Hopefully you will have a chance to listen to our Mr.Worldwide & His Bride PODCAST that talks about the benefits of CBD! I highly encourage you to listen and be sure to check out the information below. In my research, I discovered SOUL CBD Oil and very much so TRUST & recommend these products if you are interested in checking any out. You can access their products thru the links highlighted:
I ALWAYS thought CBD was strictly for people that struggled with PAIN, cancer and anxiety. (Which, by the way, I had at one point in my life..you, too? Anxiety and overcoming it is NO joke!). But ,I didn’t understand how to take it, where to even get it from, and had SO many questions about it.
As I started to research it, I became rapidly intrigued by it all! And, the list of BENEFITS are innumerable!! CBD is helping with so many issues! Emerging research shows that each of these ailments may be related to dysregulation of the endocannabinoid system (or ECS for short).
ECS: Haven’t YOU heard of it? Yeah…I hadn’t either! Let’s break it down so you understand it more:
Understanding the Endocannabinoid System
The ECS is possibly one of the most fascinating systems in the body. It was actually discovered through researching the effects of cannabis on the body. In fact, this amazing system that regulates the body’s internal balance got its name from the cannabis plant that made its discovery even possible.
The ECS is made up of EC (endocannaboids) and their receptors. These are found everywhere in the body – from the brain & other organs to glands and immune cells. The system works differently in different parts of the body but the end goal is homeostasis (internal balance).
Ever heard of a “runner’s high”? Research reported in the Scientific American found endocannabinoids are largely responsible for this natural “hit” of euphoria that increases feelings of well-being and decreases the perception of pain.
Does CBD Oil Create a High?
No. And this is one of the most common misconceptions about it. THC is the main psychoactive component in marijuana – and it is this part which give you the “high”. CBD is NOT psychoactive so it will not create the ‘high’ which is typically associated with marijuana.
Think of CBD as THC’s straight-lace cousin. *But, be aware that some CBD products may contain THC — those have to be purchased at a dispensary, though. The products from Soul CBD oil are THC free.
Cannabidiol (CBD) Benefits & Uses for Pain, Inflammation, Epilepsy & More
CBD oil is a great remedy for a lot of different ailments. Here are some of the amazing uses people (and medical research) report for CBD oil.
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1. Relief for Chronic Pain
Those suffering from chronic pain from diseases are finding relief with CBD. In fact, it has been approved in Canada for multiple sclerosis as well as cancer pain. What’s really amazing is that CBD doesn’t cause dependence or tolerance, so it’s a great choice for those trying to stay away from opioids or other addictive pain relievers.
CBD has anti-seizure properties that have been shown to successfully treat drug-resistant who have neurological disorders like epilepsy (with no side effects!).
3. Reduces Anxiety and Depression
In this podcast, I go a bit in depth about how I have suffered from anxiety. Anxiety is very closely related to depression, and there are countless others who suffer from some form of anxiety and/or depression. If you are one of the many who do, know that you are NOT alone and that relief is possible! Be sure to listen to our podcast to hear about my struggles with anxiety! FUN FACT: CBD even reduced the stress and discomfort surrounding public speaking. So, if you have a public speech coming up or a presentation that you are dreading, check out CBD!
4. Fights Multi-Drug Resistant Bacteria
Whatever the mechanism is for destroying bacteria, CBD seems to be a potent weapon against the antibiotic resistant “superbugs” that are becoming more & more of a problem today.
I’m sure you have heard of that term, “superbugs”. “Superbugs” is a term used to describe strains of bacteria that are resistant to the majority of antibiotics commonly used today. Resistant bacteria that can cause some nasty infections & dangerous illnesses. Antibiotic resistance is a naturally occurring phenomenon that can be slowed, but not stopped. Over time, bacteria adapt to the drugs that are designed to kill them and change to ensure their survival. This makes previously standard treatments for bacterial infections less effective, and in some cases, ineffective. And CBD has been proven to be extremely effective in destroying these “superbugs”.
5. Reduces Inflammation
Chronic inflammation is a huge problem in our society! It can contribute to many non-infectious diseases including heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer’s, autoimmune disease, and more, according to the National Center for Biotechnology Information. CBD oil has been scientifically proven to REDUCE your body’s inflammation and therefore, reduce the likelihood of pain, discomfort, and potentially some nasty disease!
6. Reduces Oxidative Stress
Which is more of a problem now because our environment is so much more TOXIC than ever!! Have you checked out my tips on reducing toxins in your life? I have some incredible tips that are sure to help you detoxify – you can click HERE to find my favorite natural products.
8. Promotes Healthy Weight
CBD oil can help maintain healthy blood sugar, stimulate genes and proteins that helps break down fat, and increase mitochondria that helps burn calories.
CBD also encourages the body to convert white fat to brown fat. White fat is the kind of fat we typically think of when we think about body fat. Brown fat is fat that is in small deposits that behaves differently than white fat. Brown fat is said to improve health by enhancing the bodies ability to burn white fat, create heat, and even regulate blood sugar.
9. Improves Heart Health
According to research CBD reduces artery blockage, reduces stress induced cardiovascular response, and can reduce blood pressure. It may also reduce cholesterol.
10. Improves Skin Conditions
CBD oil can be used topically to treat skin conditions. Studies show CBD oil has a high potential for treating skin conditions like eczema by encouraging abnormal cell death. It can also help regulate the skin’s oil production, reducing acne. CBD also contains many nutrients like vitamin E that help improve and protect the skin.
11. Fights Cancer
CBD oil’s role in cancer treatment still needs more research, but what is available is looking promising. According to the American Cancer Society, CBD oil can slow growth and spread of some kinds of cancer (in animals). Because it fights oxidative stress and inflammation (and both are linked to cancer) it makes sense that CBD oil could help fight cancer cells.
How to Use CBD Oil
CBD oil is most often used internally (through ingestion). Because CBD oil is a relatively new supplement, exact dosing isn’t well established. While more long-term studies are needed, there is no established CBD “overdose” and there are very few if any side effects at any dosage.
When trying to find the right dosage, consider these things:
- Start by purchasing a high quality company. I use Soul CBD. A higher quality oil will be more bioavailable, so a lower dose can be enough.
- Begin with the recommended dosage on the bottle (especially if using preventatively).
- Some notice a change immediately, while others don’t notice any improvement for several weeks. If after several weeks there is still no change, increase the dosage.
- As with most herbal supplements, a small dosage 3-4 times a day is usually more therapeutic than one large dose.
Important note: Though CBD oil on its own is very safe, it may interact with medications, particularly opioids. Speak with your doctor if you’re concerned about interactions or are unsure about using hemp oil for your conditions. I know it’s tough to find a primary care doctor who understands alternative practices, but you should always bring up these more natural options and have this discussion with them!
Side note for our furrier friends: All mammals have an endocannabinoid system, CBD oil can have some of the same benefits for pets as it does for humans. Soul CBD has an awesome product that you may want to check out, as the benefits for pets is just as amazing:
For cats and dogs in particular, CBD oil may help with:
- excessive barking or crying
- pets getting along with other pets
- relaxing pets before a trip to the vet
- lack of appetite
- separation anxiety
*As always, this is not personal medical advice for you or for your pet! We recommend that you always talk with your doctor (or veterinarian) with specific concerns or questions! But if you have any questions about anything or would like to connect with me, please message me today! I’d love to hear from you!