7 Potential Health Benefits Of CBD.
1. May Alleviate Pain And Inflammation
The cannabis plant has been used as a pain reliever for thousands of years. Studies show that one of the substances that acts as a pain reliever in the body is CBD. When you use CBD, the body's endocannabinoid system is affected.
This in turn may reduce inflammation in the body related to arthritis according to preclinical evidence from rodent studies, but studies of human are lacking.
Studies have shown that CBD has the potential to reduce pain when used in isolation but works best when used in conjunction with other cannabinoids, such as THC.
2. May Reduce Anxiety And Stress Symptoms
When you're suffering from anxiety disorders or other mental health disorders, it can be hard to know where to start, or what's going on with your body.
Studies show that CBD oil looks promising as treatment for some mental health disorders, such as anxiety disorder, panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Research has found that in stressful situations, rodents make more rational decisions if they have received CBD. It is believed to have a similar effect on people who are in stressful situations.
A study shows that CBD could help reduce stress levels in people who were exposed to public speaking tasks.
So if you're interested in natural approaches to mental health, CBD oil may be a solution for you.
3. May Have Neuroprotective Properties
CBD may help treat neurological disorders by acting on the brain’s endocannabinoid system and other signaling systems.
For example, studies has shown that CBD can help with muscle spasticity in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS).
Another study from researchers showed that CBD could reduce seizures by half in children with Dravet syndrome, a rare form of epilepsy that begins before the age of one.
4. May Boost Your Exercise Recovery
Does CBD affect your exercise recovery? For example, does it help you recover faster from muscle soreness or injury?
According to a study CBD appears to have some properties that could boost exercise recovery. In the study, researchers found that CBD could help reduce inflammation and pain and protect against oxidative stress—which are all things that can occur after intense exercise.
5. May Help Inflammatory Skin Conditions
Studies show that CBD demonstrated anti-inflammatory, anti-itch, anti-aging. The study suggests that these effects occur when the drug interacts with the endocannabinoid system found on the skin.
Some skin conditions that may improve with CBD treatment include:
6. May Contribute To Better Sleep Quality
While the research on cannabis and sleep is still in its infancy, many of the studies reviewed suggested that CBD could improve sleep quality, decrease sleep disturbances, and decrease sleep onset latency.
7. May Improve Your Heart Health
We all know that heart disease is the leading cause of death for older adults. It's no surprise, then, that high blood pressure is a top contributor to heart disease. But what if you could lower your blood pressure naturally?
CBD has shown to be very promising as an alternative for high blood pressure. One recent study determined that it lowered the resting blood pressure of the study’s participants.