Cannabidiol (CBD) is gaining a strong reputation as it moves further into the mainstream as a "revolutionary" natural compound commonly found in oil form. Extracted from the cannabis plant, this legal natural compound is not considered to be psychoactive or euphoric, meaning it offers you all of the health benefits of phytocannabinoid rich cannabidiol without getting you "high."

CBD works to help nourish and balance the body's endocannabinoid system (ECS), a group of endogenous cannabinoid receptors in the brain, central nervous system, and peripheral nervous system. When the ECS isn't functioning properly, the body can experience a chemical imbalance. 

CBD works quickly to increase ECS functions, promoting overall health and balance. Ongoing research supports the growing number of health benefits provided by CBD products. One of the most prominent topics affecting the country is Mental Health. 

DEPRESSION

According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, in any given year, Persistent Depressive Disorder (PDD), affects approximately 1.5% of the United States population 18 years and older. That's about 3.3 million American adults. 

In 2015, an estimated 16.1 million adults aged 18 or older in the United States had at least one reported major depressive episode in the past year. 

ANXIETY

Anxiety Disorders today affect 18.1% of adults in the United States, which equates to roughly 40 million adults between the ages of 18 to 54. 

One of CBD's most promising implications is in the realm of anti-anxiety. Studies show that CBD can positively impact behavior, reducing psychological measures of stress & anxiety in conditions such as Social Anxiety Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

CBD has also shown significant reductions in cognitive impairment and discomfort and angst surrounding public speaking. 

While there are multiple products and forms available (oils, sprays and topicals), consider this an opportunity to experiment and learn what works best for you.

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