CBD, short for cannabidiol, is one of the most abundant cannabinoids in our cannabis sativa L. plants. CBD interacts with our endogenous cannabinoid system (eCS) through the Cannabinoid’s Receptors (CB1 and CB2), which are found all over the body, thus CBD has a wide range of effects.
In an interview with Euro News, Professor Mike Barnes, University of York said: “Cannabinoids are very good for you in many ways; they help your pain, anxiety and inflammation.”
What makes CBD so appealing is it has a wide range of potential medical benefits: anti-inflammatory properties (suppresses inflammatory disorders), neuroprotective effects (protects the brain from neurodegenerative disorders), aids sleep in a natural way, enhances your mood and supports cognitive function.
We decided to put CBD capsules to the test in order to find out if they have an effect on our mind and body. In 9 days we’ve seen great results for all of these areas, but more importantly our focus and motivation levels increased significantly.
The purpose of this article is to provide an unbiased review on the effectiveness of CBD capsules. We’ll also explain how they work in several different areas of our life while at the same time providing scientific evidence for all these claims. Without further ado let’s get started!
CBD has analgesic , anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective effects. Research suggests CBD can reduce chronic pain, by influencing opioid receptors in the brain. Additional studies have also shown that it reduces arthritis-related inflammation . The potential of CBD to relieve chronic pain is currently being explored by several ongoing clinical trials.
Continuous research has led to new discoveries on the pain-relieving effects of CBD. For instance, it appears THC interacts with the CB1 receptor to alleviate neuropathic pain . It is also known that cannabinoids regulate body temperature and reduce inflammation , which are two key components in many types of chronic pain.
CBD capsules work best for us in this area because it’s fast acting. Taken in the morning, we noticed a significant difference before lunchtime. We were able to maintain our energy levels and concentration throughout the day while experiencing less pain during daily activities (e.g., walking).
CBD capsules act primarily through cannabinoid receptors located in the brain and throughout the central nervous system. CBD has been shown to have neuroprotective effects, which means it helps maintain and repair neurons, thus having a positive effect on your mood , memory and learning .
CBD capsules are beneficial in this area because they work without causing psychoactive effects. We’ve found that our focus levels significantly increased after taking CBD caps for a few days.
CBD capsules are beneficial in the treatment of chronic pain, nausea and vomiting , anxiety disorders, atherosclerosis , ischemia and stroke , acne vulgaris, hypertension, glaucoma , movement disorders such as dystonia , diabetes, liver disease BPH and gastrointestinal disturbances. CBD has been shown to have anti-inflammatory effects at the molecular level, which suggest its therapeutic benefit for treating an array of inflammatory conditions. The mechanism of action for CBD’s anti-inflammatory properties has been linked with several pathways, including adenosine receptor signaling. In a review , it was found that CBD suppresses many immune functions thanks to its immunomodulatory, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
Inflammation is an important mechanism in many types of pain (e.g., joint aches). We’ve found that CBD capsules work well by reducing the intensity of chronic inflammation throughout the day. As you can expect this has a positive effect on your mood as well. Several studies also show how CBD reduces inflammation by activating cannabinoid receptors on immune cells.
CBD capsules work best for us in this area because they are fast acting. We noticed a significant reduction in chronic inflammation after taking CBD caps for a few days only. As you can expect this also resulted in feeling less pain while performing simple activities (e.g., walking).