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How CBD Can Improve Your Physical And Mental Wellbeing

3 MIN READ • 22nd June 2021
Vicky Warrell by Vicky Warrell

We all want to improve the quality of our lives in one way or another, whatever that means specifically for you. It could be going to the gym, attending yoga classes or just taking time out of your busy schedule for some well-deserved me-time – all of these have a positive impact on your health and fitness, forcing out the tensions built up during your day. But why suffer these daily stresses in the first place? There is an answer – and that is CBD. This substance has been used for the treatment of ailments for centuries, and with new regulations in the UK, it is now becoming mainstream. 

What are the main benefits of CBD?

There are numerous benefits associated with CBD. The main ones include the relief of anxiety, managing pain, aiding relaxation and improving quality of sleep – all this from just a few drops of CBD oil per day. There is real science behind CBD, too. In fact, Elements’ Endocannabinoid System (ECS), named after CBD (cannabidiol), is central to our state of wellbeing and interacts with all the other systems within our body. When cannabinoids are absorbed into our bloodstream, they combine with receptors, producing all kinds of beneficial changes that regulate mood, pain and everyday experiences. One in six people suffer from anxiety and depression within the UK, with women being twice as vulnerable as men. Adding the COVID pandemic into the equation has seen these figures skyrocket during 2020 – and CBD oil is a great choice to help ease us through these difficult times.

What are the uses of CBD?

Aside from helping to reduce pain and anxiety and improve sleep, CBD can help to strengthen your immune system, reduce inflammation and relieve tired muscles after exercise. Athletes and personal trainers are now starting to advocate CBD to help with concentration and speed up recovery times. Furthermore, some recent studies state that there is evidence that high-quality CBD oil may help combat associated symptoms of the menopause, including joint pain and sleep problems. A recent report in the Journal of Ovarian Research states that CBD positively affects female reproductive tissues and processes, playing a vital role in temperature regulation, sleep, pain, mood, memory, and the immune function. All-round, CBD can be seen to have various benefits for women suffering from hormonal changes within their bodies.

What CBD oil should I take?

There are many CBD products available and, therefore, it’s very important to find a quality product. Elements CBD oils is a brand with high-quality CBD oils in the UK. The brand has an excellent website, full of valuable information, and a growing section on healthy recipes that help with the absorption of CBD oils. Elements has two primary CBD oils in different strengths: Elements full-spectrum CBD oil and Elements Active broad-spectrum CBD oil for sports, athletes and people who want a THC-free oil. Elements is also offering a free 12-month CBD oil membership worth £49.99 to readers of Health & Wellbeing magazine!

Is CBD right for me?

CBD oils can significantly help with people’s physical and mental wellbeing. Everyone is different, and the effects vary depending on the dose and strength. However, there is overwhelming evidence that this natural substance can have a positive impact on people and raise the quality of life they can live.

If you are pregnant, breastfeeding or taking any medication, seek medical advice before consuming CBD products. For healthy adults, the FSA recommends no more than 70mg a day (about 28 drops of 5% CBD) unless under medical direction.
Meet the writer
Vicky Warrell
H&W deputy editor

As H&W's deputy editor, I'm lucky enough to cover everything from celebrities to skincare. At the weekend, I'm happiest when adding to my ever-expanding houseplant collection, swimming laps at my local lido, spending time with my family and friends or getting creative with crochet and cross stitch.

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