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CBD Taking Its Place In The Nutritional Segment

Written by Christina Major

Many people take CBD as part of their nutritional supplements and for a good reason. It really does help the body. With part of a healthy diet filled with fruits and vegetables, CBD can help simulate a depressed appetite and help provide some pain relief that can help many people get back to eating right and exercising.

 

What Does CBD Offer Nutritionally?

So, what does CBD offer nutritionally? Well, based on the standard vitamins and minerals, it really doesn’t offer anything.

The main components are the endocannabinoids that’s help regulate our system and influence various hormones that maintain our health. Some CBD products that are in nutritional oils, provide healthy fats. If it’s mixed with hemp products, it can offer antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. It’s really up to you if you get a pure product or one that adds antioxidants and healthy fats.

 

But, If You Have IBS, Crones, Or Chronic Nausea – CBD Might Bring Relief!

The best role for CBD in nutritional therapy is not the actual CBD itself. Instead, it’s the relief it can bring to your system and its ability to help you eat more healthy food.

CBD is well-known for reducing inflammation. This is excellent news for people who have IBS, Crohn’s, chronic nausea, reflux, or any of the gastrointestinal irritations that have inflammation as their key markers. This inflammation can reduce nutrient absorption.

Chronic inflammation can also increase the level of cortisol in your body. Cortisol can make you crave unhealthy foods, particularly ones packed with sugar. Helping to reduce inflammation has a cascade effect of lowering cortisol, which reduces your cravings for sugar and the foods that cause inflammation (basically processed food products).

This is especially good news for people who suffer decreased appetite because of chemotherapy. Several studies now have found that CBD can reduce chemotherapy-related nausea without interfering with the chemotherapy process. You should talk with your doctor before trying CBD to avoid any complications.

Another unusual aspect CBD can help with is anxiety. Many people eat comfort foods with anxiety attacks. CBD reducing anxiety can reduce stress eating and help make better choices.

The one thing we don’t know is if CBD will help with weight loss. Some preliminary research shows it’s a  possibility, while others say no. So right now, we can’t say if CBD will help you lose weight.

So, CBD doesn’t directly help you nutritionally. But, it can help several problems that interfere with good nutrition. Simply reducing anxiety and helping you make better choices can improve your diet.

 

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