Why CBD is the Progressively Preferred Product among Adults?
Stress relief is one of the most common reasons adults turn to CBD. As the brain ages and responsibilities keep piling on, stress response tends to get more pronounced. CBD is particularly helpful as it assists the breakdown of anandamide- a neurotransmitter which is linked to feelings of calmness and peace.
CBD has recently been extensively covered by the media – as an add-in booster to a post-workout smoothie or morning coffee. Seen as an elixir for a range of health issues, it is an active ingredient in many beauty and wellness products.
Health Benefits of CBD for Adults
Clearly, the benefits of CBD span a wide and eclectic spectrum, largely classifying this Hemp extract as a product that has not yet been explored or leveraged to its full potential.
Although Marijuana and Hemp have the same origin- the Cannabis Sativa species, CBD is not classified as a drug as it is non-psychoactive, non-intoxicating, and does not produce a ‘high’. These facts position it as an extract that can be innovatively used, combined, and manufactured for multiple purposes.
Pain Relief with CBD
CBD oil has also been found to be particularly effective in pain relief. Most adults take some form of prescription painkiller as medication for pain relief. These often have terrible side-effects and some are even addictive in nature (Opioids). CBD interacts with the endocannabinoid system(ECS) which plays a major role in pain management.
It is an anti-inflammatory agent, meaning it treats microscopic cuts in muscles that cause aches, pain, and discomfort.
Since the ECS works through the nervous system, CBD is able to targe neuropathic pain that usually needs powerful painkillers to treat. This makes it an exceptional alternative to treat rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, sciatica, back and joint aches, and muscle spasms.
CBD as a Muscle Relaxant
Nerve impulses in the central nervous system cause muscle groups to contract involuntarily. CBD helps the ECS regulate muscle contractions and plays an important role in the communication between muscle groups and the neurons that control them.
CBD helps in alleviating muscle spasms at the molecular level, one of the reasons why thousands of people have decided to switch to CBD from prescription medications.
CBD for Muscle Recovery
CBD is a great benefit for gym enthusiasts. It helps in reducing inflammation, lowers muscle tension, alleviates pain, boosts sleep and promotes recovery. CBD helps in the reduction of inflammation by inhibiting inflammatory muscles, shortens the recovery time and alleviating tension in the tissue.
Most gym enthusiasts use popular muscle relaxants available in the market, but these have side effects such as depression, trembling, dizziness, confusion and sedation. CBD has demonstrated a lowering of muscle tension because it has similar effects as market drugs, without any side effects.
CBD topicals also serve as powerful painkillers that alleviate pain and are great for the post-workout recoveries. CBD inhibits pain by blocking pain transmission in the brain and spinal cord, lowering inflammatory messenger activity and decreasing sensitivity to aches. CBD also boosts the duration and quality of sleep, promoting more efficient recovery.
CBD for Sleep Disorders
CBD has shown proven results with sleep disorders and insomnia. CBD can help people fall asleep, improve REM sleep, and increase total sleep time significantly. A large number of adults deal with increased amounts of stress and pain, which has a direct impact on the quality of sleep.
CBD for Stress and Anxiety
CBD oil has demonstrated the ability to reduce stress, reduce social anxiety and treat depression. Recent research has linked CBD with several benefits for the heart and circulatory system, including the ability to lower high blood pressure – connecting it to advantages in other directly linked health hazards like strokes, heart attacks and metabolic syndromes, making researchers believe that the stress- and anxiety-reducing properties of CBD are responsible for its ability to help lower blood pressure.
While CBD oil might not be a treatment for ADHD, there have been studies that show it helps manage specific symptoms in people.
Traditional ADHD medications fall into two categories: stimulants and nonstimulants, which are accompanied with their own set of side-effects like poor appetite, weight loss, mood swings and insomnia.
Reviews and available data point to the fact the CBD can positively influence conditions of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders (OCD) by reducing the associated symptoms such as anxiety, fear and certain repetitive behaviours.
CBD for Neurological problems
Brain health is one of the many interesting benefits to come from CBD - its neuroprotective properties have created a ripple when they were found to be effective in impacting conditions like neurodegeneration, neurotoxicity, neuroinflammation, and oxidative damage – all of which collectively result in the onset of Alzheimer’s and dementia.
CBD oil has surprisingly had a huge impact on Epilepsy which is one of the medical conditions which. The first CBD-based medication that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the US has approved is Epidiolex, prescribed to those who experience seizures due to Lennox-Gastrault or Dravet syndrome (types of epilepsy).
CBD for skin conditions and acne outbreaks
While the numerous proven health benefits of CBD already position it is an indispensable component in the medical products of the coming years, some of its almost magical qualities have increasingly been applied to benefit various beauty regimen products, considering that the cosmetic and skin product industry is an area of investment that is poised for further growth and explosion.
Several studies have demonstrated CBD oil’s anti-inflammatory benefits on human skin, which makes CBD a suitable ingredient for acne-prone skin. Its calming advantages lead to reactive skin looking and more importantly, feeling better. The positive impact that CBD oil has on balancing the flow of skin oil pegs it as an important ingredient on products that address inflammatory skin conditions.
Its plant origin naturally means that CBD oil comes laden with antioxidant properties, which are the main ingredients for anti-aging and wrinkle therapies. Adults battling with skin dullness, and ruddy skin tone issues are increasingly opting for CBD anti-aging creams.
CBD is also effective for treating acne as it inhibits oil production, and has an anti-inflammatory effects on oil-producing glands. Acne is usually caused by excess oil build up, that along with dirt and dead skin cells clog the pores and cause angry red blemishes. CBD is also known to help treat acne scars. These scars are usually caused by enlarged pimples and picking of the skin. CBD ointments improve the skin’s appearance in categories such as elasticity and hydration when applied regularly.
There are other skin woes like psoriasis and itchy skin which can be treated with CBD. CBD products are able to inhibit the receptors that cause excess skin cell build-up in people with psoriasis. Itchy skin can be treated with a CBD-containing creams. Besides being itch relieving, CBD in effect disrupts the signals that transmit to the brain from nerve endings, indicating skin itching.
CBD in products like powders and shakes
CBD-infused protein powder acts as pain relief, provides anti-inflammatory benefits, promotes relaxation and reduces headaches.
This Article is Medically Reviewed by Dr. Parul (BAMS)
About Dr. Parul
She has knowledge of Ayurveda and 15 years of experience practicing as a general physician, She love to interact with patients, treating their various health issues, counseling them, and advising them to the best of her ability.
She has a special interest in treating pain-related issues, diabetics, and mental health-related disorders.
She is currently working with Qurist a trusted medical cannabis company.