There are two important compounds associated with the cannabis plant, CBD and THC. THC is the one responsible for the feeling of euphoria associated with consuming marijuana. CBD has a different effect altogether. There is a lot of buzz about CBD and how it has many benefits to the body. Below are some of those benefits.
- Easier to know the dosage
Consuming CBD through vape or smoking, it is harder to determine how much dosage you are taking. There are times when you might be consuming too much or too little of the CBD to elicit any beneficial effects. However, CBD-infused food has an accurate dosage because you measure it just like any ingredient for cooking. And businesses that sell CBD-infused foods, are mandated to have a very clear dosage label on their products so consumers know how much they are taking.
- For inflammation and pain management
For many years, people have turned to CBD as a natural way to manage pain or inflammation instead of taking prescription medication. CBD-infused foods are also absorbed better through digestion compared to other ways of consuming it like smoking or vaping. It is great for people who are suffering from muscles, joints, or nerve pains. And because it is eaten, it’s easier to remember when to take the medication as you can always have it together with your meals. And as anyone who has taken edibles in the past knows the effects last longer compared to when you smoke or vape it.
- Regulating mood
Our mood affects us whether we like it or not. It can also affect our overall health. In times of stressful situations, like when our parents visit us, and our mood goes haywire, our body releases stress hormones to cope but too much of that hormone can have negative effects on our cells and tissues. CBD has been known to be excellent at regulating our mood. For years people have used it to make sure they maintain a balanced mood throughout the day and are not affected by stressful situations. Consuming CBD-infused foods is an excellent way to maintain adequate levels of the substance in our body for longer.
- Helps with anxiety
Stress, just like mood, also plays an integral part in our overall health. Although stress is part of life, chronic stress can have a massive negative impact not only on our physical bodies but our mental and emotional state as well. As we experience more stress, we tend to develop anxiety that can hamper our day-to-day lives. There are many ways to manage anxiety but one method that has proven to be quite effective is CBD. It is compounds that affect the receptors of our body to release serotonin that maintains our emotional balance.
- Non-psychotropic supplement
People tend to confuse CBD with marijuana. Although both can come from the same plant, CBD does not cause the feeling of being high that is associated with marijuana. CBD has a more subtle effect on the body. It calms the mind, eases pain and discomfort, and it doesn’t cause us to feel low in energy after its effect has faded.