6 Awesome Benefits of CBD

CBD, or cannabidiol, has gained immense popularity in recent years for its versatile benefits. From addressing chronic pain to alleviating social anxiety, managing epileptic seizures, promoting better sleep, and tackling a myriad of other health issues, CBD has proven its effectiveness. What’s even more intriguing is that CBD is well-received by the body, offering relief without the risk of addiction or overdose. This has led to a growing interest in alternative healthcare options, including exploring the potential advantages of medical marijuana in various therapeutic contexts. In some cases, individuals may seek a marijuana card to access these treatment options under regulated conditions.

Here are some of the most popular benefits people using CBD are enjoying right now.

1. It’s a sleep aid.

CBD isn’t great at inducing sleep, but it can improve the quality of your sleep, with more recovery and restfulness. CBD soothes pain and reduces stress, which does help with the falling asleep bit. For best results, you could consider taking CBD with a sleepytime tea, or melatonin —a natural sleep inducer. Then you can wake up more refreshed, with more energy and mental clarity.

2. It boosts professional performance.

This follows from number 1 above, in that better sleep increases focus and lucidity. But, CBD also reduces anxiety, helping you to perform more confidently among your peers.

It’s well known that self-confidence is a major determinant of success. A boost in mental sharpness and a dip in anxiety levels can be a big help.

Also, CBD oil won’t cause you to suffer a sugar crash or caffeine sweats.

3. It boosts athletic performance.

Any athlete knows that the key to physical development is proper recovery, so many of the benefits athletes experience derive from CBD’s improved sleep recovery characteristics. CBD ameliorates sleep with powerful anti-inflammatory properties that increase muscle recovery while CBD’s soothing effects ensure you sleep deeply. When used prior to games or training, CBD can boost mental sharpness and focus. 

CBD also helps with joint pain. Former gymnast Brody Shemansky attests that “Asymmetrical pain in joints at a different part of the body is pretty typical. The body is a chain. Often times the injury to a right ankle will cause pain in the left hip at some point. I used to get consistent blood tests after chemo and during my bodybuilding career. I noticed my testosterone levels, my lipid levels, and a few other metrics were always better when I was taking CBD.”

This is why CBD is getting so popular with athletes like Olympic gold-medalist Megan Rapinoe and former UFC Lightweight Champion Anthony Petis.

4. It is a neuroprotective that fights Alzheimer’s.

CBD is a neuroprotective that reduces the kind of inflammation that causes most Alzheimer’s symptoms. As a neuroprotective, CBD can help prevent and heal damage to the brain and nervous system, while also promoting the growth of new neurons.

CBD was seen reducing inflammation and brain cell decline, as well as the impacts of oxygen build-up in studies conducted by California’s Salk Institute. CBD’s neuroprotective qualities may have positive impacts on conditions like multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, and Alzheimer’s.

5. It alleviates PTSD and anxiety.

Early signs are promising that CBD may be effective for treating PTSD and anxiety. CBD helped lower feelings of isolation and supported the brain’s production of healthy emotion and memory in both human and animal studies. Research has also shown that CBD can perform roughly as well as ipsapirone and diazepam (valium) when used to reduce social anxiety.

Research also shows that CBD boosts anandamide signalling, with important implications for those suffering from PTSD. Studies have linked PTSD to low levels of anandamide. Anandamide, also known as the “bliss molecule” is the body’s antidepressant. Anandamide helps block the recall of traumatic memories, helping people from having to mentally re-live traumatic events so frequently.

Anandamide also promotes happiness, pleasure, and the recall of happy memories. It’s main claim to fame is the “runner’s high” people experience after grueling exercise. That’s a wave of anandamide being released.

6. It helps vs. epilepsy, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease.

CBD has been used for a particular kind of epilepsy called Dravet’s Syndrome for years. It’s the only FDA-approved use of CBD so far. For those with multiple sclerosis, early evidence indicates that cannabis medicine with a ratio of around 1:1 CBD to THC may help reduce muscle spasms and pain in cases of MS.

Research from the Department of Pathology at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine indicates CBD suppresses inflammatory events plus helps increase the production of immune-enhancing proteins at the same time. Another fantastic benefit of CBD is that, unlike MS drugs like Interferon―which come with side effects as severe as those experienced in chemotherapy, CBD oil is non-toxic and side-effects are rare and mild.

But this is hardly news. The US National Centre for Biotechnology Information reported that “nearly every participant in a 1997 survey of 112 regular marijuana users with multiple sclerosis [stated] that the drug lessened both pain and spasticity.”


Finally, CBD also appears to have positive impacts on the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. CBD helps raise dopamine levels, which reduces involuntary shaking and seizures.






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