Five Reasons Why You Should Consider Adding CBD To Your Daily Routine
The potential benefits of CBD vary by person and use, but its versatility and pure nature offers a strong case for consideration as a treatment for a multitude of daily inhibitors. There are dozens of reasons why a CBD routine might be worth exploring, but to start, we’ve compiled five strong examples of the naturally-occuring compound being used effectively.
What exactly is CBD anyway?
Before we dig in, let’s start with a quick crash course on CBD, which is not to be confused with tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC – the main psychoactive cannabinoid found in cannabis and one of over a hundred chemical compounds in the plant itself.
CBD is short for Cannabidiol, a much more enticing element in the cannabis plant since unlike THC, there is relatively zero evidence of it being psychoactive. Instead, CBD offers medicinal use cases without any feeling of being “high.”
In fact, it’s essentially impossible to get high off hemp-derived CBD, since it contains no more than 0.3% THC. This form of CBD is legal at the federal level thanks to the 2018 Farm Bill which removed hemp from the definition of marijuana in the Controlled Substances Act (CSA). That said, hemp-derived CBD does face some restrictions at the state level.
Cannabis-derived CBD is the opposite. It is illegal at the federal level, but legal under certain state laws. See where your state stands on medical cannabis laws via the NCSL website.
How is CBD made?
Back to the science of Cannabidiol. When be applied to the skin or ingested, CBS interacts with neuroreceptors within your body, more specifically in the endocannabinoid system (ECS) – which regulates and controls critical bodily functions like learning and memory, emotions, sleep, temperature and pain control, inflammatory and immune responses, and even eating.
The most common way to extract CBD is through a carbon dioxide method using a closed-loop extractor, a similar process used in gathering essential oils. A chamber applies pressure to the hemp or cannabis plant, turning CO2 to liquid that absorbs the plant’s natural oils. The liquid is then pumped into another chamber where the liquid CO2 is converted back to gas, leaving the potent CBD distillate behind.
From there, the CBD can be adapted into a number of forms including gummies, topical creams and relief gels, or pure CBD oils. These categories of CBD products vary in potency and targeted use, but all can offer some sort of potential benefits to your body and mind.
Five reasons CBD may benefit you in your daily life
Now that we’ve broken down exactly what CBD is, how it works, and where it comes from, let’s explore some of the potential benefits it may provide across a truly expansive level of applications:
Continued studies in the United States continue to gather evidence that CBD is effective in treating chronic, non-cancer pain. Topical CBD applications in particular have helped reduce intense, sharp pains and cold, itchy sensations associated with brain and spinal cord nerve damage without any reported side effects.
As a topical application, CBD creams or gels can treat pain in targeted areas and reduce inflammation – which is your body’s natural response to a strenuous workout. Try reducing muscle soreness by applying a CBD product for a speedier recovery.
Might we suggest Moody’s Medicinals Roll On Healing Gel?
Might we suggest Moody’s Medicinals Roll On Healing Gel?
Multiple research studies have found links between CBD usage and benefits to the body’s circulatory system and overall heart health. This should come as welcomed news as heart disease remains the #1 cause of death for both men and women in the United States.
More studies are needed, but several have already delivered encouraging results. For example, researchers found that CBD had reduced arterial stiffness and improved blood flow through the arteries of a group of 26 healthy men after repeated CBD dosage compared to the placebo group.
High blood pressure is linked to higher risks of stroke, heart attack, and metabolic syndrome, so the more evidence we can gather that CBD can reduce tension, the better.
Adding to the point about the versatility of CBD oil, the extract can be used as part of a general skincare routine, but also as a treatment to specific conditions like acne or eczema.
Fans of Five Finger Death Punch and the music scene the band has been an integral part of for nearly two decades, are no strangers to expressing themselves with tattoo art. Tattoo enthusiasts should be happy to know that CBD oil and other topical treatments are becoming popular as an effective tool in tattoo aftercare – a vital step in maintaining a great looking tattoo that doesn’t fade.
CBD treatment after a session of fresh ink, followed by a daily topical regimen can help keep your skin moisturized and your tattoo protected for the long haul.
Researchers in pre- and clinical studies have deduced that the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of CBD can provide significant protection against disorders like Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease and multiple sclerosis (MS).
Remember the ECS we talked about earlier? Researchers have found that CBD’s effect on the human body’s brain signaling systems can not only provide benefits against the disorders mentioned above, but can also treat neurological issues such as epilepsy. Clinical research in their area remains relatively nascent, but early findings have shown promising results.
One of the main benefits that has led to the growing use of CBD is its calming abilities, and remaining calm and relaxed is a vital part of getting a good night’s sleep. However, that process does not come as easy for some people, especially those who suffer from insomnia.
By again targeting the body’s endocannabinoid system, CBD can help calm you, regulate your appetite at night, and contribute to healthier sleep patterns. Whether it’s a dropper of peppermint flavor oil, or your favorite Moody’s Medicinals gummies, adding CBD to your nightly routine may help you drift off easier and stay asleep longer, which can significantly contribute to your overall well-being.
There you have it, but why only five reasons? Well if you weren’t already aware, five is a pretty popular number at Moody’s Medicinals. But aside from that, we see this list as an mere starting point to educate the public on some of the ways CBD is currently being utilized to exemplify how versatile it truly can be.
There are plenty of other ways this natural element can be utilized. We hope this list serves as a kickstart to your exploration into the potential benefits of CBD. From here, we hope you will seek out additional information and use cases in order to find its benefits that can best serve you.
In the meantime, check out the growing range of quality CBD products from Moody’s Medicinals, where we’ve taken the sterile world of health and wellness and added some much needed attitude only a life in metal music can provide.