep and stay asleep. CBD is a naturally occurring cannabinoid and interacts via our endo-cannabinoid system (ECS), which is helps to regulate and keep our body in a healthy state of balance. There are a number of factors that cause poor quality sleep, CBD can help to alleviate these and improve your overall sleep significantly.
Anxiety and Depression
CBD has been found to be highly effective in managing various mental health disorders, most commonly being anxiety and depression, which can have a major impact on someone’s overall wellness and well-being. Mental health disorders are commonly managed using pharmaceutical drugs, although these can relieve symptoms they do not help resolve the root cause and overtime people can develop a tolerance and dependence on them. CBD however is one of many naturally occurring cannabinoids in your body thus does not impact your mental state, helping your body to restore it’s natural healthy balance.
Chronic Pain Relief
Over 1 in 4 CBD users suffers from chronic pain, which is defined as persistent pain lasting more than 3 months. There are various factors that cause pain, from arthritis to cancer, and CBD has been shown to help by reducing inflammation in the joints and serve as a protectant to the nerves, alleviating long term pain and improving overall quality of life.
Although more medical research is required to understand how CBD and medicinal cannabis is a reliable treatment for cancer, it has been found to help patients manage their cancer related symptoms. Common side effects to cancer and chemotherapy treatment such as nausea, pain and vomiting have been found to improve significantly after consuming CBD.
Recent research has found that CBD can have a positive influence on neurodevelopmental disorders, such as ADHD and Tourette’s, as well as neurodegenerative disorders helping to reduce muscle spasms and pain in MS (Multiple Sclerosis) and Parkinson’s patients. In fact, CBD is now being prescribed by medical professionals across many countries in Europe, and in the UK as of 2020, to help treat seizure disorders such as epilepsy by reducing or preventing epileptic fits. Although research is ongoing you can expect more CBD related products being used by doctors with promising results around the world.
Overall Health and Wellness
Many consumers without any particular medical condition are turning to CBD to improve their overall health and well-being. CBD is able to interact and influence with many areas of our bodies via our ECS therefore can have a very strong impact on our wellness and mindfulness. Consumers have reported the following additional benefits;
- Less stress and a calmer mind in challenging environments
- Feeling more relaxed throughout the day
- Reduced acne and clearer skin
- Improved heart health, reduced blood pressure and better circulation
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