As you may know, CBD is a huge deal these days, and that means there's an increasingly large number of ways to take it. You can use a topical cream, serum or oil, or eat it. Edibles are a popular way to take CBD because there are a huge number of options out there.
How does CBD work? What makes it such an excellent option for treating all manner of complaints? Well, it turns out that marijuana has actually been used as an analgesic for thousands of years, but it's only recently that we've discovered why it works. CBD, with zero THC, works with the body's endocannabinoid system, supplementing our natural cannabinoids, and doing such wonders as balancing energy levels, stabilizing mood, reducing pain stimuli, and helping with reducing inflammation.
Because cannabinoids occur naturally in the body, CBD is considered a supplement and not a drug. THC, the other active ingredient in marijuana, is the psychoactive element that gives you the feeling of being 'high.' CBD edibles don't have this effect, due to zero THC, but can be used to treat many common issues.
Consuming CBD edibles is an increasingly popular treatment for pain, as it limits the brain's receptiveness to pain signals from the body. It can also help reduce swelling because of its anti-inflammatory properties. CBD is a great option for pain management as it can be taken every day with no known side effects. Many pharmaceutical pain relievers are also highly addictive, so CBD is a great natural alternative.
CBD is also an effective natural treatment for stress and depression. It's believed that it regulates hormones such as dopamine, serotonin, and cortisol. Low serotonin can cause depression, and high cortisol can cause stress. CBD's ability to balance these hormones can provide relief without needing to take prescription drugs.
As well as being used to treat stress, depression, and pain, CBD can also be used to treat several other ailments. Topical CBD can be used to treat skin conditions such as acne.