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Should You Take CBD?

Scientific studies that indicate there are many potential benefits of CBD oil, such as helping ease an array of symptoms, along with anecdotal reviews, the popularity of CBD is set to continue to rise.


CBD for Pain


Taking CBD oil for pain can be the perfect solution, especially when you consider how bleak the other options can appear. You can suffer through medications that do not provide enough relief, or, you can take a variety of prescribed pharmaceuticals that can carry significant side effects that can further diminish your health and quality of life. CBD can be taken as a liquid, in capsules, applied topically or a CBD crumble.


CBD for Anxiety


If you struggle with chronic stress or anxiety, you may be considering supplementing your treatment with CBD oil, CBD vape pens, or CBD gummies. CBD is thought to ease anxiety by helping the body process serotonin, a hormone, and neurotransmitter that plays a role in regulating emotions. The process by which this occurs is thought to be similar to that of serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI), a class of anxiety and depression medications.


CBD for Depression


Many people search for a safer, more natural way to treat anxiety and depression, so new options are being developed and researched all the time. CBD oil works similarly for people suffering from depression because depression happens when serotonin levels are low. Increasing the amount of serotonin in your brain has a positive effect on your emotions and motor skills. You take CBD oil by either putting a few drops under your tongue with a dropper or mixing it with food. CBD gummies are also becoming popular.


CBD for Sleep


Study after study has shown the importance of regular, restful sleep as part of a healthy lifestyle. Sleep deficiencies can affect everything from brain health and cognition to immune function and mental health. CBD may also affect sleep directly, by interacting with receptors in the brain that govern the body’s daily sleep/wake cycles. Additionally, CBD may also decrease anxiety and pain, which can both interfere with restful sleep. By reducing certain symptoms, it’s also possible that sleep may improve.


Few Side Effects


Some side effects of CBD are noticeable, including drowsiness or other changes in alertness, digestive issues, such as diarrhea and decreased appetite and changes in mood, such as irritability and agitation. The FDA has only approved one CBD product. Research on the possible uses, dosages, benefits, and safety of CBD is ongoing.






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