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CBD was discovered back around the Second World War in 1940 by an American scientist Roger Adams and his colleagues. The widespread acceptance of this wonder chemical compound has seen hindrances due to the stigma surrounding marijuana-derived products. 

Despite, the backlash this amazing therapeutic property has managed to gain amazing popularity.  Let’s take a look at why CBD has become so popular!




CBD may boost;

  • Mental Health & Mood

Serotonin a monoamine neurotransmitter is accountable for leading our modulating moods. Low levels of serotonin lead directly to low mood levels, anxiety, and even depression. Consequently, research has shown CBD increased the levels of Anandamide, a substance known to boost serotonin levels in your brain, and therefore, increasing your mood positively.

Many people have noted using CBD products has helped to reduce the symptoms of their uneasiness. It actually provided longer-term relief when used correctly. While it’s no secret doctor-prescribed medications like anti-depressants have serious side effects. Research has shown CBD products show no major side effects. This renders CBD an overall healthier alternative solution.


  • Sleeping Patterns

I think we would all agree, a good night’s sleep is essential to our overall mental and physical health. Millions of people suffer from some form of insomnia.

CBD or Hemp products (some with melatonin) have been shown to act as a sleep aid. 

Premium brand CBD products can assist in minimizing mind distraction. High levels of terpenes (an aromatic molecule found in the flower) called Myrcene have sedative properties.  These properties can regulate the way the body acts to the hormones that govern sleep. 


  • Relief from Muscle Discomfort

Muscle aches and discomfort are actively being treated by CBD.  Topicals such as CBD creams/lotions/salves and gels can be applied directly to the sore muscle.  In short. CBD is good at fighting inflammation.

Tinctures, gummies, or other edibles are all sources of getting CBD flowing in your system. Cannabinoids interact synergically with the endocannabinoid system.  This interaction is possible through the CB1 and CB2 receptors. They create homeostasis or a balancing effect in the body ultimately reducing discomfort.


  • Skin

Among skin-related problems, Acne is fairly a common one. Cannabinoids have an amazing effect on the skin.  They are known to have anti-aging properties that reduce fine lines and wrinkles.  They aid in alleviating dry skin, eczema, acne, and psoriasis just to name a few.  CBD has the potential as a promising therapeutic agent for the treatment of acne.

 

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