The Mental and Physical Health Benefits of Using CBD

You probably have heard about CBD oil and wanted to know more about the benefits of trying this now, quite popular product. I am with you. I have tried CBD coffee before, but I guess it is time to check the real deal about it, and why should we take it daily?

Despite being a delicate year for business in general, it looks like the UK’s CBD market keeps growing considerably in the past few years with the country already being the largest CBD consumer market in Europe with over 6 million users. What makes me think that there is more than hype about it.

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What is CBD?

It can derive from the cannabis Sativa plant or the hemp. CBD is also known as cannabidiol, but it does not have the same effects as THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol)– which is the substance that lets people “high”. Now that we know that THC and CBD are two completely different things, let’s focus on CBD itself.

To make it easy to understand the use of CBD, we can split it into two categories – CBD and Medical CBD. To be sold as medicine, CBD is tested and regulated by certified laboratories. Legality and safety are the keywords to describe it as a health product to be consumed.

Yep, it can be used as a medicine to control general aches and pains, and it is even proven to reduce the effects of anxiety and also combats insomnia.

One of the strongest evidence for cannabidiol health benefits comes from its effectiveness in treating some severe childhood epilepsy syndromes such as Dravet syndrome and LGS.

Commercially, it can be found in different forms that can be consumed in different ways including oil drops, hemp flowers, infusing in hot drinks or baking, vape e-liquids like the CBD e liquid UK, or in edible forms like gummies and soft gels.

As you can imagine, we are spoiled for choice. But now let’s check the real benefits of it to our body.

What are the benefits of taking CBD?

It seems that CBD is playing a big role in living a healthier life and have a better wellbeing effect on our bodies. It produces a positive effect on both mental and physical health.

You must remember that CBD itself is a natural stimulator that induces our body to keep receiving the benefits already got from our neuro-modulatory system.

As a result, we feel good, calmer, and it reduces our pains in general. But the most important role of CBD when it comes to brain function is to reduce inflammation.

A healthier sleep is also another popular reason for start taking CBD regularly. The endocannabinoid has shown signs of regulating one of the key stages of sleep -NREM sleep.

You must remember that only authorised doctors and health professionals can prescribe medical CBD.

It also has been linked to the improvement after working out recovery from some athletes. It is due because of its anti-inflammatory properties that can be a good match for treating muscle aches.

As you can see, these are just some examples of the improvements people have experienced when using CBD. Besides being based on personal experiences, there is a relative increase in research being done in CBD in the near future.

So, have you ever taken any form of CBD or Medical CBD? Let me know what do you think about it?

Simone Ribeiro
I'm a Brazilian journalist based in West Midlands. In Brazil, I have worked with International Trade and Logistics publications.

Now in the UK, I keep writing and I dedicate myself to a new project : Midlands Trade - a blog focused on business in Europe and Brazil. It's also supporting small businesses throughout the #MeetTheBusiness.

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