Benefits of CBD

Health Benefits of CBD

Cannabis or marijuana contains more than 60 different types of active compounds called cannabinoids, and CBD or cannabidiol is one of them. CBD became immensely popular for its implausible therapeutic properties and non-intoxicating nature. CBD is not addictive and cannot cause mind-altering effects, just like its chemical cousin THC or tetrahydrocannabinol, which is responsible for the typical euphoric effect of marijuana. To ensure that CBD is completely safe, it is usually sourced from industrial hemp that contains less than 0.3 % THC. CBD can interact with our body at the molecular level and offers incredible health benefits.

Let's take a quick look at a few of them.

Health benefits of CBD

By interacting with the endocannabinoid system, CBD can help it carry out several essential physiological functions to maintain balance and stability in the body. Here is how it helps.

Relieves pain and inflammation

CBD processes incredible anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties that can help reduce chronic inflammation and pain caused by health issues such as rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, cancer, etc. It is also used for reducing pain caused by cancer treatment methods such as chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

Reduces seizures

FDA has approved the first CBD based medicine to treat two rare forms of epilepsy called Lennox-gastrault syndrome and Dravet syndrome. The calming effect of CBD can help in reducing the magnitude and frequency of seizures.

Alzheimer's disease

The neuroprotective properties of CBD can help in strengthening memory by interacting with the endocannabinoid system, which is responsible for regulating cognitive function and memory storage.

Anxiety and stress

Research has proven that CBD could be a potential way to reduce the symptoms of anxiety and stress. It can interact with our serotonin receptors and boost its production and update. Studies show that CBD can help with post-traumatic stress disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Improves skin health

Topical application of CBD products has also shown to be quite helpful in reducing inflammatory skin conditions such as psoriasis, acne, and eczema. It can also help in reducing the Symptoms and Signs of aging to give you supple and glowing skin.

Wrap up

Undoubtedly CBD is a quite effective therapeutic compound that can help the body and several ways. It comes with only a few minor side effects such as nausea, drowsiness, and changes in weight and appetite. However, in most people come on these Side Effects settle with time. It would be best to consult your healthcare practitioner before taking CBD for any chronic health issue to avoid any inconvenience.

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