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Why Is CBD Gaining Popularity?

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As per Forbes, the international cannabis market has an estimated worth of $7.7 billion.

The increasing popularity of cannabis—particularly CBD, an active cannabinoid—is due to its medicinal effects on the human body. The CBD helps in a number of conditions such as depression, insomnia, seizures and anxiety.

Here, we explore CBD and the amazing health benefits it offers making it a popular alternative medicine.

What Is CBD?

Among other cannabinoids, CBD and THC are the most popular cannabinoids derived from the cannabis sativa plant. Cannabidiol or CBD is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid found in the cannabis plant. The human body is equipped with natural cannabinoid receptors in the immune system and brain. Upon administration, the CBD interacts with these receptors and produces therapeutic effects.

Working Of CBD

The human body has an Endocannabinoid system for controlling several processes such as memory, sleep, immune response, etc. this system has two cannabinoid receptors: CB1 and CB2. While the CB1 receptor is found in the brain, the CB2 receptor is found in the immune system.

Both the CB1 and CB2 receptors interact with endogenous cannabinoids and those derived from plant sources, such as CBD.

When CBD interacts with the body’s cannabinoid receptors, it influences it to relieve a number of conditions such as anxiety, inflammation, migraines, etc.

CBD As A Popular Choice For Patients Of Anxiety

Stress and anxiety

Treating anxiety disorders involve exercise, psychotherapy and medication. While medications can significantly reduce symptoms of anxiety, many opt for alternate approaches with minimal side-effects to counter this medical condition.

In this regard, CBD is becoming increasingly popular in alleviating symptoms of anxiety and depression among other conditions. A research in Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research concludes that about 62% CBD consumers use it for alleviating symptoms of a number of medical conditions such as anxiety, depression, pain and sleep disorders.

Moreover, as per the National Institutes of Health, CBD can help alleviate symptoms associated with Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD) by affecting the limbic and paralimbic parts of the brain.

Effects On Inflammation

As CBD interacts with the cannabinoid receptors in the immune system, it evokes various immune responses. Due to this reason, CBD works with the immune system to fight inflammation.

Upon administration, CBD inhibits the production of cytokines—a protein stimulated by our immune systems to control the initiation and resolution of inflammation in the body. As a result, CBD aids in inflammation control.

Helps In Managing Seizures

CBD is renowned for managing tremors, seizures and spasms due to various medical conditions.

Several studies reveal that CBD is beneficial in the management of seizures because of epilepsy. Moreover, CBD can help improve the condition of spasticity in Multiple Sclerosis.

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About the author

Nancy

Nancy

I’m Nancy and no, I didn’t always look like I do in that picture on the right. My foray into health and fitness began as a brace-faced, 16 year-old who was too afraid to wear a two-piece at the beach because I felt my body paled in comparison to my much more toned friends.

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