Cannabidiol, also known as CBD, is becoming more and more popular in the health and wellness industry for a variety of reasons. CBD oil is a natural essential oil which is extracted from the flowers and leaves of the cannabis plant. It is used by people all over the world as a dietary supplement and for a variety of therapeutic purposes. CBD is one of the 100+ different compounds found in cannabis. Unlike some of the other compounds, CBD is not psychoactive, which means it does not produce any type of “high” that is often associated with cannabis. This quality makes CBD a great tool for people who want to reap the benefits of cannabis without experiencing the intoxicating effects. Now that we broke down what CBD oil is, here are 12 reasons you should try it:
1. CBD oil can effectively reduce pain.
The human body contains a specialized system called the endocannabinoid system, which helps regulate a variety of functions including sleep, appetite, immune system response, and pain. The body produces endocannabinoids, which are neurotransmitters that bind to the cannabinoid receptors in your nervous system. Studies have shown that CBD may help reduce chronic pain by impacting endocannabinoid receptor activity, reducing inflammation, and interacting with neurotransmitters. We have a variety of tinctures to help reduce pain or you can try our CBD Full Spectrum Salve, which is perfect for targeted relief from joint pain and inflammation.
2. CBD oil can help with anxiety and depression.
If you suffer from either anxiety or depression, you know the persistent feelings of sadness, decreased energy, and stress that accompanies these mental health disorders. Studies show that CBD works directly on the brain receptors and helps increase levels of serotonin, which reduces symptoms of anxiety and depression.
3. CBD oil can effectively help with various sleep disorders.
CBD oil has mood boosting and anxiety reducing effects, which make it the perfect tool for helping people with sleep disorders relax and unwind. We love these CBD softgels with melatonin to help us fall asleep quicker.
4. CBD oil can help reduce the side effects caused by cancer.
Chemotherapy is a common treatment for various types of cancer, and its side effects include nausea, vomiting and pain. Thankfully, CBD can effectively reduce those symptoms and is much better than the drugs often prescribed to combat those side effects. Also, due to its pain relieving qualities, CBD is incredibly helpful for cancer patients when they can’t find pain relief from their prescribed medications. More studies are needed, however, there is early evidence that CBD can help prevent tumors and other cancers before they grow.
5. CBD oil has incredible benefits for skin care.
Most often, acne is caused by inflammation and the overproduction of sebum, an oily secretion caused by glands in the skin. CBD oil has incredible anti-inflammatory properties and it helps reduce sebum production, which make it perfect for getting rid of acne and increasing overall skin health. Try our Cellulose CBD Face Mask for increased hydration, anti-aging and anti-inflammatory properties.
6. CBD oil effectively reduces seizures in epilepsy patients.
Many epilepsy patients turn to CBD oil when they can’t find relief in various prescribed medications. In a recent study, patients suffering from epilepsy saw the amount of seizures they experience go down by almost 40% after using CBD oil daily.
7. CBD oil protects against bone disease.
Cannabinoids are crucial for the process of bone metabolism, which is necessary for maintaining strong, healthy bones. CBD helps block an enzyme that destroys bone-building compounds in the body and reduces the risk of age-related bone diseases.
8. CBD oil helps maintain brain health.
Cannabinoids are neuro-protective, which means they help maintain and regulate brain health. CBD oil helps your brain remove damaged cells and improves the efficiency of mitochondria – basically it reduces damage to cells and increases the frequency in which new cells are made, even as our brains age.
9. CBD oil can help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.
Studies have shown that people who use CBD or cannabis regularly have higher levels of HDL-C (good cholesterol) and lower levels of LDL-C (bad cholesterol). CBD oil reduces inflammation which keeps the body healthy and less-likely to experience cardiovascular disease.
10. CBD oil reduces the risk of diabetes and obesity.
Studies consistently show that CBD and cannabis users have a lower body mass index and reduced risk of diabetes and obesity. CBD benefits weight loss by helping the body convert white fat into weight-reducing brown fat, promoting insulin production and sugar metabolism.
11. CBD has benefits for your pets as well.
Thankfully, all the benefits that CBD oil has for humans also goes for our furry friends. If your dog or cat suffers from anxiety, arthritis, chronic pain, or seizures, consider adding some CBD to their diet. We have amazing CBD dog chews and a CBD pet tincture that help with all of those ailments.
12. CBD is readily available.
People around the world have used cannabis to treat a variety of ailments for thousands of years, but it is still considered an illicit drug. Thankfully, our proprietary technology makes it possible for us to completely remove the THC without disturbing the other naturally synergistic compounds to make the full spectrum CBD rich oil. All of our products contain zero THC, meaning they have no psychoactive effects, and are completely legal, so you can buy them through our website.
There are constantly studies being done to look further into CBD oil and its role in treating many common health issues that affect people every day. CBD oil is an incredible tool that helps overall health, improve mood and skin, and can even help our furry friends with a variety of ailments as well. Swell CBD is always organic, non-gmo, THC & gluten free. We never add harsh chemicals to our products and are Farm Bill compliant. Read more about our process here and get all your CBD questions answered.