It seems like every day there is a new wonder drug available on the market that does more and different things than the rest. A lot of this is sensationalism and false advertising, which has resulted in many misconceptions and general confusion among consumers.
Right in the center of that confusion is CBD — which has suffered more than any supplement in history at the hands of bad actors in the industry that make false medical claims and/or mislabel products. As proponents and believers in science, and the legitimate benefits of CBD, we’d like to help set the record straight.
1. Pain Relief
The endocannabinoid system in your body is responsible for regulating balance (homeostasis) in the body including body temperature, sleep patterns, inflammation and other functions. CBD stimulates receptors in the endocannabinoid system, and so ingesting CBD can reduce inflammation, helping relieve pain.
2. Anxiety, Depression and Sleep
Many anxiety and depression medications today have numerous harmful and annoying side effects. Likewise, for pharmaceutical sleep aids. CBD however provides a side-effect free alternative to these drugs. CBD has been linked with your brain releasing serotonin, a neurotransmitter that controls our social behavior and moods. CBD has also been proven to help with anxiety and depression in humans and other animals. Regarding supporting better sleep, the reduction of anxiety is equally as important as CBD’s effect on regulating sleep patterns leading to more restful (quality) sleep.
3. Skin Health
Acne is the most common skin condition in the U.S. today, affecting an estimated 9% of the population. Because of its unique characteristics CBD may help in treating acne. CBD’s anti-inflammatory qualities and its ability to control the overproduction of sebum from the sebaceous glands help prevent the creation and spread of acne on the skin. Companies like Being Hemp combine the benefits of CBD with the latest dermatological science to provide additional benefits such as firmer, more youthful looking skin.
4. Long-Term Neurological Health
Though research is limited at this time, CBD has been shown to help combat neurological disorders. In recent tests, CBD has shown to ease symptoms related to epilepsy and Parkinson’s disease. CBD was also shown to reduce the progression of Alzheimer’s disease in test-tube and animal studies. Those are powerful indicators that suggest CBD can help improve your well-being over the long term as well as the short term.
5. Support Heart Health
High blood pressure is linked to higher risks of several health conditions, including stroke, heart attack and metabolic syndrome. Studies indicate that CBD may be able to help with high blood pressure. Also, because of CBD’s powerful antioxidants and stress-reducing properties CBD may help reduce the inflammation and cell death associated with heart disease. Though more studies are needed, CBD may benefit heart health in several ways, including by reducing blood pressure and preventing heart damage.