There’s one controversial plant that might just have the power to topple Big Pharma.
(Having it at my disposal even revolutionized the way I practice medicine, myself.)
The truth is, you really won’t find a more natural way to slash your risk of chronic disease.
In fact, science shows this little green plant can help improve your health in THREE major ways (and counting)…
CBD delivers a powerful punch
Cannabidiol (CBD) is the non-psychoactive constituent in cannabis. It’s derived from the hemp part of the marijuana plant. And, unlike tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), marijuana’s other main component, CBD won’t get you “high.”
Of course, CBD appears to direct your body to use more of its own natural cannabinoids. (These are biological compounds your body produces, which influence various aspects of health, from movement and emotion to immune function and pain.)
As a result, it offers a staggering scope of benefits, including the following:
1.) Balance your mood. CBD offers support for anxiety and depression. Early research demonstrates its ability to suppress social anxiety during public speaking tests— and to alleviate both insomnia and anxiety in children suffering from post-traumatic stress.
Preliminary animal studies point to CBD’s antidepressant effect as one explanation for these results. Research shows it’s able to act on the brain’s serotonin receptors in a similar way as many popular drugs do. (But without a long list of dangerous side effects.)
2.) Lower your blood pressure. One small, placebo-controlled study showed that CBD can indeed lower blood pressure—both at rest and in response to stress. Considering its role in anxiety relief, this benefit isn’t too surprising.
3.) Alleviate pain. CBD offers hope against various types of pain. In fact, pain relief is one of the main jobs of your body’s own endocannabinoid system. And CBD’s ability to direct this system explains its impressive benefits.
According to one preliminary study, CBD offers significant pain relief in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Plus, additional research shows its protective benefit against cancer-related pain, too.
So, let’s talk about how you can take advantage of these countless benefits…
Tips for finding a CBD product that works
If you’re ready to try CBD, here’s what to look for…
First and foremost, to ensure you’re getting the most bang for your buck, only settle for full spectrum hemp products. Be wary of other declarations like “hemp oil”, “CBD isolate” and “CBD distillate.”
Cannabis has hundreds of different active components in it. And full spectrum hemp extract contains all the phytochemicals naturally found in the hemp plant.
Second, don’t expect every CBD product to work the same for everyone. There’s no “one-size-fits-all” dosage or form because every endocannabinoid system is different.
That’s why I recommend different forms for different ailments.
After all, CBD is safe and non-addictive—meaning you can’t overdose on it. So you have free rein to experiment—with dose as well as with combinations of different products and delivery methods.
I currently recommend CBD capsules, CBD balm, and CBD oil. (Learn more about which forms might work best for you in the July 2020 issue of my Logical Health Alternatives newsletter [“Ready to try CBD?”]. Not yet a subscriber? Click here to become one!)
At the end of the day, I truly believe that, when it comes to CBD, the possibilities are endless. So don’t be afraid to ask about this powerful plant. (To find a reliable doctor near you that’s certified in cannabis prescription, visit this website: www.MarijuanaDoctors.com.)
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