5 Great Ways to Use CBD Oil to Feel Better and Improve Your Life!
As Cannabidiol, or CBD, continues to grow in popularity you may be wondering if using it could benefit you? Here are five great uses for CBD Oil.
1. As a Pain Reliever
CBD binds to the CB1 and CB2 receptors in our endocannabinoid system. By binding with these receptors, preliminary research has shown that CBD may help manage pain and inflammation, headaches and high blood pressure.
In a study entitled “Pharmacotherapeutic considerations for use of cannabinoids to relieve pain in patients with malignant diseases” researchers determined that CBD may help reduce chronic pain by impacting endocannabinoid receptor activity, reducing inflammation and interacting with neurotransmitters.
Animal studies, such as “Cannabidiol Is a Potential Therapeutic for the Affective-Motivational Dimension of Incision Pain in Rats” have shown that CBD reduced pain response to surgical incision and reduced sciatic nerve pain and inflammation.
The big news with CBD is that it is currently not known to have any major side effects.
So users can get possibly better pain relief than by using over-the-counter and even prescription medication … with little to no side effects.
2. As a Stress Reducer
In a study on Generalized Anxiety Disorder, the National Institute on Drug Abuse found that CBD reduces stress in animal subjects (rats).
In a study entitled “Cannabidiol in Anxiety and Sleep: A Large Case Series” researchers determined that “Cannabidiol may hold benefit for anxiety-related disorders.”
In yet another study entitled, “Cannabidiol as a Potential Treatment for Anxiety Disorders” scientists found that “Evidence from human studies strongly supports the potential for CBD as a treatment for anxiety disorders … CBD reduces experimentally induced anxiety in healthy controls, without affecting baseline anxiety levels, and reduces anxiety in patients with SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder).”
These findings are important because in our lives today there are thousands of potential causes of stress. These causes can appear anywhere and everywhere we go. Research readily suggests that there are numerous ways to reduce stress, but many people are unable to find what those ways are because life can be so stressful. However, if you find that one thing (like CBD) that works, then you can lead a fuller, more productive life. You will also be able to escape the demands of stress and feel relaxed because of it.
3. To improve Your Skin
Yes, CBD has also been shown to improve the condition of your skin. For example:
If You Have Acne –
CBD is known as a powerful anti-inflammatory and acne is an inflammatory condition.
When a person has acne their skin is literally inflamed and studies have shown that using CBD can “calm” the skin and reduce redness and diminish breakouts.
In a study entitled, “A therapeutic effect of cbd-enriched ointment in inflammatory skin diseases and cutaneous scars” researchers determined “based on skin evaluations (hydration, TEWL, elasticity), clinical questionnaires (SCORAD, ADI, PASI), and supported by photographic data and investigators' clinical assessment … that topical treatment with CBD-enriched ointment significantly improved the skin parameters, the symptoms and also the PASI index score. No irritant or allergic reactions were documented during the period treatment.”
If You Have Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema) –
The National Eczema Association (NEA) says this about CBD: “There have been myriad studies published on the potential benefits of cannabinoids in skin conditions. Many features of Atopic Dermatitis (AD) contribute to itch, particularly dry skin, histamine release and sensory nerve fibers. Cannabinoids, however, have a powerful anti-itch effect. There are receptors in the skin that interact with cannabinoids that could reduce the symptoms and appearance of AD. These effects happen through a constellation of interactions between phytocannabinoids and our endogenous cannabinoid system.”
If You Have Seborrheic Dermatitis –
Researchers at the University of Colorado in the US are currently conducting a study of 40 Parkinson’s disease patients who have seborrheic dermatitis to see if CBD can reduce or even eliminate the rash.
The scientists are, considering CBD’s effects on other skin conditions, highly optimistic that the results will be positive. About half of all Parkinson’s disease patients develop the rash on their face near the nose.
If You Have Psoriasis –
A study entitled, “Cannabinoids inhibit human keratinocyte proliferation through a non-CB1/CB2 mechanism and have a potential therapeutic value in the treatment of psoriasis” found that CBD helped slow down both the growth and division of skin cells involved in psoriatic skin rashes.
4. To Improve Your Sleep
In a recent Consumer Reports survey, about 10 percent of respondents who reported trying CBD said they used it to help them sleep, and a majority of those people said it worked.
Joseph Maroon, M.D., a clinical professor and neurosurgeon at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center told Consumer Reports in a story on its website: “CBD has properties that could help some people sleep better. Most notably, it appears to ease anxiety and pain, both of which can make it harder to fall asleep or stay asleep.”
5. To Lose Weight
As if the already long list of CBD benefits weren’t enough, Cannabidiol (CBD) is now being credited with helping users reduce their food intake and boost their metabolism so that they burn more fat instead of store it.
In an animal study, entitled “Cannabidiol decreases body weight gain in rats: involvement of CB2 receptors” (5) researchers observed that rats who were injected with CBD daily at doses of 1.1 and 2.3 mg per pound of body weight (2.5 and 5 mg per kg) saw significant reductions in body weight, with those receiving the higher dose having the most pronounced results.
Meanwhile, a study entitled “Obesity and cannabis use: results from 2 representative national surveys” (6) found that even though cannabis use is associated with increased food intake users actually tend to weigh less than those who don’t use cannabis.
In the study of 50,000 people, researchers noted an obesity rate of 14–17% among those who used cannabis at least 3 days per week, compared to 22–25% for those reporting no cannabis use in the past 12 months.
Sarah’s Blessing, which is located in England but ships its CBD products all around the world, uses high-grade hemp from Switzerland to create its CBD product line. That line includes CBD oil, candy, tea and cream.
To learn much more about the CBD products offered by Sarah’s Blessing, please visit https://www.sarahsblessing.co.uk/.
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