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The Health Benefits of CBD

If you’re at all interested in healthy living, you’ve most likely heard some of the buzz surrounding CBD products, which have skyrocketed in popularity over the past few years as a natural alternative to traditional over-the-counter and prescription drugs.

Maybe you’re curious about CBD, wondering what it is, what it does, and what all the fuss is about. Well, you’ve come to the right place! 

At Refresh, in addition to being the go-to destination in Newtown for a microneedling facial and other cutting-edge beauty treatments, we also stay up to date on all the latest trends in health and wellness so we can help our patients modify their lifestyles to become the best versions of themselves.

Read on to learn more about CBD and how it might benefit your health.

What is CBD?

CBD is short for cannabidiol, and it’s one of the compounds found in the cannabis plant. Unlike THC, another compound in the plant, CBD does not produce the “high” feeling traditionally associated with marijuana. Thus, CBD will not alter your state of mind, but it has been shown to produce changes within the body that could have a positive impact on health.

What is CBD Used For?

CBD supplements — available in many forms, including oils, tinctures, topical lotions, capsules, and gummies — help to balance the body’s natural endocannabinoid system when it’s not functioning at full strength. The endocannabinoid system is vital to our survival, enabling our cells to maintain homeostasis, which in turn helps regulate the brain, central nervous system, immune system, digestive system, and more. An unbalanced endocannabinoid system can manifest in a number of different symptoms, and supplementing with CBD has been shown to have a therapeutic effect on those symptoms.

What Are the Benefits of CBD?

Research has found that CBD can help to alleviate chronic pain and reduce inflammation in the body, and it could be effective in treating a long list of medical conditions, such as:

  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Epilepsy
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Migraines
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Osteoporosis
  • Skin conditions
  • Sleep disorders
  • And more

As researchers continue to delve into the many potential benefits of CBD, its popularity is likely to grow as people turn away from prescription medication and look for all-natural therapies to help them cope with pain and stress. 

If you’d like more information about CBD, need help determining whether CBD supplements are a suitable solution for your particular health challenge, or you’d like to inquire about our highly effective weight loss programs in Yardley and the surrounding region, don’t hesitate to contact Refresh today.