So What’s the Deal with CBD?

Living in Colorado, CBD has been a hot topic for years. While we see it advertised being combined with lattes, brownies, oils, and balms, the truth is that there’s a lot of misinformation out there surrounding this little miracle oil. To clear the air on the benefits of CBD oil and our favorite uses, here’s what you need to know! WTF is CBD Oil? CBD is actually an abbreviation for cannabidiol, one of the many chemical compounds found in hemp and marijuana. However, unlike the THC compound that you may have also heard of, CBD is not psychoactive in any way. Said simply, this compound has the healing properties of marijuana without the high. It’s considered to be safe and is legal in all 50 states. And, even better, there are over 23,000 published studies where scientists have studied CBD specifically for its health benefits and impact on medical conditions like chronic pain, Alzheimer’s, and cancer. Why Should You Consider Using CBD? In the extensive number of studies that have been completed about CBD, it’s proven to be helpful for a variety of conditions. But here are our favorite, common reasons why you might want to consider giving CBD a try. Decreases Pain and Inflammation While CBD is known for suppressing chronic inflammation, evidence is also showing that it may inhibit neurotransmission in pain pathways. Similar to turmeric, it’s a natural, plant-derived anti-inflammatory ingredient that positively impacts your immune cells, reducing pain and stemming inflammation within your body. Neutralizes Mental Health CBD has recently become known for its antipsychotic effects for both adults and children alike. Specifically, supplementation of CBD has been found to decrease the negative symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, panic disorder, and schizophrenia. Helps to Reduce Acne Because of its anti inflammatory properties and its proven ability to reduce the production of sebum (a super oily secretion our bodies make) in our sebaceous glands, recent scientific studies have found that CBD oil may be an effective way to treat acne. Could Benefit Heart Health Recent research has linked CBD to greatly benefiting the heart and circulatory system. As an oil, it lowers blood pressure, while also limiting typical increases in blood pressure that are associated to things such as stress. And, just in case you were still questioning why we love CBD oil, it also boosts the presence of powerful antioxidants in your system. Reduces Headaches With CBD’s ability to desensitize pain at the nerve level, as well as its ability to decrease inflammation, it’s a compound that helps to decrease headaches. Additionally, it decreases the hyperactivity that often causes the throbbing feeling that multiplies your headaches and takes them to another level. Thus less headaches and, when you can’t prevent them all together, it will make your headaches less intense. Ready to Try CBD for Yourself? Great! We totally support that… though we’d recommend checking with your doctor to make sure that it doesn’t counteract any medications you may be on, too. Once you’re ready to go, talk with your trainer and we can show you the CBD Oils that we have in the studio and we can point you in the right direction. We love the Candor CBD that we have in stock, but are happy to give some suggestions if you prefer a different set of products and brands, too!