Cannabis continues to make headlines, as most states have legalized it in some form. And the research is mounting in favor of using CBD as a natural alternative to prescriptions. 

For many people, this opens a world of natural remedies that they’ve never considered before. 

CBD and cannabis began being promoted as a grassroots movement towards natural wellness. And we’re seeing that it has had a positive impact on many people who suffer from conditions like chronic pain, anxiety, and depression.

What is CBD?

CBD is a shortened way to say cannabidiol, which is a naturally occurring cannabinoid that comes from cannabis. If you’ve heard the recent buzz about CBG, you may already know that CBD isn’t the only cannabinoid found in cannabis. In fact, there are 10 cannabinoids in total (THC, responsible for the high people get from cannabis is another). 

The Chinese have been using marijuana for medicinal purposes since 2900 BC, and it has been used ever since. 

CBD vs. Prescription

A recent survey published by the Brightfield Group shows that 42 percent of CBD users have replaced their traditional medications for CBD to treat conditions that include anxiety, insomnia, joint pain, inflammation, and depression. 

Furthermore, 69 percent of CBD users rated CBD as more effective or much more effective at treating various conditions than over-the-counter medications. 

So it’s clear that many people who have tried CBD are also willing to rely solely on it for a specific set of issues. And the best part about all this is that CBD has very few side effects. 

CBD Side Effects

CBD is often well-tolerated, but it can cause side effects like dry mouth, diarrhea, reduced appetite, fatigue, and drowsiness. And it is important to note that CBD can react with prescription medications like blood thinners, so be sure to talk to your doctor before you add it to your natural wellness routine. 

CBD as a springboard to natural wellness

This natural treatment has become so mainstream that even people who would otherwise have shunned natural remedies are willing to try CBD. 

And because CBD is so effective with minimal risk of side effects, many people who do try it have a positive experience. 

If you’re among those who have had a great experience with CBD, this may be your launching pad that propels you towards a natural and holistic lifestyle. CBD is proof that natural remedies can be effective, so the only question left is, what else will you try? 

Other natural remedies

If you’re already on board with CBD, there are few other natural remedies that may take over for the prescriptions in your cupboard. 

We’ve already touched on CBG (cannabigerol), which is currently showing promise as a cancer treatment. And then, there’s red vein kratom, which is another natural remedy that comes from an entirely different plant. 

Red vein kratom leaves have red stems and veins. And although this isn’t the only type of kratom out there, it’s by far the most popular and widely available. This may be because the red vein variety is most suitable for beginners. It produces a pleasant calming effect that gives peace of mind. The benefits of red vein kratom include relaxation to the point that it may even work as a sleep aid for people with insomnia. Red vein kratom can also work as a muscle relaxer and pain reliever. And it’s so effective that it may be a suitable replacement for opioid pain relievers. 

The bottom line is that most people who have tried CBD have had a positive experience. And if you’re among them, you may be open to trying new and different natural remedies for health and wellness. CBD is just the tip of the iceberg.