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Why More People are Turning to Hemp CBD for Overall Health

Hemp CBD has gotten so popular over the past couple of years that all of the sudden we’ve seen a boom of CBD-infused products like oils and gummies. You can purchase hemp flower to smoke, but you can also get CBD tinctures, sprays and edibles to consume or topical creams and balms to rub onto your skin. Why the sudden surge in CBD popularity? There are many reasons why both younger and older people are choosing CBD for a broad spectrum of medical, health and wellness purposes.

Why Is CBD So Popular?
First, people love CBD because it’s the non-psychoactive component of cannabis, whereas the usual stuff we consider as weed or pot is full of THC, a psychoactive cannabinoid. There are many different cannabinoids in the cannabis sativa plant, and weed is usually grown recreationally for its high THC content for consumers who are chasing a high. But CBD hemp flower is very different and will not give you a high or make you feel any psychoactive effects whatsoever. Instead of a high and inebriated feeling, a CBD strain will make you feel many other positive things.

What are the Benefits?
CBD is wonderful for promoting a general feeling of calmness and relaxation. It will clear your anxious mind and allow you to focus on enjoying the present moment. Tests show that CBD significantly reduces anxiety by interacting with the limbic and paralimbic brain areas. CBD could even be effective for reducing the symptoms of depression. One famous study in mice from 2010 concluded that antidepressant medication and CBD operate similarly in the brain.

Using CBD for Natural Pain Relief
CBD is also an effective pain reliever and has anti-inflammatory effects. It can tackle pain due to rheumatoid arthritis and joint pain, making it a good choice for both male and female senior citizens. It can help relieve pain due to menstrual cramps, making it a good option for both young women and adult women.

Did you know that some doctors even say taking CBD for some ailments could actually be safer and maybe even more effective than some pharmaceutical drugs like opiates? Senior citizens should talk to their doctor about potentially decreasing drugs like Advil and Tylenol to manage pain, and try some CBD remedies instead.

CBD and Seizures
Perhaps most amazingly, CBD has the power to stop seizures and is regarded in the medical community as an effective treatment for epilepsy and seizure disorders such as Lennox-Gastaut syndrome or Dravet syndrome. In June 2018, the United States Food and Drug Administration approved a breakthrough drug called Epidiolex, which contains a highly purified form of cannabidiol (CBD) that comes from the cannabis plant; the active ingredient is nearly 100% cannabidiol.

When you consume CBD through a method such as a tincture you place under the tongue, a topical cream you rub on the skin or a piece of taffy you eat, you should feel the effects shortly after consuming and talk to your doctor about any negative effects you may feel. Most people generally report positive experiences using CBD, but you should still talk with your doctor to make sure your dosage and consumption method is right for you.

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