My favorite top 10 benefits of CBD and why you should be using it as part of your daily routine, from acting as an anti-inflammatory and stress reducer to a cure for sleep disorders and overall relaxation. We have found many other reliefs and we hope you'll explore CBDâs benefits and to see if it feels right for you.
1). Reduces Chronic Pain and Inflammation
One of the most widely known uses for CBD is for reducing inflammation and soothing chronic pain. CBD achieves this by working with the âendocannabinoid system,â which controls pain and inflammation within the body. Diseases such as arthritis benefit greatly from CBDs pain-reducing effects, as the CBD tickles those exact brain receptors that deal with these chronic pain symptoms, helping ease and elevate the body.
2). Can Help with Stress Reduction and Anxiety Disorders.
(PTSD, panic disorder, social anxiety, OCD and general anxiety disorder). â Everyone from public speakers to those who struggle with anxiety disorders can benefit from CBD. Studies have also found that CBD has even reduced anxiety caused by the use of THC. Now all cannabis users have a way to rid the mind of any surprise THC-induced anxiety attacks.
3. May Inhibit the Spread and Growth of Cancer Cells
The same way the cannabinoids in marijuana target certain brain receptors to alleviate inflammation and pain, CBD also inspires the body to produce âpharmacological effectsâ in the immune system and the central nervous system. These cannabinoids have been found to act in this way to inhibit cancer cell growth, in addition to shrinking tumors and elevate cancer-related side effects.
4). Can Be Used as a Natural âSleep aid
Stress and anxiety can manifest themselves in many ways within your body and one easy-to-spot symptom is insomnia. Insomnia or the inability to conduct regular day-to-day functions without anxiety can be results of PTSD events in your life. Research suggests that taking CBD before bed improves sleep in people with insomnia, alleviating anxiety before bed.
5). May Help Relieve Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Symptoms
A combination of CBD and THC has been proven effective and well tolerated in the treatment of muscle tightness, pain, sleep disturbances, and loss of bladder control (urinary incontinence) in people with multiple sclerosis.
6). May help protect from âneurodegenerative diseases,â like Alzheimerâs and Parkinsonâs disease
CBD possesses an antioxidant activity greater than vitamin C or vitamin E, which assists in protecting brain cells from âbeta-amyloidâ toxicity, making it a potential therapy in Alzheimerâs and Parkinsonâs disease. Also, due to CBDâs anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, make it a promising tool to treat and prolong survival in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) patients.
7). May Help Treat Skin Diseases Like Psoriasis
Again, because of its great anti-inflammatory properties, CBD has been shown to greatly reduce the growth of skin cells, which plays a vital role in the treatment and spreading of psoriasis.
8). Helps clear acne
According to the Journal of Clinical Investigation, âCBD decreases lipid synthesis and proliferation of human sebaceous glands and has an anti-inflammatory effect on sebaceous glands, thus having a potential as a therapeutic agent for the treatment of acne vulgaris.â
9). Relieves nausea
THC has been a long-loved cure for nausea, especially when associated with cancer treatment. Now CBD can offer the same benefits while increasing appetite without the psychoactive high.
10). May help in quitting smoking.
Research suggests that inhaling CBD daily may help reduce the number of cigarettes smoked by about 40%, without increasing craving for nicotine.
CBD patient should discuss its use with a qualified healthcare practitioner before use. The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not approved CBD for the treatment of any condition, so it may be difficult to know whether a product contains a safe or effective level of CBD or whether the product has the properties and contents stated on its packaging and marketing.