5 ways that vaping CBD might improve your health
Many people automatically assume that CBD or cannabidiol is derived from the cannabis plant, which often makes them skeptical of using it to help improve their health. After all, who wants to go through their daily life feeling high or intoxicated, right? However, not all CBD products are made from marijuana. In fact, a significant portion of the legally available over-the-counter varieties are manufactured from hemp, a non-psychoactive plant found in nature.
There are many different ways to ingest CBD, too. CBD powders are popular because they can be mixed with beverages or food to avoid the sometimes nasty aftertaste. There are pills and capsules, too, but each of these options often comes with its own possible adverse side effects. In short, it’s often difficult for the consumer to gauge just how much of the stuff to ingest at any given time.
Vaping, on the other hand, allows the user to control the dosage based on the severity of the related symptoms. But why would you want to vape CBD in the first place? Here are five possible ways that vaped cannabidiol might vastly improve your health.
1. Relief from stress, anxiety, or depression
Research shows that hemp-based and marijuana-derived CBD oils can positively affect the serotonin production of the brain. As a result, many patients suffering from anxiety disorders, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and chronic depression find CBD to be a holistic alternative to conventional prescription drugs. These medications can also be quite costly and cause unwanted side effects like weight gain and sexual disfunction.
2. Seizure prevention and management
The American Epilepsy Society endorses cannabidiol as an effect treatment for seizure prevention, claiming that there are “anecdotal reports of positive effects of cannabis and/or other CBD products on seizures.” The health benefits are so well documented that a CBD product now exists for kids called Charlotte’s Web which is specifically designed to prevent seizures in children suffering from two of the most severe forms of childhood epilepsy.
3. Pain relief
CBD oils are natural anti-inflammatories, which make them a preferred treatment for patients living with multiple sclerosis and other neurological disorders. A growing number of arthritis sufferers also swear by CBD, and it’s also been shown to provide quality pain relief for professional athletes suffering from the muscle aches and sprains that result from competitive sporting events or overly aggressive training regimens.
4. Alternative treatment for acne
Yes, adults can get acne, too. Research now indicates that CBD oils can have positive effects on the body’s sebaceous glands which are directly responsible for producing (or overproducing) the facial oils that can cause acne and other skin blemishes.
5. Complementary therapy for cancer prevention
The debate surrounding CBD as a cancer preventative therapy is still in full swing, and the American Cancer Institute does not endorse CBD as a treatment for cancer. But there is considerable evidence that vaping CBD can complement or support the doctor-prescribed treatment plans of modern medicine. It’s natural healing abilities have proven to relieve feelings of nausea associated with chemotherapies, and its anti-inflammatory properties help boost the immune system and reduce chronic pain.
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