We are seeing more and more success stories from people using CBD oil for many different reasons. It is not just for pain anymore! Let’s take a look at some of the top reasons people are using CBD oil in 2019.
If you don’t already know, CBD is short for Cannabidiol. It is a non-psychoactive compound found in the Cannabis plant, which has been used for centuries around the world by many different cultures. Most people are surprised to learn that several civilizations dating back as far as 2900 BC have used Cannabis for many different reasons.
Over the last several years we have had increasing numbers of the smartest doctors and scientists around the world getting amazing results from high quality research using CBD as treatment for so many different health issues. Take a look below and you may be surprised at how many ways it can help you.
- CBD Helps to Relieve Pain
Dating back to the beginning of time humans have used CBD for pain relief. Many people don’t know that your body has dozens of CBD receptors and that you require CBD for pain relief and pain management.
Your body has a very unique system called the endocannabinoid system (ECS), which is helps your brain to regulate different functions such as sleep, appetite, pain and more. The reason they call it that is because your body produces something called endocannabinoids, which actually connect with your cannabinoid receptors in your nervous system.
More and more human studies are proving that CBD may even help to reduce chronic pain by impacting your endocannabinoid receptor activity, reducing inflammation and interacting with your neurotransmitters.
- CBD Oil will help you fall asleep and get better quality sleep.
Although there is plenty of more research to be done on CBD and the effects it can have on helping you get better quality sleep, we do already know for sure that it can help. One of the early connections made by doctors is that CBD stimulates your endocannabinoid system, which plays a huge role in how people sleep and if they sleep well.
CBD has proven to help people fall asleep and maintain a better quality sleep throughout the night including longer periods of uninterrupted REM sleep. This is very important for everyone but especially for anyone who wakes up multiple times per night.
Getting better REM sleep at night will help you stay awake and alert as well as help you to perform better (at your best) all day long. Diet also plays a large role in this as well, and CBD can help your diet too. CBD has proven to help people who suffer from Sleep Apnea, Insomnia and other sleep related problems, by providing an overall calm sensation through both your mind and body.
- CBD Oil Helps to Reduce Anxiety and Depression.
Studies show that more and more people are suffering from Anxiety, Depression and many other similar mental health issues. If not treated they will continue to present negative impacts on short term and long term mental health. Most people are treated with prescription drugs, which are known to cause side effects such as drowsiness, agitation, insomnia, sexual dysfunction and headache. Many of these medicines are also highly addictive and can even cause mental breakdown with long term usage.
Recent research is proving that CBD oil can be used as a natural way to help reduce Anxiety, Depression and many other similar health problems because it has a unique ability to act on the brain’s receptors for serotonin, a neurotransmitter that regulates mood and social behavior.
One popular study shows that people with social anxiety disorder received either 600 mg of CBD or a placebo before a public speaking test, and the group that received the CBD had a noticeable reaction. They were actually “more comfortable” and suffered from significantly less anxiety, cognitive impairment and discomfort in their speech performance, compared to the placebo group.
- CBD Can Reduce Acne and Other Skin Problems
CBD has proven in many tests to help reduce Acne. Did you know that almost 10% of the population suffers from this? Usually caused by genetics, bacteria, oily secretions in the skin, and some other factors. Also, known to cause depression and other more serious skin conditions if not treated properly.
Based on recent scientific studies, CBD oil may help treat acne due to its anti-inflammatory properties and ability to reduce sebum production. There is a lot more research to be done and much to be learned, but we do have some proof that CBD can have beneficial effects on acne due to its anti-inflammatory qualities and its ability to control glands in the skin, which produce oils that ultimately create the Acne.
- CBD is Proving to Alleviate Cancer-Related Symptoms
More and more studies are showing that CBD does help to reduce symptoms related to cancer and cancer treatments. Many experts believe that it might actually have cancer-fighting properties as well, which would be amazing.
CBD does help Cancer patients by reducing some of the negative symptoms and side effects of other treatments. Many patients suffer from things like Nausea, Vomiting, Pain, Overall Discomfort and other bad side effects. CBD is known for not only helping with pain and discomfort but also can help with Nausea and some studies show that it can somehow calm the nervous and digestive systems as well.
- CBD Can Help With Seizures and Provide Neuroprotective Properties
CBD has a unique ability to interact with the endocannabinoid system and other brain signaling systems and may provide benefits for those with neurological disorders. Researchers believe that is why we are seeing proof that CBD has been shown to effectively treat symptoms related to epilepsy and Parkinson’s disease.
CBD improved quality of life and sleep quality for people with Parkinson’s disease. CBD has also been researched for its potential effectiveness in treating several other neurological diseases. In some cases it has severely decreased the total number of seizures for adults and children. One recent study found that CBD oil significantly reduced seizure activity in children with Dravet syndrome, a complex childhood epilepsy disorder.
Several recent studies have shown that treatment with CBD was also shown to reduce the progression of Alzheimer’s disease in test-tube studies and animal studies as well. With more research being done each day we are finding more amazing results and so the interest in CBD and the effects it has on the human body continues to grow along with it.