CBD, or cannabidiol, has been around for years but it is just now becoming popular across the country. It has materialized in gas stations, video stores and health and wellness shops. It’s a buzzword that is on the tips of many tongues, but education has lagged far behind exposure when talking about the various products derived from hemp.
Despite a lack of scientific research on CBD, relief of general muscle inflammation has been widely reported by users. The most common method of intake for this is sublingual, which means taken orally. Oil tinctures are very versatile for this and can be taken straight or mixed in drinks. Products like this can be found in a local Chicago dispensary. The oil interacts with the endocannabinoid system in an effort to calm areas of the body affected by pain. It is interesting to note that the endocannabinoid system actually creates cannabinoids that work in harmony with the ones taken for health issues.
Helps With Sleeping Issues
For those plagued by restless nights and trouble falling asleep, CBD is also known to aid in getting a full night’s sleep. It is thought that CBD affects the sleep/wake cycle by interacting with designated receptors within the endocannabinoid system. Pain and anxiousness are often related to losing out on sleep. When ingested before bedtime, cannabinoids can potentially help with three problems at once. Another benefit of using tinctures is that they are non-habit forming. The majority of prescription medications for sleep are recommended only to be taken for the short-term and will have an adverse effect on the body once they are stopped.
People that suffer from anxiety or stress may also find cannabidiol to be helpful. As mentioned above, the substance’s anti-anxiety properties aid in the sleep cycle. There has been evidence pointing to help with anxiety attacks also. Some studies even suggest that those who deal with social anxiety can also find solace in CBD. Brain scans from one examination indicated that blood flow to the parts of the brain that handle anxiety was altered and subjects reported feeling calm and relieved after dosing.