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3 Common Uses of CBD Products

While it might seem like CBD is a new product and its benefits are just being discovered, the fact is that the hemp plant has been used in many forms throughout the history to treat several conditions. Nowadays, it is possible to isolate cannabidiol from the psychoactive components of hemp, and therefore CBD can be used safely and without secondary effects.

The main reason behind CBD’s effectiveness is its ability to balance the endocannabinoid system, which is responsible for many of the body’s crucial functions. Therefore, this natural substance can be used to treat both psychological and physiological disorders including chronic pain, anxiety, stress and inflammation. If you are suffering from any of the following conditions, a good CBD product might be everything you need:

1)     Eczema and Skin Conditions

Also known as dermatitis, eczema is one of the most common skin conditions affecting millions of patients all around the world. While its exact causes have not been determined, it usually appears due to genetic and environmental factors. Its common symptoms include dry and itchy skin, as well as inflammation, redness and rashes in several parts of the body.

The most common treatments for eczema are topical salves and ultraviolet light. While antihistamines are not effective in dealing with the root causes of the disease, they are commonly used to improve the quality of sleep in patients with severe cases.

At Down to Earth, we are proud to share the success stories of eczema customers who have seen noticeable improvements using our CBD balms. For this skin condition we recommend the Repair Balm, which boosts circulation and cell regeneration while healing the three layers of the skin. Cannabidiol is effective in reducing inflammation and promoting cell regeneration, making it a great choice for almost any dermatological disorder.

Eczema sufferer: Results after 6 weeks using the Repair Balm
Repair Balm – Angelica & Geranium 500mg CO2 Hemp Extract

2)     Stress and Anxiety

These two common disorders are perhaps the most common reasons for customers to purchase CBD products. While there are pharmaceutical treatments available, they often cause undesirable secondary effects and dependence. Quality hemp extracts, however, are able to balance the endocannabinoid system and promote a general sense of calm and relaxation.

While the exact way in which cannabidiol acts in the body is still being studied, we know that it has a direct impact on CB1 receptors and is therefore able to manage the levels of serotonin in the brain. This neurotransmitter is responsible for the feelings of happiness and reward, as well as stress and anxiety. In 2011, the Journal of Psychopharmacology published an extensive report which states that cannabidiol is a viable and effective treatment for anxiety.

Down to Earth offers a wide range of products for customers suffering from any psychological disorders including stress, anxiety and depression. Our CBD oils can be taken sublingually for an easier absorption and fast effects, while the CBD-infused chocolates are the best for those who prefer to take their daily dose of cannabidiol in the form of a delicious treat.

Full Spectrum Chocs
Full Spectrum Chocs – Pack of 10 (30mg each CO2 hemp extract)

3)     Chronic Pain

The main reason for CBD’s effectiveness in dealing with chronic pain is its ability to tackle both its neurological and physical root causes. On one hand, cannabidiol balances the endocannabinoid system and is therefore able to manage the brain’s response to pain. On the other, CBD is a powerful anti-inflammatory which can alleviate the physical causes of pain.

Nowadays, thousands of customers in Australia and around the world use CBD products to suppress chronic inflammatory and neuropathic pain. This natural hemp component does not cause any of the secondary effects of pharmaceutical remedies, and it can be used without developing any dependence.

For patients suffering from chronic pain, we recommend our Full Defence 500 and Full Defence 1000 sublingual tinctures. These CO2 extracts are made from carefully selected plants and contain MCT oil or Hemp Seed oil as carriers which enhance their bioavailability and rate of absorption.

One of our Best Sellers – Full Defence 1000mg with Hemp Seed Oil carrier

In conclusion, there are no specific products for a specific condition for all people, however there are a wide array of conditions that can be suitable to one solution.  It is really finding what works for you.  Comment or email us with your best experiences or ideas of what might work a treat. ?

CBD for Anxiety: What You Need To Know

CBD for anxiety has become one of the most popular benefits of this natural compound. Millions of people worldwide suffer from some level of anxiety in their daily lives. As a matter of fact, anxiety and stress have been identified as one of the core causes of many modern health conditions and disorders. Chemical medications and anti-depressants often have severe side effects that end up doing more harming than healing. CBD has shown to possibly provide a natural, non-toxic, non-psychoactive alternative treatment aid that covers a broad spectrum of symptoms of anxiety.

Anxiety symptoms have an emotional, mental and physical expression that differs in each individual. Although there is certainly a positive component to stress in human behavior, such as motivation, flight or fight, and other helpful responses that are protective, stress that develops into debilitating anxiety is another issue. There are basic symptoms that tend to be common to a vast majority of people that suffer with general anxiety disorder (GAD) as well as post -traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which are disorders that limit the quality of life.  Let’s take a look at the benefits of CBD for the most common symptoms of anxiety.

What are the most common symptoms of anxiety?

The most common medically unexplained symptoms of anxiety, from general anxiety disorder, all the way to more severe anxiety disorders such as PTSD (post- traumatic stress disorder) are:

  • Fatigue
  • Irritability and difficulty concentrating
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Dizziness and feeling lightheaded
  • Sweating, trembling or shaking
  • Muscle tension
  • Tightening of the throat and dry mouth
  • Pounding heart or racing pulse
  • Chest pressure or chest pain
  • Abdominal pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Nausea
  • Extreme fear of losing control and embarrassing behaviour
  • Feelings of going crazy or dying

These are the medically unexplained symptoms that often warrant medical treatment with anti-depressant prescription drugs.

What happens when you take CBD oil for your symptoms of anxiety?

When you take CBD oil sublingually (under your tongue) it is absorbed quickly into the body and becomes bioavailable to stimulate the receptors on the cells in your Endocannabinoid System (ECS). The main action of CBD is the binding and stimulation to several receptors in the brain and body. The greatest of this activity is on the serotonin 5-HT1A receptor. This 5-HT1A receptor is abundant and present in neurons in the brain, in muscle and in gland cells throughout the body. Studies have shown CBD directly activates serotonin receptors in the brain. It is this influence, in part, that accounts for the anti-anxiety properties of CBD. It is the serotonin system or pathway, which has a positive impact on mood, behavior and motivation.

Serotonin plays a large role in controlling mood by inhibiting, or not inhibiting, the part of the brain that is responsible for fear and fight or flight. When serotonin is present, that part of the brain reduces activity and feelings of tranquility and calm are produced. In simple terms, CBD has the same effect on these receptors as serotonin, yet doesn’t degrade as quickly, thereby maintaining feelings of calm and balance over a longer period of time.

When you look at the list of symptoms of anxiety, you can see that the benefit of CBDs effect on the serotonin pathway, alone, can provide a vast range of symptom relief. The daily use of CBD oil has powerful implications in the relief of physical, mental and emotional symptoms of anxiety.

Have you tried CBD oil for anxiety? If so, please share your experience in the comment section below! We Love to hear from you!

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