Cannabidiol, commonly known as CBD, has been a popular supplement to help relieve many ailments. It is one of the many chemical compounds found in the hemp plant. CBD does not create a “high” effect or any form of intoxication. So, what is so good about CBD and how can it help you?
Here are some of the many potential health benefits of CBD:
Anxiety and depression management
CBD may be able to help manage the effects of anxiety. A study has shown that it could change the way your brain receptors respond to serotonin, a chemical which is linked to mental health (Source)
Another researcher also found that a 600mg dose of CBD helped people with social anxiety to give a speech (Source)
In a study, 57 men received either oral CBD or a placebo 90 minutes before they underwent a simulated public speaking test. The researchers found that a 300-mg dose of CBD was the most effective at significantly reducing anxiety during the test. The research also found that the placebo, a 150-mg dose of CBD, and a 600-mg dose of CBD had little to no effect on anxiety (Source)
Additionally, CBD oil has also shown promise antidepressant-like effects in many animal studies, Click here if you’d like to read about them (Source)
CBD could also help to manage pain. Studies have shown certain components of cannabis, including CBD, are responsible for its pain-relieving effects. The human body’s endocannabinoid system is responsible for regulating important functions such as appetite, sleep, pain and immune system response.Studies have shown that CBD may help reduce chronic pain by impacting endocannabinoid receptor activity, reducing inflammation and interacting with neurotransmitters (Source)
The Journal of Clinical Investigation found that oil prevented activity in the sebaceous glands which are responsible for producing a natural oily substance that hydrates the skin. Too much sebum is known to lead to causing acne. Before considering taking CBD oil for acne treatment discuss with your dermatologist (Source)
Recent research has linked CBD with several benefits for the heart and circulatory system, including the ability to lower high blood pressure.
High blood pressure is linked to higher risks of a number of health conditions, including stroke, heart attack and metabolic syndrome (Source)
Research also indicates that CBD may be able to help with high blood pressure.
One recent study treated nine healthy men with one dose of 600 mg of CBD oil and found it reduced resting blood pressure, compared to a placebo. The same study also gave the men stress tests that normally increase blood pressure. Interestingly, the single dose of CBD led the men to experience a smaller blood pressure increase than normal in response to these tests (source).
Researchers have suggested that the stress- and anxiety-reducing properties of CBD are responsible for its ability to help lower blood
The benefits mentioned here are just some of the many potential benefits you could experience with the use of CBD. Let us know if you have any further questions and a member of the team will be happy to help you.