Inflammation, that biological buzzkill, is the source of most of what ails us.
From headaches to heart disease, from arthritis to autoimmune disorders, inflammation is the enemy. And so we take all sorts of medicines to combat inflammation. We take pills for our headaches, pills for our backaches, pills to thin our blood, pills to lower our blood pressure.
Lately, the move to find more natural remedies, combined with relaxed legislation in the field of cannabis, has brought us to seek healing from nature.
The relaxed legislation allows scientists to conduct research that previously wasn’t an option, so that now we have tools like CBD tablets and CBD oil to help us combat stress, joint and muscle discomfort, high blood pressure, tension headaches, insomnia, and other wellness concerns. We have droplets, mints, gums, tablets, tinctures, lotions, and rubs. These products are becoming more affordable, as well.
As a result, more and more people are trying CBD in some format or another, and many of them are discovering relief from common ailments.
What Does CBD Stand For?
CBD stands for Cannabidiol, a compound found in cannabis. Cannabis plants include hemp, which contains extremely low quantities of THC, and marijuana, which contains much higher quantities of THC. The part of marijuana that makes people feel “high” (or intoxicated) is the THC. When you’re taking CBD-specific products (ones that specify little or no THC), you don’t get that intoxicated feeling.
In other words, you can enjoy the potential anti-inflammatory benefits of CBD tablets without becoming impaired like you would if you smoked marijuana.
What Are CBD Tablets?
There are various ways to orally ingest CBD to enjoy its anti-inflammatory benefits. There are tinctures, capsules, tablets, and even vapors, which are inhaled. CBD tablets are chewable, which works well for people who don’t like to swallow capsules or who don’t wish to inhale vapor into their lungs. They might be flavored, and they might contain other natural substances to help focus on a specific benefit.
What Can I Take CBD Tablets For?
You can take CBD tablets for a wide variety of anti-inflammatory and wellness-related issues. The research in the field of CBD as medicine is still relatively young, and so it’s difficult for CBD companies to make definitive claims, such as “Take these CBD tablets to remedy X.”
However, many people find that taking CBD tablets helps them sleep better, experience less nervousness, handle stress better, lower their blood pressure, and decrease the inflammation that causes aches and pains in their muscles and joints.
Sometimes CBD tablets include other ingredients like herbs and are marketed to address certain issues. For example, tablets for joint and muscle pain might also include turmeric – which is also known for its anti-inflammatory effects – and ginger root, while tablets for sleep support might include chamomile, melatonin, and/or Valerian root.
Are There Side Effects to CBD Tablets?
As mentioned above, CBD tablets will not carry the same side effects as medical marijuana. A small percentage of people have reported dry mouth as an issue when taking CBD, although this can usually be resolved by taking a drink of water.
Some people claim that fatigue can be a side effect of CBD; more research is needed. People who are breastfeeding or are pregnant are usually advised not to use CBD because there is insufficient research to determine if it is safe to do so.
If you have questions about whether you should take CBD tablets for their anti-inflammatory benefits, make sure you speak to a licensed physician before trying them.
What Kind of CBD Tablets Should I Take?
It’s important to seek out high-quality CBD tablets. Make sure that the company you’re buying from can verify that a third party has tested their product for safety.
It is also important to do some research into the manufacturing of CBD to be able to tell if a company whose tablets you’re thinking of buying uses methods that do not create toxic byproducts. Read articles like this one from Vice to become a better-educated consumer and do your due diligence as a cautious consumer to be on the safe side.
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