As marijuana becomes increasingly legal in more and more places, the use of THC and CBD products is on the rise too, especially for medical purposes. In addition, more research is being done on CBD and the results have found all sorts of benefits to the consumption of it - without experiencing a high. Unlike it’s cousin THC, CBD is completely legal to purchase in all 50 states and, according to research, seems to have the most health benefits.
Muscles and Joints
Inflammatory diseases such as arthritis can be crippling; symptoms of this disease can include fatigue, weakness, difficulty walking, and sharp pain in the joints, ankles, back, neck, and muscles. Some research studies have shown that CBD can help significantly ease these symptoms and encourage healthy muscles, joints, and organs.
Anxiety & Other Psychological Disorders
With over 40 million adults in America affected by anxiety alone, the impact CBD can have on these sorts of disorders is huge. Endocannabinoids (ECS) are chemical compounds that studies have shown have a huge role in drug addiction, memory, energy, and the brain reward system. As you might be able to infer from the name, they are activated by the same receptors that activate CBD; as a result, research shows the use of CBD can have a positive impact on psychological disorders like anxiety.
It’s estimated that more than 5 million Americans suffer from Alzheimer's, and of these people, around two-thirds are women. A great benefit of CBD is it promotes the health of the organs - like the brain! This means diseases like Alzheimer's, Huntington’s disease, and multiple sclerosis, can all lead to complications like degeneration of the brain, but studies have shown ECS activity can help reduce the onset of these types of diseases.
A common result of many illnesses as well as a side effect of many treatments and medications, loss of appetite can be debilitating, worsen symptoms, and lengthen recovery time. This is an especially big problem with patients who undergo chemo to treat cancer, many patients report feeling a strong aversion to any sort of food, which can lead to making them even weaker. Additionally, medications and illnesses often directly cause the ECS system to shut down the receptors in the brain responsible for appetite. By stimulating ECS with CBD, appetite can be retained even while undergoing treatments such as chemo.
According to some studies, CBD has antibacterial properties which can be of significant help to the body when it comes to things like fighting off disease. Starting as early as 1950, CBD has been used as a treatment for tuberculosis and other illnesses. As time goes on, bacteria continue to evolve and has even grown resistant to many forms of antibiotics - CBD is all natural and promotes a healthy immune system, which is of utmost important when fighting off disease-causing bacteria.