As the interest in CBD products grows and the health benefits are often noted as one of the strongest reasons for considering it, the question is, are they good for your health? There has been some research on this and anecdotal experiences of people who’ve tried CBD products, be they edibles, oils, creams or other types, which suggests there are good indicators that using them is beneficial.
Let’s take a closer look to see what health benefits CBD has been found to offer.
There’s a clear connection now between CBD and pain relief. While marijuana has been used for centuries for medicinal purposes to manage pain symptoms before pain relief medication was invented, it was actually the CBD within the plant that provided the real benefit.
It’s believed that the neurotransmitters in the human body that move electrical signals around get disrupted when taking CBD. For people who have chronic symptoms, not feeling the pain makes their life far more manageable. Getting off taking pills also seems like a healthier option too.
It hasn’t gone unnoticed that long-term use of NSAIDs like ibuprofen to treat arthritis and other chronic diseases can cause related issues with intestine ruptures and irritated bowels. A healthier option with fewer risks is being welcomed by many people who have an undesirable diagnosis that they’re trying to live with and manage better.
Dealing with Anxiety
Anxiety often goes undiagnosed, but even for people who acknowledge that they suffer from it, it’s often extremely debilitating. Taking prescribed medication for the condition is problematic because it can lead to feeling drowsy, an inability to get to sleep, or being frequently on edge.
What is important when using any CBD product is that the brand is a respected one. Also, if they are getting their CBD isolate (needed in the production process) from a third-party producer, it’s important that their supplier offers only the highest quality source materials. Otherwise, the CBD product may not offer the expected relief for people suffering from anxiety or depression.
Taking CBD has been found to improve cognitive ability during stressful events and reduce visible anxiety that can affect performance; even work tasks like making a presentation in front of important clients can seem easier.
There has been some research on CBD that suggests it could be positive for heart health. The antioxidants that are present along with anti-inflammatory benefits paint a positive picture for people needing to reduce the risk of heart damage following a cardiac event.
It’s also known that stress, which leads to the cortisol chemical flooding the bloodstream, is not healthy when it’s sustained over time. Indeed, multiple studies on early retirees have found that the lower stress when leaving corporate life is highly beneficial in their 50s to avoid impacting the body’s overall health, including the heart too.
As the desire to opt out of big pharma medication and look for alternative health choices grows, so does the interest in CBD products. As long as the source for the CBD is dependable, then it’s certainly worth exploring your options for better health.
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