Improve sleep quality
CBD improves sleep in both how it affects melatonin and its anti-anxiety properties. Taking CBD for sleep minutes before going to bed can help improve your sleep quality, to fall asleep fast and not experience sleep disturbances. Some CBD users report using it as a sleep aid.
When you get quality sleep, your mood can improve, productivity levels can increase and you’re less likely to feel stressed or anxious.
Help anxiety and depression
Depression and anxiety disorders are common mental health conditions that can have lasting effects on a person’s health, social life, ability to work, and overall well-being.
In most studies, CBD appears to have a positive interaction with serotonin receptors in the brain.
Serotonin impacts a range of functions in the body, including a person’s emotional state and feelings of well-being or happiness. Keeping serotonin levels balanced is often a key therapy for people with depression.
It can also help with social anxiety, PTSD, panic disorder, and obsessive-compulsive-disorder (OCD).
CBD can help to ease both mind and body, creating a sense of balance that is often disrupted by the long-term effects of stress.
Research is ongoing as to the beneficial effects of CBD. However, there have been promising results from studies into how CBD can help with stress. For instance, a 2020 study in New Zealand found that patients with anxiety and depression saw measurable increases in their quality of daily life after 3 weeks of using CBD. Therefore, we remain optimistic that more people will find CBD to have an enriching effect in their daily lives.
Reduce pain and inflammation
The human body contains a specialized system called the endocannabinoid system, which is involved in regulating a variety of functions, including sleep, appetite, pain sensation, and immune system response.
The body produces endocannabinoids, which are neurotransmitters that bind to cannabinoid receptors in your nervous system.
Studies have shown that CBD may help reduce chronic pain by affecting endocannabinoid receptor activity, reducing inflammation, and interacting with neurotransmitters.
CBD oil is especially promising due to its lack of intoxicating effects and a possible lower potential for side effects than many other pain medications.
A clearer, less-distracted, and well-rested mind is more effective and productive.
If it improves recovery as a pain reliever, anti-inflammatory, and sleep aid, then it has great potential to improve athletic performance too.