17 Apr The Simple Benefits of CBD
Dispelling the Myths About CBD
CBD is one of the fastest growing products of the last 12 months but for the new user myths and rumours abound as to its effectiveness and its potential as food supplement or health supplement. Here at PremierCBD we have spent the last few years getting to know the industry as best we can to ensure that we are delivering great products to the end user but also ensuring our products are safe, tested and assured from only the very best sources in Europe and beyond.
Sufficed to say any product that we supply is 100% safe and legal, so rest assured from here on that we are taking you on a journey of knowledge to the best uses and forms of CBD available today.
Cannabidiol is a popular natural remedy used for many common ailments, for quite some time despite its recent surge in popularity.
Better known as CBD, it is one of the 104 chemical compounds known as cannabinoids found in the cannabis or marijuana plant, Cannabis sativa. Please note that we only supply CBD produced from Cannabis Sativa L variants which are widely grown under licence in the EU and not Cannabis Indica which is the psychoactive form of the plant. Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the main psychoactive cannabinoid found in cannabis, and causes the sensation of getting “high” that’s often associated with marijuana. However, unlike THC, CBD is not psychoactive.
The most common benefits and uses of CBD are listed below;
Over the centuries cannabis or marijuana has been linked with pain relief, in fact records from as far back as 2900 B.C. show its use in pain relief.
In more recent times, scientists have discovered components of marijuana, including CBD, are responsible for its pain relieving properties. There have been several studies showing effectiveness in the relief of symptoms associated with Muliptle Sclerosis and Arthritis among other debilitating muscle afflictions. (we will of course reference all of our articles on the site once completed).
This is mainly due to the way in which the human body interacts with CBD, the human body contains a specialized system called the endocannabinoid system (ECS), which is involved in regulating a variety of functions including sleep, appetite, pain and immune system response. CBD has been shown to help regulate and supplement the function of the ECS.
CAN HELP REDUCE ANXIETY & DEPRESSION
CBD oil has shown promise as a treatment for both depression and anxiety, leading many who live with these disorders to become interested in this natural approach. Currently the WHO ranks depression as the largest contributor to disability in the world, many have turned to CBD instead of prescription medicine due to fewer intolerances and adverse reactions.
Several studies in both humans and animals have shown that CBD significantly reduces Anxiety and Depression and while no replacement for medical intervention, CBD has been shown to regulate brain function, serotonin production and hormone levels which all play a significant part in managing anxiety and depression symptoms.
CAN HELP REDUCE ACNE
Acne is an affliction which effects more than 9% of the worlds population and while it has many causes, CBD has been shown to be effective in managing outbreak occurence and severity in several recent scientific papers.
One test-tube study found that CBD oil prevented sebaceous gland cells from secreting excessive sebum, exerted anti-inflammatory actions and prevented the activation of “pro-acne” agents like inflammatory cytokines. Another study had similar findings, concluding that CBD may be an efficient and safe way to treat acne, thanks in part to its remarkable anti-inflammatory qualities.
While more study is needed, CBD may have beneficial effects on acne due to its anti-inflammatory qualities and its ability to control the overproduction of sebum from the sebaceous glands.
COULD BOOST HEART HEALTH
Recent research has linked CBD with several benefits for the heart and circulatory system, including the ability to lower high blood pressure.
High blood pressure is linked to higher risks of a number of health conditions, including stroke, heart attack and metabolic syndrome, again CBD’s anti inflammatory properties and also its effects on anxiety and stress all bode well for boosting Heart Health.
One recent study treated 10 healthy men with one dose of 600 mg of CBD oil and found it reduced resting blood pressure, compared to a placebo. The same study also gave the men stress tests that normally increase blood pressure. Interestingly, the single dose of CBD led the men to experience a smaller blood pressure increase than normal in response to these tests.
Additionally, several animal studies have demonstrated that CBD may help reduce the inflammation and cell death associated with heart disease due to its powerful antioxidant and stress-reducing properties.
OTHER POTENTIAL BENEFITS
Here at PremierCBD we fully support any and all further research into the benefits of this truly unique natural product we call CBD, there is still more than anecdotal evidence to suggest that CBD has shown benefits to people needing support with/from Psychotic disorders, Substance Abuse treatment, Anti Tumor or Anti Inflamatory, Diabetes prevention, skin conditions like eczema or psoriasis among many other ailments.
While we will always tell our customers to consult their doctor or medical professional, CBD has earned its place among dietary and health supplements for may reasons and we here believe its well deserved. Be sure to send us a message with any questions you may have about CBD to hello@premierCBD.ie