CBD SUCCESS STORIES
THROUGHOUT THE YEARS, MANY PEOPLE HAVE RELIED ON CBD FOR MANY REASONS: PAIN, INFLAMMATION, ANXIETY, STRESS, AND SLEEP. NOW THAT HEMP CBD IS FEDERALLY LEGALIZED, EACH DAY THERE ARE MORE PEOPLE CONQUERING THEIR INJURIES AND ILLNESSES WITH THE HELP OF CBD. ARE YOU LIVING PAIN-FREE OR MORE ACTIVE THANKS TO THE HEALING PROPERTIES OF CANNABIDIOL? LET’S LOOK AT SOME POWERFUL STORIES OF OVERCOMING ADVERSITY AND LIVING HEALTHY, WITH HEMP CBD.
CBD has been around for decades, and even before this particular cannabinoid took the spotlight people have relied on cannabis & hemp for many of their ailments. THC and CBD both have exhibited profound abilities to soothe our pain, reduce our inflammation, help us sleep better, restore our appetites and ease the impacts of daily stress & anxieties. Why do people turn to Cannabidiol for so many of their injuries and illnesses? Well, it is so versatile that it can help to reduce the frequency & severity of symptoms across many spectrums. There are several other factors that lead people to try CBD, such as costs of medications, adverse reactions, negative side effects, or perhaps it has something to do with the general popularity of “natural health & wellness products” that has made a resurgence in the past few decades.
Cannabidiol isn’t just for sick or injured people though – it makes for a fantastic health & fitness supplement. A growing number of athletes, fitness professionals, sportspeople and active individuals are turning to the natural benefits of plant-based, hemp CBD. Cannabidiol is great for supporting muscles, mental focus and helps the body in recovering from strenuous physical exertion. Fitness pros are relying on CBD to assist them with muscles spasms, soreness, swelling and even support for muscle development, while athletes of high performance sports have begun including CBD in their daily regiments for alertness, energy and taking the edge off after physical activity.
You might be intrigued by the idea of trying CBD for yourself, but maybe you’re unsure of it because it’s a relatively new thing on the market. Even with all the buzz about CBD in the media, it can be tough to trust in a more natural remedy because the medical community is not fully behind it. Research needs to be conducted, numbers need to be crunched, and review of the data needs to be done by medical professionals before Cannabidiol will be largely accepted by the medical community. There is a lot of evidence of CBD’s positive effects on our health, but it takes time for new kinds of health products to take root with the general public.
That being said, there are many stories of personal and professional success with CBD, so instead of waiting for a medical journal to tell you what is already known by millions of people across the globe, let’s look at some examples of how CBD has helped people live happier, healthier with the power of hemp.
NATURAL EFFECTS: What Does CBD Do?
CBD has been shown to benefit humans and animals in a variety of different ways, but there’s almost too many to cover in this one article. The most popular uses for Cannabidiol are also the ones receiving the most media attention, so we will focus on the main benefits of CBD: pain & inflammation, stress & anxiety, and mental focus & energy.
It’s an unfortunate part of reality, but the fact is many people live with swollen joints, sore muscles and chronic pain. Not only can these symptoms affect their quality of life, but combating pain & inflammation is a constant battle for people. Chronic pain and inflammation impacts both young and old, hale and unwell, active and injured people of all kinds. Arthritis, torn muscles or ligaments, broken bones or more serious nerve-related conditions like MS all require strong doses of medications, or a lot of therapy to manage their symptoms. The most common use for CBD is also the reason it has garnered so much attention in recent years: Cannabidiol help to block pain and significantly reduces inflammation.
The #1 reason people turn to CBD to help soothe their pain or inflammation is because of the sheer costs, volumes and risks of long term use of pain medications. There’s a lot more knowledge about the potential dangers of relying on pain medications for long periods of time – months, years even decades. On top of this, pain meds can cost a lot, both to families and public health systems. Cannabinoids from cannabis and hemp (such as THC & CBD) have been a popular natural alternative for many years, but since hemp CBD was legalized by the Federal US Government it is no longer just a “popular alternative” to conventional medicine.
With all the positive attention CBD has received in the past few years, CBD has also been approved by WADA (World Anti Doping Agency). This has opened the door for professional athletes – particularly Olympic competitors – to include Cannabidiol derived from hemp in their training programs. Similarly to people who suffer from chronic pain and rely on frequent pain medications, athletes and sports professionals have to be ultra-aware of what they put into their bodies. Not only do they have to avoid potentially harmful effects, they are under strict regulation for performance enhancers or banned substances. CBD from hemp is not only effective enough to help athletes achieve their goals, but it is a natural, plant-based remedy with no known side effects. Cannabidiol has been used as frequently as 20+ times a day for multiple days a week with no demonstrations of negative effects – no risks of overdose or overuse. As we mentioned, more research is needed to definitively prove what CBD can do for our bodies, but the public opinion on its efficacy is predominantly positive.
Many professional athletes, from UFC fighters to NHL hockey players and professional football players of the NFL are publicly endorsing CBD for pain. Performing at the highest levels of sports, such as these athletes do on a regular basis, can lead to severe injuries or chronic pain issues. With CBD at their disposal, athletes are able to treat symptoms of serious conditions like muscle tears, tendon damage, inflammation in the joints and even the effects of concussions.
CBD has become the first choice for many Americans because it helps the body to heal, instead of just reducing symptoms. Cannabidiol eases pain by affecting pain receptors from reaching the brain, and it reduces inflammation through a variety of anti-inflammatory properties associated with our ECS (Endocannabinoid Systems). If someone with arthritis were to take CBD, these cannabinoid molecules interact with your ECS and negate the response to their body’s pain, providing relief and relaxation. When you are pain-free, your body can devote its resources to healing the actual problem and not focus on negating the symptoms. Inflammation is another example of your body’s response to infection, injury or stressors. Inflammation leads to pain and can hamper the body’s ability to heal itself, so if you reduce the swelling you can focus on getting better.
For some, Stress & Anxiety are the cause for their i