CBD during home quarantine - 3 of the most common uses.
We are living in strange times. Due to the novel COVID19 virus that is plaguing the world, most people in the United States live in a state or town that has some form of stay at home, or shelter at home order.
People are turning to CBD oil and products to help alleviate some health issues, including CBD for anxiety, sleep and pain. Especially because of how easy it is to buy CBD online.
But does CBD actually work?
- Restaurants are closed.
- Bars are closed.
- Gyms, parks and outdoor venues are closed.
- A record number of people are losing jobs.
- Friends, family members, colleagues and acquaintances are getting sick.
- Some are losing their lives.
Turn on the news, and the outlook is grim. More and more states are extending their quarantines until at least mid-May. There doesn’t seem to be much good news from the medical community about a possible cure or vaccine any time soon.
Life as we know it, no longer exists.
People feel alone and helpless. The virus has crumbled our society, our economy, our hopes and dreams, and in some cases our lives.
More and more people are losing hope and worrying about their future. They worry about family members, finances, their jobs.
Most often at the cost of their mental health.
Alcohol consumption is on the rise, with Newsweek reporting an increase in one week of alcohol sales as high as 55% in early April.
Add to that the increase in anxiety, reduction in sleep, and we have a recipe for an even worse catastrophe on our hands. Mental health will be a major issue for our society when this pandemic subsides.
Over the past couple of years, a natural solution has been emerging. CBD, short for cannabidiol, is being touted as the organic cure it all for everything starting with anxiety, pain management, heart health and everything in between.
So why are so many people looking to order CBD oil online to help solve their health issues?
More importantly, how is CBD being used by thousands to help get them through the most challenging times any of us will ever face.
Let’s take a look.
What is CBD?
In order to truly discuss how CBD can possibly help people, we need to talk about what CBD actually is. For a more detailed explanation, please review some of our previous Blog Posts, this will be a very quick overview.
CBD is one of over 100 phytocannabinoids that is extracted from the cannabis plant. CBD interacts directly with our endocannabinoid system (ECS), which is responsible for maintaining homeostasis in our bodies.
There are two main types of cannabis plants.
There are a few differences between the two cousins, but we’ll focus on the key difference when it comes to CBD that is readily available for sale online. This type of CBD is derived from the hemp plant, and that is primarily due to the fact that it contains no more no 0.3% of THC.
The US Government legalized hemp products in 2018.
The hemp plant by definition cannot contain more than 0.3% THC. The marijuana plant on the other hand is characterized by the THC content of 0.4% and above.
There are other differences, but for the sake of our discussion, this is the main one.
There are currently 3 types of hemp CBD oil for sale online. They are:
For a more detailed explanation on the differences in CBD types, check out this CBD Spectrums Blog Post.
So now that we know the basic definition of CBD, let’s discuss the 3 most common uses, and why people are easily online CBD shopping.
The 3 most common CBD uses are:
CBD for anxiety relief.
CBD for sleep disorders.
CBD for pain.
Let's dive a little deeper and see how it's actually being used.
1. CBD for anxiety relief
People are turning to CBD oil to help with their anxiety issues, especially at a time like this. Whether it’s CBD oil & tinctures, or CBD Gummies, people claim CBD helps to alleviate their symptoms. Some going as far as stating that they have gotten off their anti-anxiety drugs completely.
While new and more detailed studies are being conducted now, a 2015 article in Neurotherapeutics reviewed previous studies and states that CBD oil is potentially useful in treating different forms of anxiety including Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, and Panic Disorder.
There is promise, and it's clearly understandable why some people are buying CBD online for anxiety relief.
2. CBD for sleep disorders
Anxiety, among other issues can cause us to have sleep issues. Lack of good sleep can affect us and our health even more, as it doesn’t give our bodies time to relax and regenerate.
So does CBD help us catch more Zzz’s?
According to a 2019 research study discussed on Healthline, CBD can help us get better sleep.
“The study involved 72 subjects, with 47 experiencing anxiety and 25 experiencing poor sleep. The subjects were each given 25 milligrams (mg) of CBD in capsule form each day. In the first month, 79.2 percent of the patients reported lower anxiety levels and 66.7 percent reported better sleep.”
That’s one great natural way to get some quality rest.
3. CBD for pain
Last, but certainly not least, is CBD for pain. With the increase in prescription drug addictions, more and more people are looking at organic and natural CBD to help reduce and manage their pain.
So the question is, can CBD help with pain?
A 2018 study review, published in Frontiers in Pharmacology certainly seems to think so.
“Cannabinoids (plant-derived, synthetic) themselves or endocannabinoid-directed therapeutic strategies have been shown to be effective in different animal models of pain (acute nociceptive, neuropathic, inflammatory). However, medical cannabis is not equally effective against all types of pain in humans.”
So the research seems to be promising, even if it’s still in infancy stages.
Bottom line on CBD and healthcare
While detailed CBD research is just getting started, the studies done in the past seem very encouraging. We are still learning exactly how CBD reacts with the human body.
To be perfectly honest, scientists are still learning the exact function of our endocannabinoid system and how it helps to maintain homeostasis in our bodies.
CBD is generally considered to be safe, so trying to see whether or not CBD can help provide you relief should be encouraged.
CBD will not get you high, as the THC content is minimal if any, so why not give it a shot?
Look at the different types of CBD available, and do your research to make sure you pick the right one for you.
When getting started, use the manufacturer’s suggested dosage, and keep track of how you feel in a journal.
Make sure to write down the dosage, symptoms and any improvements, so that you always have the most accurate details available.
Increase amount of hemp CBD oil after a minimum of 5 days, until you get the desired effects.
If you have any questions, or want a free consultation on which product might work best for you, e-mail us at: firstname.lastname@example.org, and we’ll be happy to make a recommendation. We’re not doctors, but we sure know our CBD.
Good luck and good health.