The Hemp plant is documented, as one of the oldest, fastest growing plants on the planet. It's also, one of the most adaptable and multipurpose plants in the world. All parts of the hemp plant can be used in various ways. For example; The stalk can be used to manufacture textiles or as bio-fuel. The seeds can be eaten or turned into hemp seed oil. There is a long list of illnesses and conditions, both mental and physical, that can be improved by using CBD products.
CBD can boost;
Mental Health & Mood
Serotonin is accountable for leading our moods. Low levels of serotonin has been connected to low mood levels, anxiety, and even depression. CBD products have been shown to increase the levels of Anandamide, a substance known to boost serotonin levels in your brain, and therefore, increasing your mood positively.
Some studies conducted on the effect that CBD products have on anxiety show it is an effective natural solution to alleviating many forms of social anxiety, panic attacks, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and other similar anxiety disorders.
Many people have noted using CBD products have helped to reduce the symptoms of their depression and actually provided a longer-term relief. While doctor-prescribed medications like anti-depressants, CBD products have been shown to have no side effects, making it an overall better alternative option.
I think we would all agree quality sleep is key to our overall health and state of mind. Millions of people suffer from not getting enough sleep. CBD and hemp products (sometimes with melatonin) have been shown to be a sleep aid, assisting in the struggle to get to sleep.
The science behind this is CBD, via high levels of a terpene (an aromatic molecule found in the flower) called Myrcene, which has sedative properties can regulate the way the body acts to the hormones that govern sleep.
If sleep is something you struggle with, CBD products could help you fall asleep faster and improve the quality of your sleep, bringing you into a deeper REM, so you wake up feeling well-rested.
Relief from Pain and Discomfort
CBD and Hemp have also been found to alleviate different types of pain and discomfort. Externally, CBD creams/lotions/salves and gels can be applied directly to sore achy muscles.
Internally, CBD can be indigested via tinchures, gummies or other edibles. Hemp can also be smoked containing low to no amounts of THC.
Cannabinoids acts as an agony reliever internally and externally by calming down the CB1 and CB2 receptors in the body that are off balance in one way or another. They creates a homeostasis or balance affect Thereby, reducing joint and muscle inflammation.
Cannabinoids has an amazing effect on the skin. Their known to have anti-aging properties that reduces fine lines and wrinkles. They aid in alleviating dry skin, eczema, acne and psoriasis, just to name a few.
Cannabinoids are associated with reducing pain in health conditions such as arthritis, epilepsy and multiple sclerosis just to name a few.........Remember reducing pain and inflammation is just one of the many traits cannabinoids are best known for.
On June 25, 2018 the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Epidiolex. The first but definitely not the last pharmaceutical formulation of highly purified, drug substance derived from Cannabis. The cannabinoid lacking the marijuana.
Epidiolex is the first and only FDA cannabidiol prescription drug used to treat seizures associated with Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome or Dravet Syndrome. It's considered a breakthrough treatment. Epidiolex has reduced seizures significantly.