CBD is surfing right into the health world like a huge wave. But to be clear- it’s no fad. There is no parade and fanfare behind it and there’s this feeling that it will outlast the allotted 15 minutes of fame that most concepts experience – trendy products like wheatgrass shots and fen-phen. CBD is no less than a movement, because studies have shown that CBD actually works. It’s natural and dynamic, synthesizing with the human body in a symbiotic way to bring it back to balance.
The biology can easily be broken down and here it goes – ready for you to impress everyone at the next cocktail party. Phytocannabinoids found in the Cannabis plant link surprisingly well with the endocannabinoid system found in humans and even some animals and pets. What our ECS (endocannabinoid system) lacks, the CBDs in Cannabis can fill in; the end result brings the body remarkably close to homeostasis. Ailments, diseases and their symptoms, inflammation, pain, and even psychiatric dysregulation are all affected by the ECS. CBD can very well be the cure all that many have been looking for.
CBD carries an almost impeccable safety profile. Lab testing occurs at nearly every company. Side effects are low, and most users are able to drive, take care of children and other people. In other words, they feel no impairment when using CBDs. There is also no addictive quality and no psychoactive “high” as with THC products and traditional marijuana.
Dosing is Easy and Makes More Sense
As with most natural solutions, the user benefits in many ways from dosing themselves. By starting off low and slowly increasing up in dosage, the process allows the user more control when they are in the process of finding just how much the need and don’t need. As this can easily elicit more confidence and increases body consciousness, the user has a more whole and involved treatment experience as well.
Research suggests that CBD users can experience more limited psychiatric episodes with CBD products. Even those using CBD in conjunction with THC can have faith that they will experience less psychosis, anxiety and paranoia as CBD binds with THC to counteract these. Many users in treatment recovery from substance abuse and addiction can also benefit, read on.
Recovery: Especially, the Opioid Epidemic
Addiction has been a public health problem since humans found the first thing to get high on. Right now, loose pharmaceutical laws and the lobbying power of the prescription dollar has given rise to a true mass killer – the opioid epidemic. The addiction treatment field is opening itself up to CBDs and are seeing the medicine as a worthy supplement to the rigorous treatment modalities already in place in their battle to fight the disease of addiction. Along with therapy, nutrition, physical activity, 12 Step programs and spirituality classes, CBDs can be used in place of many prescriptions that treatment facilities prescribe for the
first few months and years of recovery. CBDs can curb anxiety, impulsivity, and cravings – which are affects that, even when the drugs are gone, never truly go away for the sober person working on their recovery program.
Few Side Effects
Common side effects include some lightheadedness, and sleepiness. These are common to prescription drugs, yes, but the difference here is that many users experience these only lightly, and many see the symptoms disappear after a small amount of time – which is definitely not the case with many common drugs, and even over the counter medications.
Pain and Inflammation
Many harsh diseases and conditions that people live with today are rooted in chronic pain and
inflammation. CBDs are a direct hit here for both. Prescription pills are a vicious cycle for those living with these debilitating conditions which include rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, Crohn’s, asthma, colitis. With minimal side effects CBD supports healthy joints, organ functions and muscles and counteracts pain even in the more traditionally difficult to treat situations.
ECS and the “Emotional Brain”
The ECS is also comprised in the biology which determines mood, memory, brain reward systems and energy balance. CBDs can bring these into healthy levels and thusly are a strong contender for many users’ emotional and mental health regimen. By increasing receptor function and healthy flow, CBDs can also combat the bad side effects of prescription medications by increasing appetite, helping depression and curbing anxiety.
You might have heard these same arguments for other treatment modalities that have come across the health trend scenes in the past. They always seem too good to be true, and they usually are. In comparison to traditional medicinal remedies, there is little research done with CBD products, but it seems big pharma is behind that and may be in cahoots to suppress it. Because a small search will yield many out there with positive testimony about their CBD experiences. When one looks at what IS out there, it looks like CBD could be a real answer to living in a healthy and balanced body – a safe one, one without pain and disease, narcotics and their endless side effect cycles.