5 Surprising Health Benefits of CBD

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What Is CBD?

CBD is the abbreviation for cannabidiol. Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a natural chemical substance in the Cannabis sativa plant, also known as marijuana or hemp.

Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the primary active ingredient in marijuana and responsible for most of marijuana's psychological effects, but CBD is not marijuana. It is extracted from the Hemp variety, containing only tiny -and almost imperceptible- amounts of THC.

According to US law, hemp is "all or part of the Cannabis sativa plant that does not contain psychoactive properties" so it does not contain the mind-altering THC component. In Canada, hemp is defined as "any part of the cannabis plant that contains less than 0.3% THC.

Advocates of CBD claim it can treat chronic pain relief, inflammation, headaches, autoimmune diseases, and depression. They state that CBD also has anti-anxiety properties that seem to prevent the breakdown of a chemical in the brain that affects pain relief, mood, and mental function.

While CBD has some promising effects, it is best to talk to your physician or psychiatrist before taking these products, as they may interfere with any current medications you may be taking for these ailments.

According to experts, below are 6 of the most surprising benefits you could experience when consuming CBD:

CBD: Benefit #1: Anti-Anxiety and Decreased Depression

CBD has been used to combat restlessness, depression, and stress by interacting with the brain's serotonin receptors. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that regulates emotion, anxiety, and mood. In fact, a 2020 study suggests that CBD may help improve depression.


Benefit #2: Reduced Pain and Inflammation

CBD has been shown to be an effective and natural treatment for high blood pressure. High blood pressure creates damage to your body years before you experience any symptoms. High blood pressure can also lead to hypertension which can damage your arteries due to the high pressure building inside your body.

Researchers have found that CBD can lower blood pressure by widening blood vessels and enabling the blood to flow more easily. Another 2017 study published by the American Society for Clinical Investigation proved that just one dose of CBD can reduce blood pressure in healthy participants.

Benefit #3: Improves Heart Health and Blood Pressure

CBD has been shown to be an effective and natural treatment for high blood pressure. High blood pressure creates damage to your body years before you experience any symptoms. High blood pressure can also lead to hypertension which can damage your arteries due to the high pressure building inside your body.

Researchers have found that CBD can lower blood pressure by widening blood vessels and enabling the blood to flow more easily. Another 2017 study published by the American Society for Clinical Investigation proved that just one dose of CBD can reduce blood pressure in healthy participants.




Benefit #4: Neuroprotection Protecting Brain Health:

A 2012 study suggests that CBD helps reduce damage to the brain and nervous system, and promotes the growth and development of neurons in the brain. CBD has been reported to have anti-inflammatory properties, and as a result is beneficial in treating neuroinflammatory disorders, including multiple sclerosis.

CBD also contains therapeutic properties for numerous diseases and can potentially treat many neuro-related ailments, including epilepsy, oxidative injury, vomiting, nausea, anxiety, and schizophrenia.


Benefit #5: Promoting Bone Growth

There is promising research that CBD can aid more than just mental ailments and one of them is bone repair and healing. CBD cannot only reduce inflammation, but it can also help strengthen bones through cell repair.


The Journal of Bone and Mineral Research published a study showing that CBD strengthens bones and accelerates the healing of fractures.

CBD therapy has been shown to:

  • Promote bone fragment healing by increasing the volume and thickness of trabecular bone and the presence of unabsorbed cartilage

  •  Strengthen healed femurs

  • Provide therapeutic value for spinal cord injuries by minimizing the loss of bone mineral that is common with such injuries

CBD in Food Consumption

Although there is much to be learned about the effectiveness and safety of CBD, recent studies suggest CBD can be a safe, effective natural treatment for common health problems, such as pain relief or anti-anxiety.

Research on the potential health benefits of CBD is ongoing, so new therapeutic applications for this natural remedy are sure to be discovered.

One of the more popular ways CBD has become mainstream is food consumption. Since the many first studies of CBD, restaurants and hotels have introduced more CBD-infused dishes.

Health departments use it not only to treat patients, but CBD may become a standard healthy food item that most may include in their kitchens.

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More and more clinical trials are underway, and many success stories are reaching the masses. As CBD becomes more readily available, it’s also likely to become a more accepted part of health care to give pain relief and anti-anxiety benefits.

When it comes to the health benefits of CBD, Southeast Edibles is always at the forefront.

Southeast Edibles CBD Infused Chocolate Bites are precisely crafted by our Master Chocolatier into delectable creamy chocolates that benefit not only your taste buds but also your body.

We value the ultimate chocolate bliss experience, and because our chocolate bites contain all natural health properties along with CBD, that experience is now enhanced to improve the quality of your life.

Created with your wellness in mind, our mission is to offer the highest quality chocolates that help nourish your mind, body, and soul.

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