How CBD Oil Extracts Are Changing People’s Views On Cannabis

How CBD Oil Extracts Are Changing People’s Views On Cannabis

CBD is just about everywhere now. But it wasn’t always that way. Even though in general marijuana is more closely associated with hippies and a mellow time, it has a bad wrap. The misinformed aligning the happy herb with not so palatable characters. But marijuana was used to heal a range of ailments all the way back somewhere in 2900 B.C. From Vida+ CBD tinctures to face creams, the landscape is changing on how people view CBD. And it is heading deeper into the vitamin category than may have been imagined just a few years ago.

And you have to ask yourself, where was it we lost this affinity with nature so much that we dismissed this green herb and all of its properties in favor of man-made chemicals?

However, it seems we are beginning to come back around. For years cannabis has been snuck to patients suffering from debilitating pain and used by anxiety sufferers – in secret. Creating strange secrecy. With the lift of the status in many states and countries, and in fact, prescriptions given out it seems like we, as a population, are being more accepting of the fact that mother nature knows what she is doing.

Knowledge point: CBD oil is only one of the 120 compounds that are found in cannabis, THC is the one that gets you high, not CBD.

Popularity

Chinese Emperor Sheng Nung in 2737 BCE was recorded as drinking cannabis-infused tea to treat a range of issues. Then ‘modern medicine’ because to cast doubt on the herb, and eventually cannabis became illegal.

But now you can find it in tampon, chocolate, face cream, tea and so much more. It is popular with celebrities, in fact, a number of them now have their own CBD production companies. Like Willie Nelson, Martha Stewart, and Whoopi Goldberg. It is seen in high-end luxury products and $10 face mists.

READ  Your Health First: 15 Outstanding Health Benefits That CBD Can Bring Into Your Life

The rise has been fast and furious, and if the reviews are to be believed, then it isn’t going to be slowing down any time soon.

Because of it’s calming properties both when applied topically and imbibed it is becoming a mainstay in the self-care category for the perpetually stressed too.

But it makes sense to have this natural/wellness slant on CBD because things that are naturally grown are generally free from much of what we are now trying to avoid in terms of chemicals. Moving away from ‘stoner culture’ and more of a lifestyle addition.

Anxiety & Depression

Two of the most common and often crippling mental health issues that people suffer from. Much of the time starting as chronic stress and growing into a difficult to manage illness. Many people are surprised to learn that we have an endocannabinoid system in our bodies. And that it takes care of our sleep, mood, appetite, nausea and in fact the general homeostasis in the body. Which is what keeps everything in your body ticking over as it should.

In most cases, a combination of therapy and antidepressants and/or antianxiety medications are the first port of call. But imagine rather than that, a non-addicting, 300mg dose of CBD a day – which was the number that was the most effective in reducing anxiety in a study. A more complementary addition to the body, and with typically fewer side effects.

More people now turn to the internet or health stores to find oils, teas, and capsules to see if they help, and more often than not, a positive impact is made.

Cosmetics

A significant change in the view of CBD and cannabis has come from one of the biggest industries in the world. Cosmetics and skincare companies are using CBD in many innovative products. And how can something so mainstream in the natural & organic ingredient list be illegal or harmful? Face creams, washes, and masks are loaded with CBD which has anti-inflammatory and calming properties – meaning it helps with things like acne and redness.

READ  Cannabis Consumption for Wellness

Bodies

Our bodies make our own cannabis-esque chemicals. They are called anandamide, or, the bliss molecule. CBD will naturally enhance our own levels in our endocannabinoid systems. Increasing our natural levels of anandamide has positive anti-inflammatory effects all over the body. But it is more than that. It communicates with our receptors and helps level out moods, and help take the edge off anxiety too. When applied topically, it doesn’t have the same effects and consumption but will impact the area it is applied to.

General

Now that CBD and THC have firmly been explained to the public – one gets you high (THC), and the other has a stack of benefits (CBD), the view is shifting from something negative to something that is having a significant impact on everyone from chronic pain sufferers with ..M.S. or cancer, to high-stress adults or acne sufferers.

Who can genuinely deny a positive impact from a safe and natural source? CBD is big business, and changing peoples lives for the better. The more people that get on board, the more significant a shift we will see.

 

Facebook Comments



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.