Like many others in the UK, you have probably heard of CBD and the benefits that are said to be associated with taking this natural supplement. Legal CBD oil that is available to buy as food or nutrition supplements within the UK, is taken from industrial grade hemp.
Although this plant belongs to the cannabis family, the extracted CBD oil is entirely legal to buy and ingest as long as the cannabinoid compound THC content is no more than 0.2% – this ensures that you will not experience any psychoactive effects by consuming products containing CBD.
So, with CBD capsules now being as easy to buy as vitamin supplements – let’s explore the benefits they have to offer.
CBD oil is often reported to have brought amazing improvements to people who suffer from chronic health complaints which are not necessarily recognised as such by the medical field or easily treated. Conditions such as chronic pain and insomnia are often elusive as to their cause, and conventional medicine often affords little if any improvement and yet many takers of CDB oil are saying that it has literally given them their lives back.
Medicinal CBD oil is recognised by the MHRA (Medicinal and Health Regulatory Agency) to benefit some sufferers of epilepsy. Although legally marketed CBD is not of the same medicinal strength – it can still offer reported benefits to lots of people suffering from chronic pain, insomnia, acne, arthritis, gastrointestinal complaints and anxiety/stress.
The Benefits In More Detail
Here are the benefits that have been reported with the use of CBD oil, including capsule form.
Pain Relieving & Insomnia
We each have our own endocannabinoid system and receptors to which the CBD compounds “lock” on to, in order to deliver their therapeutic benefits. This ECS system is involved in sleep, appetite, pain and immune system response.
Studies have shown that CBD may help reduce chronic pain syndrome and the pain of arthritis by impacting endocannabinoid receptor activity to reduce inflammation and interact with neurotransmitters that improve mood.
Reduce Anxiety And Depression
These common mental health disorders can have devastating impacts on general health and well-being, with depression said to be the single largest contributor to disability. Conventional medications can come with a whole host of unwanted side effects, and some may even be addictive leading to substance abuse on top of the original mood disorder.
CBD oil capsules may offer a safe and natural alternative to help relieve anxiety, depression, insomnia and post-traumatic stress disorder due to their ability to act on the brain’s receptors for the mood-enhancing serotonin. Of course, if you are currently taking medication for any of these mental health disorders, do not stop taking or add CBS capsules into your life without first consulting your doctor.
May Even Alleviate Cancer-Related Symptoms
CBD may help to relieve symptoms of the cancer itself, such as pain, and also reduce chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting.
Can Help With Acne
No-one likes to have spots, but this common yet distressing condition affects 9% of the population. CBD oil is said to have remarkable anti-inflammatory properties and can even reduce excessive sebum production.
Capsules Are Convenient
CBD comes in several forms of ingestion from vaping and topical application to tincture and capsules. However, capsules often reported to be the best method due to the fact that they do not require any equipment such as a vape pen, there’s no mess, either from application or should an oil bottle break or spill. You also do not have to calculate any dosage, as this has been done for you, and in addition, are processed slowly, which means you benefit from the effects over a longer period of time.