While 4/20 is often hailed as the holy grail of holidays for cannabis-lovers, a lesser known holiday is happening this Saturday, August 8.
National CBD Day is the perfect date to acknowledge all of the benefits CBD can bring to our daily lives.
Because CBD doesn’t contain THC, the cannabinoid responsible for creating a “high,” it’s perfect for those seeking the anti-inflammatory benefits of the plant, minus the psychedelic effect.
Because CBD is becoming easier to access, now is a great time to learn more about what CBD can do for your body.
According to the FDA Principal Deputy Commissioner, Amy Abernethy M.D., Ph.D., recent legislative changes have opened new opportunities for cannabis clinical research.
“As that body of research progresses and grows, the FDA is working to support drug development in this area,” said Abernethy.
Promising development in studies showing the benefits of cannabidiol, also known as CBD, has made it a hot topic in the last few years.
Similar to how hemp seeds are being recognized as a superfood in the fitness community, CBD is finally starting to be recognized for its therapeutic properties.
As of July 31, 2019, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Epidiolex, the first medicine containing CBD, to treat seizures associated with a specific type of epilepsy.
Cannabis has been used as medicine for hundreds of years, so it’s not surprising that it’s showing positive results for relieving pain.
Our body produces our own natural cannabinoids, called endocannabinoids, which help to regulate sleep, pain, mood, and memory.
When you take CBD, it reacts with endocannabinoid receptors in your body to stimulate anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving effects, which is why many take it for chronic pain.
According to a 2018 review, titled “Cannabinoids and Pain: New Insights from Old Molecules,” evidence from current research supports the use of medical cannabis in the treatment of chronic pain in adults.
For newcomers wanting to experiment with CBD, there are a variety of CBD products on the market, including oils, capsules, and edibles.
However, as with any substance you’re putting into your body, it’s important to do your research.
Make sure you’re getting products from a verifiable source with testing certificates to verify their ingredients. How will you be taking your CBD this weekend?