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Cannabis-based products are one of the most attractive segments within the legal marijuana industry and we expect it to see continued growth for years to come.
One of the primary growth drivers of this market has been cannabidiol (CBD), an herbal extract with groundbreaking properties which has made it a beneficial daily supplement around the world.
We have highlighted five areas of opportunity for CBD-based products based on studies, research, and company developments.
Regulates Sleep: Helps Balance the Nervous System
Millions of people suffer from sleep disorders such as insomnia and cannabis may be one of the best natural treatments available on the market. In 2006, a study determined that cannabidiol (CBD) may have an impact on the sleep mechanism of rats.
Research has also shown that CBD may help with REM sleep, an essential phase of the sleep process. REM sleep plays an important role in maintaining physical health and studies have found CBD to be effective in regulating REM sleep alteration that is induced by anxiety in rats.
Cannabidiol is a natural compound that works with the body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS), which is responsible for all the homeostatic functions of the body. CBD is an effective anti-inflammatory and helps regulate balance in the human body.
Stress is one of the primary reasons for sleep disorders and studies have found that CBD fights helps explain why CBD is also employed as an anti-anxiety treatment.
Energy: An Unexpected Source
When people hear the term cannabis, one of the last things they think about is energy supplement. While this connotation might be true, the relationship is not. Recent studies have determined that CBD can help boost energy levels by strengthening individual body cells and making sure that the cells are always in good condition.
Although many people do not know the difference between CBD and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), they are significant. Studies suggest that CBD has the opposite effect of THC as it promotes alertness and can help boost energy levels.
In 2004, a study found that CBD appeared to possess properties that both increased awake activity during sleep and counteracted the residual sedative activity of THC.
Libido: CBD Enhances Sexual Performance
Sex and cannabis…now this is a hot topic.
Cannabis has a long history as an aphrodisiac and clinical research has found cannabinoids to be effective for everything from unwinding muscle tension to releasing social and sexual anxiety. In addition to helping neutralize physical discomfort, many people have said that cannabinoids are great for enhancing sensation and uplifting mood.
FORIA is a Colorado company capitalizing on the CBD market by manufacturing and selling infused sensual oils. The company is levered to a burgeoning opportunity within the CBD market and its initial product, FORIA Pleasure, was the world’s first THC-infused sensual oil. Thousands have used FORIA products and have reported enhanced pleasure experiences as well as profound relief from menstrual discomfort.
We are favorable on this vertical within the CBD market and believe that it exemplifies the diverse nature of this market. There are not a lot of companies focused on this opportunity within the CBD market, and that also makes it an attractive one to watch.
Helps with Recovery: Supports Healthy Energy and Stamina
Do you have a hard time waking up and being productive after a long night?
Do you ever wake up with a feeling of nausea and vomiting?
Did you know that CBD may be your solution?
CBD has anti-nausea properties that help suppress the feeling of nausea and vomiting. If you often face the feeling that you need to vomit and it is not because of anything specific, then this could be your most appropriate remedy.
Not only will CBD help you feel better but it also has been found to help protect the liver and kidneys from damage caused by consuming too much alcohol. CBD does this by preventing the accumulation of fats and lipids in the liver that lead to problems (i.e. cirrhosis).
Enhances Focus: Promotes Mental Clarity, Focus and Memory
Anxiety is an emotional feeling that affects people in very different ways.
If it is left untreated, anxiety can become unbearable, especially since it is typically related to something that matters to you most. CBD has been found to be an effective treatment for anxiety and has been shown to improve focus.
CBD has been found to be helpful in the calming of nerves and provides relief for feelings of paranoia and anxiety. CBD also helps reduce intense stress and panic.
Many people are incorporating CBD products (i.e. capsules, topicals, sprays, transdermal patches) into their daily routine and utilize it as a dietary supplement. We expect to see continued growth within this part of the CBD industry and are favorable on this trend.
Around 30 million suffer from Alcoholism alone in America. I’m sure that number is a lot higher. Here’s How to Get Sober Naturally Using CBD Oil.
The most demoralizing things I have ever done have been on alcohol.
Can you relate?
Then, after you do something bad on drinking, you want to hide, and in most cases you drink again to forget what you did the first time.
It’s a very dangerous downward spiral.
If you have a tendency to overdrink, you might be alcoholic and this matter is life or death.
