It seems safely accurate to say that CBD oil is the hottest health and wellness trend in 2018. It is seemingly, everywhere and in everything! Well, not quite. However, the discovery of vast ranges of benefits, and the products that deliver them, are increasing daily! CBD oil is not only trending for healing and medicinal treatments, it is also exploding as a wellness trend! Quality CBD oil infused skincare, cosmetics and personal care products are in high demand. All forms of quality CBD oil supplements and treatments are quickly becoming a part of many people’s daily health regime. So, what’s so trendy hot about CBD and why?
CBD or cannabidiol is one of the best-known and studied cannabinoids in the hemp and cannabis plants. CBD is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid, unlike THC, that does not produce euphoria or a high. In the hemp plant, THC is present in a very small amounts, under 0.3%, and the percentage of CBD is very high, depending on the strain. It is this distinction that legally permits hemp sourced CBD products in almost all US States and countries of the world.
What we know so far about CBD is that it has powerful anti-inflammatory, analgesic (pain relieving) and anti-anxiety properties. We know that CBD locks on to receptors in our bodies’ own Endocannabinoid System (ECS): the ECS is a complex system that regulates the homeostasis (balance of the internal medium) of the human body. This receptor activity is what gives you the powerful benefits of CBD in such vast areas of physical and emotional health and healing.
In the laboratory of people’s daily lives CBD oil is relieving their anxiety, helping release them from chronic pain, and providing deep healing sleep, along with many other healing benefits. CBD on the skin topically in the form of skincare and self-care products provides anti-aging, antioxidant, and nourishing properties that promote younger looking, healthy glowing skin.
CBD oil can be taken internally in the form of tinctures, dropped under the tongue for rapid absorption, or capsules. CBD is a fast acting, natural, non-toxic alternative to chemical based medicines that can have dangerous side effects. People with chronic pain can dose internally with CBD and use topical creams, salves and massages oils to relieve local inflammation and pain, without fear of addiction to dangerous opioid medications.
CBD has proven to be very effective as a natural treatment for anxiety and depression. It is easily dosed throughout the day without concern for the often-debilitating side effects of anti-depressants and anti-anxiety medications. CBD is also quickly becoming a popular daily supplement for physical activity recovery and support. From athletes to dancers, CBD provides support both during and after workouts and practice.
When you pan back and take a look at the big CBD picture, it’s really more of a phenomenal breakthrough in natural health and wellness, than a trend. Trends come, get hot, and then often fizzle out, over time. Alternatively, the timeless and life changing understanding and value of the benefits of CBD just keep growing.
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