CBD Uses and Benefits: Three Ways CBD Impacts Your Health

Paul Cronin @ 2021-06-20 13:34:56 -0400

CBD has been used for centuries in many different cultures to help treat various medical conditions. Studies have shown that CBD can be used to treat anxiety, depression, PTSD, and improve the symptoms of diabetes, cancer, and more. 

CBD is a natural substance found in cannabis plants bred without THC (the compound responsible for the “high”). While CBD may not make you feel euphoric or give you any type of high, this doesn't mean it can't still be useful for medicinal purposes. In fact, there's an increasing amount of evidence showing just how beneficial CBD can be when applied topically or ingested orally.

Here are three ways CBD impacts your health: 

  1. Reduces Anxiety - CBD is a non-psychoactive compound that has been shown to relieve anxiety in patients with various conditions. Studies have found it can be used as a substitute for benzodiazepines, which are often prescribed to treat anxiety and panic disorders. 

CBD’s therapeutic effects have also been studied among those suffering from social anxiety disorder (SAD). In one small study carried out recently, CBD was administered daily over six weeks to participants who had SAD. The results showed an overall reduction in symptoms like depression, anger, fear, and distress; some even reported stopping their prescription medication because their condition improved so much!    

  1. Sleep Disorders - Insomnia suffers may be able to finally get a good night’s sleep with long-term CBD use. Recent research has shown that CBD helps calm the nervous system, allowing the body to relax and wake up more rested. 

Current studies show that up to 66.7% of patients suffering from a sleep disorder found CBD beneficial in getting to sleep faster and staying asleep longer. With over half of patients in the study, CBD appears to be a promising alternative to over-the-counter and prescription drugs that may leave the user feeling groggy in the morning. 

  1. Pain management - For the estimated 50 million Americans suffering from chronic pain, the answer to finding relief may lie in CBD products. According to recent research studies, patients with chronic illnesses like Tourette syndrome, multiple sclerosis, arthritis, and more found relief after prolonged use of CBD products. 

With more and more consumers looking to all-natural alternatives to prescription pain medicines and CBD becoming legal in nearly every U.S. state, it’s no surprise that CBD is quickly becoming a favorite for chronic pain sufferers. Plus, with research suggesting that CBD isn’t habit-forming and clinical studies showing that patients don’t build a tolerance to CBD, the all-natural pain reliever is quickly becoming mainstream. 

In this article, we've covered the basics of CBD and how it can help relieve anxiety, chronic pain symptoms, aid sleep, and more. We hope you found these tips helpful in understanding what CBD is all about. But, if you still have some questions, feel free to reach out! 

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