If you are new to CBD, you may be trying to understand what it’s used for and what its effects are. CBD has become widely used and accepted in recent years, making it one of the top natural choices for healing and self-treating a variety of issues people experience.
In this post we will take a look at some of the most common reasons people turn to CBD and how it can help. Of course, CBD is not limited to these common uses. There are many other reasons why one might take CBD, including increased energy.
Here are some of the top reasons people use CBD:
Chronic pain and Inflammation
Fun fact…cannabis has been used to treat pain as far back as 2900 B.C.. Isn’t that wild? More recently, studies have shown that CBD may help reduce chronic pain by affecting endocannabinoid receptor activity…reducing inflammation and interacting with neurotransmitters. Some of the common chronic pain people use CBD include MS and fibromyalgia. Research is still being done on this, but many believe CBD products have been helpful with managing chronic pain.
With mental health being a major concern these days (with good reason), there are many different coping mechanisms available to people who struggle with mental health issues, including anxiety. Anxiety can be treated with pharmaceutical drugs, which can sometimes cause a number of serious and cumbersome side effects including drowsiness, insomnia, headaches, and more. Which is why CBD has become an attractive solution.
CBD use has shown to improve symptoms related to anxiety. Unlike THC, CBD doesn’t cause any feelings of intoxication – or the ‘high’ feeling that is associated with cannabis. Studies have shown that CBD reduces anxiety. The authors of a 2015 review found preclinical and clinical evidence that established CBD as an effective treatment for numerous types of anxiety disorders. Since then, research has continued on this topic, and anxiety has become one of the most common reasons people turn to CBD.
While research on CBD and sleep disorders is still preliminary, it’s one of the outstanding reasons people use CBD. It’s unclear whether people sleep better with CBD because of pain relief or because CBD directly affects sleep. And depending on the dose you take, CBD will affect ones sleep differently.
There are also a number of things that can affect your sleep including mental health disorders, medication, physical conditions, foods and drinks one consumes, as well as environmental factors. CBD has helped many with anxiety, and chronic pain as mentioned above. So, if you are having trouble sleeping because of this, CBD may be able to help with sleep.
Athletes have also started relying on CBD for performance and recovery. Most athletes are exposed to physical stress, which leads to microscopic damage to the muscle fibers. When you take CBD oil or use a topical cream, it can affect mood, inflammation, sleep, and pain. These are also things that will affect your athletic performance and recovery. Athletes turn to CBD to help alleviate muscle soreness, inflammation, and pain. They will also use it to help with anxiety and sleep – especially before a competition or performance. CBD is legal for most athletes, however THC is still prohibited. Professional athletes who take CBD include NFL player Rob Gronkowski, Eugene Monroe (NFL), Nate Diaz (UFC), Paul Pierce (NBA), Charley Hoffman (golf), and Ross Rebagliati (snowboarding).
Fusion Coffee Beans offers CBD coffee blends and CBD oils that are perfect for the points above (we don’t recommend using our coffees for sleep, of course). If you have questions about which product you should use, don’t hesitate to reach out to us.