Why We Love CBD

Up to this point, the previous Fields of Gold articles have outlined many CBD related topics… what it is, how it works, it’s history, etc… That being said, this post will directly highlight some of the reported benefits users are experiencing. Before we do that, let’s recap some main points about CBD. Cannabidiol is one of the key naturally occurring cannabinoids founds in the stocks, flowers, and seeds of the cannabis plant. Remember, the cannabis plant has two main species, hemp and marijuana. Hemp has a much higher percentage of CBD, but less than .3% THC. Marijuana typically has low levels of CBD and a high percentage of THC. Therefore, CBD extracted from hemp lacks the intoxicating and psychoactive properties associated with the “high” of marijuana.

CBD acts on your body’s endocannabinoid system, a network of receptors found in the central & peripheral nervous systems, brain, immune cells, fat, and muscle that interact with receptors found in cannabinoids. Depending on desired result, there are various ways to take CBD.  Oil tinctures, nano-gels, gummies and dissolvable tablets can be taken orally. CBD can also be infused with topicals such as gels, creams or salves. As a result, many people seeking natural alternatives to pharmaceuticals have turned to CBD for holistic relief.

Users report a multitude of benefits from its use including immune system support, regulating inflammation, pain relief, lessened stress/anxiety, combating insomnia, seizure treatment, etc… Others add CBD to their daily wellness routine to enhance their overall sense of  well-being. While people have mentioned countless benefits from taking CBD, we’ll go over a few of the main ones.

Inflammation/Pain Relief

The immune system relies heavily on a properly functioning endocannabinoid system. The CB1 and CB2 receptors present in your immune cells are directly affected by phytocannabinoids such as CBD! Thus, many believe CBD helps regulate and support a healthy immune system by helping fight off foreign invaders & potentially life-threatening viruses.

Inflammation is your body’s natural response to injury or infection. It’s a signal for your cells to heal a wound or protect against illness or disease. Unfortunately, your immune system can malfunction, leading to chronic aches and pains. This can be detrimental to your health, leading to numerous degenerative diseases such as arthritis, cancer, asthma, etc…Fortunately, people are reporting positive results with CBD’s ability to provide holistic relief for chronic inflammation. Although all forms of CBD can be taken to combat these issues, many apply CBD Relief Cream and CBD Freeze Relief to help with localized pain and are seeing phenomenal results.

Piggybacking on CBD’s use for chronic inflammation, people are using CBD for both general pain relief and spot specific pain relief.  Like previously mentioned, CBD is believed to act on the body’s CB2 receptor, directly controlling pain. Whether for sore muscles, achy joints, or tension headaches, users are touting CBD as a natural remedy to help combat these issues.

Anxiety/Stress Relief

It’s safe to say a majority of us are affected by stress & anxiety. Whether family issues, difficulties with your boss, or the overall daily grind, stresses and anxiety seem to be par for the course. While stress and anxiety share many physical and emotional symptoms, there’s a distinction between the two.  Stress is what your body produces in response to an alarming event, anxiety is your reaction to that stress. Fortunately, CBD is thought to help with both as many are turning to this holistic remedy to help calm their minds and allow them to live their best lives. Tinctures & fast-acting Dissolvable Tablets are fan favorites!

Combat Insomnia

Similar to how CBD helps individuals with stress & anxiety, many are using it to help them fight sleep related issues. Users are raving about CBD in battling insomnia, especially when combined with melatonin. Melatonin is a hormone naturally produced inside the pineal gland, found just about the middle of your brain. This hormone helps control your internal clock, letting your body know when it’s time to sleep and wake up. CBD Nano-gels w/Melatonin are an efficient and effective method of delivery to help ease a restless mind, allowing people to get the adequate sleep they need to be productive.

Seizure Treatment

The 2018 FDA approval of Epidiolex was a milestone the medical community. Epidiolex, with its active ingredient being CBD, is used in the treatment of seizures and two distinct pediatric diseases. While many people were turning to CBD to help treat seizures, most notably Charlotte Figi, it’s worth noting that approval of Epidiolex was based on sufficient and properly-controlled clinical studies, implying confidence in the drug’s safety and effectiveness for its specified use. The pharmaceutical treatment of various diseases and conditions will not come without the backed medical standards that are afforded with clinical trials and blind studies.

Final Thoughts

The benefits users are seeing from adding CBD to their daily regimens have been nothing short of amazing. While further studies are certainly necessary, the testimonials and report benefits cannot be overlooked. Adding a holistic, natural remedy to people’s daily wellness routines has become a staple.