CBD: The Benefits
Let’s talk about CBD! I’ve been trying it out over the last 4 months or so & wanted to wait to share about it until I could tell if I was noticing a difference & seeing benefits.
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What is CBD?
The brand I’m using here is called Pacific Daze. Their hemp produces 80+ different naturally occurring phytocannabinoids (chemical compounds) with the most prominent being Cannabidiol (CBD). CBD interacts with the body’s endocannabinoid system which is the series of receptors that have been shown to regulate relaxation, pain, sleeping, mood, the immune system, memory, stress response, and other important functions…
What will happen when I take CBD?
CBD is totally THC free, has no psychoactive effect, and will not get you high. You don’t feel any immediate difference in demeanor, in my opinion, but around 20-30 minutes later start to notice that your headache is going away or other pain is lessening.
What are the benefits?
“CBD affects everyone differently but, most commonly, people tend to take CBD to help them reduce their stress and anxiety levels, improve sleep, ease everyday aches & pains, manage chronic pain, reduce inflammation, calm the nervous system & improve digestive issues.”
“Research indicates that CBD may be valuable in the treatment of cancer in a number of different ways. CBD as well as some of the other compounds found in cannabis have an antitumor effect and can amplify the death of tumor cells in both colon cancer and leukemia. In addition, investigations have shown that CBD can be used to stop the spread of cancer cells in cervical cancer cells…”
“While CBD is most commonly used to treat physiological symptoms, there’s a growing body of research that indicates it can also be used in the therapy of a range of mental health conditions, including anxiety. A study by the University of São Paulo found that CBD significantly reduces subjective anxiety, leading investigators to conclude that “These results suggest that CBD reduces anxiety in [social anxiety disorder] and that this is related to its effects on activity in limbic and paralimbic brain areas.”
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My findings —
I struggle with a lot of back, neck, hip & knee pain (quick shoutout to my 9-year long distance running career) & started off taking the Drops in my water, tea & smoothies. It adds a touch of orange flavoring!
I wasn’t noticing a drastic difference during the day using a few drops, so I started using an entire dropper. I also will do a full dropper & let it sit under my tongue for 10 seconds before swallowing it & I’ve found that’s very helpful!
I picked up the capsules & have started taking them daily & will report back on how that’s going in a month or so but truly, I took one earlier for a headache/nausea & in 25 minutes I felt fine. SO much better to be treating frequent pains with a plant-based supplement instead of Ibuprofen which can come along with adverse side effects & long-term issues + diseases for your kidneys.
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Also, CBD is meant for persons over the age of 18 years old. Please consult your doctor or naturopath before adding CBD to your routine & do not consider this post professional medical advice.
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