Today is National CBD Day. What is CBD? According to health.com CBD, short for cannabidiol, is a chemical compound from the cannabis plant. It’s a naturally occurring substance that’s used in products like oils and edibles to impart a feeling of relaxation and calm. Unlike its cousin tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), it’s not psychoactive. A new survey by Gallup reveals that 14% of Americans use CBD products. Other findings:
– 40% of CBD users use CBD for pain
CBD oil may reduce pain, inflammation, and overall discomfort related to a variety of health conditions. CBD oil is a product made from cannabis. It’s a type of cannabinoid, a chemical found naturally in marijuana and hemp plants.
– 11% of CBD users use CBD to sleep better
Writer and CBD expert Gabriel Aly take CBD every night before bed mixed into a tasty and simple juice cocktail containing tart cherries — a natural source of melatonin — and valerian root, which has been used historically to promote sleep.
– 11% of CBD users use CBD to reduce stress
A 2016 case study explored whether cannabidiol could reduce symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and anxiety-provoked sleep disorder in a child with a history of trauma.
– 4% of CBD users use CBD for recreational purposes
These drugs aren’t popular for recreational use because they aren’t intoxicating. It may be useful in reducing pain and inflammation, controlling epileptic seizures, and possibly even treating mental illness and addictions.
– 2% of CBD users use CBD to improve the look of their skin
As it turns out, CBD might be the ticket to clear skin, too. Acne is a pain in the ass to treat because of its many components: blocked pores, excess sebum, inflammation, and proliferation of bacteria. A 2014 study found that CBD helps suppress breakouts by regulating the oil production of the sebaceous glands.