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5 Benefits of taking CBD Oil

May 25, 2022

There are common challenges we face every day from stress, pain and sleep deprivation which affect how well we function in our daily lives.  CBD can be one of our greatest supporters when it is a stable part of our wellness routine. Some of the greatest health benefits of cbd oil are teased out below.

Soothing Anxiety
Anxiety and overwhelm have become so ‘normal’ we accept them as part of daily life.  They don’t have to be.  Anxiety relieving CBD taken each day will lift the weight of overwhelm and relive the pressure of anxiety.

It is important to note that some stress is good, it keeps us sharp, focused and safe.  Stress is a human protection tool but, too much of it will deplete our immune system and fry our nervous system.  How do we find the sweet stress spot?  CBD will help regulate our stress levels and reactions.  Add CBD to your daily health supplement routine and relieve the pressures of anxiety and overwhelm.

Easing Pain
CBD has powerful anti-inflammatory therapeutic properties for our skin and body, and it can help with pain relief in 3 ways.  It tackles inflammation which contributes to pain, it reduces anxiety which is often experienced alongside chronic pain and it interrupts the ‘I’m in pain’ messages our body sends to our brain diminishing our perception of the pain.

Also, CBD can provide analgesia by impacting the manner in which nerves communicate pain signals.  Addressing pain might help improve sleep. 

Aiding Sleep
More and more of us suffer from with from sleep disturbances! Sleep disturbance can be associated to many factors including anxiety, chronic pain, depression, hormonal imbalances, stress, age, gender or substance abuse to name a few.  The risks associated with persistent insomnia include increased risk of cardiovascular events, decreased immunity, diabetes, obesity, asthma, and seizures. 

Many of us are turning to CBD as an effective treatment, with little to no side effects, for a range of sleeping disorders.  CBD is a successful sleep aid because it restores your natural sleep cycle, which falls out of sync with our schedules in today’s modern busy lifestyle.

Supporting Sex
CBD and sex are best friends!  CBD increases blood flow to tissues, which increases nerve sensitivity helping make sex more pleasurable while intensifying your orgasm. It also promotes the body's own natural lubrication.  CBD will help reduce anxiety helping you get out of your head and back in touch with your beautiful sexy self.  But when we understand our own ability to have sexual confidence we really start to win in our own skin.

Sexual confidence is not about how good you are in bed it's more about how comfortable you feel in your body. But feeling comfortable in your body does not always come naturally and is not always that easy to achieve and definitely not all the time. But one thing is for sure, feeling confident and comfortable in your own skin starts with self-love, self-appreciation, and self-acceptance. 

CBD is a powerful anti-inflammation and can increase blood flow while helping with relaxing muscles.  These properties make CBD a great natural lubricant for sex.  Furthermore, some women even say they experience heightened sensation and better orgasms with they use of CBD as their lubricant.

Comforting The Menstrual Cycle

Many of us experience anxiety, depression and physical challenges as part of our menstrual cycle. But why and what is happening to our bodies during our cycle? And can CBD help?

During menstruation, the uterine contractions that occur throughout your cycle are more intense. This causes food transit through the digestive system to slow down, leading to constipation and bloating.  The drop in oestrogen and progesterone before your period can also cause water retention. There are cannabinoid receptors in the digestive system and therefore CBD can help with bloating issues by increasing gut motility.

Oestrogen and progesterone affect levels of serotonin, the so-called happy chemical that influences mood. CBD activates serotonin receptors and can have a positive effect on our anxiety levels

Some goddesses find the pain associated with menstruation debilitating, others merely uncomfortable. CBD works to relieve pain and relax cramping muscles.  

As progesterone declines, prostaglandins increase, peaking during menstruation. These chemicals cause inflammation, heightened sensitivity to pain, blood vessel constriction, and uterine contractions.  CBD is known as having muscle and vascular relaxing effects, which also lead to a decrease in painful period cramps. 

What are the benefits of CBD oil without THC?

Medically one of the most widely accepted uses of CBD therapy is to treat patients who suffer from debilitating, chronic seizures. Have you heard about Charlotte’s Web? It is a strain of medicinal CBD oil named for a young Colorado girl called Charlotte Figi. She suffered from a catastrophic form of epilepsy called Dravet syndrome. When she began taking CBD oil, she experienced a dramatic reduction in the number of her seizures – from around to 300 a week to a handful a month. Charlotte became known as the girl who changed the medicinal cannabis laws across America. Sadly, she died in 2020, aged 13, from complications possibly related to coronavirus. 

CBD without its sister compound THC (the bit which gets you high) is medically and recreational used successfully for it therapeutic benefits.

 

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