According to a recent survey, 20.4% of the US population experiences some form of chronic pain. The most common source of pain occurs in soft tissues like joints & muscles.
Stress can enter our lives from just about anywhere. Too much stress can trigger anxiety. When every thought bears the stamp of a worry, that's a sign of chronic stress.
Sometimes it can be hard to identify if the stress we're experiencing is related to real-world struggles or underlying anxiety.
According to the pioneer of stress research, Hans Selye, stress is a non-specific response by the body to any demand.
Sleep can be considered the body's renewal state. But according to the CDC, 1 in 3 adults in the US are not getting enough sleep, and 30% of adults in the US have symptoms of insomnia.
Throughout the United States, the legalization of hemp-based CBD has expanded into almost every state, with the exception of Idaho, Nebraska, and South Dakota. The question that's often asked: why would CBD still be banned in these states?
CBD is a potent natural compound that offers a range of scientifically-backed health benefits, from improved sleep to decreased stress and enhanced recovery.
And with so much research out and on-going about this popular new supplement, there's no question that consumers will continue to have a wide range of products to choose from.
If you've been thinking about trying CBD for yourself, you may feel a bit confused.
Hemp is the modern source of CBD and has a long recorded history of human use that dates back to 10,000 BC. The plant originated in Central Asia and according to historians, likely flourished in the nutrient-rich dump sites of prehistoric hunters and gatherers. Most ancient people grew hemp for industrial purposes. Hemp is a versatile crop, historically used for making clothing, rope, fishing nets, and sailcloth. The seeds were an important nutritional staple. In early America, colonists farmed hemp for textiles, rope, and seine nets. Today, hemp is still cultivated for its fibers but also for its phytocannabinoid rich oil.
CBD has all the benefits of medical marijuana without the intoxicating effects. Think about it like this. We know vitamin C comes from certain foods like oranges. CBD comes primarily from two plants, hemp, and cannabis. Both plants produce several chemical compounds, including CBD.
CBD is quickly becoming the go-to supplement for many individuals experiencing chronic pain, anxiety, and sleep issues. In a recent interview with People magazine, Kim Kardashian revealed that she uses CBD oil to relax and added: “I got into CBD a few months ago. It saved my life. I will use a little bit and fall asleep. I don’t think I would take a Xanax or an Ambien again.”