11 Sep How CBD Will Change Your Life
CBD seems to be a big buzzword these days. From tinctures and vape oils to skincare products and bath bombs, it seems like everything is infused with this new “miracle medicine.”
So what exactly is CBD, and what makes it so amazing?
CBD is short for Cannabidiol, which is a compound found in cannabis plants. There are over 100 different cannabinoids found within the plant (THC being the most famous for its ability to get you “high”).
Unlike THC, CBD has no psychoactive effects, is 100% legal, and is currently revolutionizing the world of medicine as we know it.
CBD is truly one of the most remarkable compounds in the natural world.
According to research, cannabinoids synergize and help support humans’ built-in Endocannabinoid System (ECS). It was in 1992 that scientists discovered that the ECS plays a direct role in homeostasis, which regulates every metabolic process in the body, such as pain sensation, appetite, temperature regulation, stress reactivity, immune function, and sleep, as well as other processes. Even more interesting is that muscle and fat tissue also utilize these receptors to control their processes.
So basically, CBD communicates with our body’s main command center to keep things running as they should. Pretty amazing.
What is CBD used for?
We’re just beginning to understand the true science behind CBD. But one thing is for certain…
People all around the world are experiencing life-changing healing benefits, freeing themselves from long-term chronic illnesses, and finding true, lasting wellness — all as a result of taking this miracle medicine.
The list of ailments CBD can alleviate is lengthy and (of course) varies from person to person.The main thing to note is that CBD is a powerful anti-inflammatory medicine, and (as we know) inflammation is at the root of just about every illness.
Some of the most notable illnesses CBD can treat are: anxiety, depression, inflammation, pain, arthritis, cancer (also counteracting the negative effects of chemotherapy), quitting smoking/drug withdrawals, seizures, neurological disorders, diabetes, PTSD, fibromyalgia, endometriosis, Parkinson’s, M.S, Alzheimers… the list goes on and on.
Many people also take CBD for its mood-enhancing and mind-clearing benefits. CBD can help “lighten” your meditation practice, elevate your everyday thinking into a realm of unprecedented clarity and creativity, clear negative energy and emotions, decrease your reactivity and attachment to old inhibiting patterns, and support open-mindedness and the creation of new habits.
How is CBD used?
CBD is extracted from marijuana plants as either an oil or powder. Oil tinctures and capsules seem to be two of the more popular ways to consume CBD, but the list of products available is long. You can smoke it in bud form, or vape it in oil form. There are CBD-infused gummies, candies, and chocolates. Some companies like Strava are infusing their coffee beans with CBD, finding that adding it can minimize jitters associated with the caffeine, as well as increase focus. CBD topical treatments make up another huge part of the industry. Bath bombs, lotions, and balms are supposed to soothe muscles and promote an anti-inflammatory response. New companies are coming out with new products constantly, so you’ll have plenty of room to play.
So if you’ve been looking for something to take your entire life to the next level, CBD just might be worth exploring…
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Please note: How CBD should be used depends largely on what it’s being used for. If you have pre-existing conditions, you may want to talk to your doctor before using CBD oil.