Some might still be skeptical about this new product entering the market, but it goes without saying there is a demand for it. The minimalistic and simple lifestyle trend is growing. Everyone is trying to take care of themselves in a more holistic way. People are going back to the roots of our medical history and are discovering a plethora of possibilities. Trying to get away from pharmaceutical drugs can also be a motivation to try those new natural remedies.
CBD is one of them, and a powerful one. You can simply add a few drops in your morning or night routine and it could transforms your day. How does it interact with our bodies? What does it do? And more importantly, what can it do for you?
Here are 3 reasons why you should seriously consider adding CBD to your everyday life.
#1 Get rid of the pain
CBD has the power to reduce pain when ingested, it interacts with our endocannabinoid receptors. This interaction alleviates the pain in many ways. The cannabis plant has been used for this particular reason as far back as 2900 BC. Even without a full understanding of the endocannabinoid system, we were able to notice an impact on pain.
The endocannabinoid system is specially designed to regulate divers of our body functions like appetite, pain, immune system response, and sleep. CBD connects to our endocannabinoid system and can possibly help regulate all of the functions enumerated previously, moreover, people reports it helps regulates inflammation, balance the immune system and protects us from oxidative stress.
A lot of new encouraging studies are demonstrating that cannabinoids like CBD have the potential to be a new kind of painkillers.
Another study took a closer look at the results of 18 clinical studies and concluded that cannabinoids have the cpacity of greatly and safely reduce a variety of conditions such as neuropathic pain, arthritis, fibromyalgia, HIV, and multiple sclerosis. Furthermore, many other studies already proved that CBD cannot cause tolerance or dependence when use for a long period of time. Contrary to most (if not all) opioids and painkillers over-prescribed by too many doctors.
Lastly, two more studies led on rats showed interesting results. The first one revealed that injections of CBD can scale down the pain response of surgical incisions. The second demonstrated that oral ingestion on CBD could unquestionably diminish sciatic nerve pain related to inflammation.
#2 Get some good sleep for once
As mentioned earlier CBD is likely to help with sleep disorder. Again because of its direct interaction with our endocannabinoid system it could ease the mind and help to fall asleep faster. Most trials show that its effects on sleep are complementary to its relaxing and anti-anxiety much-appreciated side effects.
In resume, if your lack of sleep is caused by external circumstances, CBD could help to soothe them, thus putting you to sleep quicker.
An interesting research from 2014 took 4 Parkinson's diseased patients and gave them CBD treatment to improve their sleep quality. Those patients were struggling with REM sleep behavior disorder (RBD). This specific disorder relates to poor sleep and nightmares. The patient basically acts out their dreams as they sleep. In this trial, CBD was able to control the symptoms of RBD.
Another study on RBD came out in 2017 and also noted that CBD has the potential to help in treating this particular condition. It could additionally assist with daytime excessive sleepiness.
Finally, patients using CBD have, again, no chances of becoming addicts, unlike most sleeping pills prescribed by physicians.
#3 Get rid of your Anxiety and Depression
More and more people are relieved by the powerful anti-anxiety agent of CBD. A daily dose of CBD has been proven be beneficial for many to reduce their bodies natural response to stress hormones. It has also been linked to reducing the symptoms of depression due to its interference with serotonin transmitters, which regulates mood and social behavior.
The World Health Organisation stated that depression is the biggest cause of instability worldwide and anxiety is rated sixth. Sadly, anxiety and depression are again often treated with strong pharmaceutical drugs. Above all else, they can cause divers unwanted side effects such as drowsiness, agitation, insomnia, sexual dysfunction, and headaches. Further, they can also become addictive.
CBD is being considered by an increasing number of people because of its natural source, lack of unpleasant side effect and its safe non-addictive characteristic.
At this time an incalculable number of researches has been made on CBD effects on anxiety, social anxiety, stress, even PTSD and depression. More investigations still need to be done but a lot of information is already out there.
To begin a study led in 2010, mentioned in the Journal of Psychopharmacology, established that a 400mg dose of CBD had the power to lessen the symptoms of social anxiety in humans.
Another study evaluated the power of a 400mg CBD dose as well but focused on seasonal affective disorder (seasonal depression). The results were surprisingly clear. The patients experienced a cut in blood flow to the part of the brain often overactive in anxiety (limbic system). Moreover, blood flow was elevated in another region of the brain responsible for cognition and motivation.
Lastly, yet another study was published inNeuropsychopharmacology in 2011. This study followed patients with social anxiety. The patient received a 600mg CBD dose 30 minutes before entering a stress-triggering exercise. The outcome of the experiment exhibited an important reduction in anxiety levels, cognitive impairments and even diminished discomfort in social setting speaking.
To conclude there are a thousand reasons why you should add CBD to your everyday life. It has helped people with many other disorders like seizures, diabetes, neurodegenerative diseases, multiple sclerosis, schizophrenia, arthritis, even substance use disorder. It is a safe way to keep your mind at ease, reduce pain and get a good night of sleep. Isn't it the dream? Start taking care of yourself today!
**These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration and are in no way intended to treat or diagnose any physical ailment or disease. Please consult your Doctor before adding CBD or any supplement to your diet. Most workplace and competitive sports drug screens focus on delta-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and do not screen for Cannabinol (CBD) or other legal and natural hemp-based compounds. Be advised, studies have shown that consuming hemp foods or oils can cause a positive result when screening urine and blood specimens. Therefore, if you are subject to any form of drug testing or screening. We recommended (as does the United States Armed Services) that you DO-NOT ingest CBD or hemp oil before consulting your healthcare practitioner or your drug screening testing company or employer.