What Are The Self-Care Benefits of CBD?

You may be wondering - what are the benefits of taking CBD?

Everyone is talking about herbal plant medicine.  And, you are wondering about CBD. It keeps coming up in the news, on Facebook and Instagram. You keep hearing about it being helpful for cancer and epilepsy.  You are wondering if -- whether you have a chronic disease or not -- it can be beneficial for self-care purposes? Also, you are concerned and wondering whether CBD is addictive?  

I am a Naturopathic Doctor and an endocannabinoid coach, so read on if you want to know how CBD can benefit you and enhance your self-care.  I will also discuss whether it is habit forming or addictive, so keep reading to get your questions answered.

What Are The Self-Care Benefits of CBD?

CBD is a huge trend right now, everyone is talking about it and trying it out.  Knowledge of its medicinal ability has been suppressed for so long, I think the interest we are seeing is a rebound effect.  The research is very promising, and there are thousands of stories posted on social media revealing how CBD has helped people with their ailments and some serious conditions such as epilepsy.  However, as with any craze comes some confusion.

Let’s give you the straight facts on what it can do for you if you don’t have a serious condition such as epilepsy.  

CBD is great to take for self-care.  It can help us manage stress and address many medical conditions, yet it is perfectly safe to experiment with.  CBD can give you a general sense of well-being, it can help you sleep and relax, give you an edge over anxiety, and muffle the aches from overused muscles or creaky joints.  There are very high doses used in some of the research yet much lower doses have been shown to be effective.  In other words, the safe upper limit is very high and so to experiment with regular size doses is safe.

Is CBD Addictive?

Addiction occurs when a person -- despite the  negative consequences -- is compelled to repeatedly engage in using a substance in order to experience the effects that the  substance has on them. With some substances, but not all, addiction is coupled with a physical dependence which is when the brain adapts to the effects of a substance and the person needs more of it to have an effect.  Second, if the person tries to stop using the substance, they experience withdrawal symptoms.

CBD is an endocannabinoid.  There is another endocannabinoid called THC that has a psychoactive effect on the user and can trigger a possible addiction, but never a physical dependence.  However, CBD does not cause a psychoactive effect, it does not cause an addiction, or a physical dependence. In fact, there is research conducted on CBD showing that it may actually  help ease withdrawal symptoms from opioid addiction.

So, here are the straight facts on  the self-care benefits of taking CBD!  For self-care and experimentation I suggest using hemp oil infused CBD by the company ECS. Their CBD is domestic and organic where some CBD from abroad is grown with pesticides and GMOs or even made with synthetic CBD.  Only order from a company that is reliable and doctor-recommended or one that has proven certificates of analysis and repeated testing.

Here’s how to order:

  • create a patient account using your email and creating a password

  • enter phone number 888-228-2126 (This is my practice number!)

  • Then once you put product into the card enter discount code NATMED for your 10% discount.  

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