How Can CBD Help Me?
Good question. Talk of CBD is all the rage right now, but very few people understand what it is, where it comes from, and what it can do to enhance our health and wellness.
First off, experts have agreed on its safety. After countless studies and research conducted by scientists and doctors around the globe, it’s been concluded that CBD is a safe, non-addictive, non-intoxicating substance.
Good news right? Now let’s get into some more details.
What is CBD?
It is a powerhouse of compounds found in the stem, stalk, leaves, and flowers of the hemp plant, which is where it is extracted from. The entire hemp plant is full of omegas and vital nutrients and has several positive benefits for our bodies, skin, and hair.
Because CBD and THC work in different ways in our brain and our bodies, CBD is the perfect compound for anyone who wants the beneficial effects without the psychoactive high that cannabis is commonly known for. It has the ability to provide a multitude of health benefits giving us a natural alternative to pharmaceuticals.
More research and studies still need to be conducted, but most scientists and doctors can agree that CBD has the potential to alleviate a wide range of physical and mental/emotional discomforts.
The only part of the plant that does not contain any CBD is the seed. Hence hemp (seed oil) so it should not be confused with hemp oil or CBD oil. Watch the tricky marketing…
What Does CBD Help With?
Well, we all have what you call an “Endocannabinoid System” This important bodily system is still not fully understood yet. So far, we do know it plays a very important role in regulating a range of necessary human functions and processes. Most people report having relief in many areas, including:
- bone, heart, and digestive health
- pain receptors
- response to stress
- glucose metabolism
- weight management
- reproduction and fertility
- muscle recovery from physical strain/exercise
What’s happening is, CBD actually mimics the effects of natural compounds in our body called, “endogenous cannabinoids” or endocannabinoids. These naturally occurring compounds work together, to help alleviate discomfort and imbalances within our bodies. They are very similar to the ones found in the cannabis and hemp plants.
Working like lock and key, with these cannabinoids, our “endocannabinoid system” or ECS affects a wide range of physiological processes that we depend on every day, from the way we feel on a day-to-day basis, to how easily we can relax into slumber.