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Potential CBD Health Benefits: Feel Smarter, Happier, and Healthier

The potential CBD health benefits seem to be part of an endless list that never stops growing. But feeling smarter, happier, and healthier needs a holistic approach. You can’t take a single product and expect life to be better magically; you have to involve different parts of your life like a good diet, healthier habits, etc.

Nevertheless:

Supplements exist for a reason. Simply put, supplementation exists to ‘power up’ people’s wellbeing. And that is exactly what CBD is considered at the moment, a supplement. So here’s a list of potential health benefits, approaches, and uses you can attribute to CBD.

What is CBD Oil Good For?

CBD oil has been linked to so many potential benefits that it seems to get harder and harder to track its new uses. CBD oil is just a product category that we’ve grown used to, but CBD as a cannabinoid is what we should really be looking at.

CBD oil is hemp CBD extract diluted in a carrier oil solution. This carrier oil is usually MCT or hemp oil. But it is the cannabinoid that actually delivers the effects one looks for.

CBD oil can be consumed as a sublingual product by placing a few drops under the tongue. In some cases, it can also be used as a topical by placing it directly onto the skin or as an edible by eating it directly or adding it to your favorite recipes. Whether or not CBD oil can be used as a topical or edible will depend on the formulation of the product at hand.

Some of the most common uses that have been attributed to CBD oil include using it as an aid for sleep, relaxation, focus, and energy. However, further research is needed to consider these conclusive findings.

Potential CBD Benefits

While there aren’t any conclusive findings that lead to firm CBD benefits, there is a ton of research that allows us to draw conclusions and at least consider the substance for a variety of uses. Here are some of the most popular/recent findings:

Anxiety Suppressant

In a 2019 study conducted in the UK on 67 patients diagnosed with General Anxiety Disorder (GAD), results found that there were statistically significant improvements   on the patients in the study who consumed cannabis in a 1, 3, and 6 month period. The results of the study aren’t conclusive or incredibly clear, but like this one, there are many studies that have shown beneficial effects on anxiety.

Products like Oliver’s Harvest CBD Stress & Anxiety capsules are specifically formulated for this end. They come in 60 capsule containers with a total of 300mg of CBD per unit. But they don’t only use CBD, they also use a proprietary blend of herbs that may help with a variety of stress or anxiety-related ailments.

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Epilepsy

The use of CBD as an aid in epilepsy treatment is far from novel. In fact, a CBD-based epilepsy medication called Epidiolex is the only CBD prescription drug that is FDA-approved in the United States. It is used for specific types of epilepsy in children, and apart from Epidiolex, there isn’t any other FDA-approved CBD medication. In other words, the FDA considers the clinical evidence available for CBD as an epilepsy treatment for Lennox-Gastaut and Dravet syndrome enough evidence to approve the medication.

Muscle Relaxation

Muscle relaxation is awfully similar to epilepsy treatment in the sense that users can benefit from similar effects. But muscle relaxation is a broader term that can expand over a variety of symptoms and uses. Better sleep and muscle spasticity are some of the most common.

The findings of CBD as a possible epilepsy treatment have also propelled studies looking for a connection with other conditions like ALS and Arthritis, with conclusive results still pending, of course.

Pain Relief

There are innumerable works that aim to study the link between cannabis use and pain relief. There are too many to name them all. But what we can say is that Canada approved the use of Sativex, a spray that combines THC and CBD to treat neuropathic pain related to multiple sclerosis. The same medication was approved in 2007 for use as a pain relief aid for cancer patients that prove unresponsive to other medications.

Pain can come in a variety of formats, from neuropathic pain to physical pain. Perhaps the most common use of CBD for pain relief comes in the form of CBD topicals that help with muscular pain relief; much like the best-selling, Holy City Remedy’s Rapid Relief Formula:

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How to Use CBD

CBD can be used in multiple ways, depending on the type of product you buy. It can also be consumed at different times during the day, depending on what use you are planning to give it.

For instance:

If you’re planning on using CBD as a means of relaxation and unwinding, then it’s likely that you should consume CBD at the end of the day. But if your plan is to use CBD as a means to ‘get things done’, then the daytime is probably best.

But if you can use CBD for both things, what would be the difference? That’s actually easy to answer; you would have to vary the serving size. Different doses mean different effects and you would also have to combine this with your tolerance to the substance; different people may react differently to the same amount of CBD.

Can You Take CBD for Sleep?

Yes, you can. Is it conclusive? No, it isn’t. But there is a great amount of information indicating that many people have found a good alternative to sleep aids in CBD. However, all of this is considered purely anecdotal evidence.

Can You Take CBD for Stress?

Yes, you can. But the same deal goes; the evidence available to us is purely anecdotal. This doesn’t mean that it is not valuable, it just means that it can’t be considered CBD health benefits as such. In other words, you can take CBD for stress, and many companies manufacture products with that result in mind, but whether it works or not will depend on many other factors.

Hemmfy articles and blogs are meant to entertain and educate. However, we are not medical professionals and do not intend to give medical advice through them.

The knowledge around CBD and other cannabis-derived products is growing and constantly changing, as does their legal status. Hence, we recommend checking with your local authorities and a licensed physician prior to consumption.

Simon Cartagena

Simon Cartagena is a full-time cannabis copywriter. This has led him to write for companies like Hemmfy.com where he acts as Senior Content Writer and other world-renowned cannabis publications. Simon has created Content Marketing strategies and articles that have helped company revenues increase by up to 1,000%. Simon’s goal is to help people understand cannabis in an industry where misinformation seems to be predominant.