How could CBD help to reduce inflammation?
CBD’s popularity continues to grow and, of its several reported health benefits, is how it acts to combat inflammation.
Emotional stress, pesticides and air pollution, alongside conditions such as arthritis, can all trigger your body’s inflammation response. It may be difficult to spot if you are suffering from inflammation but that doesn’t make it any less harmful.
Inflammation can occur in many parts of your body and scientists have linked inflammation with several health conditions including:
- Heart disease
- Rheumatoid arthritis
If you feel chronic inflammation could be influencing your health, you should in the first instance contact your health care providers for advice. However, research is steadily unveiling how CBD may be able to assist with combating inflammation:
- Based on studies undertaken on rodents, CBD has been shown to be effective at protecting joints against inflammation derived from arthritis.
- Cannabinoids and CBD are very effective at assisting the inflammation caused by menstrual cramps and the main reason for this is being that CBD has been shown to inhibit COX-2 which is the enzyme accountable for producing inflammatory prostaglandins.
CBD reacts with your Endocannabinoid System (ECS)and, when applied topically, your skin is the largest organ in your body within this system. Topical application may therefore assist with inflammation in specific areas that you wish to target.
As we are not doctors or medical advisors, please always speak with your doctor about including CBD in your routine for inflammation and especially if you take other medications. However, CBD may be an additional factor in a holistic approach where you may be experiencing inflammation. Other ways to help control it are consuming your omega-3 fatty acids, avoiding high impact exercise and eating your veggies!
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