Finally, cannabis is obtaining some recognition within the U.S., with half of the country legalizing the medical or recreational use of the plant and with dozens of states considering voting on its legality. Thanks to this fresh perspective on marijuana, CBD has become a popular item when it comes to the health of humans and animals. New products featuring the cannabinoid keep popping from all directions, providing all sorts of benefits that range from body aches to anxiety and stress.
While it is true that CBD provides a lot of benefits for its users, there’s also a lot of information out there that doesn’t have the scientific research to support it. Some people claim that CBD is a miracle drug, capable of battling cancer, Alzheimer’s, and other degenerative diseases. Before jumping aboard the CBD train, especially when affected by a serious illness, it’s always best to consult with a doctor and to be aware that there isn’t a lot of research out there that can provide sufficient evidence to back these beliefs.
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Now that that’s out of the way, check out four medical benefits that experts and users of CBD have vouched for:
NPR reports that short studies conducted on small samples of humans and animals suggest that CBD has anti-anxiety properties. The studies conducted on humans demonstrated that those who suffered from anxiety and consumed CBD before making a presentation felt and acted much more relaxed.
Protecting Your Neurons
Ingesting CBD on a regular basis can be good for your cognitive health, protecting your neurons and providing antioxidant properties. This means that the cannabinoid may help prevent neurological diseases and brain and nerve damage.
Treating Sleep Problems
Some studies suggest that CBD can help users sleep better, even though these results largely depend on the subject who’s consuming the cannabinoid.
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According to Bustle, some people feel energized by CBD, so they should consume the pill or oil in the morning. Elisabeth Mack, CEO of Holistic Caring, believes that giving users CBD in the mornings leads to better nights of sleep.
Reducing Chronic Pain
Several studies prove that anti-inflammatory properties are some of CBD’s strongest benefits, which works perfectly for people who suffer from some sort of recurring pain.