CBD uses and health ben­e­fits

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What is CBD?

Cannabid­iol, com­monly re­ferred to as CBD, is a molec­u­lar com­pound found in the cannabis and hemp plant that has proven an ef­fec­tive holis­tic treat­ment for a wide range of health con­di­tions, ail­ments, and dis­eases, in­clud­ing:

Men­tal Health

Sci­en­tists are study­ing the ef­fect of CBD on anx­i­ety, so­cial anx­i­ety dis­or­der, post trau­matic stress dis­or­der, and in­som­nia. They’ve found that CBD con­nects to neu­ro­trans­mit­ters in the brain that reg­u­late our brain chem­istry in­clud­ing dopamine, sero­tonin and glu­ta­mate. Stud­ies have shown that CBD pro­motes a home­osta­sis re­gard­ing th­ese ar­eas that af­fect per­son­al­ity and cog­ni­tive be­hav­iour.

CBD has an­tipsy­chotic prop­er­ties. In fact, a sig­nif­i­cant as­so­ci­a­tion has also been ob­served in cannabid­iol-treated pa­tients who suf­fer from psy­chotic episodes. Th­ese pa­tients have seen an im­prove­ment in their clin­i­cal symp­toms, and it is be­lieved that CBD re­duces psy­chotic symp­toms.

Neu­rode­gen­er­a­tive Dis­or­ders

Neu­rode­gen­er­a­tive dis­ease is caused by a slow pro­gres­sion of neu­ron func­tion in spe­cific ar­eas of the brain and can cause cog­ni­tive, mo­tor, and/or be­havioural dys­func­tions.

CBD’s anti-in­flam­ma­tory, neu­ro­pro­tec­tant and an­tiox­i­dant prop­er­ties are be­lieved use­ful in treat­ing neu­rode­gen­er­a­tive dis­or­ders like Alzheimer’s dis­ease, mul­ti­ple scle­ro­sis, Parkin­son’s dis­ease, and Amytrophic Lat­eral Scle­ro­sis (ALS).

CBD has been re­viewed for its pre­ven­tion and man­age­ment of th­ese main neu­rode­gen­er­a­tive dis­or­ders and im­por­tant clin­i­cal tri­als have con­firmed the po­ten­tial phar­ma­co­log­i­cal ac­tiv­ity of CBD in the man­age­ment of clin­i­cal symp­toms and the slow-down of the pro­gres­sion of th­ese dis­eases. Who Else Can Ben­e­fit from CBD Treat­ment?

Those with men­tal health is­sues or neu­rode­gen­er­a­tive dis­or­ders aren’t the only ones who can po­ten­tially ben­e­fit from holis­tic CBD treat­ment. CBD is also be­ing de­vel­oped for:

Ath­letes

Re­search proves CBD pro­motes heart, joint, and brain health along with an in­crease in im­mune func­tion, of­fer­ing nu­mer­ous po­ten­tial ben­e­fits for ath­letes.

CBD is also be­ing used to help ath­letes re­cover from con­cus­sions and anti-in­flam­ma­tory is­sues like mus­cle spasms and bro­ken bones.

Pets

Just like us, our furry friends need proper nu­tri­tion and ex­er­cise to main­tain a bal­anced, healthy life. When our pets ex­pe­ri­ence health ail­ments, they re­quire treat­ment and medicine - prefer­ably nat­u­ral - to sup­port their re­cov­ery. CBD has been proven an ef­fec­tive holis­tic treat­ment for a wide range of health con­di­tions, ail­ments, and dis­eases for pets.

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