Now that Spring is in full force the flowers are blooming, grass is greener and you find yourself enjoying some time with the windows open. You may also be running your AC (depending on which part of the country you are in).
Its a great time to begin planting your annuals, getting your garden ready to go full force and even get some spring cleaning in order.
That being said I want to take the time to showcase my Top 5 Benefits of CBD Oil for Spring 2019.
I have been able to share some great information on CBD Oil. It has so many helpful benefits so lets break it down to what I chose as my top 5!
Hang around and read till the end because I have an added bonus benefit that wraps them all together!!
Are Your Ready?
#1 Anxiety and Depression
About 1/5th of the population suffers from anxiety and depression. Its also the most common mental illness. Much medicated treatment of anxiety can come with a bucket of adverse side effects. Changes in diet and activity levels would definitely prove beneficial.
However, there has been research supporting CBD Oils effective use to help treat anxiety disorders.
This study from 2015 detailed clinical evidence on how CBD Oil showed an ability as an effective treatment for generalized anxiety disorders, panic disorders, social anxiety disorders and PTSD. This post details more information on how CBD Oil can assist with anxiety and depression.
#2 Pain Relief
There is an estimated 50 million US adults who are suffering from pain. The growing opioid epidemic has lead many to abuse and become addicted to prescription pain killers.
Additionally, many of the common pain relief medications that you can get over the counter have been proven to be not as safe as you thought.
Now CBD Oil has been shown to be able to assist in pain management. CBD has been shown to helpful in treating peripheral and central neuropathic pain.
Also, the research has shown where is has been useful for pain associated with disorders such as:
- Gastrointestinal Disorders
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Alzheimer’s Disease
Epilepsy can be a potentially devastating illness to those who have it, particularly the more treatment resistance varieties.
Specifically, Dravet Syndrome & Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome are particular epilepsy varieties that are treatment resistant and were part of a detailed research study.
In the randomized study researchers were able to statistically find that CBD Oil was able to decrease seizures. The findings lead to the approval of a CBD based pharmaceutical medication by the FDA.
#4 Sleep Assistance
Are you part of population who has difficulty sleeping at night? Is it a regular problem or do you have sleeping problems during your more stressful weeks or days?
Regardless, where you stand the medicated remedies come with significant adverse side effects. Just getting the proper amount of rest can help pay significant dividends the the rest of your health.
Now research has been able to support that CBD Oil can be effective to assist in sleep. It won’t sedate you but will help you relax so that you can be able to get a better nights rest.
The research found that it was able to assist in sleep by helping patients relax or relieve pain which will aid in ones ability to fall asleep.
During some of my more stressful days and weeks (and parental responsibilities) I may find my anxiety levels go up. I also find that my mind continues to race even when its time to wind down for sleep.
For me I compare the relaxation effects of CBD to walking in your bedroom and closing the door and essentially turning off the outside noise.
#5 Effective Anti-inflammatory
CBD Oil has been shown to have effective anti-inflammatory properties. This 2015 study details the potent anti-inflammatory properties of CBD Oil and how it has shown potential to be used to treat Rheumatoid Arthritis.
This peer review document details some of the more broad testing results and anti-inflammatory benefits of CBD Oil (Cannabidiol).
It has been tested in experimental models for disorders such as multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, hepatitis and colitis. It may also be beneficial for certain cancer types that are triggered from chronic inflammation.
The Bonus Benefit!! CBD Oil Has A Great Safety Profile
Here is the bonus that I mentioned earlier that I wanted to add that seems to sum up My Top 5 Benefits of CBD Oil.
I thought about having this by itself but felt it would be more relevant on its own. The use of CBD Oil has limited side effects.
Researchers have noted the safety profile of CBD oil. Side effects are limited and when (and if) they are reported they are very mild. Some of the ones that are reported include:
- Weight Gain
- Increased Appetite
When they have been reported most patients reported them as mild to moderate and noted they were not significant. This 2013 study details the safety profile even at very high dosage levels during research.
Closing Out My Top 5 Benefits of CBD Oil
Its evident that now there are viable safe alternative treatment options out there for patients. There are many medications available both over the counter and with prescription that are commonly used.
However, the list of side effects have left many patients looking for other solutions. Now a safer natural alternative is gaining more momentum and research has shown its effectiveness.
As always is you are taking other medications, pregnant or nursing always discuss use of CBD Oil with your physician to avoid any interactions.