Cannabis and Health

29 May 2019

More CBD facts you might not know

How CBD is even healthier than you might have thought

By Mell Green

There’s no doubt about it, CBD – a.k.a. Cannabidiol – has changed the game in the health industry. This wonderful cannabinoid found in the cannabis plant has been underestimated for decades but is now convincing many doctors and anti-Mary Janers of it’s proven therapeutic potential. All signs point to CBD being safe, powerful, and effective. But, despite its bright future, there’s so much more to discover. Even though you might already be familiar with the CBD basics, it can be difficult to separate the valuable and confirmed information from the myths, fake news, and full-blown fabrications in the hype surrounding cannabis and CBD. But fear not.

This article is a follow-up on one of our previous articles titled: “6 Facts about CBD you may not know”. As barriers to cannabis research continue to lessen, it’s important to establish the facts before you decide to buy your CBD product.

CBD oil is packed with nutrients

As an antioxidant and powerful anti-inflammatory, full spectrum CBD oil is said to be extremely nutrient-rich. Many companies have merged the concept of superfoods and CBD oil to create amazing products that contain nutrients crucial for your body and mind to function at its best. This includes antioxidants, amino acids, vitamins, and omega-3 & 6 fatty acids. Many of the nutritional components found in CBD oil are lacking in most of our daily diets, especially omega-3’s. These are essential fatty acids the body cannot produce naturally, but full spectrum CBD oil provides us enough to be considered a powerful, all-encompassing superfood. Among many other benefits, they’re found to help with stress and depression, alleviate joint pain, and lower the risk of heart disease.

CBD can help with menopause

CBD has lots of therapeutic properties, many of which can provide relief for those experiencing menopause. This is a time in a woman’s life when her menstrual cycle comes to an end and ovaries stop producing estrogen in the body. And when estrogen levels plummet, so do endocannabinoid levels and vice versa. This disrupts the endocannabinoid system and can produce a litany of side effects. While the jury is still out on whether or not it can relieve hot flashes, CBD increases endocannabinoid levels, which reduces symptoms relating to menopause including mood swings, sleep disturbances, skin care, bone health, weight gain, and pain.

CBD is neuroprotective

As it contains neuroprotective properties (i.e. serving to protect nerve cells against damage, degeneration, or impairment of function), CBD may be useful for treating neurodegenerative diseases that can cause temporary or permanent neural damage. Studies show that CBD is neuroprotective against both excitatory transmitter (glutamate) and oxidant (hydroperoxide), which induces neurotoxicity and cell death in the brain. Oxidative stress plays a significant role in neurodegeneration and can produce a wide range of health conditions including Alzheimer’s, dementia, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis (MS), Parkinson’s disease, and others. By protecting neurons and encouraging the growth and development of new neurons, CBD can prevent and limit the progress of neurodegeneration and also greatly improve recovery in patients.

All the sources for free radicals and how CBD oil can help prevent damage to cells at coffeeshop guru
CBD can help prevent cell damage done by the many sources that create free radicals.

CBD can be used to fight addiction

Perhaps one of the most overlooked benefits of the cannabinoid is its ability to prevent substance abuse addiction and even relapse for months. Ranging from smoking to drinking and everything in between, CBD has shown promising results of combating addiction by protecting (and even repairing) the brain from the damage of alcohol and cigarettes by interfering with brain mechanisms responsible for the signals of withdrawal. So we learn, not only is CBD highly effective at preventing relapses in those addicted to harmful drugs and alcohol, the therapeutic benefits provided are long-lasting, which is critical when recovering from substance abuse addiction. It’s no wonder why researchers are now looking into whether CBD can help fight the worsening opiate crisis.

A pack of cigarettes which you can quit with the help of CBD at Coffeeshop Guru
Soon this might be a thing of the past for you, as CBD can help you quit smoking a lot faster and easier. Picture by Joan Parker

High-CBD strains growing popularity

Finally, an alternative for those wanting to enjoy the benefits of cannabis without getting high. Due to the abundant benefits, over the years, more and more cannabis growers have perfected their technique of breeding plants to contain high levels of CBD and little to no THC. These non-psychoactive cannabis strains, low in THC and high in CBD, have begun to reverse the trend of breeding high THC cannabis strains, especially because of their many applications in medicine. Go ahead and check out Harlequin, Medihaze, Charlotte’s Web, or a couple of goodies from the CSG shop like Cannatonic CBD and Royal Medic,

Flower of the high-CBD cannabis strain at Coffeeshop Guru
Maybe try one of the high-CBD strains you can find in our seed store, like this one: Cannatonic CBD by Nirvana Seeds

Finding the best CBD products and High CBD strains

This list of facts is by no means complete. CBD is nothing if not a series of surprises — the good kinds too. Hopefully this article brought some things into perspective about this versatile cannabinoid and you came across some information you didn’t already know. Want to know how CBD could potentially help you? Check out the CSG shop here to learn more.

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Mell Green
Mell Green is an enthusiast of all things cannabis and writes content that represents some of the best things that we as a people can strive for: good health and happiness.
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