Millions of people feel CBD changed their lives for the better, even if they don’t use it for symptom relief. But if you think you don’t need CBD, remember that prevention is the best treatment.
CBD is excellent for the sudden onset of symptoms. Still, if you want to get the most out of your product, you need to consume it regularly – and there are plenty of excellent reasons why.
1. CBD Keeps the Body Balanced
Many people like to use the word “balance” pretty often, whether emotional, physical, or financial. So why is balance important, and how does CBD promote balance?
If something’s wrong, endocannabinoids bind with unique endocannabinoid system (ECS) receptors. CBD doesn’t directly affect these receivers but alters their shape and behavior.
These alterations change the way ECS receptors interact with different cannabinoids – internal and external. However, CBD directly affects unrelated receptors responsible for emotional and physical health.
This two-punch combination and rare binding properties make CBD a true master of maintaining homeostasis.
2. CBD is Safe to Use
When you consume a supplement, food, medication, or anything else, it’s critical to ask, “is it safe?”
In CBD’s case, the answer is a resounding “yes.” The World Health Organization said in a 2018 report that CBD is “well-tolerated.” To date, nobody has become sick or addicted to CBD.
Side effects are rare and amount to minor discomfort that often wears off over time. If you start low and increase your dose gradually, you’re unlikely to run into any problems.
Full-spectrum products do contain up to 0.3% THC, but that won’t get you high. If you’re concerned about THC, try broad-spectrum CBD, like our 300 mg Broad-Spectrum CBD Oil.
This low concentration is highly effective for daily maintenance, while the included pre-measured dropper makes dosing a breeze.
3. Mood and Stress Support
We all want to be as healthy as possible, but many make the mistake of focusing on physical health. However, it doesn’t matter how fit you are when you feel out of sorts from depression, anxiety, or stress.
The endocannabinoid system keeps a lot of things stable, including mood and stress reactions.
CBD provides mood and stress support in two different ways. The first – as we mentioned earlier – is through indirect contact with the endocannabinoid receptors.
However, CBD binds to several other mood-related pathways. Serotonin plays a critical role in fighting symptoms like anxiety and depression. A 2014 study published in the U.S. National Library of Medicine noticed how CBD activates serotonin receptors in large doses.
In short, CBD fights a war on two fronts – the ECS and non-ECS receptors – to regulate mood and reduce stress.
4. Promotes Better Sleep
Some of us wonder why we still feel tired, despite getting a full eight hours of sleep. While sleep time is essential, that doesn’t mean your brain is properly resting.
If your sleep quality is off, hours don’t matter. You’re going to wake up feeling tired and less productive.
We still don’t know precisely how CBD improves sleep, despite a good amount of research on this topic. For instance, The American Sleep Association cites several studies indicating CBD promotes better sleep for people with insomnia and other disruptive conditions.
By offering better sleep, CBD could boost your productivity, energy, focus, and mental clarity.
5. Aches and Soreness Support
Everyone deals with joint and muscle issues, regardless of age, health, or fitness level. CBD may help alleviate aching, soreness, and discomfort more effectively than over-the-counter drugs.
Like our 500mg Alleviate, CBD balms are excellent for chronic localized aches or to ease tension and soreness after exercise. What we really appreciate, however, is the added bonus of naturally-retained cannabinoids and terpenes to enhance the rub’s overall effectiveness.
Meanwhile, daily doses of CBD oil can keep chronic aches and pains at bay.
Creams work by triggering the pain relief response from two endocannabinoids called anandamide and 2-AG. The ECS then does its job, stopping soreness at the source.
A growing body of evidence points to CBD’s analgesic properties. When taken orally, CBD offers generalized relief, which is handy if you have multiple sore spots.
If pain management is something you worry about, CBD may be your key to a more comfortable life.
6. Natural Skin Care
CBD offers some great internal benefits, but its therapeutic properties are just as important on the surface of your body.
Although research continues, there’s a good chance CBD helps improve skin health and alleviate symptoms associated with topical irritations.
Cannabidiol’s anti-inflammatory properties are at the center of its many skin-related benefits.
For instance, evidence suggests CBD could be an effective way to prevent acne.
A 2014 study in the U.S. National Library of Medicine noticed how CBD mitigated inflammation of sebocytes – cells responsible for producing sebum – known to clog pores and trigger acne.
Similarly, CBD may reduce skin inflammation, redness, and pain associated with skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis.
It’s even a handy daily moisturizer, hydrating skin to reduce or prevent dryness. Experts noticed this following a 2009 study in the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
7. You Can Use CBD Anytime
Medical cannabis is legal in over half the U.S., but the problem with “marijuana” is its high THC content. While it may relieve your symptoms, the intoxication can make your work unsafe or affect productivity.
Fortunately, hemp-derived CBD contains no more than 0.3% THC, making it impossible to get even remotely high.
Still, some people are concerned about THC. In that case, our broad-spectrum CBD products are entirely THC-free, and we do that without diluting our oil just so third-party lab reports show it’s “THC-Free.”
But what really puts us ahead of other CBD companies in our industry is our extraction process. Our proprietary method allows us to naturally retain terpenes, cannabinoids, and flavonoids using low heat, one of the main enemies as it burns off or degrades these crucial compounds.
Keeping these other plant compounds provides the best overall effects anytime you need them.
Ultimately, you get the therapeutic effects of cannabis without intoxication – and that’s a massive win in our book.
8. Natural Treatment
The term “natural” is usually considered a good thing – unless you talk to the FDA and many skeptical researchers. Ironically, however, the medical community happily offers dangerous – often addictive – prescription medications.
CBD continues falling to the wayside while doctors fuel the opioid epidemic or offer medications that can cause serious side effects or long-term harm.
Aside from epilepsy, human studies into CBD’s benefits are few and far between. But a growing body of preliminary evidence, reviews, animal studies, and testimony all point to CBD as a safer, natural alternative to prescription drugs.
If you think CBD might help, talk to your doctor about including it in your health routine.
Why Colorado Botanicals Is Ahead of Everyone Else
Our company stands out because of our premium quality, affordable products. However, what really gives us an edge is our proprietary extraction and purification process.
Despite advancements in extraction, the standard methods still destroy most of a plant’s natural terpenes and additional cannabinoids. Manufacturers either ignore this and still make claims of “terpenes” in their products, or they artificially add these compounds later. This causes dilution issues, poses a risk to toxic compounds, and most importantly, it simply doesn’t produce the same effects.
Including those substances after the fact is like drink companies adding vitamins to their sugary beverages. It’s just not natural.
However, our unique proprietary process is intended to prevent terpene and cannabinoid loss. In the end, you get a well-rounded, potent CBD product without any artificial ingredients.
For overall wellness, check our company’s general wellness top-seller, 750 mg Broad-Spectrum CBD Oil.
To help relieve aching muscles and joint symptoms, try our 400 mg Muscle Rub. Or, for a strong icy and hot effect, choose the more powerful 500 mg Alleviate Cream with menthol, arnica, and tea tree oil.