Cannabis has gained notoriety due to its recreational uses, which is mostly illegal in most places. However, people have discovered the medicinal benefits of a specific species of the cannabis Sativa plant with rich content of Cannabinoid or CBD, which is a naturally occurring compound that meets the legal requirements. Although derived from the cannabis plant, CBD is different from the dreaded cannabis or marijuana that causes a high sensation because it contains a minimal THC or Tetrahydrocannabinol, a psychoactive compound, and a cannabinoid among the 113 cannabinoids identified in cannabis so far. Besides being non-psychoactive CBD offers a wide range of health benefits which makes it useful for health and wellness and its growing popularity.
Numerous CBD products are available in the market in various forms like CBD oils, tinctures, topical creams, CBD capsules, and oral sprays. It is also available in the form of gums and candies that gives more options for consuming the product. Regardless of the product’s form, you can derive the health and wellness benefits of the following types by consuming CBD.
Applying cbd cream to painful joints can reduce pain, and it can also relieve other types of pain. The body produces endocannabinoids that that bind neurotransmitter to cannabinoid receptors present in the nervous system. CBD impacts receptor activity to reduce pain and inflammation. Studies have shown that people who have multiple sclerosis experienced reduced pain when treated with CBD.
Depression and anxiety reduction
CBD helps to fight anxiety and depression, affecting more than 40 million people above the age of 18 in the USA every year and 300 million people worldwide. CBD connects with the GABA neurotransmitter and sends messages to the brain cells, which reduces anxiety. Clinical studies have shown that CBD does treat not only anxiety disorder but also panic disorder, PTSD or post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and other similar conditions provided it is administered correctly.
Treating autoimmune disorders
The potent anti-inflammatory properties of CBD are useful for treating several auto-immune diseases like asthma, celiac, Hashimoto’s disease, and lupus that compromise the body’s ability to fight inflammation and can cause illness. CBD can reduce joint pain and swell effectively in patients who have rheumatoid arthritis.
Improving skin health
Acne and unhealthy skin can result from excessive oily secretion called sebum as well as from bacterial and fungal infection besides having other genetical causes. Cannabinoids or CBD can help improve skin condition by aiding the production of lipids in the body, as confirmed by the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB).
Lowering high blood pressure
CBD is effective in controlling high blood pressure, as found in a study that showed that nine men who were given 600 mg CBD oil experienced lower blood pressure than those given a placebo. This is great news for 103 million American adults who suffer from high blood pressure, as estimated by The American Heart Association.
CBD can have a calming effect on the mind and treat insomnia and sleep disorders too.