Top Uses for CBD and How It Can Help

Since hitting the market as an all-natural alternative to over-the-counter pain relievers, and as a therapeutic supplement, CBD has grown increasingly popular. The effectiveness of CBD in alleviating symptoms of certain conditions, including mood imbalances and generalized tension, has people looking for new ways to include CBD extracts and isolates into their daily lives. Here at BioSpring, we pride ourselves on providing access to high-quality CBD in various forms. Read on to discover how CBD can be used to enhance your quality of life and provide natural relief from a wide array of symptoms.

Pain Relief

CBD is shown to help in managing musculoskeletal pain and the residual inflammation caused by mild to moderate muscle damage. CBD, or cannabidiol, is isolated from other psychoactive cannabinoids and its effects are purely physical. Upon consuming or applying CBD extract to the affected area, relief and repair begins immediately by way of vasodilation--widening of the blood vessels to allow for more rapid healing. Pain-relieving endorphins are also stimulated to reduce discomfort. The best part about CBD for pain relief is the absence of any side-effects and the absence of abuse criteria (tolerance and withdrawal).

Anxiety and Depression

While there has been some debate over the efficacy of cannabis for psychiatric conditions and mood imbalances, the case for CBD has been upheld and its effects are altogether positive. CBD has been shown to safely provide relief from tension and anxiety, while also combating symptoms of mild to moderate depression. CBD acts as an analogue of serotonin, binding to the same 5-HT receptors in the gut, and evokes a positive therapeutic response to help ward off anxiety and depression.

Gastrointestinal Disorders

Arguably one of the most impactful applications of CBD as a wellness supplement is its use for treating and managing various GI disorders and disturbances. As previously mentioned, CBD is absorbed by receptors in the gut. With certain conditions such as IBS, IBD, Crohn’s Disease, and Gastroenteritis, these receptors are unable to effectively send the chemical signals necessary to regulate functions of the bowel. This can cause changes in bowel frequency, cramping and localized pain, nausea and a lack of appetite. Upper GI disorders like acid reflux, GERD, and gastritis can also be incredibly painful and disrupt appetite. CBD not only inspires the appetite, but also soothes inflammation and damage caused by the condition. In many cases--when combined with directly prescribed treatment for the disorder--CBD can help sufferers get one step closer to remission.

BioSpring offers a wide variety of CBD extracts, isolates, and oils for therapeutic use. For more information about CBD as a wellness supplement, as well as applications for pets, visit our website. For regularly updated content and news about CBD, check out our blog.