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3 uses and benefits of CBD

Uses and benefits of CBD

CBD has become a substance known worldwide. Over time, companies have worked to disassociate CBD from its past, promoting this substance as a treatment for many ailments and conditions – with the scientific data to back it up. But what can it actually do, and what are its benefits? Read on to find out.

1. Pain relief

CBD has been shown to reduce pain and inflammation in a large number of people. Human studies have found that CBD is even effective in treating aches related to serious conditions such as arthritis or multiple sclerosis.

CBD is particularly handy in pain-relief situations because it causes minimal if any, side effects. For example, paracetamol has been known to affect the liver, and ibuprofen can cause gastrointestinal issues. CBD oil is usually much more well-tolerated, and even if it does cause side effects, they are usually milder (e.g., dry mouth).

Find out more about your body on CBD in this recent post.

2. Reduces anxiety and depression

Anxiety and depression are amongst some of the most common ailments worldwide, with the WHO estimating that 264 million people suffer from depression worldwide. Especially during these difficult times, it’s important to keep on top of your mental health.

Depression in particular is usually treated with drugs such as SSRIs, which can have a wealth of side effects. CBD oil has been explored as an alternative to these medicines, and many studies have found that it can help to significantly reduce depression symptoms. With both animal and human tests carried out, CBD has been shown to be a promising method of fighting these diseases.

What’s more, is that with the advent of many health stores and worldwide campaigns, CBD is more common than ever, and is relatively easy to obtain. And it’s not just small-time either: people such as Ana Cristina model for big-name agencies, and have used CBD to effectively and naturally deal with the daily stresses of their job.

The CBD market is forecast to reach $20 billion by 2024 – meaning that its popularity is only increasing! So, there is absolutely no shame in trying this product out in order to keep you calm and destressed amongst the daily hassles of the modern world.

3. Sleep and neuroprotection

One of the most studied areas of CBD use is its application to patients with neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s or epilepsy. CBD has been shown in human trials to reduce seizures by a median of 36.5% in those suffering from epilepsy.

Furthermore, CBD was also found to improve sleep quality in a generally healthy sample. It also reduced rates of insomnia. This allows people to have more energy to carry out their daily tasks.

Since sleep is so important and can cause many other problems if it’s impaired, getting restful sleep is essential to a healthy life. When you find something that helps you get more rest, that’s a good thing, for sure.

Concluding words

Overall, CBD has many uses and benefits – these are three of many. However, they are the most commonly reported and some of the key reasons as to why people opt to take CBD. If you find yourself suffering from any of these conditions, then CBD might be for you! See a doctor for details; this information does not replace medical advice.

4 thoughts on “3 uses and benefits of CBD”

  1. Hey Christy! ♥ I love this article on CBD. What I love most about it is how honest you are. So much advertising you see done on CBD oil is hyped up so high that it lets people down. You’ve written a factual, down to earth, practical guide on what this powerful oil can potentially benefit without touting it as the “miracle cure for everything.”

    I’ll admit to trying CBD for a number of months. Honestly, I was impressed with how well it does work for anxiety, depression, and sleep difficulty. Like you stated in this post, anti-depressant drugs have an unbelievable number of side effects and aren’t for everyone. CBD has minimal adverse effects, if any. I believe in the holistic way of life and have seen the positive effects of natural medicine in my own life.

    While I wish that CBD was a more affordable option, it really does have amazing benefits for overall wellness. I can personally attest to the truth in your words. :)

    Sending my love and gratitude your way! I’ve missed you, my friend! ♥ Thanks for always sharing great information in a way only you can. You’re awesome! I’ve shared and hope others will find a CBD that brings them relief from some troublesome issues.

    1. For anxiety and depression, CBD is doing amazing things for people, Holly. I agree that there’s a lot of hype around this topic, so it’s nice to hear that you think this post is more down-to-earth. I never want to make people think there’s something more than they might reasonably expect as it only would get their hopes down. I’ve missed you too!

  2. Roberta Eaton Cheadle

    Hi Christy, I haven’t heard of CBD, or at least I’m not aware that I’ve heard of it. It’s worth investigating.

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