It Manages Stress and Anxiety, Naturally:
A daily regimen with full spectrum cannabis/hemp extract, with high dose of CBD , may reduce your body’s natural stress response and stress hormones according to mounting evidence.
A 2010 study cited in Journal of Psychopharmacology found an oral dose of 400 mg of CBD reduces symptoms of social anxiety disorder in humans. This study found CBD has anti-anxiety properties.
In a study published in Neuropsychopharmacology (2011), patients with social anxiety disorder received a 600 mg dose of CBD one and a half hours before participating in a stress-triggering exercise. Results showed a significant reduction in anxiety levels, cognitive impairment, and reduced discomfort in speaking in social settings.
It’s important to recognize that these studies are investigating the efficacy of CBD isolate vs a full spectrum hemp extract. It’s purported that a full spectrum extract is more effective than an isolate and therefore requires less mg per dose.
CBD may help our brains access and reduce the breakdown of important chemicals that we produce — like serotonin and anandamide (a.k.a the “bliss” molecule). The result is a life hopefully filled with more joy and relaxation… and way less stress.
It Reduces Pain and Inflammation:
Research suggests that both sublingual (under the tongue) delivery and topical use, may support moderate chronic pain relief and inflammation reduction. A 2015 study indicated that mice given topical CBD for arthritis had significantly less inflammation and pain signals after only four days without any side effects. If you are seeking pain relief, adding a CBD oil product, like CBD tinctures, to your daily routine may help.
It Improves Your Sleep:
Get your sleep tight and feel rejuvenated. There are many ways in which CBD can support more restful and deeper sleep. In a 2017 report, the World Health Organization stated, “There is also preliminary evidence that CBD may be a useful treatment for a number of other medical conditions. More research is needed, but there is promising evidence for chronic pain, anxiety and other challenges that prevent us from a deep sleep.”
It Achieves Clarity, Not a High:
CBD is not known to have psychoactive or psychotropic effects. Yes, it is derived from cannabis, however it only contains trace amounts of the compound THC, which is what has the altering psychoactive effect. Even though THC and CBD share a nearly exact molecular structure, one critical difference gives each compound uniquely different medicinal properties. THC has a cyclic ring while CBD has a hydroxyl group –– and this one difference is why THC will get you high and CBD won’t. In fact, CBD may moderate THC’s effects by alleviating stress and anxiety.