Over the last few years, CBD has become more commonly used to treat painful conditions, boost our mental health, and help us to get a better night’s sleep. And as the market grows, the range of products to choose from does too, with CBD chocolate, gummies, and hot drinks like CBD coffee and tea making it easy for you to feel the benefits. Read on for more about this amazing health product and the advantages that come with it.
What is CBD?
You may be familiar with CBD due to the fact it is becoming more popular with many of us and is available in most pharmacies and health stores, but how much do you know about it? CBD is extracted from the cannabis plant and infused into a range of products that can benefit our general well-being. Just because it comes from the cannabis plant, you don’t need to worry about any adverse side effects, or the ‘high’ feeling that you may associate with cannabis. CBD products do not contain THC – which is the substance that leads to psychoactive effects, so you can reap the benefits that this health product has to offer, safely. There is a huge range of CBD products on the market that you can choose from should you decide to give it a go, which we will look at below.
How does it work?
When you take CBD, it interacts with the endocannabinoid system within your body – this is the system that is responsible for making sure that your body is functioning correctly, by monitoring your digestion and immune system, to name a couple, making it a good product to use to boost general health. CBD also interacts with the pain receptors within this system, to change the way they react to pain, and they produce an anti-inflammatory response because of this, making it a product commonly used for natural pain relief. CBD comes with so many other health benefits – read on to find out more.
What are the benefits?
CBD is taking the wellness world by storm because of its amazing health benefits, here are three examples of how these products can boost your health and benefit your well-being.
1. Natural pain relief
As mentioned above, the way that CBD interacts with the receptors within your body means that you can benefit from an anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving effect. This is why CBD is becoming more widely used as a natural alternative to traditional treatments. It can be a great addition to your daily routine if you suffer from discomfort caused by various conditions like arthritis or MS or can be used to ease aches and pains that may be caused by an injury. It can promote the healing of cuts and burns and reduce swelling and inflammation – and with so many different ways of implementing it, you can choose to use it in a way that suits you.
2. Calms anxiety
Another reason that CBD is becoming more popular is that it can be used to calm feelings of stress and anxiety. It is said to balance the production of cortisol within the brain, which is the chemical that makes us feel stressed and can have an impact on the production of dopamine. CBD can also have an impact on the way your brain reacts to serotonin, which can have a positive effect on feelings of anxiety. If you suffer from either of these issues, it can be taken as and when you need to give you a feeling of tranquillity and relief when you need it most.
3. Improves skin conditions
If you suffer from skin conditions like acne or eczema, CBD could be one of the best treatments for you. CBD-infused cream means you can apply it to the problem area so that it can work on reducing inflammation, and healing broken and irritated skin. If you use CBD to treat these conditions regularly, you can benefit from smoother and clearer skin, with visibly reduced redness.
Type of products available
We’ve briefly mentioned the products on the market, and with so many available, you can choose something that is perfectly suited to your needs. CBD oils and capsules can be taken orally and broken down into your system and bloodstream easily. They can be implemented into your day by adding CBD to your food or taking capsules like you would your everyday vitamin. To treat external conditions like aching muscles or skin conditions, creams and balms can be applied to ease the affected area. If you are looking for a product that is a little more exciting, CBD sweet treats like cookies, lollipops and chocolate are available, as well as hot drinks. If you like a long soak, bath bombs can help you to relax, and ease your aches and pains.
Are they safe?
There are a lot of misconceptions about CBD because of the fact it is derived from the cannabis plant, but it is THC free, so you don’t have to worry about it causing you harm. It is legal in the UK, and manufacturers must have their products third-party tested before they hit the shelves. Before purchasing your CBD, you should check that the product is certified, and lists ingredients for your peace of mind. If you are buying online, look for lab reports to give you an idea of CBD content and quality.