The use of CBD has significantly increased in recent years! But a lot of people still have questions about how it works! Spoiler: it does NOT get you high. It does, however, possess loads of health benefits that can treat a widespread number of ailments in the body. But before we get into the uses of CBD, it’s important to understand the science of the WHY and HOW it works.


Our bodies respond well to CBD because we literally have an endocannabinoid system, which is the one of the body’s largest neurotransmitter network in the brain. The ECS works to achieve homeostasis, and acts as adaptogenically - which basically means it helps your body adapt and respond more efficiently to environmental stress. It also works to regulate and balance functions in the body like blood pressure, bone density, glucose metabolism, how we experience pain, stress, hunger, and more. As you can imagine, this is a seriously crucial physiological system. The use of CBD helps to strengthen your ECS which in turn helps your body regulate it’s functionals the most effectively and prevent diseases. 


So what exactly is CBD? It stands for Cannabidiol, which is a naturally occurring molecular compound found in the resinous flower of the cannabis plant. The therapeutic properties of CBD are being tested and confirmed by doctors and scientists as a safe substance and a fantastic alternative to harsh pharmaceuticals. Regular use of the CBD, when interacting with the ECS, can treat:

  1. Autoimmune diseases (inflammation, rheumatoid arthritis)

  2. Neurological conditions (Alzheimer’s, dementia, Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, Huntington’s chorea, stroke, traumatic brain injury)

  3. Metabolic syndrome (diabetes, obesity)

  4. Neuropsychiatric illness (autism, ADHD, PTSD, alcoholism)

  5. Gut disorders (colitis, Crohn’s)

  6. Cardiovascular dysfunction (atherosclerosis, arrhythmia)

  7. Skin disease (acne, dermatitis, psoriasis)

  8. Physical or chronic pain in the body (inflammation, injury, muscle pain, menstrual cramp pain)

  9. Mitigating the euphoric effects of THC (aka getting too high)

Sounds amazing, right?! It’s basically a miracle substance. And there are many different ways you can utilize the benefits of CBD depending on what you’re trying to treat. For muscle, or joint pain, you can use CBD topically - like our PWR CBD roll-on. For pretty much everything else you would ingest the CBD by using a tincture or an oil. There are also companies who make things like cbd chocolates and honey, or even CBD edibles. We recommend using full spectrum and organic products to ensure that you are getting the safest and purest form of CBD. 


It’s clear that the long term and continued use of CBD can have unbelievable healing effects on the body. Utilizing holistic remedies like CBD when treating your body is always our suggested modality for healing. Spend a little time doing research on what type of CBD will work best for you!