WHAT IS CBD?
Definition of CANNABIDIOL/ka-nə-bəˈdīäl/
A crystalline, nonintoxicating cannabinoid C21H30O2found in cannabis and hemp that is sometimes used medicinally.
Cannabidiol – better known as CBD – is one of the 104 chemical compounds known as cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant, Cannabis sativa. CBD is a cannabis compound that has significant medical benefits, but does not make people feel “stoned.” Proponents of CBD say that it can help deal with conditions including inflammation, chronic pain, anxiety, sleeplessness and more.
Cannabidiol is a popular natural remedy used for many common ailments. Here are just some of the top Benefits of CBD:
- Can Relieve Pain
The human body contains a specialized system called the endocannabinoid system (ECS), which is involved in regulating a variety of functions including sleep, appetite, pain and immune system response. The body produces endocannabinoids, which are neurotransmitters that bind to cannabinoid receptions in your nervous system. Studies have shown that CBD may help reduce chronic pain by impacting endocannabinoid reception activity, reducing inflammation and interacting with neurotransmitters.
- Could Reduce Anxiety and Depression
Anxiety and depression are common mental health disorders that can have devastating impacts on health and well-being. Anxiety and depression are usually treated with pharmaceutical drugs, which can cause a number of side effects including drowsiness, agitation, insomnia, sexual dysfunction and headaches. CBD has shown promise as a treatment for both depression and anxiety, leading many who live with these disorders to become interested in this natural approach.
- May Alleviate Cancer Related Symptoms
CBD my help reduce symptoms related to cancer and side effects related to cancer treatments, like nausea, vomiting and pain.
- Could Benefit Heart Health
Recent research has linked CBD with several benefits for the heart and circulatory system, including the ability to lower blood pressure.
For only $10 more, your massage therapist at Urban Oasis will use CBD salve instead of massage oil on either a full body massage or a focused area of pain/inflammation. Or you can purchase your own jar of salve for $40 (plus tax) for at home relief and to bring back for future massages!