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The Science Behind CBD & It’s Anti-Inflammatory Benefits

For pain relief, irritation, acne and beyond.

Inflammation is a symptom of almost everything. It’s an irritating side effect of almost every illness out there and can make us feel as if our bodies are bloated, irritated, or in pain. Clinically, it’s your body’s white blood cells that respond to protecting you from infection from outside invaders, such as bacteria and viruses. It can come in many forms like redness, pain, or swelling. It can be acute or chronic, depending on what your body is protecting you from. The swelling of a joint can mean your body is healing you from the inside out, for example. Interestingly enough, CBD, one of nature’s top healing experts, has been proven to decrease inflammation significantly. Why? CBD is actually something completely naturally occurring in your body. Keep reading for more.

What Is CBD And How Does It Reduce Inflammation?

According to Healthline, CBD is the component of the cannabis plant that comes with the much-talked-about anti-inflammatory benefits, and you’re seeing it on everything from skin-care products to high-vibe tinctures. It’s from the leaves, flowers, and stalks of the cannabis plant.

“Cannabidiol—known as CBD—is one of over a hundred active compounds or cannabinoids found exclusively in the cannabis plant. CBD acts as an analgesic and anti-inflammatory, which reduces pain and inflammation. It’s been used for centuries to successfully provide pain relief to muscle aches, arthritis, joint pain, neuropathic conditions, headaches, and to aid skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, even sunburn, and bug bites when used topically.”

CBD helps to reduce chronic pain by impacting the endocannabinoid receptor activity in our body, thus reducing inflammation and interacting with neurotransmitters. The combination of CBD and THC can be even more effective. In multiple human studies, the results are astounding, helping many with pain from multiple sclerosis, arthritis, and even cancer. Clinical studies have confirmed that CBD reduces the levels of pro-inflammatory cytokines, inhibiting t-cell proliferation, and apoptosis. These things in your body reduce the migration of your immune cells, so getting over an illness, or even a pimple is difficult.

All in all, the processes that are meant to inhibit your body’s immune system are significantly reduced when CBD is introduced to your body. CBD is naturally occurring in your body. Your own body actually produces its own cannabinoids. Because of the things you eat, that you consume, your body’s inflammation stems from too many things to even count. CBD can even tell your body to change it’s harmful DNA expression and stop your body from it’s growing inflammation.

Our Favorite CBD Oils And Serums

For Skin: They Call Her Alfie Pulse Point Serum ($46)

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They Call Her Alfie is leading the CBD space with credible, reputable, and organic products. Alfie’s products contain high amounts of CBD in each and every one of their products. They are also transdermal, so it’s way easier for the product to penetrate your skin.

As A Tincture: WLDKAT Don’t Trip Tincture ($65)

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This is a small batch, full-spectrum oil that uses two incredible strains of CBD called Sour Space Candy and the White. It’ll keep you chilled, relaxed, and ready for anything.

For Cooking: Lily x The Wonder Valley CBD Olive Oil ($39)

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This oil is in collaboration with California Olive Oil brand Wonder Valley for a cooking phenomenon. Have one of the most relaxing meals of your life and aid your digestion with this amazing combination.

 

 

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