There are lots of things people can cook with that will have benefits to their health. Adding medical CBD to the list may be one of them. CBD is one of the chemical compounds found in the cannabis plant. However, unlike marijuana, it won’t get anyone high. This is because it doesn’t contain tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is the main element that causes psychoactive effects. Medical CBD can be added to baking, like brownies, or to a meal, to gain its potential benefits.
Here are 4 key potential benefits of cooking with medical CBD.
- May help with pain relief
Some people believe that medical CBD may help manage pain relief from conditions such as arthritis. While there might be some scientific evidence that it works, no conclusive results have been found and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) hasn’t approved it for treating chronic pain.
Although, some people have had anecdotal evidence that adding CBD to meals lowers their pain levels and makes it easier to manage. However, it’s important that if CBD isn’t working for you, or at least this method, that you either stop using it or research a different method to try, such as a CBD cream.
- Might reduce anxiety and stress
Anxiety and stress can stop people from functioning properly on a day-to-day basis and interfere with their careers and relationships. Some studies have found that CBD may significantly lower the levels of anxiety. This was found in a study from 2019 found, when mice with anxiety were given CBD, and they had positive results. This could potentially have the same, or a similar, impact on humans suffering with anxiety, even on different types of anxiety such as social anxiety disorder (SAD) and post traumatic disorder (PTSD).
If people who have bad anxiety add CBD to their food, it may help them carry out the daily tasks they need to do and be more confident in going out into the world. As long as they take it safely and stop if there are any bad side effects. If they know a particular place or event that they’re going to will cause them a lot of anxiety, they may even want to take some infused food products with them. This way they’ll have easy access to CBD if and when they’ll need it.
Even people who suffer from stress, but not necessarily anxiety, might benefit from cooking with CBD because it can help them to relax and function better.
- Potentially helps with insomnia
Not getting enough sleep is awful for everyone, but people who have insomnia experience this on a regular basis. There are many things that can contribute to a bad night’s sleep and things like a good night routine and not having coffee close to bedtime can help increase sleep.
However, some recent studies have found that the use of CBD can also encourage a better sleep for people with insomnia. This may be because it’s been shown to lower stress levels and help people relax. Adding CBD to dinner, or to an after-dinner snack may promote good sleep and leave you feeling well-rested in the morning.
- May help with inflammation in the body
Inflammation occurs when there’s swelling, which is one way the body naturally heals itself, but it can be uncomfortable and painful at times. Some people believe that CBD can help with reducing inflammation within the body. While there has been anecdotal evidence that this works, there haven’t been any studies on humans to back it up with science. However, there have been successful studies on animals which are promising.
It might be a good idea to add CBD to cooking when one has inflammation as it may help reduce the swelling and any pain that may be associated with it.
There are many potential benefits to cooking with medical CBD. These mainly are focused about pain management, stress, and anxiety. While there are some studies that show CBD may have positive effects on these issues, everyone should be careful as there isn’t enough scientific evidence to suggest that it definitely works.