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What Is So Special About CBD?

Updated: Jan 22, 2022

There's no question that CBD is the buzzy wellness product of the moment.

CBD, or cannabidiol, is a chemical that’s extracted from the leaves and flowers of the cannabis plant. CBD is making its way to the market from the celebrity, normal people and people who would like to break the no

Hemp-derived CBD products (with less than 0.3 percent THC) are legal on the federal level, but are still illegal under some state laws. Marijuana-derived CBD products are illegal on the federal level, but are legal under some state laws.

Several medical researchers have found that CBD can reduce the symptoms of depression and anxiety in people. It even helps fight social anxiety and public speaking anxiety too. CBD gets the most attention because of its ability to reduce pain.

Here are the 6 benefits of CBD- Hemp derived products:

  • It Can Reduce the Symptoms of Depression and Anxiety. Anxiety and depression are common mental health disorders that can have devastating impacts on health and well-being. According to the World Health Organization, depression is the single largest contributor to disability worldwide, while anxiety disorders are ranked sixth. In one Brazilian study, 57 men received either oral CBD or a placebo 90 minutes before they underwent a simulated public speaking test. The researchers found that a 300-mg dose of CBD was the most effective at significantly reducing anxiety during the test. Using CBD has been shown to reduce anxiety and depression in both human and animal studies.

  • Reduces Pain. Studies have shown that CBD- hemp derived products may help reduce chronic pain by impacting endocannabinoid receptor activity, reducing inflammation and interacting with neurotransmitter

  • Can Alleviate Cancer-Related Symptoms. CBD may help reduce symptoms related to cancer and side effects related to cancer treatment, like nausea, vomiting and pain. One study looked at the effects of CBD and THC in 177 people with cancer-related pain who did not experience relief from pain medication.

Those treated with an extract containing both compounds experienced a significant

reduction in pain compared to those who received only THC extract

Though CBD has been shown to help reduce symptoms related to cancer and cancer

treatment, and may even have cancer-fighting properties, more research is needed to

assess its efficacy and safety.

  • May Reduce Acne Growth.

CBD may have beneficial effects on acne due to its anti-inflammatory qualities and its

ability to control the overproduction of sebum from the sebaceous glands.Based on

recent scientific studies, CBD oil may help treat acne due to its anti-inflammatory

properties and ability to reduce sebum production.

  • Could Benefit Heart Health. Recent research has linked CBD with several benefits for the heart and circulatory system, including the ability to lower high blood pressure.High blood pressure is linked to higher risks of a number of health conditions, including stroke, heart attack and metabolic syndrome

  • Neuroprotective Properties Researchers believe that CBD’s ability to act on the endocannabinoid system and other brain signaling systems may provide benefits for those with neurological disorders. In fact, one of the most studied uses for CBD is in treating neurological disorders like epilepsy and multiple sclerosis. Though research in this area is still relatively new, several studies have shown promising results.

Though research is limited at this time, CBD has been 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.

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