Updated: Jan 28, 2020
Manage Aches, Pain and Inflammation
CBD is a great way to manage and reduce pains/aches and even inflammation. Through studies and research they have found that CBD is an effective anti-inflammatory agent. What this means is that CBD acts on a molecule called anandamide, this molecule is responsible for the regulations of a variety of functions which includes inflammation and pain. When CBD is taken it preserves anamide which in turn allows it to reduce inflammation and pain. Whether you are dealing with chronic pain or want to prevent or lessen its effect , incorporating cbd in your daily life will drastically enhance your daily performance and well-being.
Manage Stress & Anxiety
Our bodies contain a serotonin receptor called the 5-HT1A receptor; this receptor plays a crucial role in depression and anxiety. Most anti depression and anxiety drugs target this receptor, CBD, on the other hand, is a natural substance that activates this receptor when taken. CBD activates the serotonin receptor and induces neurogenesis, which is the creation of new brain cells and strengthening of existing ones. Research shows that the creation of new brain cells is an important function of antidepressants. Taking CBD daily can allow your brain to make new connections and strengthening itself. Users who have taken CBD over a period of time have seen improvements in their anxiety and stress which in turn improves their daily well-being.
CBD also stimulates signaling of the endocannabinoid anandamide, sometimes referred to as “the bliss molecule.” One study found rats given anandamide experienced increased slow-wave sleep, which is considered deep sleep.
On the other hand, low doses of CBD may actually be stimulating. One study found that subjects given 15 mg of CBD experienced alerting effects. While it’s sometimes used as a sedative, CBD can also promote wakefulness.
Users could potentially rework their sleep cycle by using small doses of CBD to help stay alert during the day and achieve better sleep at night with higher doses.