5 Major Health Benefits of CBD

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 5 Major Health Benefits of CBD

Lately there’s been a lot of buzz around cannabidiol, or better known as CBD.  It seems that every where you look, there is a new CBD product, or another study proving its health benefits, or someone you know that has been using it to great effect.  But what is CBD exactly, and what are the health benefits of CBD?


What is CBD?

CBD is one of over a 100 cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant.  Unlike its cousin, Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), CBD is completely non-psychoactive and doesn’t cause the sensation of getting “high” that’s often associated with cannabis.

It is this quality of CBD that makes it an appealing option for people who are looking for relief from symptoms such as pain, but don’t want the mind altering or other side effects that goes along with full-spectrum cannabis extracts or some pharmaceuticals.

CBD oil is made from the cannabis plant, most often form a specific strain called hemp.  The hemp plant has been specifically developed and bred to contain extremely high levels of CBD, but very low concentrations of THC.


Health benefits of CBD

CBD is gaining momentum in the health and wellness world because of the wide variety of scientific studies confirming that it may help treat a variety of different symptoms.  These can range from chronic ailments such as epilepsy and neuropathic pain, to acute conditions such as panic attacks and inflammation.

Here we discuss a few of the health benefits of CBD that is backed by scientific and clinical studies.


#1 - Pain & Inflammation

Studies have shown that CBD reduces pain from a variety of conditions such as arthritis, joint pain and multiple sclerosis.  It does this by controlling receptors in the Endocannabinoid System (ECS), which deals with sending and receiving pain signals. Scientists have found that people who use CBD have a clinically significant reduction in their levels of pain.

Best of all is that CBD does this without any of the negative side effects associated with pharmaceuticals.


#2 - Anxiety & Depression

A recent study on the effectiveness of CBD in the reduction of anxiety and depression showed that CBD show promising therapeutic effects on human mental health when it comes to things like inhibiting feelings of  anxiety and depression.


#3 - Insomnia

It is also this ability of CBD to reduce stress and depression, that is helpful in reducing sleep difficulties such as insomnia. Especially in larger dosages, CBD has been shown to improve sleep quality, as well as increase the overall amount of sleep. 

In addition, CBD has also been shown to be helpful to help people suffering from chronic pain to sleep better.


#4 - Heart Health

Recent research shows that CBD has several benefit for the heart and circulatory system, being especially effective in helping to lower high blood pressure.  It was shown that even just one dose of 600 mg of CBD oil can significantly reduce resting blood pressure.


#5 - Preventative Health Care

In addition to CBD’s ability to treat specific symptoms and illnesses, there is also a substantial amount of evidence showing that CBD also has the ability to act as a preventative measure in a similar way as vitamins do.  By keeping the body and especially the ECS in a constant state of homeostasis, CBD may be able to stop diseases from developing and progressing.


In conclusion

Even though there is much that still needs to be learned about CBD and how it works in the body, the latest body of research show that it can provide a safe, powerful and effective natural remedy for a variety of health issues. 

But, it is also important to remember that not all CBD products are created equally.  Before buying any CBD product, it is important to not only look at the price, but to also make sure you buy from a reputable European company.

Here at Goldfish Amsterdam we guarantee that all our products are free from THC, and third-party laboratory tested.  In addition, our ingredients are free from pesticides, heavy metals, allergens, as well as being a 100% natural and sustainable.

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