The exploding interest in hemp and CBD products all over the world and especially the U.S. has huge numbers of people asking: What can I use CBD for, anyway?
Fortunately, cannabis products have a plethora of uses and every individual that discovers the life-changing supplement finds something unique in it. At its core, CBD — or cannabidiol — is a non-psychoactive relative of marijuana and brings tons of that substance’s benefits without downsides like the high or illegality.
Here’s a showcase of the main uses for CBD, and who will find themselves most at home using CBD for such uses.
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1. Anxiety, depression and other mental health concerns
While CBD was only recently legalized in the U.S. with the 2018 Farm Bill, tons of research from around the world and certain universities in America has already been collected on its benefits.
These scientific studies are largely animal-based so far and need further corroboration with more inquiry, but initial findings published at the National Institutes of Health and other reputable sources indicate potentials for the supplement.
One of these is anxiety, as CBD has been shown to act on the body’s endocannabinoid system, or ECS, and can bring cannabis’ calming attributes to users.
Again, more science is needed, but users testify again and again that they love using CBD for their anxious tendencies that so often pair with depression and other mental health conditions.
2. Arthritis and chronic pain
CBD has also been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties, which have encouraged researchers to learn more about how the compound relates to joint pain and other long-term problems.
Athletes love CBD, especially in high-impact sports like basketball that are so hard on the joints. Meanwhile, seniors love CBD products for their arthritis.
Those who face life with chronic pain often choose CBD over harsh and expensive prescription pain killers that have harmful side effects and contribute to the opioid epidemic.
3. Insomnia and alertness
Those who struggle to get sleep at night are likely to find relief in myriad CBD and hemp oil products geared toward relaxation and rest.
Plus, getting those precious ZZZs means you will be more alert in your day-to-day.
If that’s not enough, some CBD brands offer products infused with caffeine for morning wakefulness.
4. Cancer treatment and recovery
This may sound crazy, but CBD has helped people fight cancer, according to patients’ testimonials.
It isn’t that CBD itself fights the illness, but it does have relaxation and pain relief traits that some elect to use in the face of their various cancer-fighting treatments.
Talk to your doctor to learn more.
Charlotte’s Web, one of the premier pioneers in the market of CBD brands, was developed to help a young girl with a rare form of epilepsy.
For much of the fight for legal medical marijuana products, epilepsy played a big role in pushing for protections across the U.S.
Now, CBD is available nearly everywhere for those interested. Stop into a Nothing But Hemp store near you to find out how cannabis helps with epilepsy.