Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past 12-months, then you’ll know that there’s nothing more popular (and controversial) right now in the world of health and wellness than CBD.
CBD (cannabidiol) oil is a chemical compound found in the cannabis plant.
We know what you’re thinking: “Cannabis?! Isn’t that marijuana? That’s illegal, right? Do I need a medicinal card if I’m going to use CBD?”
Woah, slow down!
Before we dive into the numerous positive effects of CBD and why you might want to use it daily, (especially our new roll-on) it’s helpful to understand what exactly CBD oil is and how it differs from marijuana.
How is CBD Different from Marijuana?
Marijuana is probably the most notorious strain of cannabis and contains up to 30% of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) which is the psychoactive chemical compound responsible for giving users a “high”. Marijuana is typically consumed through inhalation or as edibles. Although marijuana is illegal in most states, the harmful side effects of smoking weed are generally considered low.
CBD oil also comes from the cannabis plant but contains very low amounts of THC, so it won’t induce a “high” and everyone from children to seniors, elite-level athletes to even pets can consume CBD. CBD is commonly sought out by many to help treat injuries, battle anxiety and depression, promote a more restful night’s sleep, and CBD has even been known to suppress epileptic seizures. All these uses come without any of the harmful side effects typically associated with THC.
CBD May Promote Long-Term Brain Health
You’ve only got one brain and it’s vital to your cognitive function to keep learning new things to avoid long-term memory loss and hold off declined brain activity. As you grow older, you’re less challenged to learn new things which doesn’t force your brain to generate new brain cells. You’re being tested less intellectually so the brain doesn’t feel obligated to perform at its highest capacity. This leads to memory loss which can develop into a form of dementia known as Alzheimer’s disease.
However, recent studies have shown that supplementing with CBD can counteract the symptoms in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease. Neuroplasticity, or the brain’s ability to adapt and learn allowing for memory build up, has been shown to increase within subjects who’ve consumed CBD. These studies are very promising because although they require further research and tests to become conclusive, they show how CBD may ward off the effects of some cognitive degeneration-related diseases.
CBD May Help with Anxiety and Depression
It shouldn’t come as news that the United States and many other countries around the world are facing a mental health crisis among children, teens, and adults. We live in an age where we are encouraged to have the next great ‘thing’ or take the next big vacation; and if we’re not doing it than someone else is and they must have a better life than us; or at least that’s what Instagram tells us.
But this isn’t a healthy way to live and constantly comparing ourselves or our lives creates anxiety.
Anxiety can come in many different forms. It can form as a result of demands at work, recent health problems that have arisen unexpectedly, things going on in the lives of your children, or just about anything else in your life that causes you to experience apprehension. Anxiety can take a tremendous toll on the mind and ultimately lead to depression if left untreated, but CBD oil may help. In recent studies, CBD oil has been shown to alleviate symptoms commonly associated with social anxiety and other forms of anxiety such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
While the research is still in its infancy, the calming testimonials of CBD oil are undeniable and can be found in a simple Google search. If you are struggling with finding peace in your daily routine, try taking a couple drops of CBD oil to center yourself and calm your anxiety.
CBD May Help You Sleep Better
Insomnia, tied closely with anxiety, is the byproduct of a brain that just doesn’t know when to shut off. After a long day it may seem almost routine to have trouble falling asleep because your brain is rehashing events that occurred that day or you’re anxious about things you have planned the next day. Turning off your brain and blissfully drifting off to sleep may not be as simple as turning off your bedroom light before hopping into bed.
CBD may help ease your mind and your body just before falling asleep.
But CBD may also help you stay asleep longer by controlling your REM sleep. A study that examined patients suffering from RBD or REM sleep behavior disorder, found that the addition of CBD prior to sleep had a significant impact on their movement during sleep which leads to deeper rest and less of that groggy feeling when waking up in the morning.
CBD May Reduce Inflammation
Throughout the years you’ve most likely accumulated some sort of inflammation in your joints and muscles; whether it’s from being a competitive athlete or just from normal wear and tear; your body has developed some level of swelling that is dying to be eased.
Studies have shown that taking some form of CBD may reduce inflammation in average adults and even those individuals suffering from arthritis. Lotion or balm infused with CBD can be applied directly to strained or sore muscles to help manage pain and swelling.
But if we can be so modest and give you our personal recommendation for all your on-the-go CBD needs…
Roll-on That CBD and Go!
In our never-ending quest to provide our customers with the latest and greatest natural remedies, we’ve developed a unique product that combines the wonders of CBD with menthol and eucalyptus into one amazing take-anywhere and mess-free roll-on!
Our new CBD Cooling Gel Roll-On combines the aromatic and cooling relief of eucalyptus and menthol with 150-mg of Phytocannabinoid-Rich (PCR) Hemp Oil to ease sore muscles and let you get back to your sport or daily activity.
Unlike creams or lotions that can leave your hands feeling greasy or, even worse, break open in your bag, our roll-on is just like Chapstick and is perfect for on-the-go use and will take up less space than a water bottle in your gym bag!
The statements made regarding these products have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. All information presented here is not meant as a substitute for or alternative to information from health care practitioners.