When it comes to living a full and happy life, nothing is more important than your health. And now research is finding that the benefits of CBD can help you feel your best.
Now more than ever we are discovering the importance of a more organic, holistic lifestyle, seeking the health benefits of natural remedies over habit-forming synthetic medications.
And as the stigma surrounding hemp and cannabis begin to lift, more and more research is providing insight into how CBD (cannabidiol) – the naturally-occurring, non-intoxicating cannabinoid found in smokeable hemp flower – can help you retain the relaxing, communal ritual of your next toke while skipping the high and providing a boost to your overall mental and physical well-being.
CBD Can Relieve Stress and Anxiety
20 percent of Americans suffer from stress and anxiety in their daily lives.
And now medical research has confirmed what we have always known: consuming CBD can provide safe, natural relief for generalized symptoms of stress and anxiety. Relief which may be even more effective than traditional synthetic alternatives.
In fact, a 2018 study published in the Molecular Neurobiology Journal, investigating the mental health benefits of CBD, concluded that CBD may provide relief for depression and anxiety faster and more effectively than existing medications that treat the same conditions.
It was established that CBD often provides relief from anxiety with just a single dose, whereas most prescription and OTC medications lack such potency and take longer to act.
What’s more, the study found that the benefits delivered by CBD were comparable to antidepressants, leading to an improvement in mood and an increase in natural sleep – both of which are important factors to overall well-being.
And that’s just the beginning. A 2017 review of recent research studying the potential benefits of CBD shares that a single dose of 300 milligrams (mg) of CBD leads to a notable decrease in anxiety levels after a simulated public speaking test. And what could be more stressful than public speaking? The review also shared a study which found that 600 mg of CBD led to a significant reduction of anxiety in people with social anxiety disorder.
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Can CBD Relieve Insomnia?
One in four Americans suffer from insomnia. (Hey, we wanted to break the bad news first.)
The good news? With simple health and lifestyle adjustments, 75% of insomnia sufferers are able to cure their insomnia and reclaim a full night’s rest.
The really good news? Adding CBD to the mix can greatly increase your chances of knocking out insomnia by providing a natural non-intoxicating, non-addictive alternative to traditional habit-forming sleep meds.
CBD benefits healthy sleep by binding or attaching to the receptors in up our bodies’ endocannabinoid system (ECS), the part of our nervous system naturally responsible for regulating a range of body functions, including our circadian rhythms.
A study published in the Permanente Journal in 2019 involved 72 subjects, with 47 experiencing anxiety and 25 experiencing poor sleep. The subjects were each given 25 milligrams (mg) of CBD in capsule form each day. In the first month, 79.2% of the patients reported lower anxiety levels and 66.7% reported better sleep.
A 2017 review also noted that CBD may be helpful in treating RBD (REM sleep behavior disorder), while A 2014 review found that CBD could have the potential to promote daytime wakefulness, an often overlooked but critical component of regulating a healthy sleep cycle.
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Can CBD Help You Manage Chronic Pain?
Chronic pain is notoriously difficult – and sometimes even dangerous – to treat.
Astoundingly, even if we are not suffering from chronic pain ourselves, we almost certainly know someone who is. In 2005, ABC conducted a survey that found 19% of US adults experience chronic pain.
Along with the suffering that comes with it, people with chronic pain often find the treatment options to be limited to ineffective OTCs with adverse side-effects, addictive prescription meds (with their own host of dreadful side effects), or painful and invasive injections.
But a growing body of research has highlighted CBD (and its many benefits) as a viable, natural, non-addictive option for managing chronic pain without the adverse side-effects. Landmark research has demonstrated CBD’s ability to target and reduce inflammation – a key contributor to chronic pain.
And CBD has proven to be up to 30% more effective than aspirin in fighting chronic pain, making it a viable alternative to stronger prescription medications that are often debilitating and dependency-forming.
In a recent review of related policy and medical research, the University of Washington highlights the potential for CBD to replace opioids. With no known potential for abuse, dependence, or tolerance [check out our post on CBD and addiction treatment], CBD is a promising candidate for non-addictive chronic pain relief.
In fact, CBD may even prevent us from building tolerance to opioid medication in the first place, and also may help mitigate the resultant withdrawal symptoms when making the switch.
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Help Relieve Symptoms of Depression with CBD
We’ve all felt it.
It’s the disappointment when an opportunity fails to manifest. It’s the sense of failure and hopelessness when a close relationship ends. It’s the devastating sadness when a loved one dies.
It’s part of being human.
But depression becomes a clinical matter when we experience it for an atypically long period of time and in ways that negatively effect our quality of life.
Too often people turn to harmful and addictive drugs or prescriptions meds to combat the ill effects of depression. But a natural alternative is here!
Did you know that research has yet to identify any negative side effects of CBD? You read that right. CBD has no known negative side effects. None. Coupled with the fact that medical research posits that CBD has a positive influence on serotonin balance, it has been shown to be a very effective means of fighting depression.
CBD depression plays an integral role in regulating the endocannabinoid system (which is responsible for our bodies’ sense of emotional balance), and its influence reaches deep into the primal parts of our wiring. That is, namely, the hippocampus.
The hippocampus regulates critical components of our natural survival mechanisms — sleep, memory, appetite, and mood, which are all negatively impacted by depression.
That means an illness that causes us to feel sad, disrupts sleep, lowers libido, and effectively disables us, also puts into effect the deterioration of the very part of our brain meant to keep those things running smoothly.
Its ability to protect and regenerate neurons is already known. But now, CBD is believed to specifically promote the growth of entirely new neurons in the hippocampus itself, counteracting the very atrophy that both fuels and is caused by depression.
[Read more about relieving symptoms of depressions with CBD.]
Quick Tips to Help You Achieve a Sense of Everyday Well-Being
There are numerous methods that can be used to relieve the symptoms that inhibit our sense of well-being. Don’t put off your health and happiness for another day … smiling and feeling good is what life’s all about!
But feeling better begins with a choice. It won’t just happen on its own. There are simple, powerful, and natural steps that you can take today, right now, to reclaim your sense of well-being and take the first step on the path to a healthier, happier life.
- Exercise Regularly – Regular exercise can help regulate your mood, stress, libido, and stamina. It is also one of the most self-empowering steps you can take to building a healthier, more confident self-image
- Spend Time Outside – Being in nature, or even viewing scenes of nature, reduces anger, fear, and stress and increases pleasant feelings and contributing to your physical wellbeing by reducing blood pressure, heart rate, muscle tension, and the production of stress hormones. Spending 20 to 30 minutes immersed in a nature setting each day has been linked to a significant drop in cortisol levels
- Get Enough Sleep – Sleep deprivation can lead to anxiety, depression and trouble concentrating. To avoid these symptoms and to improve your general well-being, regulate a consistent sleep cycle and utilize a wind-down period before bed without electronics, caffeine, exercise or alcohol
- Meditate – meditation works to create a habitual process of training your mind to focus and redirect your patterns of thought. It has been shown to reduce stress and anxiety, enhance self-awareness, lengthen attention spans, and even generate kindness. Try a guided meditation to get started.
- Consider adding CBD – As a natural aid, the health benefits of CBD products can help promote better health and ease of mind, helping to regulate a wide variety of physical and emotional functions that contribute significantly to an overall sense of well-being. This is especially true for high-CBD flower products that contain concentrated cannabidiol compounds, providing fast and effective relief.
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