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WHAT ARE THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF CBD?

Being the most well researched cannabinoid, CBD recently gained approval by the US Food and Drug Administration for treatment of rare, severe epilepsy.11 Thanks to its good safety profile and the lack of psychoactivity, CBD is undoubtedly the more interesting cannabinoid with a lot of reported pharmacological effects, ranging from analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties, to reducing anxiety, lifting mood and improving sleep.7 In addition, CBD maintains and enhances general health.4

MULTIPLE BENEFITS OF CBD7

  • Relieves pain
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Relieves anxiety
  • Lifts mood
  • Neuroprotective
  • General health enhancement
  • Health maintenance
  • Improves REM sleep
  • Antioxidant
REM: Rapid Eye Movement
Adapted from Pisanti S, et al; 20177

CBD IS A POPULAR CHOICE FOR PAIN AND STRESS

In a recent online survey, almost 62% of CBD users reported using CBD to treat a medical condition, particularly pain, anxiety and depression.12 Interestingly, most people reported that CBD relieves their symptoms effectively by itself and without serious side effects.12

CBD FOR PAIN

What is pain?

Pain is an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience typically caused by illness or injury.13 Chronic pain lasts longer than acute pain and is usually associated with long-term illness, such as osteoarthritis.13 It can be the result of tissue damage but is very often caused by nerve damage.13 Unfortunately chronic pain is somewhat difficult to treat and about 70% of people experience breakthrough pain even when pain medication is being used regularly.15

How does CBD work to relieve pain?

CBD has anti-inflammatory properties.5 It is reported to assist with relieving 3 types of pain: inflammatory pain, nociceptive pain (caused by damage to tissue, muscle, joints) and neuropathic pain.6

Benefits of CBD for pain

Your body will not become used to the pain relieving and anti-inflammatory effects of CBD.14 CBD does not leave you feeling ‘high’ and may improve sleep quality disrupted by pain.14,15 Please consult with your healthcare professional before combining CBD with your existing medication.

CBD FOR STRESS

What is stress?

Stress is how the brain and body respond to any demand or challenge.16 Any type of challenge can be stressful.16However, chronic stress can affect your health because the body never receives a clear signal to return to normal functioning.16 Some people may experience digestive symptoms, headaches, sleeplessness, sadness, anger, or irritability.16 Over time, continued stress may cause serious health problems, such as heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes or mental illness.16

How does CBD work to relieve stress?

CBD has anxiolytic properties, which means it relieves the anxiety caused by stress.7 It is also reported to relieve other stress symptoms, such as muscular tension, poor concentration, restlessness and fatigue.7

Benefits of CBD for stress

CBD reduces anxiety without causing a ‘high’ feeling.7 It may improve sleep disturbances associated with anxiety.7 Please consult with your healthcare professional before combining CBD with your existing medication.

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