Cannabidiol, also known as CBD, is a constituent of the hemp plant that’s being used in everything from topical creams to daily supplements. Even though CBD comes from the same plant family as marijuana, it’s different. CBD is made from a type of hemp that is very low in THC. (THC is the component in marijuana that is responsible for mind-altering effects).

Unlike medical marijuana, which contains large amounts of THC, CBD is not psychotropic, meaning it does not have mind-altering effects.

HOW CBD Can Work for You

Epilepsy--Many studies have confirmed that CBD is effective in reducing the frequency and severity of seizures in both adults and children.

Arthritis--CBD is a powerful anti-inflammatory and can reduce symptoms of arthritis and other inflammatory diseases, without side effects.

A number of studies have shown that CBD can protect the heart by lowering blood pressure and reducing damage caused by heart attacks and strokes.

Depression--CBD can exert antidepressant activities within minutes of consumption, possibly by impacting levels of serotonin, the brain’s feel-good chemical.

Anxiety--A number of studies show that CBD can treat a wide range of anxiety issues, including general anxiety disorder, panic disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder.

The Alternative Health Food Store offers several types strengths of CBD supplements and topicals. Call 850-994-3606 for more details.

Source: Better Nutrition, November 2017

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