How’s your quality of life? With issues like anxiety, poor sleep and other health-related concerns at an all-time high, people are naturally turning to solutions — both natural and manmade — to feel better. Fortunately, more people than ever before are also eschewing prescription medications— primarily because they want to avoid potential side effects. And they’re right to worry!
While these are commonly prescribed today, doctors and pharmacists are both in agreement that there are risks and side effects to consider. Of those that seek traditional forms of treatment with prescription medications, most patients find that they will have to try at least a few medications before finding one (or a combination) that works for them. And in the meantime, they’ll experience the frustration that comes with trying to learn which chemicals work, or are simply tolerated, by their bodies. It can be a grueling and fraught process.
The good news is there are safe alternatives, like CBD oil. Many people have had success with using CBD oil to manage anxiety, reduce inflammation and improve sleep quality. To understand why, let’s look at the science. It all stems from inflammation, which is part of the body’s immune response. You might not associate mental health issues with inflammation, but they are in fact related. Scientists believe inflammation messes with our brains and subsequently may cause anxiety disorders. Anxiety-prone individuals may have higher levels of a protein complex, while those with lower levels report lower rates of anxiety.
So how does CBD oil enter the equation? CBD oil is a dietary supplement and an excellent source of nutrients that can be safely consumed as part of a daily diet. It is rich in natural cannabinoids, legal in every state, but not psychoactive. This means that it does not cause one to get “high” due to the absence of all but a trace of THC. THC is the chemical that is responsible for the getting high effect. We use industrial hemp in our CBD oil products, which is categorized as having less than .3 percent THC. And thanks to the Farm Bill of 2018, the legality in all 50 states is clear. Last, CBD oil has been proven in many published studies to have beneficial clinical effects for the conditions we mentioned, all of which we see in our practice every day.
Are you ready to learn more about what makes CBD oil special? Or, maybe you need additional information to choose the right CBD oil? In either case, please visit us online to learn more and feel free to reach out with any questions.