What is CBD and what are the main benefits?

What is CBD Oil?


The chances are you have heard about CBD by now. This blog will explain what the product is and outline some of the benefits associated with it.

First of all, it’s important to know that CBD oil is 100% legal and safe to sell in the UK. Cannabidiol (CBD) is a naturally occurring compound within the cannabis plant, however, it safe to use because it contains no THC – the addictive substance used for recreational highs.

So how does it work? Well, the human brain contains receptors specific to CBD, which translates into a number of physical and mental benefits on the body. It’s unsurprising to see the growth of CBD use by elite-level athletes, people dealing with stress, struggling to sleep, or anyone suffering from chronic pain.


3 Studies That Show Its Effect


Helps with Stress and Anxiety


There have been numerous studies conducted into the effects CBD can have on reducing stress and anxiety. In fact, many of our patients that used CBD have noticed improvements to their overall levels of anxiety, particularly during this challenging period. One study showed that CBD significantly reduced anxiety levels on both a physical and mental level.


Helping with Chronic Pain


Research strongly suggests that CBD offers an option for treating different types of chronic pain. A study from the European Journal of Pain showed, using an animal model, CBD applied on the skin could help lower pain and inflammation due to arthritis, - this is one of the reasons Instant Physio offer massages using CBD cream - another study demonstrated CBD treating inflammatory pain, one of the most difficult types of chronic pain to treat.


Helps with sleep quality


Finally, CBD can be used to improve the quality of your sleep. Research suggests that CBD oil can help you both fall asleep and stay asleep, for longer periods. One of the major benefits to using CBD oil opposed to other mediums to treat sleep disorders such as Nytol, is that users reported no 'grogginess' when waking up the following morning.


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