There’s a lot of chatter going on about Cannabidiol (CBD) oil…and for a good reason! It seems that anyone can harness the power of this natural substance and the studies of its effects continuously prove that CBD oil is the health product of the decade (even though its been used for generations).
If you’re new to the idea of using CBD products you are in the right place. In this article, we’ll discuss the most common uses, benefits, and what to look for when purchasing CBD products.
What Is CBD Oil?
CBD oil (or extract) is a product derived from cannabis. It is a type of cannabinoid, which are the chemicals naturally found in hemp and marijuana plants. While both plants are from the same genus species, marijuana contains 5-20% THC (the psychoactive element) and hemp plants contain less than 0.3% of THC which is within the legal limit. Because of this the majority of CBD oil is derived from hemp plants, not marijuana, so you won’t have to worry about having the “high” effect.
Uses & Benefits
Anxiety, Stress, and Depression
Many people fall into the trap of using THC to treat their anxiety temporarily. However, this can cause more harm than good, because it has also been known to increase anxiety and trigger addiction in its users. CBD is a safer alternative that can be used to help individuals manage anxiety, depression and stress disorders. Researchers believe that this is because CBD changes the way receptors in your brain react to serotonin, a chemical linked to mental health. When taken, studies revealed that CBD:
- Reduced stress, depression, and restored emotional balance
- Decreased the physiological effects of anxiety, such as increased heart rate
- Improved symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Induced sleep in case of insomnia
- Improved Hormonal Imbalance In Women
- Perimenopause & Menopause: Alleviates mood swings and insomnia
The effects of CBD oil on receptors in your brain can also significantly reduce chronic inflammation and pain. CBD binds ion channels known to mediate pain perception, swelling, and body temperature making it successful in relieving symptoms caused by:
- Chronic Pain
- Pain related to MS
- Muscle pain
- Spinal cord injuries
In addition to it’s calming properties, The effects of CBD on receptors in the immune system can also relieve common skin issues by reducing inflammation. CBD’s ability to provide powerful antioxidants, aid in sleep and detox make it the perfect addition to any beauty regime to improve symptoms related to:
It can be taken orally, used topically in moisturizers and soaps, or be added to your bath as a gentle skin detox to provide your body and face with a healthy glow.
Gut Health & Digestion
There are many ways in which CBD shows promise in promoting gut health. It’s been shown to promote the growth of good bacteria while restraining harmful bacteria that can lead to leakage and weak intestinal walls. But even more so, when your gut is flourishing with good bacteria, the entire health of your digestive system will improve helping you have more energy, mental clarity, sleep better, and lose stubborn fat. Because of its anti-inflammatory traits, CBD oil is great for those suffering with:
- Constipation or Diarrhea
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Leaky Gut (Strengthens Intestinal Walls)
- Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (Crohn’s disease, Ulcerative colitis)
What to look for when purchasing CBD Oil & CBD Products
When sourcing CBD, look for high quality, pure products without added fillers. Some companies actually add fillers without giving their consumers notice, so you want to be sure that you are going with a supplier that is trustworthy. We offer a whole plant, cold-pressed Thrival CBD Extract. This oral supplement is organic (no yucky pesticides), non-gmo, and made with premium quality CBD.
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