How does it feel to live with pain, stress, or sleeplessness? If you’re someone who suffers from these conditions, the answer probably is “it sucks.” It sucks to feel like you’re not able to live the kind of life that you want to live.
It sucks to see other people running around with their families, posting pictures of amazing things they’ve done, and accomplishing extraordinary feats while you’re at home hurting, crying, or desperately trying to get through the day.
We’ve been there. That’s why we started this company. We’ve seen firsthand the ability of CBD to transform a life from the crying, hurting, desperate lifestyle to one where you feel like you can truly start living again. That’s our goal for our products: to enable you to “get wild” and allow yourself to experience the true joy that can be found in a full life.
For many of us, the idea of living a life of less pain, be it physical or emotional, can seem far from our reach. In this blog, though, we hope to share our vision with you, and show you how CBD can help give you the tools necessary to transform your life.
In this article, we’ll cover why CBD is important, some of its key benefits, and look at some of its most common uses.
Benefits of CBD
First, before we talk about what it’s used for, let’s talk about some of the benefits of CBD that you do not get with other products.
CBD works with your body naturally. Your body has a system called the endocannabinoid system (or ECS) that naturally produces compounds called cannabinoids to help keep your body in a state of balance. When you have a deficiency in cannabinoids, it can manifest in many ways, including inflammation, pain, decreased immune response, and so on.
CBD works with the cannabinoids you already produce to boost the deficiency and help your body back into a state of balance. Rather than relying on outside chemicals to treat the problem, CBD works naturally with what your body knows best.
CBD treats the root of the problem, not just the symptoms. As we mentioned earlier, having a deficiency in cannabinoids can manifest in a multitude of ways. There are many ways that you can treat these symptoms, including pain relievers, supplements, and other medications, but many of these only masks the problem.
Plus, some can come with harmful side effects. CBD is different. CBD works with your endocannabinoid system to heal your body from the inside out. Rather than just relieving the symptoms, CBD amplifies your body’s natural healing mechanisms and essentially allows your body to heal itself.
That’s why CBD can be life-changing. Instead of relying on consistent medication use to relieve symptoms, CBD can help your body to heal itself so you no longer have any symptoms. And the best part is, it’s all done naturally. There have been very few side effects reported with CBD use, so you don’t have to worry about what it might do to your body in the future.
What is CBD used for?
CBD can be used for a number of reasons including pain, stress, sleeplessness, inflammation, migraines, seizures, weight loss, and more. Because it works with your endocannabinoid system, it has the potential to be able to alleviate a variety of symptoms.
Here we’ll go over the three most common reasons for use of CBD: pain relief, anxiety, and sleep.
CBD for Pain Relief
How does CBD help to relieve pain? The answer is: through your endocannabinoid system. Your endocannabinoid system, or ECS, helps to regulate your body to ensure that it is balanced. In the context of pain management, your ECS helps to regulate the pain response in your body. It does this in two ways.
First, it helps to regulate neuropathic pain. Neuropathic pain, also commonly referred to as nerve pain, is pain that comes when your neurons aren’t firing correctly. This nerve pain can manifest as tingling, sharp pains, and even an inability to move certain muscles or limbs.
CBD is believed to help regulate the nervous system and help the neurons fire correctly, reducing the neuropathic pain that many feel on a daily basis.
Second, CBD also helps relieve aches and pains by blocking pain stimulus detection by sensory neurons. This antinociceptive property helps dull the pain felt by your sensory neurons and brings relief.
“Cannabidiol, therefore, represents an attractive option in chronic pain treatment, not only because of its potential efficacy but also because of its limited misuse and diversion potential as well as safety profile.” – Mayo Clinic.
Not only can CBD be as effective as other pain relievers, but because it has fewer side effects and minimal tolerance build-up, it can be a much more attractive option for treating daily pain.
CBD for Stress Relieve
CBD is also believed to have great potential for stress reduction. Research is finding that CBD works with your body to naturally reduce the anticipatory stress that many people feel on a daily basis.
Stress has a lot to do with the natural fear response in your body or the “fight or flight” tendencies. CBD is believed to help your endocannabinoid system to regulate that fear response better so it doesn’t trigger as often, leaving you feeling calmer and ultimately less stressed.
In the same study, researchers found that CBD doesn’t increase stress like medical cannabis sometimes can, it has very few sedative effects, and it has very few potentially harmful side effects, making it a great option to help relieve day-to-day stress.
CBD for Improved Sleep
Similar to its use for stress, CBD can be a great way to calm the body naturally. In addition to this, researchers believe that the endocannabinoid system actually helps to regulate the circadian rhythms (your internal clock) in your body and the amount of sleep that you get.
It’s what controls your personal sleep-wake cycle and helps you get tired at night and gets you up in the morning. When your circadian rhythm is off, it can lead to having a hard time falling asleep, staying asleep or feeling rested in the morning.
Your ECS is believed to be a large component of regulating these sleep-wake cycles. Taking CBD to boost your endocannabinoid system can potentially help to realign the circadian rhythms in your body and help you get a more consistent, restful night’s sleep.
A recent study says that “among individuals with insomnia, results suggested that administration of 160 mg/day of CBD increased total sleep time and decreased the frequency of arousals during the night.”
Not everyone needs quite as much CBD as was used in the study, but these findings show that CBD can be an effective tool in not only helping you to fall asleep but helping you to stay asleep as well, without the grogginess in the morning that some sleep aids give.
Why Choose CBD?
Ultimately, to return to the question of why you might want to choose CBD, our answer is: because it might just be the thing you need to truly feel alive again. It sounds cheesy, but in our many years in the industry we have seen some incredible transformations.
We have seen people who were merely surviving and getting through life who started to actually feel alive again. CBD has the possibility to help remove some of the barriers that we face, and allow you to live the life you’ve always dreamed of.
Plus, CBD is a safe option to try. With very few reported side effects and a wealth of potential benefits, it almost begs the question: Why not just give it a try?
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