Here at Gentle Bro, we’re huge advocates of the many benefits that CBD can bring to your life. From reduced stress to pain relief, CBD products can make a truly dramatic difference to your overall health and wellbeing. In this article, we’ll take a deeper dive into three significant health benefits of CBD that are closely associated with us, and examine why regular dosing of CBD can have a powerfully positive effect on your overall health. Pain Relief The use of CBD to ease pain and discomfort is a relatively new phenomenon, but one that is growing in popularity and application. According to the Arthritis Foundation, CBD’s anti-inflammatory properties have the potential to significantly reduce chronic joint pain caused by arthritis – and while human studies are still ongoing, people with arthritis have anecdotally reported pain reduction and improved sleep when regularly using CBD products. Meanwhile, US-based medical publication Practical Pain Management explains that CBD may reduce systematic inflammation, giving relief to people who suffer from autoimmune conditions such as lupus and multiple sclerosis. CBD is also a natural anti-emetic that may help decrease the debilitating nausea and vomiting often experienced by people undergoing cancer treatments. Even if you don’t suffer from any of these more serious conditions, CBD can also help with managing pain on an everyday basis, from issues such as headaches, period cramps and post-exercise muscular aches – making it a valuable addition to your daily routine. Anxiety and Depression Feeling a little low? You’re not alone. The World Health Organisation states that depression is the single largest contributor to disability worldwide, with anxiety being the sixth largest. It is now widely believed that CBD is useful in treating a range of depressive and anxiety conditions. A 2019 paper published in The Permanente Journal stated that cannabidiol (CBD) has a calming effect on the central nervous system, with a study concluding that 79.2% of 72 participants reported a notable reduction in their anxiety when taking products containing CBD. CBD has also exhibited benefits in managing depression, with studies showing that it has positive interactions with the serotonin receptors that control the brain’s emotional state and feelings of happiness. Similarly, CBD can relieve stress, which may subsequently lead to a decrease in depression, particularly for those who lead busy or pressured lives. For those times when everything feels a little too much, CBD can help you feel calmer and restore emotional equilibrium. Improved Sleep Having trouble catching those Zs? Well, it looks like CBD might be able to help with that too. With anxiety and stress frequently cited as one of the main reasons that people struggle to sleep well – or even fall asleep in the first place – CBD’s proven calming properties have a knock-on benefit of promoting better sleep quality, with The Permanente Journal’s study stating that over 65% of participants in their study reported enhanced sleep. Research suggests that CBD can improve sleep disorders in other ways too, thanks to its effect on our body’s endocannabinoid system. As the American Sleep Association explains, CBD is believed to interact with certain receptors in our body that regulate our sleep patterns and circadian rhythms – potentially contributing to an improved sleeping and waking cycle. Now who fancies a nap? Take a look through our full Gentle Bro range to see the health benefits for each of our CBD products – and discover all the ways that they can help you. Note: While we always recommend that our customers consult their medical practitioners before taking our products to treat specific health issues, CBD has been found to be generally safe when taken in conjunction with most other medicines, with few of the reported side-effects and contraindications of regular medication.