With the dozens of benefits that cannabidiol (CBD) touts, it’s amazing that the U.S. banned it for so long.
CBD—a natural compound derived from the hemp plant—works directly with your body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS). That’s an unnecessarily long word, so allow us to explain...
In short, your ECS has these things called CB1 and CB2 receptors, and these receptors are activated when you consume CBD. Basically, your body was created to crave CBD.
Because when you do consume CBD, you’re actually putting your ECS back into balance.
Think of it like this: When your ECS is out of balance, you feel inflamed, anxious, and a little “off”. However, when your ECS is in balance, you feel energized, calm, and free of pain.
Quite honestly, CBD should be all of our valentines this year...
In a recent study done in 2017, it was found that CBD reduces the blood pressure response to stress. So, even when the volunteers’ heart rate increased with cardiac output, their blood pressure and stroke volume decreased. This then reduces the risk of stroke and heart disease.
Although this is promising news, further research is still required in order for us to know whether CBD has a role in the treatment of cardiovascular disease.
CBD does help with anxiety though. In fact, it’s the #1 reason why people use CBD.