Cannabidiol, or CBD, is one of the most widely-used therapeutic supplements globally. It’s known for its wide variety of health benefits and has been hailed as a natural remedy for everything, from Anxiety to cancer.
With all the ways it helps people, it makes sense that CBD products should be part of your life too. So, I’ve put together this article listing ten significant benefits you’ll receive by using CBD oils or tinctures daily.
- Relieves Anxiety
Most people associate CBD with relieving pain and improving mood, and yes, it can do both of those things. But, there’s more to this miraculous supplement than meets the eye. Researchers have found that CBD can ease Anxiety by inhibiting enzymes (like cyclo-oxygenase) in the brain that cause the release of neurotransmitters like glutamate, which are associated with Anxiety.
- Promotes Cognitive Functioning
CBD may also work to improve memory recall. It has been found to cross the blood-brain barrier and bind with receptors that contribute to various aspects of cognition, such as learning, thinking, and remembering information.
- Controls Eczema
Researchers in Australia have found that CBD works to prevent inflammatory skin diseases without any side effects. The researchers found that CBD edibles acted on an ‘inflammation signaling pathway’ by activating inflammatory signaling molecules and reducing the production of pro-inflammatory cytokines. They also found a reduction in the activity of enzymes in the body that break down eczema proteins, making it less likely for eczema to develop.
- Relieves Nausea and Vomiting
CBD reduces nausea and vomiting because it acts on one of the brain’s pain pathways to provide pain relief without causing patients to feel high. It is often used to reduce the symptoms of chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting in cancer patients. It has also been shown to improve appetite and quality of life for people with HIV/AIDS.
- Stops Seizures
A study published in 2011 found that CBD effectively reduced seizures within an hour and became more effective over some time. Many people already have effective products at home that work just as well or better for other types of seizures.
- Protects Against Neurodegenerative Diseases
CBD has been found to protect the brains of mice against the damage caused by diseases like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and brain cancer. CBD does this by helping to stop the accumulation of β-amyloid and glutamate, which are two proteins that contribute to cell death and dementia.
- Reduces Inflammation And Regenerates Injury
CBD promotes inflammation in the body by reducing vascular inflammation, a significant contributor causing most types of chronic inflammation (like arthritis). It also helps to regenerate damaged cells in our bodies by improving blood flow across the body. Inflammation is important for our health, but when we have too much, it can be harmful.