I can imagine that by now majority of you have heard about CBD; and if not, you’re here looking to expand your knowledge. Continue reading for 5 CBD facts.

1. CBD can help with the nausea associated with withdrawal. As stated in another one of our blogs, CBD has been shown to help with recovery by helping to reduce a persons cravings for their drug of choice, and help with the nausea associated with withdrawal. There are currently clinical trials being conducted to test the efficacy in treating addiction to drugs such as cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine’s, alcohol, and even tobacco. Since CBD is a non psychoactive substance, people suffering can safely help curb their cravings as well as any associated with addiction. 
One of the many reasons why people suffering from addiction fall into the same pattern of withdrawal over and over again, is because of the horrific side effects associated with coming off of a substance their bodies are so used to having. This can lead to nausea, headaches, and in some cases vomiting, diarrhea, and seizures. CBD has been proven to help with these withdrawal symptoms, thus making it easier for those stuck in the revolving door of addiction, to find relief.

2. CBD can promote good heart health. Studies have suggested that taking CBD on a regular basis, can help to improve the health of our cardiovascular system. CBD has been associated with reducing the onset of heart disease and stroke. Evidence shows that CBD can help the arterial walls relax, thus reducing the tension on blood vessels, which can play a role in lowering the chance of heart attack and stroke. CBD has also shown evidence of reducing metabolic issues associated with high glucose levels, that most heart disease patients have. 

3. CBD can compliment pharmaceutical medications. Despite a lot of misconceptions out there surrounding CBD, there have yet to be any documented cases where CBD has had an adverse side effect on pharmaceutical medications. Now, we’re not advising to discard your doctor prescribed medications and to switch to an all CBD regimen. However, we do suggest trying CBD in conjunction with your doctor prescribed medications. The downfall of so many pharmaceutical medications, is the side effects, and in some cases, the dependency on those substances, to make it through day to day activities. CBD can safely and effectively complement other medications, especially those needed to deal with serious ailments; such as diabetes and in some cases, .
With that being said, it is always important to discuss any changes in medicines or supplements with your family doctor or health care provider. 

4. CBD can counteract the effects of THC. Unlike THC, CBD does not have any psychoactive properties. While THC has been shown to have many of its own medical benefits, it can also produce negative side effects associated with intense highs, such as paranoia, psychoactive effects, and extreme sluggishness. Luckily, CBD is able to counteract those THC induced effects, but regulating the interaction with CB1 receptors; found in the endocannabinoid system, which are responsible for the euphoric state caused by THC.

5. CBD is legal in all 50 states, at the federal level. Unlike the battle to legalize marijuana in all 50 states because of its psychoactive properties, CBD cultivated from hemp, is considered a legal substance in all 50 states, since CBD does not contain the psychoactive property THC. This makes it legal at a federal level. Although, each state may have their own laws associated with CBD and hemp, which would make growing the plants, and producing CBD oil, illegal in certain states. Be sure to check with your states local laws before purchasing CBD.

While CBD has been known to alleviate numerous symptoms, there are plenty of other things about CBD that the average person may not be aware of. Please subscribe to our blogs to stay informed, and up to date, on all of the benefits of CBD!

-Persons on blood related medications should consult a doctor before starting any kind of CBD supplement. CBD can in some cases prevent your blood from clotting, so you should consult with a doctor about taking CBD in conjunction with any blood thinners, or before a surgery as it may have adverse side effects, although not proven. 
-Please do not take any of the information in this article as medical advice. Please always consult with a medical professional before adding any supplements to your daily routine

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