Cannabidiol (CBD) is gaining huge momentum in the health and wellness world, and for a good reason. CBD is one of 100 chemical compounds found in cannabis or marijuana plant. Although marijuana is known to be used as a psychoactive drug that makes users feel like they are in a euphoric state, CBD does not have the same effect because it does not contain Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). THC is the prominent psychoactive cannabinoid found in the marijuana plant that causes the sensation of feeling “high.” Instead, CBD provides users with more healing effects and alleviates pain, anxiety/depression, and acne.
Cannabis has been used to treat pain for thousands of years. Today, scientists extract CBD from the cannabis plant to utilize its healing effects. CBD works to alleviate pain in the way that it interacts with the endocannabinoid system (ECS). When CBD is taken, it reacts with your endocannabinoid receptors activity to help your body manage pain. Studies have found that this reaction helps alleviate all sorts of chronic pain, arthritis, muscle aches, and even cancer treatment side effects.
Another benefit of taking CBD is the anxiety relief that it provides. Using CBD alters your brain’s receptors to respond to serotonin, which is the chemical linked to mental health. Serotonin plays a role in your mood, sleep, digestion, and behavior. Through the activation of serotonin, CBD can help reduce stress, improve symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, and induce sleep for insomnia. Through the utilization of CBD products, many have seen relief suffering from depression, anxiety, and other mental health issues.
Lastly, CBD has been proven to reduce acne because of its anti-inflammatory qualities and the ability to reduce sebum production. Combating both inflammation and sebum secretion has helped users achieve clearer and less acne-prone skin.
CBD acts as a natural remedy to combat many different issues, including pain, anxiety, and acne, without the harsh side effects that pharmaceutical prescriptions cause. With a growing list of benefits, our clientele has been loving this simple treatment. Stop by SoCa Day Spa today and pick up some CBD to see the benefits for yourself!