CBD has become very popular in recent years. There are many websites selling CBD products and holistic healthcare professionals using them in their office. So, what is it and can this product help you?
Healthline defines CBD (Cannabidoil) as
“A product that’s derived from cannabis. It’s a type of cannabinoid, which are the chemicals naturally found in marijuana plants. Even though it comes from marijuana plants, CBD doesn’t create a “high” effect or any form of intoxication.”
The CBD product comes in several forms: oil, oil pills, creams, etc. You can take it orally under the tongue, apply it topically to an area, or even digest a pill form.
The first benefit researchers found CBD helps with is reducing seizures associated with epilepsy. Later, they found it can reduce anxiety, depression, and help with insomnia. Now, it can also be used topically to relieve pain and reduce inflammation. Once this latest benefit was realized, the healthcare industry has blown up marketing this product for common pain relief like arthritis, joint and muscle pain.
Personally, I have heard several of my clients’ testimony about how they are being helped with pain relief, sleep, and anxiety from using this product.
However, before we get all excited and start using it, I need to alert you that there can be side effects to CBD. Some of them include:
- tiredness, drowsiness
- changes in appetite
- dry mouth
- lowered blood pressure
So if you think CBD may be able to help you, I advise you to do your research and speak to a healthcare professional about your symptoms and appropriate dosage before taking it.
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