CBD, Is it for Me? A Natural Remedy for Everyday Ailments
A Natural Remedy for Everyday Ailments
Skinny Souping was created on the basis of finding a new and healthy way to get a nutritious and delicious meal when you’re on the go. That is why us here at Skinny Souping are so invested in sharing with you new and alternative solutions to everyday issues! One issue so many people live with on a day-to-day basis is chronic pain- whether it be physical or mental. In this ever changing world that is our own, Cannabidiol has grown to be a popular natural remedy used for many common ailments. Better known to most as CBD, it is the second most prominent cannabinoid found in the cannabis or marijuana plant, Cannabis sativa. CBD, with its non-psychoactive properties, makes for a great alternative option for people looking for relief from everyday pains and other symptoms- null of the mind-altering effects of marijuana and certain pharmaceutical drugs.
CBD oil is one of the most common forms you can find this natural remedy in! CBD oil is made by withdrawing cannabidiol from the cannabis plant, then diluting it with a carrier oil like hemp-seed or coconut oil. The use of CBD has been proven in studies to help alleviate ailments such as the following:
REDUCING ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION
Depression and anxiety affect a mass of people in the world, and they can have devastating effects on the health and well-being of those people. Most sufferers of anxiety and/or depression treat these conditions with pharmaceutical drugs- which usually have a number of negative side-effects including drowsiness, agitation, insomnia, sexual dysfunction, and headaches. But CBD oil has shown indicatives as a treatment for both depression and anxiety! These qualities are linked to CBD’s ability to act on the brain’s receptors for serotonin (a neurotransmitter that regulates mood and social behavior). This natural approach to treatment can also be used to safely treat anxiety and insomnia in children with stress disorders such as PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder).
Marijuana has been used to treat pain for centuries- dating as far back as at the B.C. times! Recently, scientists have found that certain components of marijuana- including CBD- are responsible for its pain-relieving effects. CBD can reduce pain by impacting endocannabinoid receptors (involved in regulating functions including sleep, appetite, pain and immune system response), reducing inflammation and interacting with neurotransmitters. That is why CBD oil, CBD injections, and CBD spray have been becoming more popular among chronic-pain sufferers as an alternative to pharmaceuticals. Combination remedies including both CBD and THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) have proven to be most effective in subduing pain associated with diseases like rheumatoid arthritis and multiple sclerosis. But these remedies are not yet available everywhere due to the psychoactive properties from THC.
REDUCING CANCER-RELATED SYMPTOMS
CBD has been shown to reduce symptoms cancer-related and reduce side-effects caused by cancer treatments too. As stated above, people suffering from chronic pain can use CBD to alleviate that pain- same goes for pain related to cancer. It has been shown that CBD in combination with THC will work best as a natural pain remedy for those suffering from various forms of cancers. But due to THC’s psychoactive properties it is not readily available in all parts of the nation. CBD on its own can help relieve pain though, as well as alleviate the insufferable side-effects of cancer treatments. Chemotherapy induced nausea and vomiting, the most common side effects related to cancer treatment, can be greatly reduced by the use of CBD. CBD has also been shown to increase appetite. Animal studies are also beginning to take place, showing that concentrated CBD can induce cancer cell death and inhibit the spread of cancer cells in some forms of the disease.
While CBD is still in the works to becoming a widely used and accessible natural remedy for the ailments listed above- along with others- it shows to have great promise as a lasting alternative to pharmaceuticals for anyone who suffers from most different types of pain (physical or emotional). So if you are interested in this natural remedy, be on the lookout for CBD-related news and studies in your area! And don’t forget to check back to The Skinny at SkinnySouping.com, for some of the latest health and wellness tips, tricks, and news!