Alcoholism is a progressive disease.
That means that it gets worse over the years instead of better, even if you stop drinking for years.
I heard it all the time in AA of people being clean and sober for over 5 years, sometimes 15 to 20 years, and a little voice in the back of their mind says “You’ve been sober long enough, you don’t have a problem. Just have one drink.”
And, after they have one drink, the demons of alcohol are so excited that they compel you to drink twice as much as ever before.
And, you feel so guilty for destroying all that time sober that you begin drinking like there’s no tomorrow, and a lot of times there is NO tomorrow.
Many people die from alcohol, that’s nothing new, but people also die from quitting cold turkey.
Your body gets to the point where it needs alcohol to function, as sick as that may sound, and if you take alcohol away from your craving body, you could have seizures, tremors, and death.
In fact, when I was 32 I was training at yet another greasy spoon dead-end job hungover from having tequila the night before, when suddenly I felt pressure in my chest.
My face turned white as I ran to the bathroom and vomited.
Ten minutes later, I was trembling on the ground with a born-again waitress praying over me.
I had a heart-attack.
I know for sure it was because I was dehydrated and because alcohol was leaving my body.
What I Did to Stop Drinking and Get Sober Naturally
The first thing I did when I quit, was I ate a candy bar every night when or if I had cravings.
Since alcohol is mostly sugar, you can help alcohol cravings by eating something like a Snickers bar.
The next thing I did was I stopped going to places, or associated with people, or things that reminded or triggered anything remotely close to alcohol.
I know this might seem harsh, but you have to cut ties with everyone in the beginning, and not go where there’s alcohol.
This can be hard to do in a small town, but you have to get out of town and start over somewhere else.
And, don’t tell anyone your new address.
If they say something to you on Facebook, say: “I need to heal myself, it’s nothing personal. I just need to take care of some very personal business.”
Bottomline: severe alcoholism is life or death. Old drinking friends won’t want you to get sober, and it’s crucial that you see them as for who they are.
They just don’t want to lose a drinking partner, so they are being selfish and insensitive, not you.
In a new town, or even if you can’t move yet, I suggest you go to 90 meetings in 90 days. This can be any type of 12 step program, but if you’re alcoholic I suggest AA.
Find someone you like in AA, someone you could relate to, and say you need them as a sponsor.
Therefore, you won’t be totally alone. Your boyfriend or girlfriend might not understand why you’re getting sober, but a sponsor will.
After your AA meeting, I want you to go to the gym.
I want you to swim, ride the bike, or another cardio exercise that you like.
This will kick your brain into producing naturally good feeling endorphins, instead of toxic chemicals alcohol produced.
Go into the sauna after your workout to relax. Limit your time in there to 15 to 20 minutes.
Take a cold shower afterwards.
After a couple weeks of Snickers bars, I want you to cut out sugar completely, that means no pop either, and switch to Stevia sweetener.
Work closely with your sponsor and go through the twelve steps.
Last but not least, forgive yourself and don’t look back!
So, How to Get Sober Naturally Using CBD Oil
CBD oil is a powerful compound from the hemp plant. It is not marijuana.
In fact, it has no THC whatsoever and is actually a antipsychotic.
CBD oil is completely natural, organic, and is basically plant medicine.
It has a soothing quality and once it builds up in your system can do wondrous things.
I started taking CBD oil about two months ago and noticed when I went to a new job interview that I hardly had any nervousness.
My left eye also used to twitch when I got nervous and that has subsided as well.
I take about a half of a dropper in the morning and half of a dropper right before bed.
I think that CBD oil could calm you while you transition from quitting alcohol and getting sober.
Here’s an article on How Much CBD Oil Should I Take.
Research has already shown that CBD oil may help some more serious issues, such as:
CBD Oil is the latest natural compound that is surprising researchers and creating excitement in the health and wellness industry.
I think with the tips I mentioned above, you’ll be on your way to complete sobriety in no time.
The only thing that can be a threat to you really is “feeling too good” in your new healthy lifestyle.
This happened to me a lot in the beginning.
Alcoholics in AA call this the “pink cloud.”
The pink cloud is like the honeymoon stage for alcoholics.
Be careful, and talk to your sponsor a lot during this time, but it’s easy to justify drinking again when you are feeling awesome.
Thanks for reading! I hope this helps. Please comment below what has helped you.