Ease Your Days: The Healing Powers of CBD
BEAT STRESS & BOOST YOUR MOOD:
Whether you experience everyday level of stress or are living with an anxiety disorder (FYI: the most common mental illness in the US), CBD may be the very effective solution you’ve been looking for to help curb your symptoms and balance your moods. Even further, it can help you be your best in stressful situations from working in a team environment to the pressures of parenting by boosting your energy and your patience levels. A recent study gave thousands hope, as it tracked a group of adults with PTSD, where within a month of starting to use CBD, 80% reported a drop in anxiety levels while 67% reported improvement in their ability to sleep.
Beginner’s tip: CBD is not a cure-all for stress but do make sure you’re taking a high enough dosage to be effective for combatting your stress. Higher concentrated bottles (750mg and above) allow you to take a more well suited dosage without having to consume so much!
It’s no surprise that study after study has shown the importance of regular, restful sleep as part of a healthy lifestyle as sleep deficiencies can affect everything from brain health and cognition to immune function and mental health. We often struggle more to sleep as we continue to age simply because we have more pain symptoms that keep us tossing and turning. Whether from arthritis or wear and tear back pain, CBD can help reduce inflammation and pain allowing you to actually stay asleep, after being able to finally fall asleep in the first place. Just as exciting, other research hints that CBD may also affect sleep directly, by interacting with receptors in the brain that govern the body’s daily sleep/wake cycles, according to a 2017 review of sleep and cannabis in the journal Current Psychiatry Reports.
With 75% of the female population experiencing PMS/menstruation discomfort, you’ll be pleased to know that CBD can at least take the edge off! Not only can it help relax the uterine muscle where cramps occur, but other common symptoms such as fatigue, anxiety, irritability, headaches, depression, restlessness/sleeping issues, and bloating can all be alleviated by CBD. Beyond its very evident anti-inflammatory assistance, clinical studies have been showing it’s ability to interact specifically with our bodies’ serotonin receptors, which are the neurotransmitters that influence both pain and anxiety. Switching gears out of pain to pleasure, a 2017 Stanford study found cannabis may encourage sexual activity. The CBD combats pain and inflammation which many women report as symptoms during and after sex. Connections have also been established between sexual arousal and the endocannabinnoid system. (A system within all humans that the CBD interacts with.) Whether as a supplement or an infused topical, people are reporting positive benefits so far!
Large amounts of research has been performed for managing the psychological symptoms of erectile dysfunction, mostly attributed to high-stress work environments. In particular, CBD oil has shown to be effective in decreasing anxiety in a number of studies showing that CBD could play an important role in alleviating ED. While the results are not guaranteed, CBD-rich oil may be worth trying for men who want to be less inhibited in bed and treat their ED without the side effects of prescription medications.
Optimize your recovery via CBD’s powerful anti-inflammatory effect on your body. It can also offer muscle relaxation, speedy tissue repair and the stimulation of bone cell growth, all of which can assist in you getting back to life, work and training more quickly.
Whether it be a newer injury, chronic or neuropathic pain, and even migraine relief, CBD has found it’s place amongst one of the most effective supplements in aiding in painful symptoms that persist and test us in our daily existence. Because of if it’s natural ability to interact with many different receptors, signaling molecules and enzymes within the body, one of CBD’s most life changing attributes is bringing balance to the body through pain relief.
Keep in mind that topical CBD is ideal for sore muscles to a soft tissue injury like a rolled ankle. If your symptoms however are more specific to a spine or joint issue where there is a narrowing of joints, taking a CBD tincture sublingually is critical because the CBD needs to be in the blood stream to be effective.