Cannabidiol, better known as CBD, is a popular natural remedy used for various common ailments. It is one of the many chemical compounds known as cannabinoids, found in the cannabis or marijuana plant. Unlike Marijuana, CBD is low in THC so it does not cause you to feel “high” or stoned. It is also legal when it contains trace amounts of THC. This makes CBD an appealing option for those of us who need relief from pain and other symptoms but don’t like the mind-altering effects of marijuana or certain pharmaceutical drugs. There are also many health benefits that come from using CBD oil.
As a cancer survivor, this first benefit is extremely personal to me. CBD may help reduce symptoms related to cancer and side effects related to treatments- like nausea, pain and vomiting. Having been there, I know that getting the slightest relief makes a world of difference. CBD may also help reduce chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting, which is a common chemo-related side effect. Having cancer sucks! If there’s something natural that can help alleviate some of the discomfort and pain, it’s definitely worth a try. CBD has some promising results. As an fyi, Greenhouse Bliss offers cancer patients a Community Support discount, so definitely check us out.
When it comes to pain, people tend to use prescription or over-the-counter drugs to relieve stiffness and pain, including chronic pain. CBD users believe that CBD offers a more natural alternative. Scientists have also discovered that CBD has pain-relieving effects. Authors of a study published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine found that CBD significantly reduced chronic inflammation and pain in some mice and rats.
Studies have shown that CBD may help reduce chronic pain by impacting endocannabinoid receptor activity, reducing inflammation, and interacting with neurotransmitters. Several studies on humans have found that a combination of CBD and THC is effective in treating pain related to multiple sclerosis and arthritis. One study in rats found that CBD injections reduced pain response to surgical incision, while another rat study found that oral CBD treatment significantly reduced sciatic nerve pain and inflammation.
Speaking from experience, a few years back I had a hard fall and tore both of my Achilles. Needless to say, it was very painful. Today I still suffer from pain when the weather is cold, rainy or if I overexert myself. I use Greenhouse Bliss CBD oil to help with the pain. I also use a CBD topical that I rub directly on my Achilles. If you have pain from an injury or from prior activity, CBD may provide you with some relief.
One additional benefit of CBD is that it may reduce acne. Acne is a common skin condition that impacts people young and old. Based on recent scientific studies, it appears that CBD oil may help treat acne as well. CBD oil has anti-inflammatory properties and the ability to reduce sebum production from the sebaceous glands.
So these are just a few benefits. Browsing through the internet, you will find many more. Whether CBD is used to help you stop smoking, or to ease anxiety or treat epilepsy, the list is growing as more research is completed, and more testimonials are shared. If you suffer from pain, insomnia, inflammation or other medical disorders, consider learning more about CBD and its benefits. You won’t be disappointed. Thanks for stopping by friends. Chat soon!
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