· By Elsa Linsky
Can CBD Really Help With Addiction?
Having trouble ditching cigarettes, alcohol, over-processed foods or other damaging habits? CBD may be able to help. CBD is known for a multitude of remarkable health benefits, but a CBD benefit that is often overlooked is its potentially life saving effect on addiction recovery. CBD won't heal your addiction, but it may make the process of quitting easier. While not yet approved by the FDA for treating addiction specifically, CBD has been approved for other reasons. CBD research has started fairly recently, so there are many exciting discoveries still on the horizon.
Chances are, you know someone who has struggled with addiction or substance abuse. While some people think that CBD gets you “high” like one of marijuana’s other components (THC), broad spectrum CBD or CBD isolates contain no trace of THC. Since CBD is a non-addictive & non-mind-altering substance, taking CBD for addiction is a safe option.
Here are some ways in which CBD may be able to help people struggling with addiction - something an estimated 11 million people in the US experience - to have a more pleasant recovery.
CBD to Reduce Anxiety
Cannabidiol (CBD) interacts with our endocannabinoid system, stimulating our parasympathetic nervous system. The parasympathetic nervous system relaxes the body after experiencing stress, promoting feelings of healing, safety and tranquility. On one end, CBD stimulates our parasympathetic nervous system, and on the other, it inhibits the sympathetic nervous system. The sympathetic nervous system triggers our fight-or-flight/impulse mechanism. This makes CBD a great solution for anxiety - a common withdrawal symptom.
CBD to Relieve Nausea and Headaches
Benefits of CBD don’t stop at relaxation. CBD, especially broad or full spectrum CBD products, contain antiemetic and anti-inflammatory properties that are useful for alleviating nausea and headaches - other unfortunately common withdrawal symptoms.
CBD as a Sleep Aid
In addition to the many other CBD benefits, using CBD may bring you more restful sleep. CBD gummies or CBD oil bring calmness to the body and mind. Regular use of CBD may help you fall asleep faster, and stay in restful sleep longer, even if you miss a dose one day. There's nothing like a good night's sleep to support any kind of recovery.
What's the Best Way to Try CBD?
If you’re trying to shake an addiction, it can’t hurt to try a CBD product. If you’re considering CBD as part of your addiction recovery process, here are some suggestions for getting started.
While all types of CBD may be beneficial to you, we recommend choosing a broad spectrum CBD product, such as our Tropicana gummies. Broad spectrum CBD contains no trace of THC (the sometimes mind-altering component also found in the marijuana plant).
Everyone reacts to CBD a bit differently. For this reason, it’s best to start with low doses (around 5-10mg per day) - if you are new to CBD. You may work your way up from there, until you figure out how much CBD is best for you. We always recommend consulting a doctor if you are unsure if CBD is a good option for you.
There are many different ways to consume CBD, from CBD oils to CBD gummies, Bizzy CBD has a number of broad spectrum CBD products to try. All of Bizzy CBD's products are made with natural ingredients, are vegan, sustainably packaged, and packed with high quality CBD.