CBD has shifted most of the focus of the medical fraternity, from the addictive over-the-counter prescription drugs. The long awaited passing of the Farm bill in 2018 marked the beginning of a new era of safe and natural herbal medications that would fit in place of the prescription drugs. The rise in popularity of the miracle drug certainly cements the belief that people have experienced in more than just good light-CBD sales have consistently grown and hit a record $1 billion valuation in just the US alone. The meteoric rise of CBD is much credited to the vast CBD benefits list that looks into everything-right from headaches to muscle cramps.
CBD has many practical uses but it is the medicinal one that has garnered the attention. We will be looking as to why CBD therapy is being opted against traditional ones. Read on…
CBD or cannabidiol is one of the 113 or so odd compounds that you will find in a cannabis sativa or hemp plant. The highly therapeutic substance holds many health and wellness benefits.
What propelled the miracle drug to new heights apart from the obvious list of health benefits is the sheer ways in which it can be enjoyed-be it a toddler who fancies having CBD gummy bears over CBD oil or an elderly man who prefers using a CBD topical cream for his joint pain rather than edibles; the choices are far too many and there is something for every age group.
What makes CBD a better alternative to the addictive prescription pain killers like ibuprofen and aspirin is that the user can choose to stop using it whenever they feel like it. CBD is completely non-addictive and once you feel that your symptoms have died down, you can simply get off it. CBD is also completely non-intoxicating and non-psychoactive; meaning you will not feel ‘high’ or delirious on consuming, inhaling or applying anything containing CBD. You will be able to carry on your day, with unwavering focus and concentration, like never before.
If you go for a full spectrum hemp extract, then the percentage of THC (psychoactive substance in cannabis that causes you to feel ‘high’) in it would be a little less than the permissible 0.3%. This is not nearly enough to get you intoxicated but is sufficient to further boost the effects of the CBD, as a result of the ‘entourage effect’ in which all the cannabinoids synergically enhance the properties of each other.
CBD Therapy Benefits
CBD has become an essential part of therapy for many millions out there. The various CBD effects that are felt include:
Treatment Against Chronic And Acute Pain
Natural CBD does tremendously well in regulating and managing pain. Most patients are suffering from chronic conditions that have no ready cure-ailments like arthritis, osteoporosis and chronic back pain among many others. One of the symptoms of having these ailments is the excruciating pain that knows no bounds. Doctors and physicians generally recommend opioids and over-the-counter painkillers that have been proven to thin the blood and increase the risk of low blood pressure and stroke. CBD is a class apart, in regard that it is completely natural and herbal. CBD does well in numbing the pain receptors and slowing down the nerve impulses that are sent and received at the site of pain. Patients, as a result, bear with a lesser degree of pain and are much more at ease.
Treatment Against Anxiety And Depression
Volume of studies and research that are praising CBD’s ability to curb anxiety and relieve stress is vast. CBD works by relaxing the body and encourages the production of feel-good hormones namely anandamide, also called the bliss molecule. The bliss molecule heightens a positive mood and evokes a ‘happy behavior’, leaving you feeling much more satisfied and putting a stop to the constant sense of anxiety. If you find yourself needlessly bogged down by stress at work or that of an upcoming exam, then simply trying CBD will help you feel much at ease.
CBD has been used to reduce the intensity of many of the symptoms related to psychological disorders like schizophrenia, post-traumatic stress disorder, social anxiety disorder, seasonal anxiety disorder among many others.
Treatment Against Inflammation
CBD is proven to be a potent anti-inflammatory agent. Inflammation is the immune system’s way of damage control when there is an infection, damage to tissue & skin, allergic reaction to a certain substance, and so on. This causes the swelling and reddening of the skin, apart from the itchiness and general discomfort. CBD works by interacting with the CO-X2 receptors that are responsible for sending inflammation responses, binds to them and reduces the intensity of the responses. CBD comes as a blessing in disguise for those who are suffering from autoimmune diseases like diabetes and can help reduce the inflammation.
There is no doubt about the capabilities of this herbal medicine. Bring in CBD to your lives and be ready to change it for the better.