29 June 2020

What Are the Benefits of CBD/Hemp Oil?

It's no secret that CBD infused products have taken the world by storm. With a range of products on the market varying from oils to gummies, it doesn't look like it will be slowing down anytime soon. However, a lot of us are probably still left wondering what exactly is CBD and why are people using it?

Well scientific research has shown that CBD can have a lot of beneficial properties. Whilst in some areas the effects of CBD still require further testing and research, other areas have proven CBD to be a very effective aid in various physical and mental problems.

So, let's break this down:

What actually is CBD/Hemp Extract?

CBD (which is short for Cannibadiol) is a chemical compound found in the Cannabis Sativa Plant species. In the same plants you'll also find the compound THC, which is the compound that results in people getting high. CBD is a non - psychoactive compound so will not produce this kind of altered state of mind.

So where does Hemp come into all of this? Well the Cannabis Sativa Plant has two strains - Hemp and Marijuana. Both contain CBD but Hemp has a much larger amount of it, and only around 0.3% of THC. You might have also heard the term 'Hemp Extract', which refers to the oil extracted from the seeds of the Hemp Plant. 

How can it benefit you?

Pain Management
One of the most popular uses for CBD is to reduce pain levels. Studies have shown that CBD may reduce chronic pain and inflammation. This is particularly helpful for those who suffer with Chronic Pain Syndrome (CPS) or other conditions such as Severe Arthritis, which effect their day to day lives. 

Improving Mental Health
Many testimonials show that CBD/Hemp Extract has had a profound effect on their mental health, particularly those who suffer with stress, anxiety and depression. It is thought to improve the symptoms of these disorders, letting you approach each day with the right balance and confidence. 

Personally I suffer with anxiety and would definitley look to something like Hemp Oil to relieve myself. The great thing is you don't have to take it all the time if you don't feel you need to. For me, my anxiety is very situational which means I normally know what kind of things can trigger an anxiety or panic attack. In this instance you can take the Hemp Oil as and when you feel like you need to.

Muscle Recovery
If you're someone who is active in the fitness world, you may want to consider CBD or Hemp Extract as a muscle treatment. It is thought that it can speed up muscle recovery, with many professional athletes endorsing it! As previously mentioned, it can also have a profound effect on improving your joints if you find you are struggling with stiffness.

Sleeping & Insomnia
Struggling to get to sleep? Well CBD might just be your answer. Although there is no exact reason for why CBD could improve your sleep, it is thought that it is most effective for a select number of people. Anyone suffering with severe pain, or anxiety that keeps them up at night, will probably be the ones who find CBD the most effective. This is due to putting your mind and body more at ease, helping you to relax and drift off.

Combat Acne/Skin Problems
And finally, studies have also shown that CBD Oil Hemp Extract has a number of properties that can be beneficial to our skin. The first being it's ability to reduce sebum production which is what builds up to cause spots and acne. It also has anti-inflammatory properties which can reduce redness, swelling and aid the overall recovery of your skin.

Have you tried any CBD/Hemp products before?

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