After hearing that everyone from the mailman to your gym trainer is loving life with CBD, you might be wondering why. So here are just ten reasons why CBD may improve YOUR everyday life.
1. CBD and Anxiety
Whether you’re dealing with mild anxiety or full-blown panic attacks, anxiety can make it hard to live your best life. Many people turn to prescription meds which are often habit forming. Others try yoga or meditation. For people who’ve found relief from those options, we congratulate them and wish them well! But for many people, those are either the wrong options or they’re just not enough.
More and more people are now turning to CBD to promote a sense of calm and well-being. Research published by the Journal of Psychopharmacology indicated that CBD could successfully treat generalized social anxiety disorder. For those who respond poorly to prescription medications, CBD could offer fast relief.
2. CBD and Muscle Recovery
Maybe that last family hike was a little more intense than you planned. Maybe you’re still feeling the burn after your last gym session. Either way, it sounds like your muscles could use some love. And CBD can actually help relieve some of the inflammation caused by working out.
Clinician Today even said, “Most people find it crazy to use CBD as a pre-workout supplement, but athletes who are looking to combat fatigue after vigorous exercise can use it as a muscle recovery supplement.” For those who regularly suffer from DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness), CBD has the potential to speed up recovery time to quickly get you back to your workouts.
3. CBD and Sleep
Tossing, turning, being unable to stay asleep, waking up already exhausted and needing a nap around noon. This might sound familiar because more than 70 million Americans struggle with some type of sleep disorder. Your circadian rhythm–or your sleep/wake cycle–is the automated internal clock that lets your body know when it’s time to sleep or be awake. When that system is out of whack, you can experience different sleep disorders.
One study showed that CBD is capable of interacting with receptors in the brain that control our circadian rhythm. So not only does CBD have the potential to directly balance our sleep/wake cycle, it also promotes sleep by reducing anxiety and promoting a sense of calm. Yes, please!
4. CBD and Chronic Pain
When you’ve actually managed to coordinate an evening out with your friends, you don’t want any type of chronic pain to ruin your evening. So if you suffer from chronic pain of any kind, then adding CBD to your regimen could be the tool you need to make life a little easier.
One study published by the Journal of Experimental Medicine suggests that CBD could successfully be used to treat inflammation and pain without developing a tolerance that might require increased dosages. This is in stark contrast to many prescription pain meds with diminishing returns–basically, you’ll need more and more for them to be effective. That alone can make it one of the most efficient and natural therapeutic treatments for chronic pain.
5. CBD and Healthy Skin
When most people think of CBD they imagine capsules, tinctures or even vapes. But CBD skin care is on the rise and for all the right reasons. One reason is because CBD can inhibit cortisol secretion in your skin. Too much cortisol can lead to collagen breakdown, elastin breakdown, and dryness. Not only can CBD put a stop to that, it’s a more powerful antioxidant than Vitamins E and C. While CBD skin care can promote vibrant, youthful skin from the outside, ingesting CBD in some form can promote healthy skin from the inside too!
6. CBD and Menstrual Cramps
Did you know that CBD can assist with a host of hormonal issues? Namely, menstrual cramps. Dr. Dani Gordon, a cannabinoid medicine specialist, says that there aren’t enough direct studies showing that CBD “cures” menstrual cramps. However, women who’ve used high doses of CBD for several months reported less severe period pain and PMS symptoms. For women who find themselves cradling hot water bottles once a month, this is great news!
7. CBD and Mood Swings
Mood swings can have many different causes. Sometimes they’re from fatigue, anxiety, hormones, and sometimes they’re random with no discernable source. In more severe cases, they’re due to chemical imbalances. According to a study published in Frontiers in Immunology, CBD was shown to reduce anxiety and could be used as a treatment for social phobia, PTSD, depression and bipolar disorder.
In theory, mood disorders are caused by a neurochemical imbalance in the limbic system. Luckily, CBD works to regulate the endocannabinoid system which assists in regulating the limbic system. So whether you’re just fighting fatigue-induced mood swings or if you need a lifeline to help treat more severe mood disorders, CBD is definitely worth a shot.
8. CBD and Cancer
If you, or someone you know, has been diagnosed with cancer, then you understand the hardships cancer patients endure. First cancer makes you sick, and then sometimes the treatment for it makes you feel even more sick. Medical News Today recommends using CBD as a complementary therapy to other cancer treatments. Pain, loss of appetite and nausea are all side-effects of many cancer treatments. Luckily, CBD has been reported to alleviate some, if not all, of those effects.
More research is needed to find out whether CBD can effectively treat or prevent cancer, but luckily it’s one of the most heavily researched topics today.
9. CBD and Neurodegenerative Disorders
Neurodegenerative diseases refer to conditions which mainly affect neurons in the brain. Since the brain is what controls the rest of your body, that means your entire nervous system could be affected. This list of disorders includes Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, MS and more. There are no known cures, but luckily there are several treatments that can help improve the quality of life for people with these disorders.
Inflammation is thought to be a main cause in neurodegenerative progression. CNS Neuroscience & Therapeutics says that because of its powerful anti-inflammatory properties, CBD “may represent a very promising agent with the highest prospect for therapeutic use.”
10. CBD and Seizures
Several years ago, one of the biggest news stories was how one family successfully treated their daughters seizures by administering CBD oil to her twice a day. Charlotte, their daughter, was continuously suffering from grand mal seizures. But after making CBD a regular part of her treatment she reportedly only had two or three seizures a month.
More and more research is emerging in support of this treatment too. The New England Journal of Medicine released a study in 2015 showing that individuals who took high doses of CBD had a 50 percent decrease in seizures. Considering the debilitating nature of seizures, these types of results are incredibly exciting.
Try CBD For Yourself!
Maybe you just need something to soothe back pain while you’re stuck in traffic. Perhaps you’re looking for something to soothe arthritis pain so you can go to the grocery store without needing any help. People who use CBD are trying to improve their quality of life, and you deserve that just as much as the next person.
At Singy’s we want to build a community where people can openly discuss the many benefits they’ve experienced from using CBD. So let us know how CBD has improved YOUR everyday life!