How CBD Works - List of CBD Benefits and Uses
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At some point, do we just put "kitchen sink" on the list.
From seemingly disparate and completely unrelated areas!
This is in the RESEARCH!
We're not just throwing together ailments from Aunt Sally.
Naturally, we're always skeptical when something sounds too good to be true.
We've seen it too many times before, generally at 1am on TV.
Of course CBD isn't new.
It's a vital part of the ancient Indian and Chinese medical traditions via hemp.
If you look at the trendline for most of our modern diseases (autoimmune, alzheimer's, etc), they have all exploded over the past 50 years.
Let's look at why CBD seems to be so successful with our "modern ailments".
We'll look at what research is showing in terms of benefits.
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These are some of the more studied issues, but they've only been researching CBD recently.
There are over 150 studies being done right now!
Let's look at these as a start.
First, a quick recap on what is thought to be going on with CBD to affect so many different issues.
Before we get into the list of CBD benefits and uses...
What is thought to be going on?
Your body naturally has a system called the endocannabinoid system.
It has receptors (CB1 and CB2) everywhere!
You have natural endocannabinoids in your body such as Anandamide already.
This system appears to be a controller of other very important systems
Even red blood cells have CBD receptors!
The endocannabinoid system is thought to help the various actors in these systems stay in balance.
Here's a quick visual:
Again, you can read up in more detail how this works.
Let's get to the list of CBD uses and benefits.
Here's the list of CBD uses in no particular order:
Let's look at each one with a little more detail.
This one attribute of being anti-inflammatory is probably CBD's greatest lever to pull.
Inflammation (if excessive) is the scourge of the modern world!
In fact...many of the other benefits could partially be a result of this anti-inflammatory process.
Check out the CBD research page by healthcare need for specific pages (i.e. pain).
You'll get actual research about CBD and inflammation in those articles specific to the health care need.
Probably the most popular use of CBD behind sleep!
Just look at the opiate crisis.
CBD is showing promise across multiple fronts on the war on pain.
Check our the research at our CBD and Pain page here.
Like we said above...probably the biggest use of CBD is for sleep.
The number of women in their 40's, 50's, and 60's that respond...
That may sound anecdotal but if you hear things over and over, eventually anecdote crosses over to something more.
Check out the research on CBD used for sleep here.
This might be where it all started.
Charlotte Figi was a young girl who was riddled by seizures.
The seizures just stop.
If you don't tear up...there's something wrong.
It's nothing short of a miracle.
Keep in mind that for many people with these seizures, they have tried all the other medications...most of which have horrific side effects.
It's a Godsend.
This a new area of research.
CBD shows promise both for:
Read up on the research on CBD used for cancer here.
This one hits close to home (our story here).
CBD is showing tremendous progress with anxiety across a range of metrics.
Check out the research on CBD used for anxiety here.
Anxiety's common companion, depression, is also showing CBD's impressive reach in the body (and brain).
What's not to like.
Especially compared to the antidepression medications on the market.
Read up on CBD used for depression here.
Our bodies are under assault in the modern world:
It's in all of our blood unfortunately.
Obviously, this affects many of the other benefits on this list (cancer, imflammation, etc).
Check out the ads on cable TV right now.
Most of them are directly tied to an auto-immune disease.
Some of them cost 10's or $1000's each year.
Those are some of the more common ones.
You can check out research on CBD and Dementia and Alzheimer's here.
CBD shows promise to calm the immune system down so it doesn't attack us!
Learn about CBD and autoimmune here.
That's a mouthful.
It basically means that your brain and nervous system can adapt and change.
They are making BDNF by the boatloads!
That starts to dwindle as we get older.
Very important to forget bad memories and make new ones!
This may be one of the most exciting discoveries!
To a point where their doctors no longer classified them as exhibiting symptoms.
There is no much suffering for people with schizophrenia, bi-polar, and the like.
We need much more research in what is going on with CBD and psychosis here.
We found the hard way just how important hormone balance is.
When my wife went through menopause, the bottom dropped out!
Women's hormonal dance is much more complicated than men's.
Don't get us started on the chemicals found in cosmetics and "health" and beauty supplies.
The endocrine system is where this dance plays out, and the endocannabinoid system is thought to keep this in balance.
CBD is showing remarkable possibilities for negative thoughts, the downside of OCD, and PSTD.
It's a one-two-THREE punch.
Some people can eat whatever they want and not get diabetes
Some people are rail thin but get diabetes
Our concept of what the disease is might be shifting.
We know that CBD calms the immune response. It also is anti-inflammatory.
We've created an entire article with research on CBD used for diabetes.
As we mentioned above, as our system is over-run with inflammation, our immune system goes haywire and starts attacking us.
Above, with diabetes, it's attacking the islet cells.
Parkinson's may be autoimmune attack on central and peripheral nervous systems.
Again, inflammation rears its nasty head.
Check out the full article on CBD and Dementia or Alzheimer's here.
Information on CBD and Parkinson's here.
Finally, and maybe most importantly...heart health.
Of course, removing anxiety, depression, and the other issues above are critically important to heart health.
But CBD appears to have other positive benefits:
The last one is really important since inflammation is now being touted as a critical piece in the arterial and heart wall plaque build up.
We're building the CBD used for heart health article and we won't miss a beat (sorry...bad pun).
This is just some of the more researched areas.
We'll add results from dozens of research being done right now!
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