By Kristy Dusevic CHC
I hope you had a chance to read our last post regarding what CBD is and where it comes from. Now, let’s talk about the four benefits of CBD Oil.
Key points to remember about CBD,
- CBD is NOT marijuana,
- CBD is legal in ALL 50 states and
- CBD contains less than .3% THC (the part of the cannabis responsible for causing the “high” effect.)
Now let’s discuss just some of the many benefits that studies have shown CBD can offer. First though, please keep in mind that the FDA has classified CBD and other sustainable Hemp products as dietary supplements. This means, no specific claims as to what diseases and conditions it may treat can be directly discussed.
CBD – nature’s amazing gift. Studies have shown that CBD has amazing results in the following areas;
Four Scientifically Proven Benefits of CBD oil
- Pain Relief
- Anti-seizure properties
- Combating anxiety
- Treat sleep issues
The human body contains a specialized system called the endocannabinoid system (ECS) which is involved in regulating a variety of functions including sleep. appetite, pain and the immune response system. The body produces endocannabinoids which are neurotransmitters that bind the cannabinoid receptors in your nervous system. Studies have shown that CBD may help reduce chronic pain by impacting the endocannabinoid receptor activity, reducing inflammation and interacting with neurotransmitters.
As the environment affects our normal state of balance, the ECS system helps us by mediating our body’s reaction to external stimuli. Taking a CBD supplement can enhance your body’s ability to maintain homeostasis and manage physical and emotional stress as a result of changes to your immediate environment.
Anxiety and depression are common mental health disorders that can have devastating impacts on health and well being. Most often these issues are treated with pharmaceutical drugs, which can cause numerous side effects, including drowsiness, agitation, insomnia, and headaches, just to name a few. Studies using CBD oil for some of these issues have shown promising results.
Pain relief – studies have shown that the effects of CBD oil on your brain’s receptors may help manage pain. It’s thought that CBD interacts with receptors in the brain and immune system to reduce inflammation and alleviate pain.
As ALWAYS we recommend speaking with your healthcare provider regarding options.
If all the scientific language is just too much, please just know this: the cannabinoid in CBD oil can help your body stay in balance (maintain homeostasis) by affecting the various systems in the body.
Thrive Yoga and Wellness wants to introduce you to the numerous benefits of CBD oil. We recognize that CBD may be very new to you, so we started out carrying a topical version of this amazing oil, available for sale and sampling right now in the studio! You can consume CBD oil in a variety of ways, but the topical variety can sometimes be the least intimidating. We have partnered with Blue Ridge Hemp Co as our first CBD oil partner because they are located nearby (in the beautiful city of Asheville, NC.) and because they incorporate the use of CBD oil that’s been infused with Essential Oils, something we know you already know and love.
We invite you to come by the studio anytime and try out these amazing products. We know that you’ll feel the results within just a few minutes, and you’re going to want to bring some home immediately! We will continue to expand our inventory, so stay tuned for more information!
If you want to experience the benefits of CBD oil in a yoga class setting, Jennifer Dixon will be leading a CBD yoga class THIS Friday night from 6:30 – 7:30. This is a regular priced class where you will be led through a series of very restorative yoga poses, each incorporating a different CBD infused oil blend. You will receive plenty of hands-on assists by Jennifer and TWO additional yoga teachers. When you leave this super special class we know you’ll be feeling more relaxed, less stressed, and we know you’ll sleep better! Be sure to RSVP for this awesome class because it is sure to sell out again!