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The Benefits of CBD Oil

So you’ve heard about the wonders of CBD (once people start putting it in lattes, the secret is out) and you want to know: What is this new miracle drug?

Well, it’s not new (it’s been around forever), and we wouldn’t call it a “miracle” (we just don’t believe in them), but CBD Oil has a number of benefits that can change lives for the better. CBD is a non-psychoactive compound found in both hemp (like our Mix RX CBD Oil) and cannabis plants. Up until recently, it was easy for people to disregard anything associated with cannabis because it was mostly illegal, but now that everyone’s getting a little more comfortable talking about and researching the benefits of cannabinoids (the compounds found in cannabis and hemp), this is changing.

So what can you treat with CBD?

Pain

For most, CBD’s ability to treat chronic pain is its biggest draw. It’s believed that cannabidiol does this by targeting brain receptors and reducing inflammation and soreness. There’s even an oral spray on the market, Sativex, that combines CBD and THC to treat pain associated with multiple sclerosis (it’s been very successful).

Anxiety and Depression

A growing number of people have also started to see the benefits of treating symptoms of anxiety and depression with CBD (as well as any sleep-loss associated with those symptoms), finding comfort and relief from some of these often hard to treat problems.

Promotes Sleep and Relaxation

For the same reasons CBD is effective in treating anxiety, it can help dramatically for those suffering from insomnia or stress. Because of its naturally relaxing properties, taking CBD can help take the edge off hard days and long sleepless nights.

Hair and Skin

Research has shown that CBD can trigger the endocannabinoid system to create smoother, more radiant skin. Due to its anti-inflammatory properties, CBD can also help with skin conditions like psoriasis and eczema. For this reason, it also functions well mixed into haircare products for a healthy scalp.

Brain Function

Some studies have shown that CBD can be used to help with overall brain function, and can even possibly help with the fight against symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease and psychosis.

Seizures

CBD oil has also become an appealing alternative for treating seizures. Recent trials have shown patients successfully taking CBD for issues related to epilepsy, with their epileptic seizures being drastically reduced with treatment. While there are many other medications on the market for treating seizures, they often come with unpleasant side effects that dwarf whatever minor side effects taking CBD may cause.

And (Potentially) So Much More

As more and more people use CBD Oil, we’ll likely see more research into the broader range of benefits it offers. For example, we already have very early evidence that CBD may be used to treat certain forms of cancer. Other research has shown that CBD has the potential to:

And now that it’s gone mainstream, we can only expect that list to get longer as more research goes into this wonderful product (and hopefully without big pharma figuring out a way to charge through the roof for it). Of course, the best way to see if CBD can help you is to try it yourself. We suggest starting with a small amount and taking it from there.

And now that it’s gone mainstream, we can only expect that list to get longer as more research goes into this wonderful product (and hopefully without big pharma figuring out a way to charge through the roof for it). Of course, the best way to see if CBD can help you is to try it yourself. We suggest starting with a small amount and taking it from there.

References:

https://www.canabomedicalclinic.com/5-health-benefits-cbd-oils/(links to studies can be found within)

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/08/180829115228.htm

https://www.marijuanabreak.com/best-cbd-oils-sleep-review

https://prosehair.com/blog/cbd-in-hair-care.php

http://nymag.com/strategist/article/best-cbd-skincare-products.html