Surprising Science-Backed Benefits of CBD

CBD is an active ingredient of cannabis discovered more than eight decades ago. It has many benefits including relieving stress, pain, depression, aids in sleep and increases. There has been widespread use of this compound due to its positive effect. 

The Science behind CBD Positive Results

CBD is mostly used for chronic pain. According to a scientific research, it is safe and has no side effects. Most people have used it but are not aware of how it works scientifically.  It is one among the over 120 compounds known as cannabinoids.

Your body has an endocannabinoid system, whose work is to receive and translate signals sent by cannabinoids. The ECS is responsible for sleep, pain and immune system control. According to Neurotherapeutics, CBD does not make you high because it only inhibits or activates the compounds found in the endocannabinoid system.

While CBD is an essential component of medical marijuana, it is derived directly from the hemp plant, which is a cousin of the marijuana plant. While CBD is a component of marijuana (one of hundreds), by itself it does not cause a “high.”

Reference: https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/cannabidiol-cbd-what-we-know-and-what-we-dont-2018082414476

A good example is that CBD stops the absorption of anandamide in the body because it’s one of the compounds that regulate pain. So anandamide accumulates in the blood leading to a reduction of pain. Cannabidiol limits inflammation in the nervous system and the brain, which is beneficial for someone in pain and insomnia.

FDA does not regulate the dosage of CBD. So people are free to interpret their dosages; however, it must be used with a lot of caution. It is always advisable to talk to your doctor before you start using it.

Benefits of CBD

CBD is beneficial to people suffering from various conditions including debilitating pain, high blood pressure, arthritis, depression, and anxiety. It has so many benefits that its usage is increasing daily.