CBD and your body – 8 reasons why that’s a good fit
Posted on January 29, 2022
CBD can do a lot for your health and your wellbeing. But what does it in particular?
Let’s take a little tour through your body that will show the various benefits for you and your daily life.
If you are the kind of person who always follows the heart, or if you always put your heart into the things you do, you are most likely interested in a strong and healthy heart.
A healthy and active lifestyle with a balanced diet is the basis for a functioning cardiovascular system. CBD plays its part here by protecting the cardiovascular system and by strengthening the immune system.
Stress sucks! No one probably likes stress. Beside other consequences, stress leads to high blood pressure which in turn damages our cardiovascular system. CBD has a relaxing effect on the artery walls and reduces the pressure within the vessel interior. This way, the blood pressure can be lowered at rest and be kept stable under stress. The anti-inflammatory potential of CBD also supports the cardiovascular system’s tissue and the heart muscle.
CBD is also relevant for our metabolism and may have positive effects regarding overweight problems. CBD stimulates proteins and genes that encourage the breakdown of body fat and reduce the renewal of fat cells.
Mitochondria ensure the energy supply for our cells. CBD increases the number and activity of mitochondria. This improves the endogenous ability to burn calories effectively and also releases more energy. In addition, the aging process slows down.
In short, the heart of the matter is that CBD has a lot in store for you and your heart!
If something is hard for you to stomach, or maybe you even don’t have the stomach for something, then a healthy stomach is exactly what you need.
Our gastrointestinal tract is often described as the second brain and that is certainly no exaggeration. Just like our brain, the gastrointestinal tract is pervaded by a complex plexus of nerve cells, the so-called enteric nervous system (ENS).
It could be said in fact that the ENS is a copy of our brain because both nervous systems share the same cell types and use the same neurotransmitters for communication. Also, the gastrointestinal tract works largely autonomously and doesn’t take orders from “up there”.
The stomach is of significant importance for our wellbeing. Not for nothing we have a “good gut feeling” if something is running smoothly. Accordingly, gastrointestinal disorders have a direct effect on our psyche and our general wellbeing.
The stomach has a strong link to the endocannabinoid system (ECS) that regulates body functions like emotions, sensation of pain and recovery. The ECS with its numerous receptors pervades the entire body. These receptors react to endogenous and vegetable cannabinoids. This is exactly where CBD comes into play.
ECS-receptors in the gastrointestinal tract enable cannabinoids to regulate appetite and satiety. Even the way that food is moved through our digestive tract is closely associated with cannabinoids. Also, CBD’s anti-inflammatory potential has a positive effect on the intestinal mucosa.
CBD supports the body against various forms of intestinal problems like diarrhea, cramps, constipation or flatulence. CBD can even alleviate complaints in case of chronic inflammatory intestinal disorders, like Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis.
Hippocrates, the forefather of medicine, once said “all disease begins in the gut”.
CBD helps your gastrointestinal tract to keep everything in balance – for a “good gut feeling” in your daily life!
If you are often racking your brain or you like to be the brain behind something, an operational and healthy brain should be a no-brainer.
CBD acts neuroprotective on the brain. That means, nerve cells and nerve fibers are protected and the regeneration process for nerve cells is optimized. Therefore, CBD can have a positive effect regarding memory disorders, which it can help to reduce and even help to prevent. In doing so, CBD is very well tolerated and has no side effects. This fact is even confirmed by the World Health Organization (WHO). Since CBD is also non-psychoactive, there is no risk for addiction or abuse.
But CBD is not only suitable in case of memory disorders. It also has positive effects regarding stress, unrest and anxiety problems. In these cases the endocannabinoid system (ECS), as a part of our central nervous system, is disturbed. CBD interacts with the receptors of the ECS in a way that prevents overstimulation on the one hand and stimulates the formation of endogenous cannabinoids on the other hand. This way, the ECS gets back into balance and the perception of stress and unrest is reduced. Besides, a balanced ECS also has a positive impact on sleep quality and perception of anxiety.
CBD helps your brain to maintain and even improve its performance in your daily life. Accordingly, CBD is able to increase your concentration ability.
CBD helps your grey cells to stay online, no matter what’s on your brain!
If you often scream at the top of your lungs, or if you like to air your lungs from time to time, you will definitely benefit from strong and healthy lungs.
Soon, when the days start to get shorter again and the leaves fall from the trees, then you will notice them everywhere: runny noses and cold-related coughs at every corner.
