Ten Reasons Why You Should Try CBD Products
So you’ve heard all the hype, you’ve seen all the ads, you’ve read all the studies, but you’re still wondering if a CBD regimen can help you. We’ve laid out ten reasons why you should start taking cannabidiol (CBD).
What is CBD? Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of dozens of non-psychoactive cannabinoids found in the hemp plant. Cannabidiol, and all the other cannabinoids, were patented by the United States Government in 2003 as neuroprotectants and antioxidants (Patent No. 6,630,507). Cannabinoids are characterized by their ability to act on the cannabinoid receptors that are found throughout the body. CBD and other cannabinoids are naturally occurring compounds that display signs of being potent anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties. They may promote the body’s healthy regulation of the central nervous, immune, and endocannabinoid systems.
1. CBD is naturally occurring in your body:
The endocannabinoid system is made of three parts, endocannabinoids, receptors in the nervous system that bond with cannabinoids, and enzymes that help break them down. It’s a crucial part of our bodies! The CB1 and CB2 receptors in our bodies help to regulate functions such as appetite, digestion, mood, sleep, memory, pain, and so much more! Your body was made for CBD!
2. Boosts your overall health/immune system:
Taking CBD oil may help to recharge the endocannabinoid system thereby helping your body to repair, clean and strengthen your physiological systems. Therefore, CBD may be beneficial even if you’re well!
3. Relieves pain, anxiety, insomnia, and more:
Research shows that CBD may possibly interact with the endocannabinoid receptors in our brains and immune systems, creating pain relieving effects and benefiting those with chronic pain. Insomnia is often caused by chronic pain, restless leg syndrome, anxiety and depression. CBD may boost signals through your serotonin receptors, providing a sense of calmness and relaxation.
4. No medical card or prescription necessary:
CBD is legal in all 50 states! No need to wait for an appointment or a prescription to be filled. You can purchase online and have it shipped directly to your home.
5. Will not show up on drug tests:
Make sure you know the THC level in the CBD you purchase. Only purchase products that have their data analysis listed right on their website and participate in third party testing. Any products with less than .03% THC will most likely not test positive.
6. Impossible to overdose: Testing has been done on up to 1500 mg, way more than anyone should actually consume. However, it may interact with some prescription medications so always consult with your doctor or pharmacist before starting a CBD regimen.
7. Does not stimulate appetite:
THC is known for stimulating your appetite (munchies!!), however most people claim that CBD does not. Some studies actually have shown that it has reduced the appetite in rats and several studies have shown that it may have helped people who struggle with obesity!
8. Heals and soothes skin
CBD studies have shown promising powerful anti-inflammatory properties which may reduce acne and eczema related flare-ups. It may also ease the itching and swelling from bug bites, rashes, and sunburn!
9. May reduce risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity
Research has shown that the anti-inflammatory and antioxidative properties of CBD may reduce the spikes of high blood pressure by reducing your overall stress. Research stages are still in their infancy but so far, the studies have been very promising! A 2017 human study showed a decrease in blood pressure and heart rate compared to those patients that received a placebo.
10. Doesn’t get you high
Unlike THC, Cannabidiol (CBD) is non-psychoactive. Which means you will not experience the euphoric high that marijuana is known for.
These are not just human problems, anything with a vertebra may benefit from CBD. This includes your pets! Pets suffer many of the same issues that humans do and studies have shown that CBD may be highly effective in relieving these symptoms.
As always, consult with your doctor before starting a CBD regimen and discuss what pharmaceuticals you are currently taking that may interact with CBD. Many people are reporting that they’ve been able to replace prescription drugs with CBD! What are you waiting for?
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