​Cannabidiol (CBD) can boost your health with its many natural health benefits. CBD is just one of the over 100 chemical compounds found in the cannabis plant. Many people are familiar with tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) the compound from cannabis that gives you an intoxicated “high” feeling. CBD does not give a “high” feeling, as a matter of fact it can lessen the high feeling if more CBD is consumed than THC. CBD is a great alternative to pharmaceuticals for its natural health benefits.

Our bodies have an endocannabinoid system (ECS) that regulates many bodily functions, including sleep, appetite, pain, and immune system response. CBD can help improve the ECS functions and boost your health. It can also ease symptoms from anxiety, depression, acne, and heart disease. There have been many studies done on the effects of CBD and the following benefits are all backed by scientific evidence.

Pain Relief

The cannabis plant has been used for pain relief for centuries. Studies have shown that CBD reduces chronic pain by impacting the endocannabinoid receptor activity, reducing inflammation, and interacting with neurotransmitters. Pain relief has been documented for arthritis, muscular sclerosis, sciatic nerve pain, rheumatoid arthritis, and surgical incisions.

Improve Heart Health

Recent research has shown CBD offers several benefits for the heart and circulatory system, including the ability to lower high blood pressure. High blood pressure is linked with many health conditions such as stroke, heart attack, and metabolic syndrome, so a natural solution to reduce high blood pressure is a beneficial solution. CBD also has powerful antioxidant and stress-reducing properties that reduce inflammation and cell death, the heart damage associated with heart disease.

Reduce Anxiety and Depression

CBD impacts the brain’s receptors for serotonin, the neurotransmitter that regulates mood and social behavior, which is why it is a great natural treatment for anxiety and depression. Typical pharmaceutical drugs for anxiety and depression have side effects such as drowsiness, agitation, insomnia, sexual dysfunction, and headaches. CBD has none of those debilitating side effects and provides a more natural remedy.

Alleviate Cancer Related Symptoms

Cancer and its treatments can cause many unpleasant side-effects, like nausea, vomiting, and pain. While there are several medications that can be taken for these symptoms, many people report that they do not work, but taking CBD has helped. Several people try THC for relief from these symptoms, but combining CBD provides significantly more relief from pain, and from the nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy treatments. There are a few test-tube and animal studies published by the National Institute of Health that have shown CBD may have anticancer properties. One test-tube study showed that CBD induced cell death in human breast cancer cells. Another study showed that CBD inhibited the spread of aggressive breast cancer cells in mice. More human studies are needed before we will know whether CBD can inhibit the spread of cancer in humans.

Benefit Neurological Disorders

Research has shown that CBD impacts the endocannabinoid system and brain signaling systems which provides benefits for several neurological disorders. There have been several studies that have shown CBD can help to reduce seizures in those with epilepsy and muscle spasticity in people with multiple sclerosis. Several studies have shown that treatment with CBD improves quality of life and sleep for those with Parkinson’s Disease. Other studies show that CBD reduces inflammation and helps prevent neurodegeneration and cognitive decline associated with Alzheimer’s Disease.

Reduce Acne

According to Healthline, acne is caused by several factors, genetics, bacteria, underlying inflammation, and the overproduction of sebum, an oily secretion made by sebaceous glands in the skin. The anti-inflammatory properties in CBD and the ability to reduce sebum production make CBD oil a great way to treat acne.

There have also been studies that have shown CBD may help with diabetes, substance abuse, mental disorders, and certain cancers, although more human studies are needed. The bottom line is that CBD offers many ways to improve your health. Contact Arctic Wellness Cryo and Float today and ask about CBD to boost your health.

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