A boomer’s best friend? How CBD can help your body stay in balance
October 17, 2018
Have you thought about taking cannabidiol (CBD) as a daily wellness supplement? People are taking CBD for a long list of conditions, including:
Derived from hemp, CBD doesn’t get you high, and interacts with your body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS) to help you stay in homeostasis, or a state of balance. Part of your central nervous system, the ECS is involved in governing appetite, pain, sleep, mood and memory.
“It regulates everything, it’s sort of like your iOS,” as Michele Ross, Ph.D. told us on the Kannaboomers Podcast. “You really need to have proper levels of your endocannabinoids to function. And when we think about it, it's actually a nutritional deficiency. There's a lot of vitamins we take regularly, like we have no problem like popping vitamin D pills or calcium, right? But we never talk about taking a vitamin that supports your endocannabinoid system, and that's because most people don't even know that they have one or what it's important for it, but there’s like there's a thousand symptoms of endocannabinoid deficiency, because that system regulates everything.”
In other words, a little CBD every day may help keep the doctor away. CBD is a phyto- or plant-based cannabinoid that augments your body’s natural endocannabinoids. As people are learning that CBD helps achieve wellness in many ways, many have begun taking it as a daily supplement, including baby boomers concerned about their health. It’s easy to administer, as CBD comes in a variety of forms, including:
You can even find high-CBD, (supposedly no THC) flower, which you can roll up in a joint or put in a pipe and smoke.
What can you expect if you take CBD every day?
If you have an acute condition like epilepsy or fibromyalgia and you start taking a high-quality CBD oil product, you might see an immediate and dramatic positive impact. Otherwise, taking CBD might be more like taking the vitamins and supplements you take every day — that is, if you don’t have a deficiency, you may be doing it for your overall wellness, and as a preventative measure against things like Alzheimer's and diseases of inflammation. That said, you may also notice some relief from the anxiety that any sentient being feels these days. Because while CBD does not get you high, many have noticed that it can help you relax.
You know what it feels like when your body is in balance, and when isn’t.
CBD can supplement your natural endocannabinoids to help your body stay in balance. In fact, according to another Kannabooomer’s Podcast guest Phillip Blair, M.D., CBD is so versatile that he recommend everyone have some on hand:.
“I think CBD should be in everybody's medicine cabinet as the reach-for substance, he said. “If you get any type of injury, if if you have a headache, it's good for that you get a bruise, or an injury or scrape or a burn or a bite, you put the CBD directly onto those areas and you can get resolution; taking care of arthritis, it's easy, you can control arthritis magnificently and all types of arthritis whether it’s osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis.”
And that’s not all. according to Dr. Blair, CBD can improve your sleep quality, your mood, and your interactions with your family members and your spouse. And it reduces inflammation, and more more:
“I think that it is the ideal medication for your medicine cabinet. And the first reach for, it certainly is for me, if I have any sort of issue that comes up. I'm going to CBD first because I know the magnificent properties that are associated with it in terms of immediately relieving pain, relieving anxiety, as well as reduction of the inflammatory component that is involved with almost all of the diseases, whether that's depression or Alzheimer's disease.”
No wonder more people are making CBD part of their daily regimen. Are you?