What are the benefits of CBD to health?
CBD or cannabidiol, an active compound in marijuana, has a number of health benefits which can be backed-up by personal experience and an increasing number of studies and reports.
CBD is non-psychoactive and contains virtually no THC due to how it is extracted from the plant, and has the following potential health benefits:
- Digestive aid
- Anti-inflammatory effect
- Pain management
- Anxiety relief
- Reduction in blood pressure
CBD stimulates appetite, which is particularly important if you have an illness or are undergoing treatment which reduces your appetite. A healthy appetite is vitally important for the body to get all of the required nutrients it needs to function optimally.
In parallel to increased appetite, CBD reduces feeling of nausea and vomiting.
Anti-inflammatory effect/pain management
One of the most widely reported effects of taking CBD supplements is the reduction of swelling; CBD binds to receptors in the body and reduces swelling and inflammation, which can in turn also provide pain relief.
Unfortunately, many people suffer from various forms of anxiety, including generalised anxiety disorder, which can have a huge impact on social life and enjoyment.
CBD is thought to reduce anxiety, whereas THC (another active compound in the marijuana plant that is instead psychoactive) can increase it. Treatment for anxiety can include counselling, cognitive behavioural therapy and antidepressant medication.
Reduction in blood pressure
High blood pressure, also referred to as hypertension, can increase your risk of a heart attack or heart disease. High blood pressure occurs when there is a restriction of blood flow and CBD can work to reduce inflammation in arteries. Common causes of inflammation are alcohol and drug use.
According to research by the University of Cologne, CBD relieves psychotic symptoms associated with schizophrenia, which affects roughly 1.1% of the US population.
How does CBD make an impact on health?
When you add CBD from outside of the body (phytocannabinoids), they mimic endocannabinoids, which appear naturally in the human body. Whether through water soluble oils or other methods of ingestion, adding extra CBD to your system can supplement and boost how your body is already functioning.
With CBD reportedly able to be received by our digestive and immune systems, the phytocannabinoids are able to engage with the vast majority of our bodies, improving overall health. However, CBD shouldn’t be seen as a ‘one for all’ or ‘total cure’, more as a way to enhance health rather than heal.
The future of CBD as part of a healthy lifestyle?
More and more is being learnt about the positive impacts CBD can have on our health and as more and more studies are conducted to scientifically assess results, it’s likely that the buzz around CBD as a healthy food supplement will only grow.
For the health conscious, it represents another option to improve health and alleviate symptoms of ailments. With such benefits being reported by word of mouth, it’s an impressive supplement to consider adding to your current health plan.
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You must be at least 18 years of age to purchase CBD products. Claims regarding the effects of CBD products are regulated by the MHRA and have been since 2016. To sell CBD for medicinal purposes, a distributor requires a license from the MHRA.