They're the hottest three letters in the wellness world right now: C,B & D.
So, can CBD (cannabidiol) help you?
If there's one warning we give our customers at The Hemp People, it's this: CBD is not a quick fix, overnight "cure," or miracle medicine. And there's really no point investing the money in a good quality CBD supplement if you're not going to commit to making other positive changes toward a healthier, happier lifestyle.
In fact, this powerful plant molecule doesn't actually work by covering up your symptoms the way most pharmaceuticals do. It works by giving your body the support it needs to promote self-healing and optimal well-being, otherwise known as homeostasis.
That said, here are the "big three" health issues CBD can help with, so you can get on with living your best life:
1. Less Stress & Anxiety.
This is something that weighs many of us down these days. It's actually what got us into CBD in the first place, since we found it so personally beneficial. Clinical studies also strongly support CBD's effectiveness in managing symptoms of anxiety and stress.
Research suggests CBD activates the 5-HT1A serotonin receptor. Serotonin receptors are expressed in the nervous system and play a significant role in regulating anxiety. Because of this, they are often the primary target of antidepressant and anxiety disorder medications. CBD offers users a safer, more natural option, free of the risks associated with pharmaceutical drugs.
2. Reduced Pain Reduction & Inflammation.
Chronic illness is often linked to inflammation (which has been proven to start in the gut, so if you're dealing with this, we definitely advise rethinking your diet with the help of a professional if you're serious about improving your health).
Cannabinoids in general, and CBC, CBD, and CBG in particular (all found in a good full-spectrum hemp product) are known to be potent and powerful analgesic pain-killers, as well as anti-inflammatories.
CBD’s anti-inflammatory properties work both inside the body and topically. Skin is a great absorber and products like CBD Hemp Balm work quickly on a targeted area to address inflammation and irritation.
3. Better, More Regular Sleep.
We all have natural energy cycles, but because of busy lives, demanding careers, and increasing family needs, fewer of us are working at our optimal energy throughout the day.
Not only can CBD help you fall asleep faster, but a nightly dose can also help you stay asleep for more extended periods without interruptions.
CBD works because it feeds the body’s master controller, the endocannabinoid system (ECS). The ECS affects many bodily functions, including the circadian rhythm and encourages a return to your body's own natural state of balance (homeostasis), which may feel different to different people.
CBD is a powerful addition to your self-care practice, if used mindfully.
One of the best ways to get the most from this powerful plant supplement is by starting a health journal at the same time as you start taking your CBD tincture, water-soluble or vape.
This will help you to keep track of your wellness journey and your body's responses to your new routine.
Dr. Philip Blair, consultant MD for Elixinol says while he has never seen adverse reactions to CBD, he has seen people who needed to adjust their timing and frequency.
“It’s not uncommon for people to see results from CBD immediately. This is because, for most people, the endocannabinoid system is starving. That first serving of cannabinoids, CBD, the body’s reaction is immediate,”
“But everyone’s body is different and everyone’s body is changing. What your body needs when you first use CBD may differ from what your body needs after it has normalized. For some people, they need to adjust the timing or frequency of CBD. Some people need less CBD after their body has adjusted.
As it returns to homeostasis, the body adjusts. It’s important to listen to what your body is telling you."
We welcome any questions and are always happy to advise, no matter where you choose to purchase your CBD.
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