CBD (Cannabidiol) is a cannabinoid compound found in the marijuana (hemp) plant. It is becoming increasingly popular nowadays due to its potential health benefits and therapeutic uses. Researches are ongoing to evaluate its more health-related benefits. But the most important thing about CBD is its product range. The product range of CBD is remarkably versatile. It is available in different forms for all your needs.
In this article, first of all, we will discuss some major health benefits of CBD and then we will move towards different CBD products to get these benefits.
Health Benefits of CBD
Most of the health benefits of CBD are based on its attraction to the body’s Endocannabinoid System. It is actually an additional immune system in the body that is responsible for the regulation of many important functions such as immune responses, pain and inflammation responses, memory and body temperature, etc.
Endocannabinoid System regulates these functions with the help of its receptors which are known as Endocannabinoid Receptors. There are two types of Endocannabinoid receptors in our body, CB1 receptors, and CB2 receptors. CBD interacts with both these receptors and produces its effects on the body.
According to scientific and independent research studies, CBD might have the following potential health benefits:
· CBD has strong pain-relieving properties
CBD may provide instant relief in case of both chronic and acute pain. The pain-relieving properties of CBD are proved by research studies. It is also helpful in joint pain like Arthritis. In 2017, a study was performed on rats suffering from joint pain. The results were really encouraging as relief from pain was found in rat models after injecting them with CBD Oil.
The pain-relieving properties of CBD are also based on its interaction with Endocannabinoid Receptors. According to research studies, CB2 receptors are responsible for pain responses and perception by the CNS (Central Nervous System) of the body. CBD interacts with CB2 receptors and produce some natural cannabinoids in the body. These cannabinoids start binding on the CB2 receptors and block their activity. As a result of this blockage, CB2 receptors are no longer responsible for pain responses and the body starts feeling relief from pain.
· Relief from Anxiety and Stress
CBD provides relief from anxiety and stress. According to a research study in 2015, CBD is considered as a potential treatment for multiple anxiety-related disorders such as panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Many Scientists have claimed that CBD can be used for overall mental health conditions.
Cancer is usually treated with chemotherapy which can produce significant side effects like nausea and vomiting. CBD is very helpful in the alleviation of these side effects. According to a research study in 2016, CBD may relieve chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting when a patient has taken Sativex, a drug made with a combination of CBD and THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol).
Due to its strong anti-inflammatory properties, CBD is found to be a very effective treatment of acne. According to a research study in 2014, CBD can reduce the secretion of sebum by inhibiting the sebaceous glands which can further inhibit the production of acne.
Different CBD products to get all these health benefits
CBD is available in different types of products to get above given benefits. These CBD products are easily available in the market. Now we will discuss some of the major CBD products that are perfect for all your needs.
· CBD Oil and Tinctures
CBD Oil is the chemical extract of the hemp (marijuana) plant. It is completely non-psychoactive and non-toxic. You can take CBD Oil orally by placing its 2-3 drops under your tongue or you can add it into your drink. CBD Oil and Tinctures are commonly used for pain relief and reducing inflammation.
· CBD infused Gummies
CBD infused Gummies are actually a convenient and discrete way of consuming CBD. Several brands sell CBD infused Gummies including, toffees, jellies, and gums. Certain flavors and colors are also added to them to make them more attractive for the users.
· CBD Capsules
CBD Capsules is the most portable product of CBD because you can take it anywhere by keeping it in your pocket. CBD Capsules are particularly best for those people who don’t want to taste CBD while taking it. They have an extremely long shelf life and for this reason, you can use them for a long time.
· CBD Topicals
CBD Topicals include lotions and creams. They are particularly best for the external use of CBD. For example in the case of joint pain, you can apply CBD lotions or creams on the site of pain directly to get instant pain relief.
· CBD Vaping Pens
CBD Vaping is one of the most unique and modern ways of taking CBD. In CBD vape pens, CBD in raw form is converted into CBD vapors and the patient inhales them directly. CBD vaping require very little time to react in comparison to other CBD products that is why very much popular nowadays. The only downside of CBD Vaping is its susceptibility to contamination. As the CBD vapors pass through the air before entering the body, there is a likely chance of contamination from the air.
From the above discussion, you can deduce that there are CBD products for all your needs and you can easily find them in the market. Still, you should consult with your doctor before using any of CBD products.