The cold season is always a particular challenge for our immune system. CBD stimulates and harmonizes the immune system. It has an anti-inflammatory and soothing effect, especially on irritated and swollen mucous membranes.
In case of persistent dry cough, the lungs and the bronchial tubes are under particular strain, even to the extent of acute pain. The soothing and relaxing potential of CBD can provide relief here. Besides, in case of a cold, CBD-Oil is also perfectly suited for inhalation.
CBD also has positive effects on the lung function regarding respiratory disorders, like asthma. Here, it can help to open the respiratory tract and improve the air flow.
CBD helps your body to breathe freely again.
Do you know someone who is of your kidney? Do your car trips tend to be true kidney-busters? Whatever the case, CBD supports your kidneys on a bumpy ride.
Kidney diseases are a widespread problem and are often associated with severe pain. Then, the treatment of those chronic pains brings forth another problem: although the prescribed pain medication is efficient against the chronic pain, it is filtered out by the kidneys and thus can lead to further kidney damage.
CBD is purely vegetable and with its anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and pain-relieving characteristics, it can help without causing further harm to the kidneys. CBD acts analgesic against pain that is associated with a kidney disease. Additionally, CBD’s anti-inflammatory and antioxidant potential is particularly suitable against inflammations. CBD is able to slow down the disease progression and there is some evidence that CBD could even repair kidney damage.
Does this sound familiar? Something catches your eye, so you are all eye and finally your eyes are popping out of your head. CBD supports you, so you can believe your own eyes.
Regarding the question what CBD can do for your eyes, we have to take a look at the neuroprotective function of the endocannabinoid system (ECS). Simply put, neuroprotection shields nerve cells from possible damage. In case of an eye disease, like glaucoma, specific nerve cells in the eye are destroyed, which ultimately could lead to blindness.
CBD, with its circulation promoting and anti-inflammatory characteristics, has a direct effect on the ECS. CBD improves the neuroprotective effect of the ECS and thus is able to reduce risk factors for glaucoma.
But the benefit of CBD for your eyes doesn’t stop here. CBD is also very effective in the local area around the eyes!
Who doesn’t know this situation!? The last night was way too short yet again, because Netflix was way too good yet again! So, you get up in the morning but you are feeling more like being buried somewhere…off to the bath, a quick glimpse in the mirror…Oops! Dark and swollen rings under the eye are testament to your binge-watching last night.
The calming potential of CBD gives you deep and relaxing sleep while its anti-inflammatory characteristics act against another cause of eye rings: CBD supplies the skin around the eyes with more elasticity. It also soothes the skin and helps with balancing the skin tone under the eyes.
With CBD you can turn a blind eye if the last night was longer yet again.
If you hear something that is close to the bone or if you have a bone to pick with someone, you want to make sure that your bones and joints are up for the task.
Pain is registered by nerve cells in our body that are also occupied by receptors. CBD is able to dock to these receptors via the endocannabinoid system (ECS) and thus provide pain relief. This is especially helpful with problems that are associated with bones and joints, like rheumatism and arthritis. CBD also has an anti-inflammatory effect, which makes it especially suitable for joint inflammations – even as a preventive measure.
Additionally, CBD has an impact on the overall bone health since cannabinoid-receptors are also present within the bone tissue. CBD directly interacts with these receptors and thus is able to unfold its anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving potential.
This way CBD makes a valuable contribution for healthier bones and simply better life-quality.
We have already seen the many benefits that CBD has in store for everyone in both the daily-life and in case of health problems. But CBD can also help with a problem that is like a mystery for roughly 50% of the world population: menstrual problems.
While male representatives of our species in many cases don’t even have an idea about menstrual problems, they pose a serious problem for the affected persons. And this problem is often associated with severe limitations in day-to-day life.
The easing and pain-relieving potential of CBD contributes to a reduction of menstrual pain. Psychological factors, like stress, are a possible cause for menstrual pain. CBD can help to reduce the stress.
Experience reports for regular use of CBD range from a reduction of the complaints to complete freedom from symptoms during the menstruation cycle.
Clearly, the menstruation cycle is still an annoyance, but CBD helps you be just a little more relaxed!
And here our little tour through your body comes to an end. Hopefully you could get something new, worth knowing out of it. On the whole, we can say: no matter what comes your way in day-to-day life, no matter what you have on your mind or what lies heavy on your stomach: CBD has a lot in store for you and your wellbeing!
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