5 Potential Health Benefits of Taking CBD
These days, it can seem as if no matter where you look you will find a CBD product or something that is closely related to CBD in some way. Now, don’t take this the wrong way and perceive this as an attack on the prevalence of CBD in the industry. On the contrary, the growing popularity of CBD is a very good thing for several reasons, and here at Hempzone we couldn’t be more excited about it!
For one, it means that there is an increasing awareness about CBD and the way it has positively impacted the lives of different people across the globe. This increased awareness tends to mean that a wider number of people will eventually gain access to products that may ultimately help increase their overall health and well-being.
In today’s blog post, we will further explore how CBD can work as a much-needed supplement to boost and support the body’s overall well-being. This kind of information is complementary to one of our other blog posts about the commonly asked questions involving CBD. They are complementary because the information provided here expands on the general background information available on CBD. This information is something that consumers are often interested in because they want to learn more about how CBD may be able to make their lives better, more fruitful, and sometimes easier to manage.
Do keep in mind that this content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. You must always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health providers with any questions that you may have regarding a medical condition. Hempzone urges you to never disregard professional medical advice, or delay in seeking some because of information you have read on this site. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor, go to the emergency department, or call 911 immediately.
Let’s dive right into the 5 health benefits that you may get from using CBD. Hempzone strives to be a resource you can rely on to get the information you need when it comes to CBD, hemp-based CBD, and CBD related products overall.
1. CBD May Help Manage Pain And Inflammation In The Body
One of the main health benefits that has propelled CBD’s popularity to the forefront of a saturated wellness industry is the fact that CBD has helped many people find suitable ways to manage pain in their bodies. As far as health benefits go, the ability to somewhat control pain is very high up on the list, and due to the widespread nature of pain-related ailments, it makes sense that CBD has become quite popular.
Due to how Cannabidiol interacts with your body’s endocannabinoid system, it is widely thought to help mitigate and fight aches and pains within the body. This same function is what may help it work against inflammation within the body. It communicates with a host of neuroreceptors and cannabinoid receptors within the body that help to regulate inflammation and the kind of response your body has to it. Anyone who has ever suffered from any form of inflammation understands just how challenging of an ailment it can be. Inflammation can be a real nightmare for anyone to cope with, and this holds for chronic inflammation and temporary types of inflammation as well.
Several research studies conducted on CBD have shown that CBD effectively reacts with the body in a way that may allow it to function as a pain reliever and an inflammation retardant in some cases. CBD, which is an acronym for cannabidiol, works in tandem with the body’s endocannabinoid system. The endocannabinoid system itself is responsible for handling and regulating some of the body’s core functions that may include sleep, appetite, mood, memory, etc.
Most people think that CBD reacts with the endocannabinoid system in the same way that THC does, but this is not the case. Research indicates that THC binds to the CB1 and CB2 receptors in the endocannabinoid system, while CBD does not actually bind with them, but instead works to prevent any damage and wear that might be done to said system. It is this unique difference that allows CBD to support the functions of your endocannabinoid system in a way that helps your body maintain its usual functions.
2. CBD May Help Manage Anxiety And Depression
In our modern society, it is very common to come across cases of people who are dealing with varying levels of anxiety and depression, as well as other minor forms of mental illness. In fact, over the past few years, reported cases of depression, anxiety, and other mental illnesses are being reported at a much higher rate than they ever have been in our modern society.
However, many of the people who suffer from these ailments have found that CBD may be a reliable way to alleviate some of these conditions that they face and potentially make them more manageable.There are numerous cases of people who suffer from severe anxiety, depression, PTSD, and other similar conditions, who have found some form of relief by taking CBD.
One of the main reasons people with these conditions tend to gravitate towards CBD is because it does not burden them with some of the more severe side effects that are commonly attached to pharmaceutical drugs that are prescribed for dealing with symptoms of anxiety and depression. Some of these side effects can be so severe that it alters the way people lead their day to day lives, and it also increases the risk of patients getting addicted to medication.
Similar to the point mentioned above, there have been several research studies that were conducted to test the effect that CBD had on anxiety and depression. Most of these studies have shown that CBD works in similar fashion to antidepressants, especially in preliminary trials that have been conducted in animal studies. A good portion of these studies also suggest that CBD may even be a better supplement, if not replacement, for some of the pharmaceutical drugs that are used to treat anxiety and depression. One of the main draws of using this as a supplement is that most of these pharmaceutical drugs come with a lot of setbacks and side effects that most people find just as excruciating and hard to bear as the anxiety itself.
3. CBD May Help Manage And Control Seizures
Anyone who is familiar with CBD in general is likely to have come across various videos that show the way CBD was used to help curb the effects of seizures in both humans in pets (link back to one of these videos, preferably from news source). Some of the most striking videos that were shared across the internet were of parents being able to treat their children's seizure symptoms with doses of Epidiolex. Epidiolex is a form of cannabidiol that is legal and has to pass a higher level of guidelines than some of the more easily accessible forms of CBD, and this is only because it contains much higher doses of cannabidiol that works in conjunction with other elements found in the drug.
Aside from Epidiolex, there are many other epilepsy patients who have responded well to the regular use of CBD oils and tinctures. For some, it may have helped reduce the nausea that comes with bouts of seizures, as well as with some of the medications that are meant to help them control and manage said seizures. Several states made moves to make CBD legal for these exact reasons.
4. CBD May Help Promote Skin Quality
Although CBD oils and CBD Tinctures are some of the most popular ways to use and ingest CBD, there are several other unique ways to put cannabidiol to use. One of these methods that is continuing to grow in popularity is the topical method methods that is burgeoning in popularity is the topical method.
The topical method refers to the infusion of CBD in skin treatments, such as lotions and balms. In this manner, CBD has been shown to be successful in alleviating skin irritations and even acne in some people, and this is because most of these underlying skin conditions are caused by inflammation within the body, and CBD is uniquely geared towards fighting this.
When it comes to treating acne and helping with skin conditions, CBD can either be used in its topical form, or it can be ingested as an oil or tincture. Each of these methods have been shown to have high levels of success in terms of treatment. Within the body and the endocannabinoid system, skin cells seem to have a rather high concentration of CB2 receptors, which is something we will explain in this blog post (link to post about CB1 and CB2 receptors when ready). This is part of the reason why topical CBD and evene oils and tinctures, are capable of working well with, and abating, skin irritations.
5. CBD May Help Manage and Maintain Overall Brain Health
Another amazing benefit of CBD is that it has neuroprotective properties. In short, this means that is has elements that help take care of your brain, as well as helping with the upkeep and maintenance that is required to keep you going. Several studies showed that Cannabinoids are directly involved with several different important actions in your brain, one of which includes the removal of damaged cells that are no longer needed. In this way, CBD works to keep your brain functioning normally.
Similar to some of the points that were highlighted above, CBD’s anti-inflammatory properties also has a positive effect on overall brain health. Furthermore, another one of CBD’s amazing properties is that in small doses, it has been shown to promote the creation of new cells within the body. This is an important element that is required, especially within aging minds. This unique feature of CBD is one of the ways it helps prevent diseases such as Alzheimers.
There are a host of benefits that CBD brings to the table, and due to the way it interacts with your body most of these benefits tend to be health related. Although we only chose to look at 5 key benefits, this does not mean that there are not many more that you have to look forward to. So the key takeaway frIf CBD has benefited you in some way that we did not talk about, we encourage you to leave a comment and let us know. You can also simply get in touch with us, we would love to hear from you!