6 Good Reasons Adults use CBD
6 Good Reasons Adults use CBD
Many adults including professional athletes enjoy CBD products in the form of topical creams, softgels, tinctures, edibles like flavored gummies, chewing gum, smokable pre-rolls, and more. Many also purchase CBD products for their dogs and cats.
The popularity of CBD has led to the development of thousands of privately owned companies selling CBD products direct to its customers or through wholesale partners that own medical offices, pet clinics, hair salons, golf and tennis clubs, and retail businesses.
Natural Wellness Organics is an example of a family-owned CBD product company meeting the demand. They sell their proprietary CBD products through their website and store in Osprey, Florida. They grow their own hemp on a family farm in Oregon and all of their products have zero THC thanks to proven extraction methods.
Natural Wellness Organics even wrote an eBook to help educate adults about CBD. A digital flipbook version of their book titled CBD Naturally is posted at NaturalWellnessOrganics.com and it’s free. The eBook explains what research says about CBD and 40 health conditions. With this research in mind, here are 6 good reasons adults are using CBD – Anxiety, Pain and Inflammation, Addiction Treatment, Neuroprotection, Skin Conditions, and Epilepsy.
Researchers suggest that serotonin receptors may play a role in the effects of CBD on anxiety. One of the studies involving humans demonstrated that CBD could reduce social anxiety caused by public speaking. A review of various studies in 2015 published in Neurotherapeutics also found that CBD helped to reduce anxiety associated with PTSD, panic disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Pain and Inflammation
Researchers have investigated the pain-relieving effects of CBD. A recent human study of the use of topical CBD oil with peripheral neuropathy of the legs noted a significant reduction of intense pain with no side effects. Another study demonstrated that a combination of CBD and THC sprayed in the back of the mouth might be effective for noncancer related chronic pain.
Some experts suggest that CBD can help people coping with addictions by reducing activation of the amygdala, an area of the brain involved with addiction. One study published in the American Journal of Psychiatry suggested that CBD reduced cravings and anxiety in people with heroin use disorder. Other studies suggest that CBD may have therapeutic properties that can help treat opioid, cocaine and psycho-stimulation addiction.
Animal studies have shown that CBD might offer neuroprotective activity in several neurodegenerative diseases including Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, Huntington’s disease, multiple sclerosis, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Research published in 2014 in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease found that CBD was able to prevent the development of social recognition deficit. This means that CBD may be able to help people in the early stages of Alzheimer’s to recognize the faces of people they know. It’s believed that the anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties of CBD are providing support for adults dealing with neurogenerative diseases.
Certain cannabinoids demonstrate anti-inflammatory, anti-itch, anti-aging, and anticancer properties. Some experts suggest that these effects occur when the drug interacts with the endocannabinoid system found on the skin. Some of the skin conditions that may improve with CBD treatment include acne, psoriasis, dermatitis, itchy skin, and minor to moderate pain. A 2018 study showed CBD helped to reduce inflammation of skin allergies.
The first CBD-based medication that the FDA approved was Epidiolex in 2018. Doctors prescribe Epidiolex to people who experience seizures due to Lennox-Gastrault or Dravet syndrome, which are rare types of epilepsy. Epidiolex underwent rigorous human studies before receiving FDA approval. Other research findings suggest CBD might also treat complications linked to epilepsy, such as neuronal injury, neurodegeneration, and psychiatric diseases.
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